Medical Occupations is a program that introduces students to the medical field. Students are able to investigate and learn about different professions within the health care system. Students continue learning medical terminology as well as anatomy and physiology of the human body and basic health care skills. Second year 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.
- Skills USA
Skills practiced in this program:
- Written and oral communication
- Computer skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Patient-caregiver confidentiality
- Hands-on patient care practice in the skills lab
Skills students will acquire:
- Vital signs
- Patient care (bathing and personal hygiene).
- Transferring and mobility
- Communication skills
- Range of motion
- Patient assessment
- Medical terminology
- Basic understanding of the health care system.
Activities in which students participate:
- Clinical experiences at local health care facilities
- Vital signs
- Dissection labs
- Visits from guest speakers: medical professionals from the area
Entry-Level Job opportunities:
- Lab assistant
- Medical assistant
- Hospital unit helper
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Dental lab
- Four-year college for nursing
- Sports trainer
Successful completion of Medical Occupations Tech 1 curriculum.
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.
This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 415.