“With the experiences gained in this program, students get a jump start on their college education in the health care field of their choosing.”
- Mrs. Barnett, Mrs. Bissey (Elliott) & Mrs. Deaton
- Potential for college credits and a Tech Prep Scholarship from Sinclair Community College
- Learn hands-on skills for injections, wound care, autoclaving, tracheotomy, suctioning, glucose testing, physical examination, and documentation in medical records
- Opportunity to complete Nurse Aide Training Program (NATP) and take the state exam to become a State Tested Nurse Aide
Allied Health Tech Prep students gain knowledge and practice skills associated with each body system to further a career in a variety of health care professions such as respiratory care, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, radiologic technologist, surgical technology, nursing, medical assisting, dietetics and nutritional management, etc. Students have the opportunity to be certified in CPR and First Aid, learn fundamentals of phlebotomy and electrocardiography. Upon completion of the nurse aide training program students will be able to take the exam to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA). While earning high school credits, students have the opportunity to gain up to 20 credits through Sinclair Community College. The program prepares students to transition to college at the end of the senior year entering one of many life and health sciences careers.
In our state-of-the-art clinical labs, students practice hands-on skills in areas of study such as, injections, wound care, autoclaving, tracheotomy care, suctioning, glucose testing, physical examination (vital signs, eye/ear exam) combined with documentation in the medical record. Students rotate skill practice with interactive learning with audio visuals, lecture, small group, and large group activities. Critical thinking and problem solving of scenarios is emphasized. Students use their laptop computer to reinforce learning with computer software to complete research and to gain technology skills used in health care professions.
Many graduates of the Allied Health Tech Prep program continue their education at Sinclair Community College to earn an Associate's Degree or go on to a four-year university in a health care field. Students could also go directly to work as a nurse aide or patient care technician in a long-term care facility or hospital. There is a great demand for workers in health care; therefore, our students have many opportunities for employment.
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