Health Occupations

Introduction to Health Occupations


The main objective of this course is to present students with up-to-date knowledge on current health issues and provide an opportunity to explore various health care Last Revision 04/27/2018 55 careers. The topics covered will include: body systems/general health and wellness, personal fitness, nutrition, mental/emotional health and stress management, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, infectious/noninfectious diseases (heart disease, cancer, diabetes), healthy decision making and refusal skills/HIV/AIDS education, reproductive health; First Aid/CPR/AED/Child/Infant CPR, along with an emphasis on health care careers/delivery/insurance. This course satisfies the Health requirement for graduation and covers the current Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements for Health Education.


This course introduces students to a career in healthcare. Both the classroom and clinical site training provides students with all skills necessary to become a licensed nursing assistant. This hands-on course also includes medical terminology, basic anatomy, disease process, and career exploration. Students will interact with healthcare professionals in the fields of: Nursing, Medicine, Radiology, Medical Lab, EMT, Dental Careers and Rehab Therapies such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Pathology. This course is College Tech Prep approved and articulated with Wenatchee Valley College’s NURS 100A Nursing Assistant: Basic Patient Care (includes 7 hours of HIV/AIDS training required by Washington State). This is an excellent course for students interested in any aspect of healthcare. NOTE: A social security number is required by the State of Washington to be eligible to take the NNAAP test to become a licensed nursing assistant. Local Industry Standard requires 80% passing on administered reading comprehension test prior to admission to this course. Washington State Patrol Check will be completed prior to admission to this course. A negative report is required for all clinical sites. Part of this course will be taught off campus and students need to provide their own transportation to medical facilities  in the community.