The Health Occupations Program at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center provide students in grades 9-12 with basic knowledge of a variety of health care careers. The course is designed to provide basic theory, as well as assisting the student with developing self-discipline, encouraging personal growth, acceptance of responsibility, and the development of sound ethical attitudes and behavior. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to function in the health care field with job entry skills under the supervision of professionally trained persons such as a doctor, dentist or registered nurse. Students interested in the Health Occupations program should be in good physical health, have the ability to work with others, a genuine interest in patient care, motivation to learn and an attitude that shows maturity and responsibility.
33.3% Hands on Work, 33.3% Theory, 33.3% Daily Grade
Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for adults, children and infants
National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) certificate to be placed on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry
Critical Thinking, Communication, Coordination, Manual Dexterity, Time Management, Reading & Interpreting, Controlled Precision.
Work uniform (scrubs), White work shoes, Crew length white socks, Watch with sweep hands, Calculator
Introduction to Health Occupations Sixth Edition by Shirley A. Badasch, M.Ed, RN and Doreen S. Chesebro, B.Ed, LVN
Introduction to Medical Terminology by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder
Comprehensive Medical Assisting by Nina Beaman, MS, RNC, CMA and Lorraine Fleming-McPhillips, MS, MT, CMA
Assisting in Long-Term Care, Fifth Edition by Barbara R. Hegner, MS, RN (deceased) and Mary Jo Gerlach, RN, MSN Ed.
Being a Homemaker/ Home Health Aide, Sixth Edition by Elana Zucker, RN, MSN
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mrs. Elder & Ms. McLaughlin – Health Professions/Occupations Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1331 & 1326
Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.