This pathway provides theoretical & practical hands-on learning in the areas of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiography (EKG) and enables students to pursue a full range of career opportunities in the Health Science sector. Students learn medical terms and abbreviations, disease processes and common disorders, body systems, standard precautions, and the ethical and legal responsibilities of a healthcare worker.
The CNA course introduces the student to care for patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The students provide hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings such as assisting them with their daily activities, bathing, dressing, or repositioning patients.
In Phlebotomy, the students are trained to draw blood from patients for clinical or medical testing, donations, transfusions, or medical research.
The EKG introduces students to the cardiovascular health system where they will learn a variety of vital tests on a patient's pulmonary or cardiovascular system for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Upon successful completion and passage of each course and required state exams, the student is eligible to receive a two-year state-issued license for a Patient Care Technician from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).