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Health Science Careers

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Program Description:

The first year introduces the students to careers in health sciences and students may choose from three different tracks: nursing, dental, and vetrinary. Students study anatomy, physiology, nutrition, diet therapy, and complete a medical research project through field trips, demonstrations, and classroom instruction. The second year prepares the student in basic health science skills, body mechanics, aseptic techniques, and medical terminology. Students are placed in clinical experiences of their choice during the second semester. The Health Science Careers Program also serves as a foundation for further education in a technical school or college.



Entering the Healthcare & Human Services Field, Basic Work Skills & Job Maintenance, Legal & Ethical Aspects of Care, Communication, Observation, Reporting, & Documentation, Health, Safety, Fire Prevention, Infection Control, Patient Environment, Caring for the Patient, Care for the patient in Special Settings, Concepts of Aging & Illness, Understanding the Consumer, Instrumental Activities & Daily Living, Approach to Teaching, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, Structure & Function of the Body, Specific Skills for Veterinary Care & Dental Assistant


Career Opportunities:

Personal Support Specialist (P.S.S.)

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

Dental Aide

Veterinary Aide

Physical Therapy Aide

Rehabilitation Aide



Certified Nursing Assistant

CPR & First Aid

Articulation Agreements:

Southern Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College



16 Years Old

9th Grade Reading & Writing Level Test Upon Visit


Brochure :

Health Brochure



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Amber Richard
Health Science Careers

Position: Instructor – Health Science Careers Formal Education: Registered Nurse   ...  more Read more about Amber Richard


196 Allen Avenue • Portland, ME 04103 • Phone: (207) 874-8165 • Fax: (207) 874-8170

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