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 MA (Medical 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.
Health Academy students that are Juniors and Seniors can be on a fast track to being a Medical Assistant in which they would perform various administrative duties and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations, EKG’s, basic laboratory skills, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by the teacher. In addition, they will learn about infection control and universal precautions as well as the importance of medical and legal considerations, HIPPA, and medical terminology. CPR, TB skin tests and flu shots are required for each student. Upon successful completion and meeting the age requirement students can obtain their NCCT Medical Assisting certificate from the state of California.
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. 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