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Business & Office Education
Computer Technology
Extended Learning Program
Family & Consumer Science
Foreign Language
Heath Occupations
Industrial Technology
Language Arts
Physical Education
Social Studies
Special Education

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Health Occupations courses will be taught in-district by an adjunct DMACC instructor. Students will receive high school credit and college credit. Two classes will be taken per semester, for 1 H.S. credit total per semester.


Student will discover the main options available, including roles and responsibilities, in health career options. This course is designed to provide the student with the information necessary to make their health career choice.

During this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Describe at least eight types of health care facilities in the basic health care system.
2. Analyze two government agencies associated with health care.
3. Compare the educational requirements of the allied health careers.
4. Identify at least ten health careers.
5. Examine time management/coping skills.
6. Examine law and ethics in the health care industry.
7. Examine various areas of communication skills.
8. Research and assess the use of computers in the health care system.
9. Examine the study of anatomy and physiology in the health care careers.
10. Describe infection control.
11. Review essential job seeking skills.


This course introduces both the variety and requirements for health care careers. Basic core knowledge and professional expectations common to all health careers are explored. Workplace safety, and an overview of the health system and current trends are also covered.

During this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Contrast various health care careers available to determine those which are of interest.
2. Explore the differences and similarities among health care settings, services, and providers.
3. Discuss current issues and trends in health care.
4. Identify behaviors including attitudes consistent with those of health care professionals.
5. Discuss interpersonal communication and demonstrate the process of language, listening skills, and nonverbal communications.
6. Recognize legal and ethical standards that affect workers within the health care industry.


Builds a medical vocabulary through an understanding of anatomic roots for words denoting body structures, prefixes, suffixes, and body functions.

During this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Analyze medical terms by dividing them into component parts.
2. Relate the medical terms to the structure and function of the human body as well as to specified body systems.
3. Pronounce and spell medical terms.
4. Recognize medical abbreviations
5. Additional information pertaining to gastrology, pulmonology, cardiology, hematology, dermatology, orthopedics(skeletal), orthopedics(muscular), and neurology.


PREREQUISITES: Medical Terminology I with a grade of “C-“ or better

This course continues to build a medical language vocabulary by studying body systems such as musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and integumentary systems.

During this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Relate the medical terms to the structure and function of the human body as well as to specified body systems.
2. Spell and pronounce medical terms
3. Recognize medical abbreviations
4. Additional information pertaining to identifying disease and conditions, common laboratory and diagnostic procedures, common medical and surgical procedures and drug categories.


This course is designed to teach participants the basic skills required to handle the common and life-threatening emergencies one may encounter at work or home. BCLS according to the Red Cross Guidelines will be taught and Osha Standards will be discussed.

During the course, the student will be expected to:
1. Define Emergency Care/First Aid/Osha Standards
2. Identify the need for knowledge and skills required for administration of emergency care.
3. Express knowledge of protection given a rescuer by the Good Samaritans Law.
4. Evaluate an injured victim by use of a primary and secondary survey.
5. Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory emergencies.
6. Demonstrate the correct procedures for rescue breathing for an adult, child and infant.
7. Demonstrate the correct procedures for relieving FBOA for the conscious, becomes unconscious, and found unconscious adult, child and infant.
8. Perform one rescuer CPR for the adult, child and infant.
9. Identify common childhood/adult illnesses and injuries.
10. Express a minimal knowledge of the circulatory, respiratory and skeletal systems.
11. State and demonstrate correct methods for controlling bleeding including direct pressure, elevation and pressure point.
12. Define shock and identify injuries which are most likely to cause shock.
13. Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and demonstrate appropriate treatment.
14. State the principals of care for open and closed soft tissue injuries.
15. Identify signs and symptoms of fractures.
16. Identify and manage common medical emergencies including seizures, asthma, abdominal distress, diabetic coma and insulin shock.
17. Identify four ways children/adults are poisoned.
18. Identify heat and cold emergencies.
19. Identify the symptoms of a patient under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

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