Program Overview

This program is for students interested in learning about what it takes to work in the healthcare 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 workplace environment that students might encounter during a career as a healthcare professional.

In addition to all the introductory instruction, optional college credit is offered through the FerrisNOW program.

Content Areas

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control/Patient Safety
  • Basic Patient Care Skills
  • Employability Skills and Work Based Learning
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Career Readiness
  • HIPAA & Legal Responsibilities
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Health Information Technology
  • Client Status
  • Clinical Scenarios
  • First Aid & Compression Only CPR
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Case Studies

College Credit Options

Direct College Credit

  • COHP 100 medical Vocabulary - 1 Cr Medical Terminology Course through FerrisNow Dual Enrollment Program

Articulation Credits Available

  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Davenport University
  • Baker College
  • Ferris State University


  • First Aid - American Heart Association
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Compression Only CPR

Future Career Opportunities

  • Dietary Aide
  • Nurse Technician/PCT
  • Patient Transport
  • Phlebotomist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Physician Assistant, RN, Nurse Practitioner