CAREER AND COLLEGE PREP
Make a Difference
What if high school was all you needed to get started on your dream job? Many healthcare careers don't require a college degree. You can begin making a difference sooner than you thought!
Which pathways are offered?
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)—This pathway prepares students to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals to perform direct basic nursing care in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
Certified Medical Assistant—Students develop the knowledge base, skills, and behaviors that entry-level medical assistants need to succeed. Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, diseases and disorders, treatments, and nutrition.
Emergency Medical Dispatch—This pathway is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to handle emergency medical situations as a dispatcher. Students in this pathway learn about emergency medical services (EMS) systems, how to prioritize calls based on urgency, and how to effectively communicate with callers to provide lifesaving instructions before first responders arrive.
Pharmacy Technician—This pathway prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare and medications to patients in medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and labs.
Phlebotomy & EKG—Students in this pathway prepare for careers that use tests to detect, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, or other physical conditions, such as EKG technician and phlebotomist.
Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP)—This pathway prepares students to administer medications safely and effectively to patients in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, or home health agencies.
Sports Medicine—This pathway trains students in the knowledge, skills, practices, and theories encompassed in the health and safety of athletes.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Admitting clerk
- Advanced practical nurse
- Athletic trainer
- Certified nurse assistant
- High school teacher
- Licensed practical nurse
- Medical assistant
- Pharmacy technician
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?***
- Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT)
- Phlebotomy Technician (NHA CPT)
- EKG Technician
- Basic Life Support and CPR
***For students to be eligible for the Colorado State Licensure Exam as a Medical Assistant, or Nursing Assistant they will need to pass a certified program in that area after graduation.