Health Careers
Health Careers Exploration

Health Careers:  Exploration

KCTC – Main Campus

Program Duration – One Year

 

 Program Description

This program is for students interested in learning about what it takes to work in the health care field. This one year program is designed for students to learn about all different types of health careers and how they are organized into 5 pathways.

  

Students enrolled in this program will be engaged in a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on activities, patient skill experiences, speakers and possible work-based learning experiences. During lab time students will have the opportunity to be both “patient” and “health care worker”.  Students will work individually, as well as in groups promoting teamwork and problem solving skills. Innovative activities and demonstrations help students apply the information learned in class, enabling them to be effective communicators, critical thinkers and life-long learners. The learning environment reflects a real workplace students might encounter during a career as a health care professional.

 

 

Content Areas

·         Applied  Anatomy and Physiology

·         Medical Terminology

·         Infection Control/Patient Safety

·         Legal and Biomedical Ethics

·         Employability Skills and Work Based Learning

·         Hands on skills such as Vital Signs, Patient Transfers and Patient Ambulation

·         Utilizing Communication Skills

·         Employability Skills

·         Problem Solving Approaches

·         Demonstrating Sensitivity to Diversity

·         Helpful Skills and Experiences

 

  • Motivated by science including being investigative and inquisitive
  • A team player who is willing to help others
  • Has high integrity and dedication that permits independent work by following rules

Future Opportunities

Employment

·         Dietary Aide

·         Patient Transport

·         Home Health Aide

·         Rehabilitation Aide

 

Post Secondary Education/Training

·         Any field in Health Care