The medical industry is thriving here in Ohio. Related jobs are highly sought after for their excellent pay, benefits and opportunities for growth and advancement. At SCCTC, we recognize the opportunity that exists for our students, and thus, tailor our curriculum to give students a solid base of knowledge that will best prepare them for their chosen fields. From nursing assistants to dental assistants, our program offers the hands on experience that helps our students succeed. Armed with this practical education experience, SCCTC students are better prepared to enter the workforce or to transition seamlessly into post graduate studies.
Health Occupations (Junior Year)
In the Health Occupations, students will learn core skills essential to a successful career in the health field and will be introduced to three exciting pathways:
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Medical Assisting
- Nurse Assisting
During their junior year, students will complete a twelve week rotation with each of the three healthcare instructors, learning the basics of each area. Students will earn certifications in Basic Life-support CPR & First Aide. Students will also be introduced to medical terminology, infection control, law and ethics, personal care, vital signs, and simple lab procedures. At the end of their junior year, students will be able to choose based on various criteria their specialty area of concentration for their senior year and earn additional certifications and college credits.
Opportunities after Graduation
Seniors who complete the specialty area of concentration and meet academic and attendance requirements can earn scholarships. These scholarships include, but are not limited to, a maximum of $3,000 scholarship from Clark-State Community College and Sinclair Community College.
It is recommended that students complete Algebra 1 and Biology before enrolling in the program. It is also recommended that students take Anatomy and Physiology as their science credit their junior year.
This non-traditional education experience will provide clinical exploration that will allow students to investigate and observe healthcare careers in a variety of healthcare facilities.