Health Occupations I

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Health Occupations I will prepare students for the State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam offered in May.  Health Occupations is an academically rigorous and physically demanding program that emphasizes teamwork.  This program is designed to acquaint the student with the health field.  A basic understanding of body structure and function, medical terminology, and human growth and development is acquired.  Principles of safety and emergency care will be taught, and it is possible to earn an American Heart Association First Aid CPR/AED certification.  Interpersonal relationships and career goals are stressed, diseases and methods of diagnosis and treatment are observed and discussed.  Students practice their skills at a clinical site (area hospital or nursing home) during the second semester.  The Nursing Assistant course is the primary focus of the Health Occupations I program.  This program includes instruction in nursing assistant skills that are developed in the classroom, then practiced in a supervised clinical site.  Upon successful completion of the program and passing of the State of Maine exam, students will receive Maine State Certification as a Nurse Assistant and will be able to work in a nursing home or hospital, ensuring the students excellent employment opportunities at a good rate of pay.


Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write at a high school level
  • Immunizations and flu shots
  • Biology


NOTE: It is required by the Maine CNA Registry that CNA’s applying to the Registry provide a criminal background check as part of the application process