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Principles of Health Occupations

Students will learn about in-demand careers in the healthcare field. They review the core competencies that are relevant to many health occupations including the basics of the body systems, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and more. In addition, students concentrate on specific skills needed to work in health care fields such as Direct Support Professional and Home Health Aide. Students receive certifications in HIPAA and CPR/ AED. Upon completion of this 1-year course, successful students can be recommended for Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant.

Program Studies
  • Education
  • Activities of Daily Living Skills
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Body Systems
  • Consumer Characteristics
  • Housekeeping & Budgeting
  • Infection & Infection Control
  • Measuring & Recording Vital Signs
  • Mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Observation Reporting & Documentation
  • Signs & Systems of Common Illnesses
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Caregiving
Professional Certifications


Career Options

Direct Care Worker, Lab Technician, First Responder, Medical Assistant, Teacher’s Aide/Assistant, Day Care Assistant, Personal Care Aide

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Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

James Matera
Assistant Principal

Jennifer Patrikis
School Counselor
Nanuet Union Free School District
South Orangetown Central School District
Suffern Central School District
New Jersey school districts

Jaymie DeLeon
School Counselor
East Ramapo Central School District
Pearl River School District
Rockland BOCES Student Services

Nicole Minter
School Counselor
Clarkstown Central School District
North Rockland Central School District
Nyack Public Schools

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