Health Science Careers
Certified Nursing Assistant
The CNA course is a one-year program available to juniors and seniors interested in a career in the health field. Students receive 350 hours of academic preparation including classroom material and supporting lab practice. Instruction in all human body systems is designed for an understanding of each system and its relationship to the healthy or diseased body. Students will participate in a supervised clinical experience in local health care and extended living facilities. Students are required to apply their classroom lessons in completing actual patient assignments. Students are co-assigned with professional staff providing valuable assistance while they learn. The program also provides training and/or observation in hospital departments specific to each student’s interest.
Successful students will be well prepared to take the State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant exam in June. Graduates are readily employable at various healthcare facilities and well prepared for further health career training.
The Medical Science course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field--doctor, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, radiology/imaging, veterinarian, dietician, and others. All students will complete a concurrent enrollment with the Maine Community College system for Medical Terminology. The course integrates basic medical information, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, integrated research projects, field trips to medical facilities, and skills labs. Students will earn CPR and First Aid Certifications.