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Instructor:  Carmen D. Jackson, RN, Health Sciences Instructor

Email:   Phone:  812-659-2274  ext 402

Career Clusters: Medical Assistant

7168 Principles of Healthcare 5274 Medical Terminology – NLPS 7164 Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certifications  Upon Completion of Program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant ( CCMA ) through NHA, Dementia Care Technical Certificate, American Heart Association Basic Life Support ( BLS)

Classroom located at:  White River Valley High School in Switz City, IN

Program Description:  Health Sciences program provides students with current health care education and basic patient care skills necessary to meet the needs of the health care industry. The student learns basic medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, diseases/ disorders related to human body systems, dementia care,and principles of becoming a medical assistant. The student not only acquires basic entry level skills necessary for functioning in the healthcare industry , but also has the opportunity to earn an industry recognized career- ready certification – CCMA. The student acquires basic entry-level skills necessary for functioning in the health care industry or for continuing his/her education in health careers. In addition, communication skills, medical career exploration, life skills and employability skills are taught. The program utilizes many health care facilities in the community as extended laboratories and job shadowing sites in conjunction with the traditional classroom. The program is structured to prepare students for a smooth transition into college or the job market.

Grade Level: 11th or 12th

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course: 1 year – 3 periods per day

Time of Classes: 8:00- 10:45 AM     or     12:15-3:00 PM

HS Credits per semester: 3      HS Credits per year: 6

Dual Credit:  Available through Ivy Tech Community College (See Dual Credit)

Recommended Courses: Sciences, Health Related

Fees: $40.00

Occupations upon completion of class: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant- CCMA (upon successfully passing national exam) , Patient Care Technician ( PCT), Unlicensed/ uncertified position in healthcare such as: office staff assisting in healthcare, private duty care giver.

Additional education/training available at: Indiana University, Ivy Tech, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Southern Indiana, and Vincennes University

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