• Medical Careers

    Description 

    FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
    Medial Careers I P introduces students to basic medical terminology, as well as human anatomy and physiology.

    Students will develop clinical and laboratory skills (immunizations, blood draw, uranalysis, EKGs), and administrative skills, as well as learn about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), laws governing health care, workplace skills, workplace safety, and managerial skills to be successful in the medical field.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Taking vital signs
    • AHA BLS/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)standards for handling bodily fluids, infection control
    • Resume writing and interview skills

    The course will also prepare students for the National Health Association (CCMA) exam for Medical Assistants.

    SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:
    Medical Careers II P expands students’ medical vocabulary, improves their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and helps them explore careers in the health professions.

    Students will be introduced to various specialties and receive a reintroduction to various specialties and receive a reintroduction to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Students have the opportunity to participate in internships 3-4 days per week, and be prepared to complete the National Health Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Examination.

    Certifications available

    • American Heart Association: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare providers and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    • Certified Medical Assistant Certificate (CMAC), upon passing the NHA exam (Seniors only)
    • Clinical Certified Medical Assistant Certificate (CCMA), upon passing the NHA exam (Second year students only)

    Credits

    • Students receive a total of 30 elective credits
    • SLZUSD students may receive a Math Credit (Must speak with school counselor)

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment

    • College Credit available through Chabot College

    Other benefits

    • UC “g” Course Credit (1st year students)
    • UC "d" Course Credit (2nd year students)
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA Competition.
    • First year students have the opportunity to participate in FACES for the Future Program with St. Rose Hospital.
    • Second year students have the opportunity to participate in an internship.

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • High school junior or senior
    • Students must be enrolled in one of the following districts: Castro Valley USD, Hayward USD, San Leandro USD, or San Lorenzo USD.

    Hours

    Costs

    No cost for high school students.