Health Occupations

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals.

This is a 1 year program.

Have you considered a challenging and rewarding career in the health field? With so many career choices in health and health related areas, how do you know which one is right for you? You can read about it or you can experience it as you prepare 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, interpersonal relationships, and effective communication skills necessary in a health care setting. The following topics are presented in the classroom, practiced in the Skill Training Lab, and reinforced during Clinical Training on site:

  • Human anatomy and function
  • Medical terminology
  • Patient observation and documentation
  • Medical ethics and legal responsibility
  • Safety and infection control practices
  • Basic patient care techniques
  • Emergency care and CPR certification
  • Human growth and development
  • Patient observation and documentation
  • Safety and infection control practicesMinimum of 70 documented clinical hours at at local health care facility required

    Career Paths: CNA, RN, NP, PA, Medical Transcription, Radiology, OT, PT, Doctor, etc.

    National/State Certifications/Licenses

    • Preparation for State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant Exam
    • CPR/First Aid Certificate


    • Completion of 10th grade
    • Minimum age of 16 (Due to state regulations, students must be 16 or older by September 2, 2015 in order to particpate in this program for the 2015-16 school year).
    • Ability to read and write English at a 9th grade level
    • No prior felony convictions
    • Physically and mentally competent to perform skills needed

    Programs sites are located at the Sanford Regional Technical Center and Marshwood HS

    Sanford Regional Technical Center Location – Karen Utgard, RN

    Marshood High School Location – Melissa Hanscom,  RN