EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING (EMT) (5210 Emergency Medical Training)

4 Cr / All Year / 2 Pds / Grade 12 

  • CTE application required.
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Medical Terminology
  • Location: Columbia City High School

Emergency Medical Services prepares students for a state certification which may lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services. Examples of those careers include Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. This course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care. Theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care, within the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician, are covered in this course. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and safely transport them to the hospital. The handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents is also addressed in this course. Opportunities for laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance are also included to provide occasions for students to further develop clinical skills and the appropriate ethical behavior. Leadership skills are developed and community service opportunities are provided through participation in HOSA. Students have the opportunity to compete in a number of competitive events at both the state and national level.

HEALTH SCIENCE / PRE-NURSING (7168, 5274, 7166 see below)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods / Grades 11-12

  • Students signing up for this CTE course will be enrolled in the following courses that will run throughout the year: 7168, 5274, 7166
  • CTE application required
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Biomedical Science or Human Body Systems 
    • COVID-19 vaccines are required for clinical experience and to earn dual credits
  • Location: Wawasee High School
  • This class has a limit of 20 students 
  • Students may earn the Indiana State Department of Health Certified Nursing Assistant certification 
  • Students may receive up to 17 dual credits from IVY Tech Community College
    • Principles – HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers (3)
    • Concentrator A – HLHS 101 Medical Terminology (3), HLHS 102 Essentials to Anatomy and Physiology (3) 
    • Concentrator B – HLHS 107 CNA Preparation (5), HLHS 113 Dementia Care (3)

7168 Principles of Healthcare (2 credits)

  • Aligning Principles Dual Credit Course: HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers  

Principles of Healthcare content includes skills common to specific health career topics such as patient nursing care, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, public health, and an introduction to healthcare systems. Lab experiences are organized and planned around the activities associated with the student’s career objectives.

5274 Medical Terminology (2 credits)

  • Aligning Concentrator A Dual Credit Course: HLHS 101 Medical Terminology, HLHS Essentials to Anatomy and Physiology 

Medical Terminology prepares students with language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials. It includes the study of health and medical abbreviations, symbols, and Greek and Latin word part meanings, all taught within the context of body systems. This course builds skills in pronouncing, spelling, and defining new words encountered in verbal and written information in the healthcare industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire essential skills for accurate and logical communication, and interpretation of medical records. Emphasis is on forming a foundation of a medical vocabulary including; appropriate and accurate meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of medical terms, and abbreviations, signs, and symbols.

7166 Healthcare Specialist: CNA (2 credits)

  • Aligning Concentrator B Dual Credit Course: HLHS 107 CNA Prep, HLHS 113 Dementia Care

The Healthcare Specialist: CNA prepares individuals desiring to work as nursing assistants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. The course will introduce students to the disease process and aspects of caring for a long-term care resident with dementia. Individuals who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply to sit for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) certification exam for nursing assistants. This course meets the minimum standards set forth by the ISDH for Certified Nursing Assistant training and for health care workers in long-term care facilities.