Skip to main content

Portland Arts & Technology High School


Health Science Careers

View instructors
Health  Science Careers
 
Apply online image

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. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an integral part of the program. 

 

Curriculum:

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

 

Certifications:

Certified Nursing Assistant

CPR & First Aid

Articulation Agreements:

Southern Maine Community College

Central Maine Community College

 

Requirements:

16 Years Old

9th Grade Reading & Writing Level Test Upon Visit

 

Brochure :

Health Brochure

 

Instructors

Instructor photo
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

Copyright © 2014 Portland Arts & Technology High School

Website built & hosted by RainStorm Consulting

Powered by SiteTurbine