Adult Career Pathways Resources
Careers in Healthcare
Healthcare Bridge Semester 1
Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the healthcare field. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of healthcare career options is incorporated into personalized career plans. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed
Healthcare Bridge Semester 2
Students improve their reading and writing skills using materials related to the healthcare field. Learning is interactive, including group activities, giving and getting peer feedback, and utilizing evaluation and editing processes to turn rough drafts into improved rewritten drafts. Students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed
Healthcare Career Foundations
For students interested in exploring healthcare careers (inc. CNA, health unit coordinator, phlebologist, emergency medical technician). Students develop vocabulary and pragmatic awareness for appropriate communications with various people within a healthcare setting. Focus also includes reading, language, digital literacy and numeracy skills. || AUTHOR: William D. Crozier, Winona Adult Basic Education
Introduction to Health Careers (Adult Options)
Introduces learners to many and varied entry-level and higher-level healthcare positions and builds basic knowledge and skills relevant to any healthcare work. Topics include hand washing, infection control, basic living needs for humans, and vital signs. Also covers body systems. General job-seeking skills are also developed. Mymncareers.org is used to develop individualized career plans. || AUTHOR: Steve Gernbacher, Adult Options in Education
Introduction to Healthcare (Minneapolis)
The course provides an overview of human body systems. Learning activities include reading passages, grammar and writing, and core healthcare vocabulary. Students engage in additional hands-on activities and work in teams. Topics include human body systems overview; circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems; and healthcare career exploration. || AUTHOR: Heather Turngren, Minneapolis Adult Education
Introduction to Healthcare Careers (Hubbs)
Introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, including nursing assistant, nurse, medical interpreter, emergency medical technician, home health aide/PCA and medical receptionist. Students learn about different healthcare settings and career paths, as well as basic health vocabulary specific to each career. Students practice cooperative learning, professional communication, writing for work, and technology skills. || AUTHOR: Sarah Northrup and Carlynn Miller-Gore, St. Paul ABE
Introduction to Healthcare Careers (Metro South)
Provides an overview of entry-level healthcare careers available in four categories – patient care, imaging and diagnostics, administrative and support services, and health information and records – plus an introduction to vocabulary and concepts that are explored more in-depth in higher level career pathways courses. || AUTHOR: Brigid A. Erickson, Ed.D., Metro South ABE
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