Health Services AssistantTwo sections:This program is for students who are interested in entry level employment and/or post secondary education in the health care field.
This is a two year program for high school students. The first year concentrates on a core curriculum applicable to all health care fields along with career exploration. The second year provides a more in-depth study of anantomy & physiology as well as medical terminology. The second year gives the students the opportunity to receive State Certification for Nurses Aide and/or Certificate of Completion from HTC for other health service areas.To participate in the Health Services classes, all students who are accepted into the class must pass the Criminal Background Check (CBC) and the Family Care Registry (FCR).
Prerequisites: The student must be entering the 11th grade, have a valid Missouri State driver’s license, a minimum GPA of 2.0 or above, good attendance, interested in working with people in the medical field, have basic math skills in measuring, proportions, reading comprehension and writing skills. The physical requirements for the class may include lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling, standing for long periods, talking, hearing, walking, and seeing clearly up close.
Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.Students will also have the opportunity to work toward a National Career Readiness Certificate. For more information about this nationally recognized certificate click here.