Course Overview

Students will learn the skills to be a supportive caregiver through clinical experiences in nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes.  Topics of study include: personal care procedures, anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, body structures and functions, medical terminology, nutrition, human biology, disease treatment and prevention, and medical legality issues. During clinical rotations, students perform personal care procedures, learn to take vital signs, and assist patients with mobility using crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs. 

Course Content

  • Body structures and functions

  • Common signs of illness

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Legal and ethical responsibilities

  • Medical terminology

  • Personal health and wellness

  • Direct patient care

  • CPR and first aid

  • Basic nursing procedures

  • Nutritional and environmental needs of clients/patients

  • Pediatrics, elderly, disabled and chronically ill

  • Clinical Rotations

Nurse Assisting & Health Occupationsstudents

Nurse Assisting & Health Occupations students

Career Opportunities

  • Home Health Aide

  • Personal Care Aide

  • Hospital Aide

  • Residential Aide

  • Physical Therapy Aide

  • LPN

  • RN

  • Phlebotomist/Lab Tech

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 money icon Picture Starting Salary ​25k upward graph icon Picture Job Growth: ​High Need piggy bank icon Picture Salary 25k - 90k

College Agreements

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Concurrent Enrollment Credits

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Tompkins Cortland Community College

HLTH 104: Medical Terminology (3 credits)

HLTH 205: First Aid and Safety Education (3 credits)

​HLTH 206: Personal Health (3 credits)