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Karen Dyas (Nursing)
- Registered Nurse for over 25 years
- Experience in hospital, ambulatory surgery, physicians office, administration, and long-term care
Karen Sullivan (Nursing)
- Registered Nurse over 25 years
- Experience in long-term care, nursing administration, medical/surgical neurology, and maternal health
- B.S.N. Nursing and M.S. Nursing Education
Deborah Grubb (Nursing)
- Registered Nurse over 35 year
- •Experience in rehabilitation, long-term care, operating room, medical case management, and burn unit
Kristen Roach (Nursing)
Registered Nurse with Johns Hopkins Hospital
Registered Nurse with Gettysburg Hospital
Megan Cahill (Physical Rehab)
•Certified Athletic Trainer since 2005: worked at collegiate, semi-pro, and high school levels
•B.S. – Sports Medicine
•M.S. – Exercise Physiology
Option 1: Certified Nursing Assistant This program provides the individual the skills to function as an assistant / technician to health care professionals in a variety of settings. Completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant training is one option available to the student. Practical application through planned clinical experiences in several health care service areas is included in the curriculum. All student clinical experiences are supervised by health care professionals.
In the spring of the students senior year, certified nursing students will be placed according to interest and qualifications. Some of those placement MIGHT include:
Surgical Technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses delivering patient care before, during, and after surgery. A surgical tech or "scrub tech's" primary responsibility is maintaining a sterile field, handling the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary for surgical procedures. He / She understands the procedures being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Course includes theory and a clinical component.
Honors Health Care Technician provides basic training in EKG recording, phlebotomy (blood drawing) skills, Basic First Aid (National Safety Council), Basic Life Support for the health care provider (American Heart Association), rehabilitation assistance (occupational and physical therapy), and introductory medical office skills. By completing this program students will be able to seek employment at most health care offices / facilities, or continue their education for certification / associate degrees in these areas. Course includes theory and clinical components.
Option 2: This college preparatory program gives you the opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to continue your education in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sports medicine and speech and language pathology. Students will be placed in health care internships according to interest and qualifications during the second semester of their senior year.
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Why do students come to CCCTC?
Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major. This program puts you in touch with state of the art technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)
Learn from experienced instructors and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day. After gaining skills and experience students come back as interns. (more)
Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills and concepts do students learn in this program?
Major Units of Study (Nursing)
(1) Human Structure and Function (2) Describe the interrelationship of the body systems in health (3) Describe concepts related to pathophysiology, disease prevention & treatment of each system :
Medical Terminology (use at clinic)
Use medical abbreviations, roots, prefixes, and suffixes to communicate information
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Legal and Ethical Practices
Safety Practices (Personal, Environmental & Infection Control)
Demonstrate safe practices in class, lab, & clinic
Emergency Procedures and Protocols
- CPR (BLS certification)
- First Aid certification
Provide Personal Hygiene and Comfort Measures
- Administer complete bath (including perineal care)
- Administer partial bath
- Administer tub bath/shower/whirlpool
- Provide hair, nail, and foot care
- Demonstrate shaving (electric, disposable razor)
- Change linens on unoccupied bed
- Change linens on occupied bed
- Perform routine, special, or denture oral hygiene
- Provide assistance in dressing and undressing
Assist With Client Intake And Output
Assist with adult feeding & record meal percentage
- Measure & record fluid intake and output
- Assist client to use toilet/bedside commode
- Assist with bedpan/urinal
- Demonstrate catheter care in lab/clinic
- Observe/demonstrate ostomy care
- Observe intravenous flow & site and report observations
Assist With Ambulation and Movement
Use proper body mechanics
- Assist client with dangle/transfers/ambulation
- Assist with active and passive range of motion exercises
- Apply antiembolism stockings in lab - TEDS
- Demonstrate positioning techniques
- Demonstrate use of a mechanical lift
Measure Vital Signs
- Measure and record temperature with an oral thermometer
- Measure and record radial pulse (manual)
- Measure and record respirations
- Measure and record blood pressure (manual)
- Measure and record vital signs using V/S machine (automatic)
- Measure and record height and weight
- Observe and check oxygen administration
Practice Safety Measures
Apply physical restraints in lab/apply safety devices at clinic
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program.....
(SKILLS FOR NURSING)
(SKILLS FOR PHYSICAL REHAB)
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. We emphasize professionalism in each program. (more)
How does this program add VALUE to your diploma?
Students can become certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing
Nursing students can get their Certified Nursing Assistant and their Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification. These certification will allow students to work as a CNA and/or GNA in healthcare facilities in Maryland. This adds value to a students high school experience by allowing them to have proof of their abilities that would take time and money AFTER they graduate.
Students Can Earn College Credits
College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with colleges. These agreements are the colleges way of saying that our programs, shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards as that college or post-secondary institution.
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Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
If students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!
Note students in the Academy of Health are required to take a TB test and drug test to work in the healthcare facilities necessary for the completion of this program. This program is physically demanding as students are caring for REAL patients which requires the ability to support and move those patients in a safe manner.
- Students will be drug tested (Carroll Hospital and Lutheran Village Requirements)
- Students will be tested for TB
- Must be able to earn CPR certification
- AP/Transcipted level classwork
- Able to memorize large amount of information to function in the lab or clinic area
- Computer and technical skills to use charting, office, lab and medical equipment
- Detail orientation to notice small changes in patients’ symptoms or data records
- High interest in Mathematics and Science
- Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
- People orientation to work with a variety of medical professionals and clients
- Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and lift equipment and/or patients
- Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
- Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
- Strong math and reading skills
- Speaking and listening skills to make sure patients understand treatments and medical concepts
- Taking and following orders in a detailed fashion
- Utilize Science to solve problems
- Work through difficult problems
ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)
How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school. (more)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
CHECK THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES FOR PREREQUISITES
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
Academy of Health runs entirely in the students senior year. Mods 1-3 in the fall and mods 1-2 in the spring.of the students senior year. (more)
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
See Program of Studies for most up to date information.
Different career paths that all start with this program.
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (....HIGH SCHOOL)
- Home Health Care Provider
- EKG Technician/EEG Tech.
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Lab Technician
- Medical Office Manager
- Personal Trainer
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Surgical Technologist
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Geriatric Nursing Assistant
- Flight Medic
TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Technician
- Physician Assistant
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
- Disaster Preparedness and Management
- Health Administrator
- Health Educator
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- MS Educator
- Nurse Practitioner
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physician's Assistant
- Shock Trama Nurse
- Social Worker
- Tactical Paramedic
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Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do PROFESSIONALS say about CCCTC?
(Don't just take our word for it)
Maryland State Board of Nursing allows our students to become certified based on clinical hours and a written exam. Certification by state agencies assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market. A program's certifications must be renewed usually every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.
Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution. Credits are awarded based on that agreement. (See college advantage)
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry. (more)