Vocational
  • Introduction to Health Occupations (1 credit)
    This course is designed to determine the health care career most suited to the student’s goal by learning the specifics of each role and the factors that affect professional performance.  This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with an exploratory experience that offers information on a variety of health care medical career fields.  Education and responsibilities of various health careers will be explored, along with basic concepts common to all health careers.  These concepts include:  medical terminology, safety and accident prevention, professionalism, legal aspects, computers in health care, and an introduction to anatomy and physiology.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, job shadowing, and field trips to various health facilities.  Opportunities for application of clinical and leadership skills are provided by participation in a vocational student organization.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Medical Terminology (1 credit)
    This course provides the student with the ability to identify medical terms by analyzing their components.  Emphasis is placed on defining medical prefixes, root words, suffixes and abbreviations.  The primary focus is on skill development, both oral and written, or the language utilized for communication in the health care professions.  Work-based learning strategies include field trips to appropriate sites.  Opportunities for application of clinical and leadership skills are provided by participation in career and technical student organization activities.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Health Science I (2 credits)
    This course is an introductory course for the students who wish to pursue a career in one of the medical/health related occupations.  Emphasis is placed on microbiology, medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, infection control, safety and accident prevention as well as personal health information.  Topics of study reinforce science, mathematics, communications, social studies, and health education.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing.  Opportunities for application of clinical and leadership skills are provided by participation in an appropriate career and technical student organization for activities, conferences and skills competitions.  For two credits to be granted, class time must meet the requirements in Bulletin 741, and additional work must be assigned and evaluated.  It is recommended that the student has completed Biology I and Introduction to Health Occupations.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Nursing Assistant I (2 credits)
    This is the first of two courses designed to prepare students as Certified Nursing Assistants for jobs in the hospital, nursing home, and other health care facilities.  The students are taught basic entry-level skills and knowledge to provide personal care and basic nursing care skills needed to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  Classroom instruction and simulated in-school laboratory activities provide the students with clinical skills and appropriate professional behavior.  Medical terminology will be reinforced throughout the course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include the development of individualized clinical and personal skills, specifically related to the nursing assistant as well as internship in various health care facilities.  Opportunities for application of clinical and leadership skills are provided by participation in a vocational student organization.  Instruction in CPR and First Aid is presented in this course.  For two credits to be granted, class time must meet the requirements in Bulletin 741 and additional work must be assigned and evaluated.  It is recommended that the student has completed Introduction to Health Occupations and/or Medical Terminology.

    Prerequisites:  None

  • First Responder (1/2 credit)
    This course is designed to improve the quality of emergency medical care rendered to victims of accidents and illnesses.  As the first person at the emergency scene, it is crucial for the first responder to be proficient in providing basic life support and taking any other actions necessary to minimize the patient’s discomfort and prevent further complications.  Topics include airway management, hemorrhage control, bandaging, simple spinal immobilization and simple splinting and infection control.  Oral and written communication skills and medical terminology are reinforced in this course through simulated in-school laboratory activities designed to provide opportunities for the student to develop clinical skills and appropriate ethical behaviors.  Work-based strategies appropriate for this course include the development of individualized clinical skills and field trips, specifically related to First Responder, which will provide a good foundation for the entire Emergency Medical Services system.  Students must be certified in CPR-BLS through the American Heart Association prior to First Responder certification.  First Responder certification is possible in the state of Louisiana upon successful completion of the course. 

    Prerequisites:  None

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Assistant (1/2 credit)
    This course is designed to prepare the students for entry-level positions as a pharmacy helper or clerk.  The course also introduces the students to other opportunities available in the pharmacy field.  Emphasis is placed on skill development in assisting the pharmacist or a pharmacy technician to record and maintain records, label medications, perform computer patient billing, perform stock inventory and order supplies.  Additional emphasis is also placed on interpersonal skill development, telephone skills, drug classification and interactions and work ethics.  Topics of study are mathematics, keyboarding, and clerical skills specific to the pharmaceutical field.  Appropriate work-based strategies are service-learning, field trips, and job shadowing.  It is recommended that the student has completed Introduction to Health Occupations and/or Medical Terminology.

    Prerequisites:  None

  • Basic Wood Technology (1 credit)
    This course is designed as an introductory course for students who are interested in the field of woodworking technology.  Students will explore the fundamentals of woodworking, beginning with the study of the use of woods in the manufacturing and construction industries, progressing with hand tool experiences and concluding with the study and utilization of modern power hand tools and machines.  Students will apply mathematics, science, and communication skills to study, design, and construct wood products.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips, service learning, and job shadowing.  This course and Technology Student Association technical and leadership activities enhance skills essential for students interested in technical and engineering career fields.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Advanced Wood Technology (1 credit)
    This course is designed as an advanced course for students who wish to continue their study of the field of woodworking technology.  Students will explore advanced manufacturing processes and techniques utilizing modern power hand tools and equipment.  Students will apply mathematics, science, and communication skills to study, design, and construct advanced wood products.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips, service learning, job shadowing, and internships.  This course and Technology Student Association technical and leadership activities enhance skills essential for students interested in technical and engineering career fields.

    Prerequisite:  Basic Wood Technology

  • Basic Technical Drafting (1 credit)
    This course provides the student with a general overview of the basic concepts that are common to the broad field of technical drawing.  Drafting is used to describe objects that cannot be effectively and precisely described with the written words of a language.  This course develops the student’s ability to express ideas in pictorial form, to describe objects through the use of drawings, and to read and to understand projection methods and working drawings.  Science, mathematics, and communication skills are reinforced in this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and job shadowing.  This course and Technology Student Association technical and leadership activities enhance skills essential for students interested in technical and engineering career fields.

    Prerequisite:  None