Career Tech Education (CTE)
It's an exciting time to be involved in Career Tech Education!
What once was known as Vocational Education has a new name and a new life in the regular school day and beyond!
When a student is enrolled in a CTE Course, they experience hands-on activities, guest speakers, projects that mimic real-world problems and much more!
Check out the following video to learn more about Career Tech Education (CTE)!
The CTE Courses at HCA are the stepping stones to your career in the Medical Field!
Why are CTE Courses Important?
- Articulated with Delta College - If you earn a C or higher, you can receive college credit for them! This means that when you decide to go to college, you already have completed college courses on your transcript that can help you finish faster.
- Medical Assistant Certifications - The things you learn in the CTE Courses will help you pass the Medical Assistant Certificate Exam when you turn 18. Passing these exams can lead you to a job in the medical field right out of high school!
- Hands-On - The CTE Courses are hands-on! You will practice the things that you are learning in real life. You will take blood pressures, learn to tape ankles, you will practice your office skills. In a CTE classroom, you will be out of your seat and moving around, trying things, learning new skills and learning about the different health professions.
- Reinforce Non-CTE Courses - The things that you are learning in math, English, science and even PE are all reinforced in the CTE Classroom. In the CTE Classroom, you will put the learning you do in other classrooms to practical use and learn how those subjects translate to the real world.
The HCA CTE Courses:
- Intro to Health Careers - This is the first course in the HCA CTE pathway. This course will introduce students to the educational and professional requirements for health-related careers, in addition to teaching general skills such as job seeking, teamwork, and communication. Within this class, students will also study safety and infection control, human growth and development, a brief overview of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and legal and ethical responsibilities.
- Medical Office - This course will provide an overview of the basic operation of a Medical Office and current technology. It will focus on general office skills, terminology, and managing patient and medical data with the use of computers and related technology.
- Medical Terminology - This course is designed to develop a basic medical vocabulary by recognition of roots, prefixes, and suffixes as structured to form medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on the medical vocabulary, the fluency
- Emergency Medical Service - Emergency Medical Services is a web-based online preparatory course for students interested in emergency response or emergency medical training. The course curriculum includes the study of first aid, CPR, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, trauma, and emergency services operations.
- Health Professions Intern - The purpose of the internship is to provide practical work experience linked with information and learning from courses taken at HCA.
- Work Experience - When a paid position is in the health industry, a student's Work Experience course can provide practical work experience linked with information and learning from courses taken at HCA.