The Health Assisting Program is an excellent choice for students interested in entering the high-demand field of health care and human services. Students are exposed to a wide variety of health careers through classroom lessons, guest speakers, job shadows, and externships. Theory and computer technology lessons are provided using the most up-to-date technology in the classroom. Authentic practical training is provided in our realistic health suite using professional equipment, medical mannequins, and “patient-actors”. Training continues in long term care and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, senior centers, therapeutic animal farms, and acute care hospitals.
Course instruction includes: Social Skills for Professional Success, Growth and Development, Wellness and Disease Pathology, Dementia Care, Medical Terminology, Introductory and Advanced Patient Care, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Introduction to Phlebotomy, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Word, and Introduction to Medical Office Assistant.
Upon graduation, students are prepared for post-secondary education in a variety of health careers and employment as nursing assistants in acute and long term care facilities.