Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.    This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), SOC Code 29-2099.00 (Health Technologists and Technicians), Health Care Technicians, Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies (66008439), Home Health Aides (66011456), or Allied Health Assistants.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long term care settings. 

Instructor: Jacqueline Tellez

jtellez@pasco.k12.fl.us

 

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM COURSE SEQUENCES

http://www.fldoe.org/academics/graduation-requirements 

Pathway

Patient Care Technician  H170694

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Program description:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), SOC Code 29-2099.00 (Health Technologists and Technicians), Health Care Technicians, Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies (66008439), Home Health Aides (66011456) or Allied Health Assistants.  This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute  and long-term care settings.

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

 

Career Certificate

PROGRAM CURRICULUM CREDITS

Course

Course #

Credits

State Level

Prerequisite

Industry Certification

Basic Health Care Worker

HSC0003

   

 

 

Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)

HCP0121

 

 

 

 

Advanced Home Health Aide

HCP0332

 

 

 

 

Patient Care Assistant

HCP0020

 

 

 

 

Allied Health Assistant

HSC0016

 

 

 

 

Advanced Allied Health Assistant

MEA0580

 

 

 

 

Patient Care Technician

PRN0094

 

 

 

Florida CNA license, CPCT , CMAA, CET, Phlebotomy Tech

CORE CURRICULUM CREDITS (Not applicable)

ENGLISH

MATH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

FINE ARTS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

4

4

3, 2 with Lab

3

1

1

Elective Curriculum Credits – aligned with community college and state university system programs

POSTSECONDARY

POSTSECONDARY OPTIONS

GSC = Gold Seal CAPE Scholars

TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

•  Meet Bright Futures Scholar requirements
• Earn five (5) postsecondary credit hours through approved CAPE industry certifications
• Complete 30 volunteer service hours

 

 PHSC Health Science and RN programs

USF RN program, Pre-med program 

CAREER

CAREER PREPARATION

GSV = Gold Seal Vocational Scholars

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

Internships/ Work Experience Recommended

Sample Career Specialties

•  Meet Bright Futures Scholar requirements
•  Earn (3) three secondary school career credits
•  Pass the Florida College Entry Level
    Placement Test
•  Achieve a weighted 3.0 GPA in non-elective courses
•  Achieve an unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a
    4.0 scale in career education courses
•  Complete 30 volunteer service hours

 

HOSA

 

 

Students must complete 80 hours of clinical training for this program

 

Patient Care Technician, Home Health Aide

CREDIT

ARTICULATION AND CTE DUAL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Secondary to Technical Center (PSAV)

Secondary to CCC or Degree

Career Certificate to AAS or AS/BS/BAS