Careers in Health Care

This program is open to high school seniors interested in learning about a variety of high demand health and emergency medical careers before entering college. Utilizing classroom instruction, professional speakers and real-life experiences at local health-related facilities, students will establish a solid foundation for pursuing a career in the fast-growing field of health care. Students will become certified as American Heart Association BLS/CPR instructors and may earn credit in a related college course.


Careers in Health Care - FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY

 

Characteristics of a successful student:

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Open-minded, eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the career and technical education (CTE) program

Courses strongly recommended to take prior to enrollment at home school district:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Algebra
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry

Curriculum and materials used:

  • New York State Health Occupations Core Curriculum
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • 21st Century Communication Skills
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Professional which includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Training as a BLS/CPR instructor
  • Introduction to Health Care & Careers

College credit available through the program:

TO BE DETERMINED – conversations with colleges are underway

Related career opportunities:

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Medical Technologist
  • Phlebotomist/Laboratory services
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiologic Technologist/Medical Imaging
  • Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapist

Licensing:

None

Technical endorsement:

TO BE DETERMINED

Consultant Committee:

In development with Columbia Memorial Hospital

RATING CRITERIA:

Health Emergency Chart
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This graph represents nine data points that are considered important when assessing CTE program effectiveness at Questar III. A lower (or higher) rating than the average may only tell part of “the story” for why that rating is lower or higher. It is important not to simply assume that a lower rating in an area is an indicator of lower quality, or a less valuable rating. Instead, when looking at all nine ratings, it is important to discuss why a CTE program received that rating.

Contact Information

CAITLIN PREISNER
Columbia-Greene Educational Center
(518) 828-4157 • caitlin.preisner@questar.org

LISA GILBERT
Rensselaer Educational Center
(518) 273-2264 • lgilbert@questar.org