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Medical Careers- Pilot

Course length: 40 weeks           Grade of eligible students: 12    
Prerequisite course: Anatomy and Physiology 

This comprehensive year-long program uniquely incorporates the medical sciences, pathology and real work experiences into the curriculum. Throughout the course, students will engage in immersive work-based learning experiences, opportunities to participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), such as HOSA (Health Occupation Students Association), and develop essential employability skills. The curriculum covers a wide spectrum, including medical terminology, Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR, first aid, and medical mathematics relevant to the medical field. The course is designed to provide a co-educational setting that fosters a robust foundation in pathology, complemented by practical skills and ancillary certifications. Students will delve into personnel and workplace safety protocols, legal and ethical considerations, and cultural competence. Students will also gain expertise in communication, teamwork, and the application of health-related mathematics. By the end of this program, students will be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for success in the dynamic and rewarding field of medicine.

Emergency Medical Technician- Pilot

Course length: 40 weeks           Grade of eligible students: 12    
Prerequisite course: 2.2 or higher GPA 
Discover an exciting new EMT course offered in partnership with Rochester Community Schools, the Rochester Fire Department and the Rochester Hills Fire Department, in collaboration with Oakland Community College (OCC). This dual enrollment program requires a minimum 2.2 GPA as a prerequisite.

Students will be dismissed from their Rochester Community Schools building at 12:20 pm every school day. On Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays students will attend evening classes from 6 pm to 10 pm at OCC from September 2nd to December 20th. Mondays and Fridays are designated for independent study, allowing time for homework and personal activities.

Clinical experience is a vital aspect of the course, totaling 60 hours, which can be fulfilled through 8-hour or 12-hour shifts. Mandatory training in Vehicle Extrication takes place on two Saturdays in October 2024.

Upon successful completion of the course and passing the license test, students receive their EMT license, awarded on their 18th birthday, enabling them to apply for the State EMT License.

Don't miss this opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career path as an Emergency Medical Technician!

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Clinical Medical Assistants are crucial members of medical teams. They are able to perform a range of tasks, including taking patient vital signs, assisting on exams and procedures, updating and maintaining health records, administering medications, and running essential laboratory procedures.