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Health Care Academy

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  • Improve the well-being of others using professional medical equipment, technology, and techniques
  • Work alongside and support health care professionals in a variety of simulated and actual clinical setting
  • Engage in high-level academics while gaining hands-on experiences in medical, dental, and pharmacology procedures
CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for licensure/certifications, immediate employment, and further education

Licensures/Certifications ~ College Credit ~ Scholarships
 
 
 
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  • American Red Cross – First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Ohio State Dental Board - Dental Assistant Radiographer Certification
  • Ohio Board of Nursing – State Tested Nurse Aides
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board – Certified Pharmacy Technician 
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Lakeland Community College

 HLTH 1100 Introduction to U.S. Health Care System – 2 Semester Hours

MDAS 1210 Basic Patient Skills – 2 Semester Hours

HLTH 1238 Structure, Function, Disease & Therapeutics of the Human Body – 4 Semester Hours

HLTH 1600 Basic Pharmacology – 2 Semester Hours

 
 
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Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit

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  • Drug Free Clubs of America
  • National Honor Society
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Youth Philanthropy Board 
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Nursing Assistants         

Ohio Annual Salary $26,080 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $12.54 /hour

Education                  Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Dental Assistants

Ohio Annual Salary $36,560 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $17.58 /hour

Education                  Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

 

Pharmacy Technicians

Ohio Annual Salary $28,750 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $13.82 /hour

Education                  High School Diploma

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

 

Registered Nurse

Ohio Annual Salary $63,300 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $30.43 /hour

Education                  Bachelor’s Degree

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Dentist

Ohio Annual Salary $175,780 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $84.51 /hour

Education                  Doctoral or Professional Degree

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Pharmacists

Ohio Annual Salary $120,600 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $57.98 /hour

Education                  Doctoral or Professional Degree

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

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