# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Health Assisting Careers (8331/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8331
Duration:36 weeks
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

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

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.