Health Careers



Your Future in
Health Careers

All first-year Health Careers students complete core studies and then participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant or the Health Careers Exploration course.

Students who choose Nursing Assistant prepare for clinical training at a long-term care facility.  Students study the care of residents/patients, infection control, safety procedures, rehabilitation, and interpersonal/communication skills.  Upon completion of classroom, lab, and the clinical experience, students take the Michigan Comprehensive Evaluation Examination to become Certified Nursing Assistants.  Students who successfully complete Nursing Assistant and earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification (CNA), will have the opportunity to participate in either Paid Work-Based Learning or a Health Careers Internship during their second year at TEC.

Students who choose Health Careers Exploration will have the opportunity to learn about six areas within health careers.  They will study areas of interest, complete written assignments, and will participate in job shadows at medical facilities that are related to their areas of interest.  Students who successfully complete Health Careers Exploration will have the opportunity to be recommended to participate in a Health Careers Internship their second year at TEC.

Please note: students who want to advance to the second-year must receive the recommendation of their first-year instructor.

Nursing Assistant Paid Work-Based Learning: Students who successfully complete Nursing Assistant and pass the Michigan Comprehensive Evaluation Examination may be recommended to participate in Nursing Assistant Paid Work-Based Learning.  Students become paid employees at a long-term care or medical facility.  A TEC coordinator regularly visits the student and his/her trainer at the work-based site.  Students must follow all work-based learning rules and return to TEC on a regular basis.  Students must provide their own transportation to their work-based learning site.

Internship Program: Students who successfully complete either Health Careers Exploration or Nursing Assistant may be recommended to participate in a Health Internship.  Students are assigned to a medical fcility and are trained by the staff at the facility.  Students are trainees and may not receive pay for their experience.  A TEC Coordinator regularly visits each student and his/her trainer at the internship site. Student return to TEC for classroom training on a regular basis.  Students must provide their own transportation to their health Internship site.

HEALTH INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT OPTIONS
**some second-year internship placements require the completion of the Nursing Assistant program.

  • Birthing assistant**
  • Dental
  • Emergency medical technician**
  • Emergency room assistant**
  • Group home assistant**
  • Operating room assistant**
  • Pediatrics-hospital based placement**
  • Pediatrics-medical office placement
  • Physical therepy/occupational therapy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Veterinary


Program Curriculum
Health - CNA 
Health - Exploration
Health Internship

Extracurricular Activities
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

Career Options
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dentist
EMT
Pharmacist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technician
X-ray Technician

WorkKeys
Find out which skills are needed to work in the Health industry.


Advanced training
and education

Advanced educational opportunities are available through two- and four-year colleges, hospital education programs, and military programs.

Articulation
Currently, TEC's Health Career program articulates college credit through Ferris State University, SC4 and Baker College.