Medical Careers

Program Description

Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the nation. In this program, students achieve a solid background in the fundamentals of health care and explore a wide variety of health careers. A combination of course work including medical terminology, health care concepts, anatomy, physiology, medical ethics, medical law, and more, combined with work experiences at local hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities provides students with a complete exploration of health care careers. Students will have the opportunity to earn CPR and First Aid professional certifications and will enhance leadership and health care skills through participation in HOSA, a national student organization for students pursuing careers in health care. College credit may be earned at Delta College.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Health Care Foundation Skills
    Medical Ethics, Legal Issues, Confidentiality, and Professional Etiquette
    Safety/Universal Precautions
    Medical Terminology
    Journal and Report Writing
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Infection Control
    Patient Care and Vital Signs
    Medical Career Investigations (Therapeutic,Diagnostic, Health Information, and Support Services)
    CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Special Features

Students may participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a national organization that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, personal leadership, and career skills valued by healthcare providers.

12th grade students will complete and present senior projects.

Students participate in on-site career internships at local hospitals and health care facilities for approximately 90 hours of class time during which they participate in and observer medical procedures.

Participation in community service projects.

Co-op and Paid Work Experience may be available.


4.0 cr. Medical Careers

Student Certifications

National Health Care Foundation Skill Standards Certificate
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid
Personal Management and Employability Skills
CareerSafe Safety Education Training

Program Requirements

Up-to-date immunizations including: Hepatitis B, a negative TB test, and a background check is required by the end of October
Adherence to dress code and grooming requirements
Uniform must be purchased and is required to be worn daily.
Transportation to and from health care facility may be required for specialized career options
“C” or better grades in high school math and science courses
Good communication skills
Text reading Level: 11th grade
Participation in clinical internships at healh care facilities are required

Career Possibilities

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician, Paramedic/EMT, Optometrist/Vision Care Technician, Physical/Occupational Therapist/Aide, Surgical Technologist/Assistant, Lab Technician/Aide, Radiographer/Aide, Health Educator, Health Unit Coordinator, Nutritionist, Physcian/Assistant, Psychologist, Dental Hygienist/Aide, Respiratory Therapist/Aide