Health Science Schools

 

Allied Health Assisting

 

Students who choose a career in Allied Health Assisting handle day to day medical office activities such as: greeting the patient, scheduling laboratory tests, updating patients’ medical records and look after equipment and instruments used in examining rooms.

The program content includes but is not limited to performing skills representative of one to three areas of allied health care in the laboratory and clinical settings.

 

Biomedical Sciences - PLTW

 

The purpose of this program is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study and applications of biomedical sciences and the career possibilities in the biomedical field.

The content includes but is not limited to the study of human body systems, medicine, health, key biological concepts, research processes, engineering principles and an introduction to bio-informatics.

The capstone course gives student teams the opportunity to work with a mentor, identify a scientific research topic, presenting the project to a panel of outside reviewers. Note: While not required, when implemented as a Project Lead the Way program, both teachers and the program require special certification.

 

Dental Aide

 

Students choosing a career as a Dental Aide perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties including working chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients.

 

This program of study prepares students for employment as dental aides specializing as dental sterilization technicians; or to pursue advanced postsecondary dental science education. Classroom theory and practical application in the dental environment are an important part of the instruction.

 

Electrocardiograph Aide

 

Students who choose a career as an Electrocardiograph Aide handle day to day medical office activities such as: greeting the patient, performing laboratory tests, administering electrocardiograms, supervising equipment and instruments used in examining rooms.


The content includes but is not limited to technical and production skills. Clinical learning experiences are an integral part of this program.

 

Emergency Medical Responder

 

Students who choose a career as an Emergency Medical Responder are trained to provide basic emergency medical care. The Emergency Medical Responder is the first to arrive at the scene of an injury but does not have the primary responsibility for treating and transporting the injured person(s).

 

This instructional program prepares students to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants.

 

Health Unit Coordinator

 

Students choosing a career as Health Unit Coordinator or Health Unit Clerk, organize and evaluate patients’ health information for completeness and accuracy. Some may specialize in coding patients’ medical information for insurance purposes.

 

The content of this instructional program includes but is not limited to planning, technical and production skills, health, safety, and environmental issues. Transcription of physicians' orders is an integral part of this course.

 

 

 

Home Health Aide

 

Students choosing a career as a Home Health Aide give supportive services required to provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort and to assist patients toward independent living in a safe environment.

 

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as home attendants or home health aides as stated in Rules of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Chp. 10D-68. Clinical experiences, where the student may practice, demonstrate and perform the procedures associated with bedside client care, are an important part of this program.

 

Medical Laboratory Assisting

 

Students who choose a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant prepare patients for laboratory test procedures and in some instances perform routine medical lab tests and procedures under supervision.

 

This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment as medical/clinical lab technicians, or medical lab assistants or health technologists/technicians.

 

Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Care)


Students choosing a career as a Nursing Assistant, care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

 

Successful completion of this program from an approved school prepares the student for certification for employment as a Nursing Assistant in a nursing home, in accordance with Florida Statutes. To be approved, the course must be taught by a registered nurse.

 

Pharmacy Technician

 

Students who choose a career as a Pharmacy Technician will be able to work in a pharmacy aiding licensed pharmacist, and also be involved in customer service.

 

The instructional content of this program includes but is not limited to medical terminology, medicinal drugs descriptions, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in pharmacy, computer application, and employability skills.

 

Practical Nursing

 

Students choosing a career as a Licensed Practical Nurses, care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and/or registered nurses.

This program is designed to prepare students for successfully completing the examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

 

The content includes, but is not limited to, theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. Clinical experience must make up or least 50% of the total program.

 

Vision Care Assisting

 

Students who choose a career as in Vision Care Assisting can work with Opticians performing a variety of different duties pertaining to the patient’s vision examination.

 

This program of study is designed to prepare students for employment as vision care assistants at the aide level to assist opticians: dispensing and measuring, lens grinders, and other trained workers in the field of optics. Clinical learning experiences are an integral part of this program.

 

 

CTE Students with Special Needs
Grades 6-12

 

Curriculum Standards

Career Education for Students with Disabilities (Repeatable for multiple credit)