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Healthcare

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    Occupations in the Health Sciences represent the largest and fastest‐growing industry in the United States, employing over 10 million workers in more than 200 careers. National labor market information indicates that eight out of the top 20 fastest‐growing occupations are in the Health Science industry. Rapid job growth is expected in all areas of the health care industry.

    PCCA offers three different healthcare certifications that students can obtain while in high school:

    1. Certified Nursing Assistant
    2. Patient Care Technician ( CNA certification is a pre-requisite)  
    3. Certified Medical Assistant

    Careers in the Therapeutic Services pathway are focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this pathway work directly with patients and may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.

    HS Courses for Therapeutic Services – Patient Care

    • Intro to Healthcare Science 25.5210000 - MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO ENROLLING AT PCCA
    • Essentials of Healthcare 25.4400000* - MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO ENROLLING AT PCCA
    • Patient Care Fundamentals 25.4360000
    • Patient Care Technician 25.44900 MUST BE 18 BEFORE CLINICALS BEGIN

     

    Careers in Medical Assisting play a vital role in the healthcare field by working collaboratively with other members of a health care team in doctor’s offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices. Course standards will focus on patient care, venipuncture, electrocardiogram, vital signs, immunizations, medical coding, electronic medical charting, and medical records. This training prepares students to sit for a Medical Assisting certification exam

    HS Courses for Medical Assisting

    • Intro to Healthcare Science 25.5210000 - MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO ENROLLING AT PCCA
    • Essentials of Healthcare 25.4400000* - MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO ENROLLING AT PCCA
    • Allied Health and Medicine 25.43700
    • Medical Assisting 25.43800

    *Essentials of Healthcare also grants an embedded Anatomy and Physiology credit.

    Possible Student Pathway Credentialing Opportunities: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) National Healthcare Association‐Certified Patient Care Technician (NHA‐CPCT). Students may sit for this exam if they take an additional 4th course.

    Dual Enrollment Option

    Certified Nurse Assistant TCC

    ALHS 1060 Diet and Nutrition

     

    ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology

     

    NAST 2100 Nurse Aide Accelerated 

     

     

    Patient Care Technician 

    PCTA 1100 Patient Care Technician

     

    Medical Assisting                                                              ALHS 1140 Health Care Communications       

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