Medical Careers

Teachers:

This program is designed to acquaint the student with the numerous career opportunities available to them in the rapidly growing health care field. Students will be prepared for entry-level positions such as a nursing assistant, home health aide, medical office assistant, and EKG technician. Students will receive their certification in nursing assistant, home health aide, CPR, and first aid. Field trips will be taken to health care facilities to view job opportunities. Clinical experience is provided at local health care facilities. Other topics covered in this program include cultural diversity within the health care system, vital signs, body systems, disease processes, medical terminology, human behavior, and communication.

Graduates of this program may choose to pursue further education in such areas as nursing, medical assistant, EMT, physical therapy, dental hygienist, radiology technician and more. This program is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors
Health Care Office Management
Administering Comfort Measures
Assisting with Nutrition and Hydration
Understanding Emergency Procedures
Demonstrating a Knowlegde of Basic Laboratory Skills
Knowledge of Health Related Specialties
Completing Certification Processes, i.e.: CPR, First Aid, Certified Nursing Assistant
Medical Terminology
Learning and Application of all CNA Skills in Hospital and Long Term Care Setting
Growth and Development Knowledge and Application in Daycare Facility
Alzheimer's Care and Clinical Application
 
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Home Health Aide
Medical Office Assistant
First Responder
 

Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse (1 yr program)
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Pharmacy
Lab Technician
Operating Room Technician
Radiology
Radiological Technician
Respiratory Technician
Exercise Science 
Sports Medicine
Forensics
Paramedic (Certificate Program)

Therapeutic Massage

Physical Therapy Assistant

Psychology

Physician Assistant

Surgical Technology

Certifications: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR/AED/First Aid Training, American Heart Association, General Industry OSHA 10-hour card, Dean Vaugh Medical Terminology Certificate, National Safety Council Emergency Medical responder, Alzheimer's Association "Caring for people with Alzheimer's Disease" certificate

Articulation Agreements: Massachusetts Community Colleges