Health Assistant (Daytime)
Students in intergenerational programs will be sharing instruction, classroom,
and laboratory activities with GJCTC's high school students.
720 Hours - Tuition $6,650* — Program Begins Late August and Ends Early June
Daily Schedule 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
In the Health Assistant program, theory relative to the subject matter and structured clinical experiences prepare the health assistant to serve as a liaison between professional health workers and the recipients of health services. The core curriculum includes basic personal care skills, medical and dental assistant skills, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical asepsis, ethics, medical terminology, computer literacy, first aid and employability skills. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a variety of health occupations such as nursing, medical and dental assisting and home health care. Certifications available to qualified students include: Nurse Aide Certification (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program), American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) for Health Providers, and American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aide. At program completion, the student is awarded a diploma.
General Areas of Training**
- Introduction to Health Occupations and Safety
- Human Growth and Development
- General Principles of Asepsis
- Maintain the Patient Unit
- Position, Turn, Move and Transfer Patients
- Administer Personal Hygiene
- Principles of Basic Nutrition
- Measure and Record Vital Signs
- Assist with Admissions, Transfer and Discharge
- Assist with Physical Examinations
- Assist at Chairside
- Apply Hot/Cold Applications
- Administer Pre and Post Operative Care
- Assist with Special Treatment and Procedures
- Care of a Dying Patient
- Clinical Practicum
- Secretarial Skills
*Note: Tuition subject to change.
**In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, program curriculum may change during the program year.