Stride Career Prep in Health Services
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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 health care professionals to perform direct basic nursing care in medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
Medical Assisting—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.
Pharmacy Technician— This pathway prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in providing health care 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.
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?***
- National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Medical Assisting Exam
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
- Certified Nursing Assistant certification (CNA)
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC)
- Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
***In order 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.