Health Careers Academy

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
  • Patient-Centered Care

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED - Health Care Provider
  • American Heart Association First Aid
  • Pharmacy Technician (2nd Year Pathway Option)
  • Medical Assisting (2nd Year Pathway Option)

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 and beyond)

Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner, Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist)
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapist
Pharmacist
Physician
Veterinarian

Jennifer McCoy

Program Instructor
jmccoy@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Mary Green

Program Instructor/Medical Aide
mgreen@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Lecia Wadsworth

Program Instructor
lwadsworth@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

Sandy Reinhart

Program Instructor
sreinhart@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC