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Health Careers Explorer

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Never has there been a greater demand for skilled professionals than in the constantly and rapidly changing health care industry. For students with an interest in health issues or those who are undecided about a career area, this one-year class provides the information and opportunities for making an informed choice. Students will get an overview of occupations in the health care field by touring medical facilities and prepare for a job in area nursing homes/hospitals/laboratories by learning basic nursing and home health skills, including phlebotomy and pharmacy technician. Students are expected to achieve Certified Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide credentials, and Medication Administration Training.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Health Careers Explore
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction: 519/21
Normal Completion Time:  21 weeks for full-time status

  • Required Courses:
  • Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
  • Core Concepts of Effective Communication
  • Medical Terminology – High School
  • Core Employability Skills
  • Feeding Assistant (NAR)
  • Long Term Care Aide
  • Home Health Care Nursing Assistant
  • Medication Aide Technician (MAT)
  • Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Orientation to the Pharmacy Technician Career
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacology for PhT
  • Pharmacological Calculations
  • Retail Pharmacy Operations
  • Pharmaceutical Terminology
  • Professional Skills in Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation

Career Opportunities:

  • CNA, LTC and HHA
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG Tech
  • Advanced Standing in PN program

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Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor (405) 449-3391

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry

  • CNA Nurse Aide

CPR – Basic Life Support (BLS)


**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)