Professions in Healthcare – 9235

Grade Level: 11, 12 Credits: 3 Type: Practical Art 

School: CACC

Prerequisite: Family Care Safety Registry background check (social security card needed for the FCSR check), drug screen, tuberculosis test, influenza vaccine; discipline review for violence, insubordination, drugs and stealing; preference is given to students with a record of strong attendance. Students must successfully pass the first semester to continue into the second semester. Prerequisites may vary depending on current industry standards needed for employment and access to healthcare facilities.

Students will learn primary patient care and communication skills and apply medical terminology in the classroom and simulated lab settings before using them in community settings. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR certification is a requirement and part of the coursework. Completing direct patient care hours and classroom instruction may provide eligibility to sit for the Missouri Certified Nurse Assistant exam, enabling students to work in healthcare while pursuing postsecondary education and enhancing admission opportunities to advance healthcare career programs. Every student will have a chance to promote personal and professional skills through participation in HOSA.

Recommended: Anatomy and Physiology

Related: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences, PLTW Human Body Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology 

College dual credit: may be available 

Articulated college credit: may be available