Grade Level: 12
Credits: 4.5 per year
Dates: Year-Long Program
Pre-Requisite: Biology or other lab science class
Program Description: The Medical Careers program is designed to prepare students for initial certification as a Nursing Assistant (NA-C) as well as continued training in nursing. Students spend time in the classroom and in an assisted living facility learning many procedures for patient care including: taking blood pressure, temperatures, pulse and respirations, as well as learning how to bathe, groom, feed, lift, exercise and position patients. Program fees apply.
Program Requirements: Students must be a senior and on track for graduation at the time of enrollment. Students must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Private transportation is required for clinicals in the Spring.
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.5 - Health; 1.5 - Biology-Other; 1.5 - CTE
Course equivalencies may require sending district administrator or counselor approval. Please check with your school counselor for more information.
For specific school district equivalencies, see the Program Credit Equivalencies document located in the Enroll Now section.
College Credits (Subject to Change):
Students who successfully meet course competencies and earn a grade of C or better may be eligible to earn the following college credits:
Clover Park Technical College: up to 14 credits
Pierce College: up to 22 credits
Bates: up to 12 credits
Certifications: Nursing Assistant Certification; First Aid/CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens; WA State HIV/AIDS Training
Program Partner: Clover Park Technical College
Careers in this field:
Nursing Assistant - Licensed Practical Nurse - Registered Nurse - Medical Assistant - Health Unit Coordinator