Health Careers Certification

As part of the Health Sciences Career Cluster, the Health Careers Certification program prepares students for a career in the health care industry. Careers in health care make up one of the fastest growing areas of the job market today. The Health Careers program offers options that could be a life-long career or a jump-start to a variety of advanced health care degrees. Health Careers students have the opportunity to obtain multiple certifications in many health care areas that could help ensure their employability.

Curriculum includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, medical math, safety and asepsis, concepts of health care economics and CPR/Health Care Provider.

Certifications are available and may require testing fees and other prerequisites. Prerequisites and physical requirements may be necessary to participate in this career pathway.

Local Program Offerings:
Nursing Assistant
Basic Medical Assistant
Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant

Certifications available:
Long-Term Care Aide
Home Health Aid Deeming
CPR/First Aid
Clinical Medical Assistant
Clinical Medical Phlebotomy

Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant
The Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant (AACNA) program is a six-month, full-time program open to adults only. Classes begin in July, end in December, and meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Clinical hours may vary. This course offers classes, including Anatomy and Physiology,  to provide a quality background for applying to the RRTC Practical Nursing program. Students can earn certifications in the following: Long-Term Care Aide; Phlebotomy; and CPR/First Aid. Medical Terminology is also offered and meets the pre-requisite requirement for the RRTC Practical Nursing program.

Student Organization: HOSA

Students must be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the career majors. At a minimum, students will be required to lift patients, stand for several hours and perform bending activities. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions.

Click here to view the Health Careers Certification brochure


Instructor-Laura Long, RN
580-255-2903 ext. 267

Instructor- Donna Rawlings, RN
580-255-2903 ext. 240

Instructor – Norma Hernandez, RN
580-255-2903 ext. 252

SCOPE Student Clinical Observation of Professional Experience

SCOPE will be on an individual basis and career specific

Local Program Offerings

Nursing Assistant

Basic Medical Assistant

Advanced Acute Care Nursing Assistant