Medical Occupations

Medical Occupations

2021-22 Updates

We now have two instructors, Angie Griffis and Stephanie Bates.  There will be two full classes and the students will be able to learn together for the hands-on portion of the training. 

Program Overview

Our Medical Occupations program is located at Roscommon Middle School and open to any local high school junior or senior within COOR ISD. Students will learn necessary skills that care providers must have to work in any department within the medical occupations, including: medical ethics and law, effective communications, medical terminology, medical-related math, anatomy & physiology, CPR and First Aid Certification, (AED) Automatic Electronic Defibrillator training, infection control, workplace safety, employability and leadership skills. Opportunities will be available for students to participate in career exploration at a variety of work sites provided by our health care partners.

Multi-disciplinary tasks and skills will be practiced and demonstrated by each student with special emphasis in their chosen health field. Students will develop a portfolio to showcase their vocational experience. Successful students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to take the CNA test and progress with their medical careers.

Free College Credit

ALH-10101 Medical Terminology-2 Credits (Semester 1)
This course is a survey study in the word-building system for medical terms. It covers word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and medical word-building and decoding. Emphasis is placed on the correct spelling of terms, as well as definition and usage according to medical specialties. This course can be utilized by students who are planning a health career.

ALH-10400 Nursing Assistant - State Certificate (Semester 2)
This course will prepare students to provide competent, evidence-based assistive nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings, with primary focus on the elderly. Emphasis will be placed on effective communication and interpersonal skills; infection control measures; safety and emergency procedures; and the promotion of residents’ independence and rights. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to be eligible for the state competency evaluation exam and placement on state Nurse Aide Registry. 

 

Second year students have the opportunity to continue their career choice by directly enrolling at Kirtland Community College (dual enrollment) or expanding their educational options by enrolling in a different C.O.O.R. Career Tech program.