Health Occupations Technology

Course Description:

Students choosing this program will gain knowledge to assist them in preparing for a future career in a health related field. The class will focus on basic structures and functions of the human body, related diseases with associated terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care, and communication. Nutrition, safety, infection control, emergency care, and disaster preparedness are also studied. Students will combine core book knowledge with skills practice in order to be ready to meet the needs of the healthcare industry

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are use of medical equipment, maintaining medical records, obtaining and recording vital signs, total patient care, and infection control procedures. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in first aid, adult, infant and child CPR/AED. In addition, eligible students may earn the Patient Care Technician Certification through the American Medical Certification Association.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Nurse Assistant and Patient Care Technician. Earnings range between $11-$16/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward a College Degree at local universities and institutions. Click on the icon to see current Articulations.


Mrs. Elder & Mrs. Huber – Health Occupations Technology Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1331 & 1326
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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