Health Occupations

Instructor: Keyla Hernandez, Heather Schmidly, & Ashley Terry

Health Occupations is a one-year program for high school juniors and seniors. This program utilizes knowledge, skill and professional conduct to explore various careers available in the health field. This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, therapeutic communication, basic patient-care skills, problem solving and a successful work ethic, necessary to become a health service assistant. First semester is spent in the classroom and laboratory. Students will develop competency in procedures such as measuring a temperature, pulse, blood pressure, counting respirations, infection control procedures and assisting with activities of daily living. 

Second Semester students will be required to participate in clinical rotations with the emphasis on job placement. The clinical facilities utilized are Lacoba Homes, Cox Monett Hospital, Mercy Aurora/ Cassville Hospital, Bentonview Health and Rehab. Students will also spend time in diversified health care areas including laboratory, pharmacy, emergency room, labor and delivery, radiology, physical/ occupational/ speech therapy, acute care hospital nursing homes. 

You can earn up to 9 dual credit hours by enrolling in Health Occupations! 

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