Technical Health Careers

Technical Health Careers


health careersTechnical Health Careers

Instructor: Missy Carpenter
mcarpenter@orangesouthwest.org

802-728-9595  ext 420

The Technical Health Careers program offers students the time and opportunity to explore various careers within the healthcare industry. The program provides the information students need in order to make an informed decision regarding the health care path they wish to follow and includes coursework on such topics as anatomy and physiology, first aid and advanced life support, patient care and communication, medical terminology and the safe, competent development and delivery of fundamental care competencies.

Currently, the class is working on a project to help young women in Zambia. Check out what they're doing by clicking here.

College Credit and Industry Certifications: The program offers Medical Terminology for three college credits the River Valley Community College. It is also pursuing dual enrollment agreements with a number of post- secondary colleges and universities. Students will also complete training to earn their  Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) certification, as well as First Aid and CPR.

After the Program: Graduates are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program. Past students have attended Castleton State College, Lyndon State College, University of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, and Community College of Vermont. The program also equips students with the skills needed to enter a variety of health care positions and careers after high school. Graduates typically pursue careers as nurses, pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, veterinarians or veterinary technicians, laboratory specialists, dental hygienists,  midwives, nurse practitioners, physical or occupational therapists, radiologists, and in emergency medicine.

Interests and Attitudes: Students applying to the Technical Health Careers program should possess a strong interest in providing service and health care to a wide range of populations; a commitment to mastering the ongoing challenges of academic and clinical skill development; a willingness to obtain additional academic support if needed; and a desire to take academic and personal initiative. Students should have a dedicated, positive, caring, and encouraging attitude.