Health Assisting Careers (8331/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–12|
Students explore opportunities in the health care field by developing basic skills common to several assisting careers. They study body structure and function, principles of health and disease, and an overview of the health and patient care system. Supervised work-based learning may be part of the course in health care settings and is managed by the health and medical sciences education teacher.
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Health Science
- Support Services
- Therapeutic Services
Upon completion of the course
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.