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Health Careers and Medical Terminology AV114
Health Careers and Medical Terminology is a one-year program offered to sophomore, junior and senior students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field or in public safety. Students will learn basic human anatomy and physiology, a solid foundation in medical terminology, and injury/disease processes. Students will have many opportunities for hands-on training and skills development. It will provide a clear understanding of the necessary first-aid process in an emergency situation. The course will include field trips to local hospitals to see the skills firsthand with the potential for job shadowing. The course will explore many medical career options such as Physical and Occupational Therapy, Radiology, Dental Assistant, Nursing, Sports Medicine, X-Ray Technician, as well as Physician specialties. It will give students an up close look at employment opportunities and educational pathways.
This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Health 110, 3 credits.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Advance CNA AV115
Students will be interning four days per week at various healthcare facilities. Internships available include, but not limited to: Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Hopedale Hospital, Dr. John Warner Hospital, Illinois Cancer Center, Wound Center, and various doctor's offices and clinics. Students will benefit from speakers within the industry, expansion in technical skills, and workplace skill development required in the health care profession. This calss is recommended for students planning for post-secondary education or career attainment. Prerequisite:Successful completion of Nurse Assistant Course; attainment of CNA certification; and, carefully chosen by Nurse Assistant Instructors.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Nurse Assistant AV221
Are you thinking of a career in health care? Well this is the class for you! The opportunities are unlimited for trained professionals in the health care field. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the State Certification for Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA). Classroom instruction will include fundamental health-care principles, basic patient care, such as: Vital Signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations and temp.), height/weight, transferring residents, dressing and feeding residents, bathing, and basic aseptic procedures. Students will participate in clinical two days weekly from October to April at nursing homes. Attendance is essential due to the number of State Mandated hours. *This class is recommended for students planning for post-secondary education or career attainment. *Math, reading, spelling, and communication skills are necessary. Students will be CPR certified.
This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Nursing 110, 8 credits.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12