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.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Core Medical Terminology
Long Term Care Aide
Home Health Care Nursing Assistant
Medication Administration Technician
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aide
Information Technology Applications
Health Careers 1 Capstone
Intro to Medical Assisting
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part 1)
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part 2)
Clinical Medical Assistant Practicum
Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing
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
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.
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:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).