Health Occupations

PDE - Program of Study - CIP Code 51.0899

The Health Occupations instructional program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in a minimum of three related health occupations under the supervision of a licensed health care professional.  Instruction consists of core course content with clinical experiences in one or two health related occupations.  The core curriculum consists of planned courses for introduction of health careers, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications and at least three planned courses for the knowledge and skills for the occupational area such as medical assisting, ward clerk, nursing assisting, etc.

Certifications Offered:

Home Care Aide

PA Nurse Aide Registry/Nurse Aide Training

Heartsaver CPR

Heartsaver AED

Career Pathways:

Physical Therapist Asst.

Dietetic Technicians

Medical Assistant

Licensed Practical Nurse

Surgical Technologist

Registered Nurse

Physical Therapist Asst.

Dietetic Technicians

Occupational Therapist Asst.

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Units of Instruction:

Nurse Aide Training Clinical

Nursing and Patient

Resident Rights

Nutritional Issues

Meal Servicing

Client Resident

Abusive Prevention

Ethical/Legal Responsibilities

Infection Control

Mental Health/Social Service


Emergency Care/First Aid/CPR

Restorative Health

Concepts of Long-Term Care

Care Skills

Mathematics for Health Careers

Safety and Mobility

Body Mechanics

Employment Preparations

Growth and Development

Anatomy and Physiology

Death and Dying

Basic Human Needs

Medical Terminology


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in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.


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