Health Care Technician Program Stillwater | Health Career | Meridian Tech

This adult-only program combines the Health Careers 1 and Health Careers 2 career paths. You’ll learn the basics of direct patient care and how to assist patients in their daily living as well as the skills you’ll need to care for patients in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, assisted living facilities, home health and long-term care centers. Spend part of the program mastering how to help patients during mealtimes, aide them in personal hygiene routines and measure vital signs. The other part of the program will give you the skills to prepare patients for exams, administer medications, and collect lab samples. You’ll complete the program with the skills needed to become a certified nursing assistant, a certified clinical medical assistant, a certified home health aide, a medication administration technician and a certified phlebotomy technician.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Mastering skills through patient care simulations
  • Participating in clinical rotations in health care facilities

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Nurse aide
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical assistant
  • Nurse

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Core Medical Terminology

45

Anatomy

120

Professionalism

100

Long Term Care Aide

91

Home Health Care Nursing Assistant

16

Medication Administration Technician

16

Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aide

15

Information Technology Applications

40

Medical Math

60

Health Careers 1 Capstone

97

Intro to Medical Assisting

15

Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part 1)

75

Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part 2)

75

Pharmacology

60

Clinical Medical Assistant Practicum

60

Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing

120

Phlebotomy Practicum

120

Total

1,125

Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 3

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through OKJobMatch.com
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.