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Health Assistant


Instructor: Mrs. Caitlyn Ackerman

Careers in health care are “tops” when it comes to growth and demand in the industry. The Health Occupations program at CACTC offers students who are interested in careers in the medical and rehabilitation fields the opportunity to learn about the various diverse health careers. It also prepares the students for entry level positions as a Patient Care Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant. In addition students can continue their studies at a college or university in a health related program.
Students will learn:
  • Human anatomy
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical Records
  • Basic nutrition
  • Patient care delivery
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care of the elderly
  • Medical Assisting

Industry Certifications a Student may earn:

  • OSHA
  • Association First aid, CPR and AED BLS

Employment Opportunities upon Completion of the Program:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse Aide
  • Health Care Support Worker

Employment Opportunities with further Education and Training:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist

Post-Secondary Options:

To view current advanced credit opportunities articulated with post-secondary institutions, search for equivalency results at


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