High School Education

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Health Care Academy

  • 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

Prepared for licensure/certifications, immediate employment, and further education
Licensures/Certifications ~ College Credit ~ Scholarships

  • 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 
Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, a pharmacy management system in the industry. Using PioneerRx allows us to enhance our curriculum to give students a hands-on experience that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information about PioneerRx, visit https://www.pioneerrx.com/.

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

Junior Year Courses
  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Government: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

  • Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Club

Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are outlined in the Student Handbook.


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA also provides the opportunity for students to participate in career-technical competitions where they can demonstrate their skills alongside goal-oriented peers at the local, state, and national levels.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work at various events held throughout the year.

The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:

  • Good grades

  • On track for a Career-Technical Certificate

  • Outstanding Attendance

  • Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor

  • Permission from parent or guardian

  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.

Youth Philanthropy Board

Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community. 

With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit. 

To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board, a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech Instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.

Nursing Assistant

Ohio Annual Salary- $29,840

Ohio Hourly Wage- $14.34

Education- High School Diploma

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Dental Assistant

Ohio Annual Salary- $39,040

Ohio Hourly Wage- $18.77

Education- Post-secondary Certification

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Pharmacy Technicians

Ohio Annual Salary- $35,140

Ohio Hourly Wage- $16.89

Education- Post-secondary Certification

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- $74,080

Ohio Hourly Wage- $35.62

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.


Ohio Annual Salary- $160,370

Ohio Hourly Wage- $79.89

Education- Doctoral 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.


Ohio Annual Salary- $128,190

Ohio Hourly Wage- $61.63

Education- Doctoral 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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