Degrees and Certifications:
Introduction to Health Careers
This course is designed to expose students to the health care industry by surveying the wide spectrum of health care occupations and equipping them with the entry level knowledge and skills that apply to a variety of health occupations. Students who successfully complete this course will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue an education and career in the health care industry. Students will be trained in hands on skills, taking vitals, etc. Students will earn their Basic Life Support CPR Certification. Students will develop a professional career portfolio, job shadow health care professionals and be required to earn volunteer service hours in the health care field and possibly qualify for the United Way Volunteer Service Award. This is highly desirable for college scholarship and entry level job applications. Immunizations and uniforms may be required for internship sites.
Course Length: DHS - 1 Year / 1 Period
LHS - 2 trimesters / 1 period
High School Credits: Varies
Potential College Credits: 2
Fulfills a-g: "g"
Certificate Earned: BLS CPR Certification