• Health Care Pathways
     
     
     
    Therapeutic Services (Nursing) Pathway
    (Non-traditional pathway for males)
    Introduction to Health Care Science
    25.5210091
    Introduction to Health Care Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for team members wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry. The course will enable team members to receive initial exposure to Health Care Science skills and attitudes applicable to the health care industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s health care provider. Fundamental health care skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Team members are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical team member organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide team members with a competitive edge for either entry into the health care global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Health Care Science Education courses.
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.

    This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.

     
    Application of Therapeutic Services
    25.5220092
    Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Team members continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally, regionally, and nationally such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE). Upon completion of this course and pre-requisites team members who successfully master these standards will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate of Proficiency or Mastery, issued in partnership between NCHSTE and National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.521009.

    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)

    This course articulates with Savannah Technical College’s Anatomy and Physiology AHS 101 or Basic Human Biology DEN 101. Team members receiving articulated credit must earn a grade of B or better in the high school aligned course and pass the exemption exam with an 80 or better. Team members must enroll in the postsecondary institution within 24 months of high school graduation.


     

     
    Nursing Essentials / CNA (Savannah Tech)
    or
    Nursing Essentials (Career Academy)
    25.5610493
    or
    25.5610093
    This course is designed to provide team members interested in the Therapeutic Services Pathway’s Career Specialty Nursing with entry level skills most commonly associated with the entry level career title Nursing Assistant. The team members are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a specific focus on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 1987 (OBRA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This course with prerequisites meets the Certified Nurse Assistant curriculum content as specified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Team members meeting all academic, attendance, and age requirement may elect to sit for the Georgia Registry’s Examination. Successful completion of the Georgia Registry Examination allows team members to seek employment in the state of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.5210091and Applications of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092.

    Team members that register for the Savannah Tech --Nursing Essentials course will be eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam:
    • In order to take the General Medicine Course (Savannah Tech) team members need to have successfully completed the Nursing Essentials at Savannah Tech.
    • Team members attending Savannah Tech will have to meet all Savannah Tech Entrance Requirements which include being 16 years of age by August 1, 2010 and successful completion of the COMPASS or ASSET Exams.

     
    General Medicine / PCT (Savannah Tech)
    or
    General Medicine (Career Academy)
    25.5610494
    or
    25.5250094
    The course is designed to offer team members (preferably upper classmen -juniors or seniors) the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled health care providers as they develop a working knowledge of each of the major departments of the average acute care setting/hospital, including but not limited to: Orthopedics, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, MedSurg, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Customer Care Services. Team members focusing on a career path in medicine (Pre-Med) or on a career in one of the ancillary departments noted above will apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct client care. The work-based learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 40-hour clinical practicum.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.5210091 and Applications of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092 and 25.5610493 Nursing Essentials / CNA (Savannah Tech) or 25.5610093 Nursing Essentials (ECA)


    Therapeutic Services Nursing Internship
    25.5630099
    This internship focuses on the applications of Nursing Essentials skills and technology. Recommended course length is 150 hours with content focus as delineated in the internship performance standards. A minimum of 90 clinical application hours is required. The additional 60 internship hours may be utilized in the class, lab, or clinic settings.
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.5210091, Application of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092, and Nursing Essentials 25.5610093. This course requires permission of the instructor as well as the CTAE Supervisor.
     
    Therapeutic Services Internship is not required for pathway completion; however, it is highly encouraged for team members to complete the internship.



     
    Therapeutic/Medical Services Career Pathway
    (Non-traditional pathway for males)
    Introduction to Health Care Science
    25.5210091
    Introduction to Health Care Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for team members wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry. The course will enable team members to receive initial exposure to Health Care Science skills and attitudes applicable to the health care industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s health care provider. Fundamental health care skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Team members are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical team member organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide team members with a competitive edge for either entry into the health care global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Health Care Science Education courses.
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.

    This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.

     
    Application of Therapeutic Services
    25.5220092
    Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Team members continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally, regionally, and nationally such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE). Upon completion of this course and pre-requisites team members who successfully master these standards will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate of Proficiency or Mastery, issued in partnership between NCHSTE and National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.521009.

    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     
    This course articulates with Savannah Technical College’s Anatomy and Physiology AHS 101 or Basic Human Biology DEN 101. Team members receiving articulated credit must earn a grade of B or better in the high school aligned course and pass the exemption exam with an 80 or better. Team members must enroll in the postsecondary institution within 24 months of high school graduation.

     
    General Medicine
    25.5250094
    The course is designed to offer team members (preferably upper classmen -juniors or seniors) the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled health care providers as they develop a working knowledge of each of the major departments of the average acute care setting/hospital, including but not limited to: Orthopedics, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, MedSurg, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Customer Care Services. Team members focusing on a career path in medicine (Pre-Med) or on a career in one of the ancillary departments noted above will apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct client care. The work-based learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 40-hour clinical practicum.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.5210091 and Applications of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092

     
    Medical Services Internship
    25.5260099
    This internship focuses on the applications of medical services skills and technology. Recommended course length is 150 hours with content focus as delineated in the internship performance standards. A minimum of 90 clinical application hours is required. The additional 60 internship hours may be utilized in the class, lab, or clinic settings. This course is not required for pathway completion; however, it is highly recommended if the prerequisites have been met.
     
    Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Care Science 25.5210091, Application of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092, and General Medicine 25.5250093. This course requires permission of the instructor as well as the CTAE Supervisor.
     
    Medical Services Internship is not required for pathway completion; however, it is highly encouraged for team members to complete the internship. The internship requires approval of the CTAE Supervisor and instructor.

     
     
     
    Health Informatics Pathway
    (Non-traditional pathway for males)
    Introduction to Health Care Science
    25.5210091
    Introduction to Health Care Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for team members wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry. The course will enable team members to receive initial exposure to Health Care Science skills and attitudes applicable to the health care industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s health care provider. Fundamental health care skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Team members are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical team member organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide team members with a competitive edge for either entry into the health care global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Health Care Science Education courses.
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.

    This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.

     
    Medical Termininology in Health Care Systems
    25.5910092
    This course provides team members with further development of the fundamentals of medical terminology as it relates to health informatics. Included in this course is a basic study of the disease process with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment in which team members are able to enrich the medical terminology study in an applied manner. The knowledge and skills gained this course will provide team members entering many aspects of health care with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. The course concludes with team members demonstrating their abilities to accurately locate and interpret information on clients’ health record, as well as interpreting and transcribing medical orders/reports.

     
    Applications of Health Informatics
    25.5920093
    In this course, health data content and structure are analyzed in a variety of major health care delivery systems. The purpose, utilization, ownership, and evolution of clients’ medical records are analyzed. Medicolegal issues surrounding the management, storage, retrieval, and release of medical records are examined including new legal issues surrounding current electronic and imaging technology developments and trends in health information records management. Health information technology professional accrediting agencies are discussed as team members initiate and enhance their professional growth by participating in leadership development activities provided by Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) which are integrated throughout the course. Team members will develop health information management career skills utilized within health unit coordination, patient access/admissions, and medical coding. Upon successful completion of this course, team members will be eligible to apply skills in a health care facility setting.
     

     
    Health Information Technology Internship
    25.5940099
    This internship focuses on the applications of health information skills and technology. Recommended course length is 150 hours with content focus as delineated in the internship performance standards. A minimum of 90 clinical application hours is required. The additional 60 internship hours may be utilized in the class, lab, or clinic in one or a combination of the following occupationally specific focused area: medical coding, medical billing, health unit coordination, and/or patient access/administration.
     
    Health Information Technology Internship is not required for pathway completion; however, it is highly encouraged for team members to complete the internship. The internship requires approval of the CTAE Supervisor and instructor.

     
     
     
    Diagnostic Services Pathway
    (Non-traditional pathway for males)
    Introduction to Health Care Science
    25.5210091
    Introduction to Health Care Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for team members wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry. The course will enable team members to receive initial exposure to Health Care Science skills and attitudes applicable to the health care industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s health care provider. Fundamental health care skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Team members are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical team member organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide team members with a competitive edge for either entry into the health care global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Health Care Science Education courses.
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.

    This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the team member is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the team member must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.

     
    Basic Diagnostic Services
    25.5910092
    The goal of this course is to introduce team members to basic concepts and methodologies in the area of diagnostic services. Concepts will include basic laboratory procedures and safety, microbiology, analytical chemistry, quality control procedures, and career explorations in diagnostic services. Team members will begin creating and maintaining their individual Health Science Portfolios.
     

     
    Clinical Laboratory Technician
    25.5660093
    The goal of this course is to provide fundamental clinical laboratory technician skills to include hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, microbiology, serology/immunology, immunohematology, and phlebotomy. The Clinical Laboratory Technician course is a prerequisite for Clinical Laboratory Internship. Team members will also be introduced to forensic laboratory techniques, transplantation, and paternity testing. Team members will receive information about careers in clinical laboratory science. Team members will continue developing components of their Health Sciences Portfolios.
     

     
    Clinical Laboratory Technician Internship
    25.5670099
    This internship focuses on the applications of clinical laboratory technology. Recommended course length is 150 hours with content focus as delineated in the internship performance standards. A minimum of 90 clinical application hours is required. The additional 60 internship hours may be utilized in the class, lab, or medical settings. Team members will present Health Science Portfolios prior to completion of the course. After completion of internship and fulfilling all requirements of the National Health Care Association (NHA), team members are encouraged to apply for Certified Phlebotomy Technician licensure (www.NHANOW.com).
     
    Clinical Laboratory Technician Internship is not required for pathway completion; however, it is highly encouraged for team members to complete the internship. The internship requires approval of the CTAE Supervisor and instructor.

     
Last Modified on December 2, 2011