Augusta Christian Schools is the only private school in the CSRA that has Career and Technical Education. We have a thriving Healthcare Program where students enrolled learn essentials to the healthcare industry, but spend a great deal of time learning employability skills as well. Programs such as this are vital to the future success of the local workforce, especially the healthcare industry. The skills that students learn in this program give them an advantage over other students once they begin college.
The trend in Career and Technical Education across the country is for every student to complete a Career Pathway prior to graduation. The purpose of the pathways are to assist in career development so that students are prepared and competitive for their chosen field. The Healthcare Industry is growing rapidly and is anticipated to continue that growth, however, admission into healthcare programs is highly competitive. In order for our students to be able to compete with students across the state for admission into these programs they need to be emerged in the field at an early age. This program allows them to learn the language, learn some basic skills, earn an industry certification, complete volunteer hours in a healthcare facility, and prepare for college entrance.
Health Sciences Overview
CLASS 1-INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SCIENCE:
Students will explore the basics of healthcare including insurance, delivery systems, career options, legal and ethical responsibilities in healthcare, some medical terminology, lifespan, animal science, dental, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, pharmacology, medical history, and infection control.
CLASS 2-ESSENTIALS OF HEALTHCARE SCIENCE
Students will build on the knowledge learned in Introduction to Healthcare. They will focus on A&P of the 12 body systems and include caring for patients with diseases of those systems. This course counts as an Anatomy credit.
CLASS 3-PATIENT CARE FUNDAMENTALS (AKA) CLINICALS
Students will complete the CNA training in this class including clinical rotations at Doctors Hospital and Brandon Wilde Long Term Care Facility. Once the CNA certification is completed students will focus on life skills and employability.
CLASS 3-(OPTION 2) SPORTS MEDICINE
Students will learn prevention and treatment for various sports injuries and complete a designated number of field experience hours working at home athletic events.
Healthcare Science Education courses are designed for students interested in exploration of more than 200 health careers. These accomplishments are encouraged as a “stepping stone” for continuing post-secondary education in the healthcare field. Students are exposed to general healthcare knowledge and skills and are then encouraged to pursue a more in depth study in the career area they are interested in through the appropriate career pathway.
For More Information…
For questions or more information contact Dr. Berish Strother, 706-863-2905, ext 213.