HEALTH CAREERS

Get your CNA! This is the first step to a foundation in the health care profession. Experience a journey tailored for those passionate about nursing and the medical field. This class offers a comprehensive study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and preparation for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification, equipping you with invaluable skills for a fulfilling career in healthcare.

Welcome to our junior-level class, designed for those who possess a servant heart, a drive to assist others, and a fascination with the human body but may not necessarily desire a science-based career.

If you are a hard worker who thrives on excelling academically and seek a career with the potential to save lives, this class is an excellent fit for you. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to obtain your Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) certification, which serves as the fundamental building block for a future in the healthcare field. As a CNA, you will learn essential skills such as bathing, dressing, and grooming patients. This class is particularly beneficial for students aspiring to pursue a path in nursing, as many nursing schools require CNA certification as a prerequisite for acceptance.

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey that will lay the foundation for a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry.

Health Career

Pathway

DETAILS

Health Careers is a one-year course for high school juniors which serves as a foundation for anyone preparing for employment in the healthcare field.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to obtain your CPR and CNA certification as well as high school credit for Anatomy & Physiology.

After successful completion of this course, you will have gained their pre-requisites to enroll in the Advanced Health Careers, Medical Assisting, Medical Front Office, Pharmacy Technician, or Biomedical Sciences programs the following school year.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Core Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Health Careers Core Curriculum
  • Long Term Care Certified Nurse Aide
“If it wasn’t for Central Tech, I wouldn’t have built a strong foundation to provide care for individuals. Thanks to Central Tech and HOSA, I hold a state title in nursing skills.”
Jennifer Salazar, Student

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For a clearer understanding on some of the topics, please see examples below. Not all examples are annual or on both campuses.

TEAM WORK & TEAM BUILDING

Teamwork can only be accomplished through student participation.

CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

Research hot medical topics and debate their legal and ethical dilemmas. 

HEALTH PROMOTION

Did you know your food choices can improve, prevent, or cure disease?

STOP THE BLEED

Learn the skills needed to help stop a bleed in an emergency situation. 

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)

Registered certified nurse assistants provide basic care to patients. 

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The Health Careers class is ideal for the student interested in nursing or diving into many of the career options in the medical field. Students learn medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and information to help you choose from many health career options.

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Students in the Medical Front Office, Criminal Justice, and Health Careers classes practice CPR.
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“You can be the reason someone lives, the reason someone wants to not give up, or the reason someone isn’t depressed or lonely because their family isn’t able to come see them because of COVID. You can be the hand they are needing to hold, arm they just need to touch, or hug they need to feel the warmth of someone because maybe the person they want to hug isn’t able to come see them. I will never take for granted this job and the things I can do for others. I am forever grateful for this class and the things they have taught me, not only about the career, but about putting things into perspective differently! Be the difference and go out there and be the best!”
Jonna Van Kalsbeek, Student

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Our Graduates

Where do they find jobs?

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This class serves as an introduction to the health field, specifically for those interested in nursing. Completers of this class move on to choose one of Central Tech’s other health/medical classes and career paths.


Available Certifications/License

May require additional fees.

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  • CPR
  • First Aid (Drumright only)
  • Certified Nurse Aide-Long Term Care with Home Health Care Aide Deeming – Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification – American Heart Association

Quick Facts

Students, Campus, Times

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  • Students: High School Juniors
  • Campus: Drumright, Sapulpa
  • Times: Morning, Afternoon
  • School Year: August-May

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