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Healthcare Occupations

Program Description

Students enrolled in the Healthcare Occupations program will be well prepared for various careers in the healthcare industry.  

Instruction in the clinical facets of healthcare include but are not limited to vital signs, height, weight, head and chest circumference, eye examinations, color blindness testing, medication measurement and administration, reflex testing, patient positioning, infection control practices, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, EKG, phlebotomy, OSHA 10hour Healthcare Industry-specific training,  basic radiology and diagnostic testing, assessing and stabilizing sick or injured patients outside of a hospital, lifting and moving patients, and documentation for and laws related to the practice of healthcare. These experiences take place in our simulation laboratory.

 College credits are available for some classes for students who successfully complete the requirements. Seniors participate in an internship program at a healthcare-related facility. Lower grade levels participate in field trips to enhance their knowledge of the healthcare industry. Guest speakers are invited to broaden students' exposure and knowledge.

Graduating students who successfully complete the requirements may obtain CPR, First Aid, Bleeding Control, OSHA 10 Hour Healthcare Industry-specific, Emergency Medical Responder, Incident Command System, and Bloodborne Pathogen Certifications and obtain hours towards EKG and Phlebotomy Certification. Graduates may directly enter the workforce or further their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, EKG technician, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, patient-care technician, ultrasound, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), paramedic, and related career choices.

Instructors: Diane Carey (diacar@bergen.org) & William Armonaitis (wilarm@bergen.org)