Explore career possibilities in healthcare with the one-year Health Occupations Technology program. Graduates receiving their technical certificate will be prepared for full-time college health programs and will have received training for employment opportunities. Students participate in interactive experiences directed toward performing health-related measures with precision, safety and efficiency consistent with fundamental health concepts and practices.
Health Occupation Technology offers a one-year technical certificate option. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.
Through a variety of introductory courses, students are prepared for full-time college health programs and receive training for career focused employment opportunities. Students participate in planned and supervised experiences directed toward performing health-related measures with precision, safety and efficiency consistent with fundamental health concepts and practices. Clinical practice is correlated with basic therapeutic knowledge and skills needed for employment.Technical Certificate Course Requirements
Health Occupations Technology prepares graduates for employment as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide, and Restorative Aide. The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides assistance to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, practitioners, and physicians, and work with patients across the lifespan, from newborn to geriatrics. The Home Health Aide works closely with families under the supervision of an RN to provide care in the client’s home. The Restorative Aide provides assistance in long-term care facilities to enable residents to maintain and improve their health status.
Career opportunities include:
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies
- Health departments
- Physicians’ offices
- Detail representatives for medical equipment