Health Careers Academy

Program Description

  • Use state-of-the-art medical and health care equipment along with related STEM courses to develop a foundation for further study in the health care industry
  • Learn in a simulated work environment to develop a person’s work ethic, professionalism, and employability skills
  • Learn basic and advanced health care skills in nurse assisting, medical assisting, laboratory, dental and physical therapy to be prepared for a rewarding health career
  • complete training and take the exam to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
  • Enjoy job shadowing and clinical placement opportunities with professionals in your field of interest
  • Gain knowledge and practice in many health-related areas

Course Topics

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Disease and Disorder
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Careers in Health Care

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED – Health Care Provider
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) in long-term care, home health or hospital
  • Patient Care Technician
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Radiology Technician
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner, Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Veterinarian

Program Instructors

Lecia Wadsworth
Sentinel CTC
Sandy Reinhart
Sentinel CTC