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.

    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. 

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814