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Medical

The medical program provides students with a variety of paths to enter the healthcare industry. The options for students include Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Emergency Medical Technician.

Certified Nursing Assistant

Credential 

Certified Nursing Assistant

Opportunities Upon Completion

Certified Nursing Assistants earn approximately $12/hour at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, or nursing homes. Students may also pursue a post-secondary education in the medical field.

Requirements

11th and 12th graders

Age 16 by September 1 

C in biology

Up-to-date immunization records

State background check & fingerprinting 

State identification card (could be driver's license)

Physical examination obtain through own insurance

TB Skin Test

Students Learn

Introductory Anatomy & Physiology Principles
Administrative & Clinical Procedures including bathing, feeding, catheter care
Acquiring, distributing, and administering patient care supplies
Safety Checks
Cleanliness
Accommodating the special needs of patients
Obtaining and monitoring vital signs
Providing emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death

SLCC Partnership

Certified Nursing Assistant students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment with SLCC.

Uniform Requirements

Dark gray (charcoal) scrub pants with a dark gray (charcoal) scrub top from Lafayette Bargain Store. Have the top monogrammed with the school logo.

Optional: Dark gray (charcoal) lab jacket

Students may wear a long-sleeve white, black, or gray shirt under the scrub top. 

Gray, white, or black lace-up tennis shoes (non-cloth recommended)

Fees

$30 class fee
$2 School identification card fee
$20 School parking tag fee (optional)

 

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants perform clinical and administrative duties and directly assist physicians. The curriculum and certification test are more demanding than Certified Nursing Assistant. 

Credential 

Medical Assistant

SLCC Partnership

Medical Assistant students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment with SLCC.

Opportunities Upon Completion

Medical Assistants earn approximately $16/hour at hospitals, physician’s  offices, clinics, medical records, laboratories, insurance companies or nursing homes. Students may also pursue a post-secondary education in the medical field.

Requirements

11th and 12th graders
More challenging curriculum and certification exam than CNA
At least a C in algebra and biology requied 

Students Learn

Introductory Anatomy & Physiology
Law and Ethics

Administrative and Clinical Procedures including taking vital signs, performing EKG, phlebotomy, laboratory procedures, and administering injections and medications

Pharmacology
Coding & Insurance Procedures
Professionalism 
Working in the electronic health record (EHR)

Uniform Requirements

Dark gray (charcoal) scrub pants with a dark gray (charcoal) scrub top from Lafayette Bargain Store. Have the top monogrammed with the school logo.

Optional: Dark gray (charcoal) lab jacket

Students may wear a long-sleeve white, black, or gray shirt under the scrub top. 

Solid gray, white, or black lace-up tennis shoes (non-cloth recommended)

Fees

$40 class fee 
$2 School identification card fee
$20 School parking tag fee (optional)

 

Emergency Medical Technician

Credential 

Emergency Medical Technician

Opportunities Upon Completion

Emergency Medical Technicians earn approximately $14/hour in emergency medical service. Students may also pursue a post-secondary education in the medical profession.

Requirements

11th and 12th graders
2.0 GPA

Students Learn

Trauma Injury Management
Airway Management
Pharmaceuticals
Medication Administration Routes
Vascular Access
Cardiac Arrest Management
Community Wellness/Health Promotion

Uniform Requirements

Students wear the regular school uniform.

Fees

$25 Class fee
$2 School identification card fee
$20 School parking tag fee (optional)

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