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Emergency Medical Technician Foundations – Basic Skills Lessons

Provides basic skills instruction to students enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course. This is part of an Integrated Education & Training (IET) program.

English for Healthcare

Students learn vocabulary, writing, reading, speaking and listening skills necessary for work in the healthcare industry. Transition skills and digital literacy necessary for workplace success are integrated.

Healthcare Career Bridge I Reading & Writing

Students build reading and writing skills through health issue investigation, healthcare career exploration and a final project. Students become familiar with career options in the healthcare field and create their own career paths and implementation steps.

Healthcare Career Bridge II Reading & Writing

Students build reading and writing skills through investigation of the science and social studies of nutrition and healthcare reform. Four units, each with a reading, research and fact-finding week followed by a writing week; two full writing projects, multiple essays, extensive reading, and a classroom debate.

Healthcare Career Bridge III Reading & Writing

Students build reading and writing skills through investigation of the science and social studies of drug resistance and the impact of drug shortages on the healthcare system, with two major writing projects and multiple essay-writing requirements. Skills developed include internet research, vocabulary-building, lecture note-taking and presentation skills.

Integrated Medical Terminology (Learner Web)

First unit introduces learners to medical terminology. It explains word parts like suffixes and prefixes, and how to combine them to make common medical words. Second unit covers 12 body systems.

Introduction to Healthcare Careers

This course 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.

Introduction to Medical Careers

Focuses primarily on the knowledge and skills needed to enter a CNA community-based training course. Content is based on sections of the CNA exam – hygiene, nutrition, bowel & bladder, infection control, data collection, restorative skills, psychosocial care, etc.

Introduction to Medical Terminology 1 and 2

This course will assist students in understanding the terminology used in healthcare careers, and the varied applications.

Introduction to Nursing Assistant (Pre-CNA) Course

Course builds vocabulary and basic understanding of all aspects of the CNA role in a health-care setting. Primary textbook is Mosby’s Basic Skills for Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care, which also includes videos.

Medical Office Assistant

Prepares students to take a college-level certificate course. Students learn computer literacy skills, medical terms, reading skills for on the job, and career soft skills including communication, conflict resolution, problem solving skills, and reading a pay stub.

Medical Office Prep

In this hybrid course, students master basic medical terminology, identify a medical career path, develop professional communication skills, strengthen academic reading/writing skills using technology, and prepare for the transition to college and work.

Medical Office Preparation Skills (Learner Web)

Includes career exploration and goal setting, basic medical terminology, basic body systems, office communication skills and soft skills.

Personal Care Assistant Prep

In this on-ramp course students will develop an understanding for the role of a PCA, describe etiquette and ethics within PCA field, and demonstrate the communication strategies and medical knowledge necessary for the job.

Preparatory Math for Health Sciences

This course helps prepare students to complete the calculations necessary in chemistry and laboratory courses. Topics include decimal numbers, fractions, ratios, proportions, dilutions, percent/percentage problems, Roman numerals, military time, English/metric conversion, calculating areas and volumes, and solving equations.

Prepare to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (Learner Web)

Covers all aspects of a Certified Nursing Assistant’s job responsibilities. Test prep section provides performance skills videos for all 21 skills required in CNA test and an interactive simulation game. A link to an “official” practice test is provided.

Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers – CNA Training

Not designed as a course, but as a reading resource for a healthcare career pathway. Designed for online independent study, learners can choose from 175 2-page stories organized by reading level. Focus is on high utility academic vocabulary and healthcare content vocabulary.

TEAS VI & TEAS VI for Allied Health Test Prep Class

A rigorous course that covers English, reading, math and science knowledge required for the TEAS Tests. Students also gain knowledge of the content and structure of the tests, develop critical thinking and reduce test-taking anxiety. Course content is based on topics in the TEAS Study Guide. Requires extensive study outside of class.

TEAS VI Test Prep Class

A rigorous course that covers English/language, reading, math and science knowledge required for the TEAS VI Test. Students also gain knowledge of the content and structure of the tests, develop critical thinking and reduce test-taking anxiety. Course content is based on topics in the TEAS Study Manual, Version VI. Requires extensive study outside of class.

Adult Career Pathways Glossary

Confused about Adult Career Pathways and transitions terminology? You’re not alone! See this handy ACP glossary.