Medical Occupations is a program where students are able to investigate different professions within the healthcare system. Students spend a great deal of time applying practical healthcare skills related to subjects such as anatomy, disease process, and medical terminology. Over two years, students have the opportunity to obtain a certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Those that choose to participate in the CNA program will be required to attend 70 hours of on site training at a local nursing home, and pass a state exam. For those who are considering a career in healthcare, Medical Occupations at WRVC provides students with a strong foundation. Many graduates return reporting that they felt well prepared and had an advantage over other incoming college students.
Students have the option to obtain their Personal Support Specialist Certificate (PSS) at the end of the program. This allows students to provide personal care to clients in assisted living and home settings. Students receive CPR and First Aid certification.
Students have the opportunity to obtain their Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) certification. Students that opt to take part in the CNA program must perform 70 hours in the clinical setting and pass a state exam to be put on the State of Maine CNA Registry. Students continue to explore careers in health care and focus more on in-depth knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. Students also learn phlebotomy and can take part in testing for phlebotomy certification after 40 hours of training.
*Please note that some curriculum items have had to be temporarily altered and/or removed from the program to accommodate social distancing and student safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anatomy & Physiology
Fundamental healthcare skills
Understanding of the health care system
CPR & First Aid training
Dual Enrollment/College Credits
Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) 7 college credits
Entry Level Career Opportunities
Certified Nursing Assistant
Hospital Unit Helpers
Career Opportunities (with further education)
Medical Social Worker
…and many more