The Health Careers program at CV Tech prepares students through training in core medical knowledge, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, first aid/CPR, communication pertaining to the health sector, and nursing assistant skills. Students will complete certified nursing assistant (LTCA) training. This is a first year program where students will work toward their CNA. Students who receive their CNA will have the option to enroll in one of the following: Health Careers AUA+ where they will also learn EKG Tech and Phlebotomy; or Medical Assistant. Those who decide not to pursue patient care may enroll in 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.
Entry Level Salary Range
Local Program (High School Only Program)
|Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid||9|
|Certified Nursing Assistant|
(includes National Health Science Standards (Core) and a minimum of 16 clinical hours in a long term care facility or setting)
|Home Health Care Nursing Assistant||16|
Suggested Entry Level Skills
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 sweatshirt or 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.
|Anatomy and Physiology||Long Term Care Aide|
|30% Portfolio||20% Assignments|
|60% Exams||50% Exams|
|10% Employability||10% Clinicals|
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
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 cvtech.edu.
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.
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES STEM ACADEMY
|Accelerated Algebra II||120|
|PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences (2 semesters)||240|
|Accelerated Pre Calculus||120|
|AP Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology with PLTW Human Body Systems||120|
|PLTW Medical Interventions||240|
|AP Biology (optional concurrent enrollment)||120|
|PLTW Biomedical Innovation||120|