Health Care Skills

  • Two students study a model of the human body.

  • This course supports NEW York State
    CDOS Credential requirements
    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 micro-biology, 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:

    • Sterilization 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
  • 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.

    Upon completion of the required training and exams, students will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR and Heart Saver/First Aid through the American Heart Association.

    Work Experience Opportunities:

    Students in this course reinforce their skills in a supervised, clinical environment at a hospital or nursing home. 
  • Health Care Skills - Student Taking Blood Pressure

    Those who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days and internships, at workplace sites such as:

    • Cool Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

    Health Skills

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Skills 
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits* using either or both of the following:
    005 credit  Career and Financial Management
    0.5 credit  Health

    * Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits.

    Note: This course requires students to wear uniforms and to complete physical exams before participating in clinical rotations.

    This course supports

Health Services

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

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