Health Occupations II primarily follows the curriculum of the NUR200 course and NUR201L NUR 202L lab through the University of Maine at Fort Kent, thus allowing students to earn 4 credits via articulation or dual enrollment. Medical Terminology is another college course designed as an introduction to medical terminology using a body systems approach. The student will develop a basic understanding of medical language by analyzing prefixes, suffixes, root words and combining forms as they relate to the different body systems and the basic cellular structure allowing students to earn 3 credits through Southern Maine Community College. The Personal Support Specialist (PSS) is another facet of the program. This course is designed for unlicensed, entry-level workers. Successful completion of this course satisfies the requirements in the State of Maine to provide direct care for individuals living in a residential care facility, home health, adult daycare, and other clinical setting. Health Occupations II course also encompasses a variety of specialized curricula in the field of physical therapy, dentistry, radiology, medical office practice, E.M.T., and more. The program contains modular segments, allowing students to individualize their career focus.
Students participate in internship and extended job shadow opportunities, giving them exposure
to specific facets of the healthcare industry, and providing them with the experience to determine
which career path to follow. Students may participate in Health Occupations Students of
America (HOSA), a student organization aimed at developing performance skills, leadership
skills, and citizenship abilities. Students are invited through HOSA to compete at the state level
with other students from similar programs around the state. Students may also participate in
SkillsUSA, a student organization aimed at developing performance skills, leadership skills, and
citizenship abilities. Students are invited through SkillsUSA to compete at the state level and
upon winning a gold medal they may compete at the national level in June.
Prerequisite: Health Occupations I