Students enrolled in the CTECS Health Technology program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in health care safety, nutrition, characteristics of health care teams, National Health Care Standards, categories of health care facilities, legal/ethical/moral concerns in health care, effective communication including medical terminology. The Health Technology program provides a broad-based exposure to a variety of health careers. Students’ progress in foundational health care skills and in grade 11 students are eligible to become certified nursing assistants. In grade 12 students are introduced to medical assistant including electronic health care records.
Students receive 540 hours of instruction in the career/technical program each year.
Students are eligible to participate in Work-Based Learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work in a health care facility. Students will get credit for their work experience and it is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.
Many of the Health Technology programs are part of the Early College Experience (ECE) at the University of Connecticut. Students are offered 1 credit in Medical Terminology course in the Allied Health discipline, in the senior year. At the end of the junior year, after successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant exam, students can receive 4 college credits through Charter Oak State College.