Program Requirements


Grade level: 10, 11, 12

School: Kent

Program Length: Two Years

Credit at Kent:

Level I – Anatomy and Physiology (1cr); CP English (1cr); HCT I-Allied Health (2cr) 

Level II – CP English (1cr); HCT IIA-Medical Terminology (1cr); HCT IIB-Patient Centered Care (1cr); HCT II- Capstone (1cr)

Program Description


Since many health careers require further education, students will be prepared for post-secondary studies in their area of concentration.   Health Careers Technologies students will learn clinical skills that are utilized in a variety of occupations in the medical field.  Students learn basic health care skills, medical laboratory processes, physical therapy techniques and clinical techniques. Additional coursework is provided in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, nutrition, infection control, and legal/ ethical issues. This program places an emphasis on helping students shape their own future by providing them with a wide range of entry-level skills and knowledge. Certification is available AHA CPR-AED for the Health Care Provider. Click here for a sample schedule.

Program Overview


Program Time

  • Two year program

  • Shadowing observations

  • Level 2 Internship opportunities

  • Self-paced instruction and computer assistance when applicable

General Working Conditions

  • Involves close contact with people, patients and co-workers

  • Involves moving, lifting and fine motor skills

Areas of Concentration

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Emergency Care & Triage

  • Medical Terminology

  • Nutrition & Dietary Modifications

  • Infection Control & Safety Measures

  • Rotations in Medical Assisting, Lab Assisting, Nurse Assisting, Dental Assisting & Rehabilitation Skills

  • Communication skills

Additional Requirements

  • Good Attendance

  • GPA 3.0

  • Biology

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Communication skills

  • Ability to follow directions

Youth Leadership Organization

  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

Helpful Background

  • Chemistry/other sciences

  • Communication skills – writing, listening and speaking

  • Mathematics

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