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Health Occupations Course Descriptions

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP I (HOYA I) (14001A001 & 14051A001)

Level:

11th and 12th grades

Class Location:

St. John Church, Freeport

Time:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m., 9:20 - 10:50, & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Length:

One year, double period

H.S. Credit:

2 credits per year

Post Sec Credit:

Highland Community College – Dual Credit** 8 credits

 

Prerequisite:

(Eight credits for students successfully completing the C.N.A. theory and clinical training)

Keyboarding skills, immunization documentation, and meeting with instructor required for acceptance into this program, satisfactory completion of Algebra 1, and have at least an 8th grade reading ability, which will be confirmed through Accuplacer exam score of at least 220. Students must have a social security number on the first day of class to be eligible for state CNA exam.  NO exceptions per Illinois Public Health regulations.

CAREERTEC Fees:

$184 ($80 drug screen, $20 workbook, $25 Textbook rental, $6 fee, $22 CPR, $37 scrub uniform), to be paid by student/parent at high school during registration.

In the event of  a non-negative drug screen, the student will be assessed an additional fee of $26 for the screen to be sent to an independent lab.

HCC Fees:

$15 registration fee for spring semester to be paid by student/parent at HCC

Optional Fees:

 $75 CNA state testing fee to be paid by student/parent during state testing registration after completing course. Students may purchase their textbook for replacement cost

Calendar:

This course follows the CAREERTEC calendar

 

 

Healthcare is the largest growing industry globally. Doctors, nurses, lab technicians, respiratory techs, occupational and physical therapists, surgical assistants and traveling health care personnel are needed nationwide. HOYA I provides a comprehensive exploration into health-care occupations and provides foundational skills and broad-based training in a variety of careers in the health-care field.  Classroom academics will be combined with introductory on-site visits of numerous health careers. The course is designed to help prepare students for more in-depth post-secondary study toward a particular career in health care.  Students will need the 2 step TB test and proof of Hepatitis B vaccination. To participate in the CNA training, students will need a social security number on the first day of class and a state issued photo ID, further information will be provided.

* TB test can be obtained at the county health department at their current rate.  Appointments should be made.

Students are offered the opportunity to receive CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training 40 hours of clinical training will be done in the evenings or weekends, during the course of the year. Students that pass the theory and clinical portion with an 80% or better may sit for the State certification exam in June to be given at Highland Community College. Aligning with health-care standards, students will be subject to random and reasonable suspicion of alcohol and drug screenings; students will be removed from the program if they test positive.

Suggested preparatory courses include Algebra I, computer literacy, keyboarding skills, strong science background, competent writing skills, and a strong interest in health-related careers. Students may be responsible for their own transportation to and from Job Shadow sites and some field trips. Dual credit at HCC: NURS 091.

 

All accepted students will attend a mandatory orientation meeting prior to the start of classes.

All fees listed for HCC are approximate and are subject to rate changes and textbook pricing at HCC.

 

 

 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP II (HOYA II) (14098A005 & 14154A001)

Level:

12th grade

Class Location:

Internship site & St. John Church every Mon., Tues. Wed., 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Length:

One year, double period

H.S. Credit:

2 credits per year

Post Sec Credit:

Highland Community College - Dual credit** - 5 total – 2 credits after passing Health Care Delivery final exam and 3 credits after passing  Medical Terminology exam

Prerequisite:

Completion of HOYA I with C or better and 95% attendance, and attainment of work site placement

CAREERTEC Fees:

$ 196 ($45 textbook rental, $70 workbook, $80 drug test), to be paid by student/parent at High School during registration. In the event of a non-negative drug screen, the student will be assessed an additional fee of $26 for the screen to be sent to an independent lab.

HCC Fees:

$15 registration fee for Spring semester, to be paid by student/parent at HCC

Calendar:

This course follows the CAREERTEC calendar

 

HOYA II is a combination of on-site clinical work experiences and academics that are required to enter a particular health career or health-industry area.  Student will interview and work on-site with a professional for an average of eight hours per week to total 144 hours per semester and a cumulative total of 288 during the entirety of course. Additional time is spent on academics that enable the student to pursue a post-secondary degree or certification in the health-care field. Students will study Medical Terminology as well as explore national and regional practices of health care. This will include not only careers in healthcare , but projections of health-care needs locally as well as globally, access to health-care advocacy for health programs, managing the delivery of health services, diverse populations served in healthcare and the challenges involved, and an overview of changing health-care behaviors. Students will work actively with community resources while studying national and global behaviors in comparison. Students will  meet Monday through Wednesday in the classroom from 1-2:30 for the academic instruction. Students will need the one step TB test before class begins. *TB test can be done at the Health Department for a fee. Appointments should be made. Aligning with health-care standards, students will be subject to random and reasonable suspicion of alcohol and drug screenings; students will be removed from the program if they test positive. Students study Medical Terminology and Health Care Delivery and upon successful completion of the exam will earn college credits through HCC: NURS 117 and HLTH 101.  Students must provide their transportation to and from the classroom and the work site.

Thanksgiving Feast and Games at St. Johns UCC

Classes at St. Johns UCC had a feast and games to start their Thanksgiving holiday.
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Thanksgiving Feast

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Thanksgiving Games

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Thanksgiving Games

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Thanksgiving Games