The Health Careers program at CV Tech prepares students through training in Advanced Unlicensed Assistant where they will also learn EKG Tech and Phlebotomy. Those who decide not to pursue patient care may transfer to the Medical Office program to learn medical office skills so they may pursue working on the administrative side of a hospital or doctor’s office. This program requires that a student has already completed Health Careers CNA.


Entry Level Salary Range



Local Program (High School Only Program)

Health Careers AUA, OCAS 9331



Advanced Unlicensed Assistant 240
Option 1
EKG Technician

Option 2
Fundamentals of Nursing I
Fundamentals of Nursing II

Total Hours 480

Suggested Entry Level Skills

Clothing Requirement

Students must wear scrubs every day (dark gray/pewter); you may wear a HOSA or CV Tech t-shirt instead of a scrub top. A jacket is allowed with a HOSA or CV Tech short sleeve t-shirt under. Students must wear healthcare appropriate shoes (athletic, closed toe shoes that are clean and professional, no Croc type shoes).

Instructor and Program Information

We are happy to speak with students/parents (for students under 18) about grades, learning progress, classroom behavior, or any other questions or concerns you may have about our class. Email is the easiest way to contact us; we check email daily and try to respond within 24 hours. You can also call after school (3:15-4:15) to speak to us.


AUA, EKG and Phlebotomy
20% Assignments
50% Exams
10% Clinicals
20% Employability

Instructional Methods

Students are expected to meet the course goals and demonstrate their understanding of specific concepts. Various instructional strategies will be used: lecture, textbooks, digital handouts, hands-on practice with manipulatives, class discussions, Internet tutorials, leadership activities, guest speakers and special projects. Students will work independently and in groups. Assignments require students to use academic skills of reading, writing and math along with technical skills.


  • Students are required to pass a safety test with a grade of 100%
  • Safe operation of equipment and safe work habits will ensure the personal well being of students
  • Students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task they are doing
  • Report any malfunction of equipment to the instructor immediately
  • Do not move or tamper with equipment; the equipment is set up and arranged in a necessary manner


  • Follow all class policies and procedures; comply with substitute requests even if different from normal routine
  • For safety reasons; some programs may limit access to the lab when there is a substitute
  • Help the substitute in any way you can and be a positive representative of CV Tech

Program Expectations

  • Speak kindly. Good communication with peers and instructors is an important skill. Actions such as gossiping, inappropriate joking, cursing, derogatory remarks, and disruptions are unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

  • Arrive ready. When the bell rings, be in your assigned seat and in dress code.

  • Time on task. Spend time on task: participate in instructional activities, follow directions, work with peers, etc.

  • Clean. A clean work space is necessary for safety. Every student will clean as they go and clean at the end of the day.

  • Ask for help. It is normal to have questions about difficult sections of learning. Please ask for help by raising your hand to have a section explained again or ask to step into the office if you would like to speak privately.

  • Track progress. Students will use a plan of study to track their progress. Failing to meet deadlines will result in zeros.

  • Break Time. Use your break for personal business (restroom, phone calls, food, drink).

  • Cell phones. While cell phones are convenient, they are a distraction to your learning. Please put them on silent and put them in the designated location. Refer to the CVTC Student Handbook for the school policy.

  • Professional behavior. Display professional behavior at all times; this means no horseplay, yelling, etc.

  • Solve problems. If a discipline problem should arise, the steps below will be followed: 1st Incident – Warning and in class student/teacher conference to find a solution to the problem 2nd Incident – Student/teacher conference and parent notification 3rd Incident – Parent/student/teacher conference; conference may include administrator or counselor as needed 4th Incident – Administrator notified and consequence to be determined Severe disruptions or repeated problem behavior will result in removal from class and administrator notification

CV Tech Student Handbook Topics

The instructor will discuss the following topics in the student handbook. The handbook can be accessed at


The Biomedical Science program at CV Tech will engage students in relevant hands-on situations related to the human body, cell biology, genetics, diseases, and other topics. Project Lead the Way courses are supplemented by rigorous science and math courses. These courses are designed to give the college-bound student a “head start” on challenging advanced medical studies.


Students are expected to take AP exams and may earn college credit with qualifying scores. Project Lead the Way college credit hours may be earned.


Accelerated Algebra II120
Accelerated Chemistry120
PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences (2 semesters)240
Accelerated Pre Calculus120
AP Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology with PLTW Human Body Systems120
PLTW Medical Interventions240
AP Statistics120
AP Biology (optional concurrent enrollment)120
PLTW Biomedical Innovation120
Total Hours1,440