•  Academy Classes:
     
    INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CAREERS
    20 weeks              Credit:  ½ Unit
    Ø Explore a variety of health and medical careers
    Ø Online research, class activities, guest speakers, and field experiences
    Ø Instill a sense of professionalism
    Ø Acquire practical skills such as blood pressure monitoring
    Ø Certification in American Heart Association Basic First Aid and CPR for
             the Health Care Professional (based upon written and practical testing)
     
     
     
     
     
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & ETHICS
    20 weeks             Credit: ½ Unit
    ØIntroduction to the terminology of specific body systems, common               disorders, and newest treatment options available. 
    ØStudy the legal and ethical issues in health care by exploring current events and landmark cases.
    ØOnline research, class debates, field trips and expert guests in medicine and law.
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    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
    40 weeks             Credit: 1 Unit
    ØAn advanced science course that is a discussion and lab based study of          the human body.
    Ø Anatomical terminology, anatomical identification, and physiological processes of the human body.
    Ø This course requires an extensive amount of time, effort, reading, and memorization.
     
     
    JOB SHADOWING EXPERIENCE
    20 weeks Credit: ½ Unit
    ØStudents will learn college success skills (time management, learning styles, study skills) and professional skills (resume writing, interview skills, portfolio building) to strengthen their abilities and prepare them for a future in the health care fields.
      
     
     
    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
    40 weeks             Credit: 1 Unit
    Ø Possible certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician
    Ø Field trips, observations, and guest speakers dealing in allied medical professions.
    ØDuring the course students are required to complete:
    ØAmerican Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider
    ØFederal Emergency Management System course:
    ØIntroduction to Incident Command System(ICS-100)
    ØNational Incident Management System Introduction (IS-700)
    ØFive hours each of observation on an ambulance and in an emergency medical facility.
    ØThe opportunity to earn eight hours of college elective credit if they complete all course requirements.
    ØPromotes volunteerism through membership with local volunteer fire departments and emergency squads.