8 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 12
Health Career Practicum is a two level course designed to provide students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to make the transition from school to work. Varied instructional strategies and technologies are used to emphasize the course content: Job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, self analysis to aid in career selection and completion of the application process for admission into a post secondary program of their choice. A second layer of the course is an extended laboratory experience designed to provide students the opportunity to assume the role of a health care provider and practice technical skills, previously learned in the classroom, at the clinical site of their choice. Skills USA, the health science student organization, encourages development of leadership, communication, community service and health care related skills.
* Required Prerequisite: Health Careers I, a grade point average of C or higher in health science classes and teacher approval
Certification:(CNA) Students who successfully complete the academic and attendance requirements and receive approval of the instructor may be accepted into the internship program. These students may take the written and practical tests and complete the clinical hours to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)..