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. Due to clinical site vaccine requirements, students with proof of full Covid-19 vaccination will receive priority enrollment over students that are unvaccinated.