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 CCMA 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. Taken concurrently with Clinical Medical Office. Two-block, one-year, two-credit course for 11th grade.Office ManagementMedical 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. Taken concurrently with Health Science Core. Two-block, one-year, two-credit course for 11th grade.Clinical Medical AssistingThese 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 a 75% at the end of each semester, as well as have no more than 4 absences to sit for the exam. There is a $149.00 charge for the CCMA exam and a $105.00 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. Prerequisites: Health Science Core and Clinical Medical Office. Juniors take the one-year, two-block, two-credit Clinical Medical Office course concurrently with Health Science Core. Seniors take the one-year, two-block, two credit Clinical Medical Assisting course concurrently with Certified Nursing Assistant.
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: $30 supply fee (gait belt and clinical bag), $13.50 for background check through the Family Care Safety Registry, $20 for CNA Certificate (due in April), $30 for TB test, student will also be responsible for obtaining a flu shot and providing documentation, $30 for Skills USA membership (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.
Pre-requisites: Health Science Core and Clinical Medical Office. 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). 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.