Health Academy greatly prepares its students for both college and career life. From their sophomore to senior year students are exposed to the many available careers in the medical field. During sophomore year students can be certified in many medical skills, such as: taking vital signs, measuring height and weight, and testing sight and hearing. Students also can be certified in Adult and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED (Automated External Defibrillator). During their junior year, students have the opportunity to receive college credit for the Medical Terminology class that our school offers. Also, during this year, students selected by the Health Professions teacher will have the chance to intern at various medical facilities and shadow medical assistants. Senior year, students can either intern as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), or in the pre-schools we have on our campus. Students who intern at the pre-school will work with both developmentally on track children, and developmentally delayed children. The Health Academy is a once in a lifetime experience, that our students are lucky to partake in.
NURSE ASSISTANT CLASS FOR HEALTH ACADEMY SENIORS
Health Academy seniors who qualify may take a nurse assistant pre-certification class. It is a two-period class that includes instruction in basic nursing theory and skills in the classroom and laboratory, and clinical training in a skilled nursing facility. The course follows Department of Public Health guidelines, with a ratio of students to instructor of 15:1. It is taught by a registered nurse approved by the Department. Students must have a Social Security card. Prior to any contact with patients, students submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and pass a physical exam with tuberculosis screening. Upon successful completion of both courses, the student meets the requirements to take the California State Competency Exam for Certified Nurse Assistants.
BUSINESS PARTNERS & STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
American Medical Response
Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
St. Mary’s Dining Room (Medical, Dental, and Social Services)
Stockton Pediatric Medical Group
United Cerebral Palsy Association
Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Weber's Health Academy has an articulation agreement with Delta College for 12 units. Taking coures at Weber transfers right into Delta College.
Health 19 Human Development
Health Science 039 Survey of Health Careers
Health Science 036 Medical Terminology and Speech
Health Science 70 Nursing Assistant Training