CTE Patient Care

Courses

Introduction Course

Pirate Focus
Grade Level: 9
UC/CSU: Elective (“G”) requirement
Credits: 10.0
Graduation Requirement: GFSF
Pre-requisites: None.
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with Yuba College (COUNS 25)
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: A comprehensive career and life planning course. Students complete the course with a 10 Year Plan for success, a Skills-Based Education Plan, the beginning of a Professional Portfolio, and a sense of relevance for their high school courses. In the context of a study of the changes that occur during a typical life span, each student will construct a personal profile of current and projected interests, aptitudes, skills, values, personality, and life and personal circumstances.

Concentrator Course

Medical Terminology (Concentrator 1)
Grades: 10, 11, 12 (9th grade with teacher or counselor recommendation)
Prerequisites: Pirate Focus (can be taken concurrently)
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Units: 10.0
UC/CSU: Pending G
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with Yuba College Pending (NURS 51)
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: This course is a prerequisite for the majority of health career courses. The course is centered on the language of healthcare (Medical Terminology) and medical abbreviations through a systems approach. Emphasis is on providing students with a thorough understanding of the terminology of body systems and their interrelationships. The course includes advanced medical terminology and abbreviations used to describe body systems, anatomy, physiology, medical processes, diseases, disorders, and medical interventions. The competencies in this course are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. This course will include CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED Certification opportunities. Students may participate in Job Shadows with local Health Care agencies while in this course.

Patient Care I (Concentrator 2)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Pirate Focus AND Medical Terminology (could be concurrent with Medical Terminology with teacher or counselor recommendation)
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Units: 10.0
UC/CSU: Pending G
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with Yuba College or Sierra College Pending
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: Patient Care 1 is the first course within the CTE Patient Care Pathway and is designed to introduce students to careers in the healthcare field. With a focus on both theory and practical skills, students will learn the professional norms, skills, and competencies related to careers in healthcare. This interdisciplinary course integrates concepts from the social science, biological science, mathematics, and physical science disciplines and is based on core academic and career technical education standards. Students will analyze case studies and critically examine the ethics and procedures involved in a clinical setting. Topics of study will include occupations in healthcare; health, safety, and environmental management; infection control; human structure, function, disease, and disorders; documentation of patient information; body mechanics, emergency procedures, and protocols; and law and ethics. This course will include CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED Certification opportunities. Students will be able to participate in Job Shadows and short-term internships with local Health Care agencies.

Capstone Course

Patient Care II (Capstone) To be offered in Fall of 2023:
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Pirate Focus, Medical Terminology, AND Patient Care I
Graduation Requirement: CTE
Units: 10.
UC/CSU: Pending G
Dual Enrollment/Articulation: Articulation with Yuba College Pending
Grading Scale: 4.0
Description: Patient Care 2 is a capstone course preparing students for careers or post-secondary education in the healthcare field. This course is designed to prepare students to perform clinical skills including examining room procedures, taking vital signs and medical histories, first aid, CPR, and routine laboratory procedures. Students will apply knowledge and skills acquired in Patient Care 1 to an understanding of patient care delivery systems, effective patient communication, medical ethics, and legal responsibilities, infection control procedures, patient nutrition and wellness, behavioral health, and patient care for end of life. This course will include CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED Certification opportunities. Students will be eligible to participate in Job Shadows and Short Term Internships with local Health Care Agencies

Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

HOSA - Future Medical Professionals

Students enrolled in the Patient Care Pathway are eligible to participate in HOSA as members or officers. HOSA is a Career Technical Student Organization that is recognized by industries across the nation as a way for student to gain employable skills and develop into great leaders. More information can be acquired from our Patient Care Pathway teacher, or from CTE/C Center, or by emailing careers@wheatlandhigh.org.

Yuba College Degree Information

While our Patient Care Pathway is useful for so many careers including Nursing, Medical Doctors, but also First Responders and Physical Therapists. Yuba College has a strong nursing program which you can read more about by Clicking Here, but this program can align with many other programs at many other Post-Secondary School options.

Industry Information

Jobs
Medical Assistant
Patient Care Technician
Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Registered Nurse
Physician Assistant
EMT
Medical Doctor
Dentist
Physical Therapist
Radiology/Sonography Technician

Wage Range
$40,000 - $180,000
Depending on Experience and Level of Education

Projected Job Openings
266,470 Annual Openings

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