Health Technology

Program Description

Students enrolled in the CTHSS 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.

To learn more about our program offerings, please view our Program of Studies.
 

Program Standards

  • Applies safety standards in health care
  • Understand career opportunities in the health care industry
  • Understand medical terminology
  • Discuss importance of professional communication and behaviors
  • List role of nurse aide in caring for clients in the health care system
  • Provide health care skills related to role of nursing assistant
  • Respond to medical emergencies
  • Evaluates legal, ethical and moral issues in health care
  • Explains theory of clinical medical assistant skills and demonstrates skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of administrative medical assistant skills is proficient in skills


Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 1910 (Health care Industry) certification
  • CPR and 1st Aid Heart saver and Healthcare Provider
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Basic Care for Alzheimer client
  • Advanced ADL for the Alzheimer Client
  • Electronic Health Records-Front Office
  • Electronic Health Records-Clinical Care


Career Pathways

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Office Assistant in medical office or clinic
  • Post-secondary education in health care related programs


Program Locations in CT

Eli Whitney Tech, Hamden
Emmett O’Brien Tech, Ansonia
H.C Wilcox Tech, Meriden
Henry Abbott Tech, Danbury
J.M. Wright Tech, Stamford
Norwich Tech, Norwich
Oliver Wolcott Tech, Torrington
W.F. Kaynor Tech, Waterbury
Windham Tech, Willimantic

 

CTHSS is relocating to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford

CTHSS is relocating to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford
Beginning, Friday, July 7, 2017 the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) will start relocating their Middletown office to 39 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105. The move will spread out over the next three business days with staff members arriving on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. We will have limited email and telephone communication during this transition. Despite the new street address, all CTHSS phone numbers will remain the same. The postal services will forward any mail sent to the old Middletown address. Visitors to the new building can park on site. Visitors must sign in at the security guard’s desk with photo identification.  Learn more

Wolcott Sophomore Receives UConn Writing Award

Wolcott Sophomore Receives UConn Writing Award
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School's Sophomore Christina Thompson was selected as a finalist for UCONN's Connecticut Writing Project. Her original fiction piece entitled "Dream Life" received an honorable mention award and a listing in the Connecticut Student Writers Magazine (CSW).  Learn more

Bullard Havens One-Read Committee Pays It Forward

Bullard Havens One-Read Committee Pays It Forward
The One-Read committee, which consists of students from grades 9-12 as well as Social Studies and English teachers, at Bullard-Havens promoted kindness, unity, and acceptance school-wide after reading the book I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Student and teacher committee members read the book, participated in a filmed book discussion, and came up with ways to promote the book and its themes that would include the entire school.  Learn more

Mrs. Alecia Walkuski and Vinal students named to Renaissance National Honor Roll

Mrs. Alecia Walkuski and Vinal students named to Renaissance National Honor Roll
Mrs. Alecia Walkuski, English and Language Arts Lab Teacher at Vinal Technical High School, earned this distinction by guiding effective implementation of Renaissance Accelerated Reader®. Accelerated Reader engages K–12 students in independent reading practice at the unique levels K–12 students need in order for them to grow—from foundational skills to grade-level standards.  Learn more

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program

Abbott Electrical Dinner and Awards Program
On May 11, 2017, a dinner and awards program will be held at Abbott Tech to recognize the Class of 2017 Electrical Seniors. Last year's event featured a guest speaker and program on "Indoor and Outdoor L.E.D. Lighting Products and Applications from RAB Lighting."  Learn more

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!

Ellis Tech Wrestling Win!
Ellis Tech Wrestling Team wins state championship- first in school's history!  Learn more

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships

Grasso Student Wins National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships
Steven Torres, a 10th grader at Grasso, recently won first place in the National Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in Kansas. He now begins boxing his way toward the Junior Olympic Team. We are very proud of him. Not only is he a great boxer, he is a great kid!  Learn more

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition

Prince Tech Team Awarded in Design Challenge State Competition
Prince Tech Engineering students took third place in their first showing in the Real World Design Challenge.  Learn more

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition

Norwich Tech Grad First Female Gold Medalist in National Competition
Daria Stifel became the first female to win gold in the SkillsUSA Electrical Engineering competition!  Learn more

Community open houses hosted across the state

Community open houses hosted across the state
Links to photo galleries and news stories about our recent community open houses held across the state!  Learn more

Student Workforce

 Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more