Career and Technical Center

Medical Careers
Health Science Technology
Fall Start Preferred/Full Year
Program Description
The Medical Careers program provides an opportunity for exploration of careers related to health care. The curriculum includes major components of basic nursing skills related to patient care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or home care. Other areas covered are human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and health care provider CPR.
Through lecture, lab projects, and individual projects, students will be evaluated on their knowledge of the curriculum and have the opportunity to participate in providing patient care in a long-term care facility. Students are given an opportunity to participate in a student organization called Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the Minnesota Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency exam.
Career-Related Skills
  • Patient care, including grooming, bathing, dressing, and oral hygiene
  • Infection control techniques
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment
  • Performing vital signs
  • Medical abbreviations and terminology Healthcare provider CPR
  • Patient care observations
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Communication techniques
Career Outlook
The Medical Careers program is highly recommended for individuals who would like to earn a college degree to become a:
  • Nurse
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Medical assistant
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician assistant
College credit may be earned in some programs with an A or B grade in a program course and enrollment in a partnering college. For registration information, contact your high school counselor.