Health Science

Health Science programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the health field. Through specific competencies and clinical rotations, where they work alongside professionals, students will gain valuable insight into their chosen field.  Communication and interpersonal skills, employability skills, work attitudes including teamwork and leadership skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills are stressed throughout the entire program.
 

MEDICAL ASSISTING

Department of Education Career Cluster: Health Science

Program Hours:  1300

Occupational Completion Point:  A, B, C, D, E

Campus Location: Flagler Technical Institute 5400 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

Program Description

The Medical Assisting program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster, provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Medical Assistants SOC 31-9092.

The content includes but is not limited to communication, transcultural communication in healthcare, interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, emergency preparedness, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

 

Licensure/Certification

A certificate of completion is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all program requirements including satisfying the TABE requirement.  The student is prepared to sit for the certification exam for Registered Assistant through American Medical Technologists and the fees for practice exam costs are included in the cost of the program.  Having this certification upon completion of a program enables the student to be uniquely prepared for employment.

http://www.fsmaonline.org/index.html

 

Careers

Career information can be found at www.onetonline.org  Below is information on some of the occupations in Medical Assisting (CIP Code [6 digit]:  31.9092)

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

 

NURSING ASSISTANT (LONG-TERM CARE)

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Department of Education Career Cluster: Health Science

Program Hours:  120

Occupational Completion Point:  A

Campus Location: Flagler Technical Institute 5400 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster. 

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants, nursing aids, and orderlies, nurse aides in nursing homes or SOC Code 31-1014 Nursing Assistants.

The content includes, but is not limited to, interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)- heart saver level, and employability skills.

 

Licensure/Certification

A certificate of completion is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all program requirements.  In order to be eligible for hire, the student must pass the State Examination for Nursing Assistant and receive the designation of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  

http://floridasnursing.gov/renewals/certified-nursing-assistant/

 

Careers

Below is information on some of the occupations in Nursing Assistants (CIP Code [6 digit]:  31.1014)

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00.

 


PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT

Department of Education Career Cluster: Health Science

Program Hours:  290

Occupational Completion Point:  A, B, C, D

Campus Location: Flagler Technical Institute 5400 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

Program Description

The Patient Care Assistant program is designed to prepare students for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants (SOC 31-1014 Nursing Assistant).  All others; Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies, or Home Health Aides.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long term care settings.

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.

Licensure/Certification

A certificate of completion is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all program requirements.  In order to be eligible for hire, the student must pass the State Examination for Nursing Assistant and receive the designation of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  

http://floridasnursing.gov/renewals/certified-nursing-assistant/

 

Careers

Below is information on some of the occupations in Nursing Assistants (CIP Code [6 digit]:  31.1014)

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00.

 

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

Department of Education Career Cluster: Health Science

Program Hours:  600

Occupational Completion Point:  A, B, C, D, E, F, G

Campus Location: Flagler Technical Institute 5400 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), SOC Code 29-2099.00 (Health Technologists and Technicians), Health Care Technicians, Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies (66008439), Home Health Aides (66011456), or Allied Health Assistants.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long term care settings.

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

 

Licensure/Certification

A certificate of completion is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all program requirements.  In order to be eligible for hire, the student must pass the State Examination for Nursing Assistant and receive the designation of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  

http://floridasnursing.gov/renewals/certified-nursing-assistant/

 

Careers

Below is information on some of the occupations in Nursing Assistants (CIP Code [6 digit]:  31.1014)

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00

 

Emergency Medical Technician - ATD

Department of Education Career Cluster: Health Science

Program Hours:  300

Occupational Completion Point: A

Campus Location: Flagler Technical Institute 5400 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164

 

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This is an instructional program that prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians SOC Code 29-2041 (Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics) to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials.  The program prepares students for certification as EMT's in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code.  The program must be approved by the Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, and the curriculum must adhere to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards for EMT.  This is the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification.

The content includes but is not limited to patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, acute abdomen, communicable diseases, patients with abnormal behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, extrication and transportation of patient.  The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, the use of suctioning devices, oral and nasal airways, resuscitation devices, oxygen equipment, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, pneumatic anti-shock garments, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

 

Licensure/Certification

This program is an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) program that is part of a technical degree program, is less than 60 credit hours, and leads to employment in a specific occupation.  An ATD program may consist of either technical credit or college credit.  A public school district may offer an ATD program only as technical credit, with college credit awarded to a student upon articulation to a community college.

 

Careers

Below is information on some of the occupations in Emergency Medical Technician (CIP Code [6 digit]:  29-2041.00)

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00