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Health Careers Explorer

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Never has there been a greater demand for skilled professionals than in the constantly and rapidly changing health care industry. For students with an interest in health issues or those who are undecided about a career area, this one-year class provides the information and opportunities for making an informed choice. Students will get an overview of occupations in the health care field by touring medical facilities and prepare for a job in area nursing homes/hospitals/laboratories by learning basic nursing and home health skills, including phlebotomy and pharmacy technician. Students are expected to achieve Certified Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide credentials, and Medication Administration Training.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Health Careers Explorer
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction: 500/19
Normal Completion Time:  19 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Career Readiness
  • Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
  • Core Medical Terminology
  • Feeding Assistant
  • Home Health Care Nursing Assistant
  • Intro to Dental Assisting
  • Intro to Mental Health Careers
  • Intro to Nursing Careers
  • Intro to Pharmacy Technician Careers
  • Intro to Radiology
  • Intro to Surgery
  • Intro to Therapy Services
  • Intro to Vision Services
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Long-Term Care Aide
  • PhlebotomySpecimen Collection and Processing

Career Opportunities:

  • CNA, LTC, and HHA
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG Tech
  • Advanced Standing in PN program

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Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America recruiters 572-215-2060

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry

  • CNA Nurse Aide

CPR – Basic Life Support (BLS)


**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)