Health Care Skills

  • Two students study a model of the human body.

    Barry Tech | Health Services | Health Care Skills in Long Island

  • About This Course

    In this course, students will learn the skills needed to prepare for basic, entry-level jobs in a variety of health-related occupations. They will study anatomy, physiology and microbiology, and learn to understand and implement universal precautions. Students will also develop effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Computer modules are incorporated into class work.

  • Students Will Learn

    • Sterilizing procedures and infection control
    • Patient wheelchair transport
    • Bed to wheelchair transfer
    • Preparing an open/closed hospital bed
    • Taking and recording pulse, blood pressure and temperature
    • Measuring height and weight
    • Understanding nutrition and special dietary needs
    • Body mechanics
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Basic medical terminology

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible
    Placement: Skills 
    Location: Barry Tech


Career Opportunities

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to work in several non-licensed entry-level positions in hospitals, clinics, dietary departments, adult day treatment centers and nursing homes. Graduates may opt to attend a post-secondary institution or college to continue their education in a health career field. Typical job titles in healthcare include transport assistant, transporter, bed and bath team member, hospital bed maker, adult day treatment counselor, patient communicator and dietary aide.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814