Health Occupations

1 Year Program

Health Occupations is designed to prepare students to obtain their State of Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, setting the foundation to advance in the health field. Curriculum covers: anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical math, CPR, First Aid, AED and professional clinical experience. The primary clinical experiences are with Sparrow Ionia Hospital, a long term care facility. The curriculum is designed to meet the demands of the students and the changes in health care. Significant segments of class time are devoted to learning skills to be used in a nursing career; included are all aspects of personal care, taking vital signs, and learning transfer techniques. Students will learn the importance of proper communication, teamwork, safety, and exploration in information technology. At the completion of this course students may have the opportunity to sit for their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Home Health Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Office/Receptionist 

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Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy

Program Specific Success Indicators

Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible.

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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