The Health Occupations Dual Credit Program provides students with the knowledge and experience that relates to a variety of allied health careers. High school juniors and seniors may enroll in Health Occupations Courses, and upon successful completion receive high school and college credit. Students have the opportunity to master various skills throughout the program. Some of these skills include: First aid and CPR, workplace and team building, critical thinking and communication. Students also gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease prevention, recognition and treatment. Opportunities for hands-on health care experience is also provided throughout the program. Students who successfully complete CNA 131 are eligible to take the IL Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Exam and obtain employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Job shadowing experience is also available to allow exploration of various health care professions.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAM BY HIGH SCHOOL
CARMI-WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Serving Carmi-White County High School and NCOE High School
Instructor: Lisa Cusic
ELDORADO HIGH SCHOOL
Serving Eldorado High School, Galatia High School and Gallatin County High School
Instructor: Brenda Knight
HARDIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Serving Hardin County High School and Pope County High School
Instructors: Sanrda Dixon and Sara Jo Healy
HARRISBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Serving Carrier Mills High School and Harrisburg High School
Instructor: Randy Deal
*Not all courses are offered each semester.