Students in the Intro to Health Care Careers course focus on fundamental knowledge and skills essential to the development of personal, professional, leadership and career success qualities of a patient care provider. Course content includes career exploration, educational success and life-long learning, life-style management, listening and communication, thinking, reasoning and conflict resolution, team building and leadership, medical math, history and trends, health care systems and finance, cultural diversity, patient confidentiality and rights, legal and ethical responsibilities, personal and patient safety, and workplace readiness. English language, reading, and math skills necessary to comprehend course materials and perform duties safely are required by the Arizona State Board of Nursing for students to participate. Additionally, the State Board of Nursing requires TB testing, drug screening, and criminal background checks to be conducted. Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) standards will be an integral part of this class. Dual credit may be obtained from the Maricopa Community College system for this program at high schools offering this option. Successful completion of the program may qualify students to receive the Mastery of Subject Area Graduation Endorsement. Students are encouraged to work with their program teachers to determine eligibility.
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- Career and technical education