• Health Science Core
    This course will provide the opportunity for students to build a solid foundation in every aspect of healthcare. Covered topics include Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Health Careers and students will be trained in First Aid and CPR. Students will gain understanding and focus regarding their personal area of interest while developing their postsecondary educational and career goals. The curriculum is designed to prepare juniors for the CNA and CMA courses as well as for any healthcare-related course they may take after high school. This course is a pre-requisite for Certified Nursing Assistant and Clinical Medical Assisting. Students must have a medical form and insurance on file. Two-block, one-year, two-credit course for 11th grade.

     
    Office Management
    Medical Office Assistants are the trusted administrators who patients, physicians, nurses, and techs rely on to keep things organized, on time, and efficient. Medical assistant careers are growing incredibly fast, and that growth is creating strong demand for professionals with real-world relevance. This program gives you job-ready skills so you can become the organizational cornerstone every medical practice needs to run the office. Your studies will help you master the unique knowledge base to set you apart and make you stand out from the competition. Duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office. This program focused primarily on handling the front office and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Graduates have the opportunity to work as a Medical Office Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, and Medical Office Insurance Specialist. This program prepares the student to take Registered Medical Assistant exam. This course is a pre-requisite for Certified Nursing Assistant and Clinical Medical Assisting.  Two-block, one-year, two-credit course or one-block, one-credit course for 11th grade.
     
    Clinical Medical Assisting
    These courses prepare students to receive a national certification as a Clinical Medical Assistant. Students will be introduced to the knowledge and skill requirements for persons seeking a career in the physician office/urgent care setting. Areas of study will include information regarding management skills, communication skills, legal/ethical requirements and standards, infection control, diagnostic testing and various client care skills. This course will also incorporate phlebotomy skills and will include hours in the lab practicing these skills. Students will have the opportunity to perform venipunctures on fellow students after several successful venipunctures have been performed on a simulator arm and student has passed a safety exam given by the instructor. Students must be 17 to perform these venipunctures, and this portion will begin in January. Therefore, students must be 17 by February 1st. Students are eligible to sit for the Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification Exam when they are 17 years of age and can also sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician National Certification Exam at the age of 17. Students will be required to have at least an 80% at the end of each semester, as well as have no more than 4 absences to sit for the exam. Health Sciece Core is a prerequisite for Clinical Medical Assisting; however, students may opt out of Health Science Core if they have had biomed courses. There is a $109.00 charge for the CCMA exam and a $139.00 charge for the CPT (Phlebotomy) exam. However, the student is not required to sit for the exams. Student will be expected to independently purchase scrubs for the class. Students must have current medical form and insurance on file. Prerequisite: Health Science Core. (Two-block, one-year, two-credit course for seniors)

     

    Certified Nurse Assisting (Crowder College Dual Credit Option)
    CNA is a one year, two-semester course designed for students who are interested in a professional health care career. The curriculum places emphasis on defining the roles and responsibilities of the health care team through a variety of classroom and clinical experiences. Students gain understanding and focus regarding their personal area of interest while developing their postsecondary educational and career goals. The Missouri State Board of Nursing requires students to participate in 100 clinical hours and 75 classroom hours to be eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant certification.

    Students who elect to take the class for dual credit will earn 7 credit hours. The Crowder course titles are CNA Techniques CNA 101-CNA Techniques & CNA Clinical Experience CNA 102. The optional college course fee is currently $60 per credit hour (subject to change annually). CNA is a one-year (two semester) course.  

    Fees: $60 course fee (gait belt, CTC patch, clinical bag, two-step TB test--subject to change if prices increase),  and $14.25 for background check through the Family Care Safety Registry. Student will also be responsible for obtaining a flu shot and providing documentation in order to attend clinicals at Mercy. Skills USA membership is $30 (optional but encouraged). Royal Blue scrubs must be purchased by the student, wristwatch with a second hand, tennis shoes, 1" ring binder, 5 notebook dividers, and notebook paper. Certification exam is approximately $125--taken the senior year. Studnets must have current medical form and insurance on file.

    Pre-requisites: Health Science Core and Clinical Medical Office. COVID vaccine required. Students must have an attendance record of at least 95% the previous year as well as have submitted a drug-testing consent form as required for school-related extracurricular activities. Students must also submit to a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry, which requires the individual to have a social security number (card). Social security card is also required to sit for the certification test. This background check must be turned in on the first day of school. This course is limited to 15 students per class, making it very competitive. Students who have high attendance and grades will be admitted first. One-year, two-block, two-credit course for 12th grade. Taken concurrently with Clinical Medical Assisting.

     
    Sports Medicine & Introduction to Therapeutic Services
    This course will provide the opportunity for students to start building a foundation in aspects of Athletic training and therapy services.  Covered topics include Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Athletic Training & Therapy Careers and students will be trained in CPR, First Aid & OSHA 10.  Students gain understanding and focus regarding their personal area of interest while developing their postsecondary educational and career goals.  The curriculum places emphasis on defining the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic training/therapy team through a variety of classroom experiences. Can be taken concurrently with Health Science Core.
     
    First Responder/First Aid
    This course will provide the opportunity for students to start building a foundation in aspects of a First Responder.  Covered topics include Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Roles of a First Responder, types of medical emergencies, EMS operations and trauma. Students will be trained in CPR, First Aid & OSHA 10.  Students gain understanding and focus regarding their personal area of interest while developing their postsecondary educational and career goals.  The curriculum places emphasis on defining the roles and responsibilities of the First Responder through a variety of classroom experiences.  Can be taken concurrently with Health Science Core.