Health Science
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  • Medical Administration

    This Program of study is offered at

    The Center for Career and Technology Education  

    One Year Program: Medical Administration HT4D10Y2
    Year long course/1.0 credits per semester

    This one year program focuses on Medical Billing and Coding. The program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required for an entry-level position in the medical insurance billing and coding field. The MBC program places a strong emphasis on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and personal development.

    This practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills studied in the classroom. Practicum experiences occur in a hospital medical administrative setting at Sierra Medical Center or Providence Memorial Hospital. Within this practicum, students work with medical records, learn the PBX hospital phone answering system, work in the Admitting Office, or in the Health Occupations office. Students may also get experience in the pre-op department, the new-born or post-partum nursery, the hospital gift shop, or in the medical supplies and securities departments.

    Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant

    This Program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First Year: Health Science 1: HT3H3AY2
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    The following courses are taken in conjunction with Health Science 1:

    Anatomy & Physiology: HT3H0AY1-Year long Course/1.0 credit per year
    Medical Terminology: HT3H2DSH-Semester Course/.5 credit per semester
    Principles of Health Science: HT3H1DSH-Semester Course/.5 credit per semester
    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology: Dual Credit/Fall Semester
    HPRS 1205 Essentials of Medical Law and Ethics: Dual Credit/Spring Semester
    Articulated courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    Health Science 1 Articulates to: HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions
    Health Science 1 Articulates to: HPRS 1202 Wellness & Health Promotion
    Anatomy & Physiology Articulates to: VNSG 1405 Health Science
    Anatomy & Physiology Articulates to: VNSG 1420 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
     
    Second Year: Practicum in Health Science 2: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): HT4H8AY2 concurrent with Business Management Medical Administration: HT4H9AY2
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    This CNA practicum is designed to give students practical application of knowledge and skills acquired during the first year of Health Science Technology. Students will experience hands-on nursing care during their clinical rotations at area nursing care facilities.

    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    HPRS 2332 Health Care Communications: Articulated Credit
    Course Requirements
    Students must be at least 16 years old, have a minimum grade of an 85 or higher in Biology, an overall GPA average of 90%, and up-to-date immunizations. Students, at their own expense, will be required to have a background check and a drug screening prior to clinical rotations. Students are required to show a Social Security card and a valid Texas ID in order to participate in CCTE designated clinical rotations.

    Students are also required to purchase and wear industry standard uniforms.


  • Emergency Medical Technician

    This program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First Year: Health Science 1: HT3H3AY2
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    The following courses are taken in conjunction with Health Science 1:

    Anatomy & Physiology: HT3H0AY1-Year long Course/1.0 credit per year
    Medical Terminology: HT3H2DSH-Semester Course/.5 credit per semester
    Principles of Health Science: HT3H1DSH-Semester Course/.5 credit per semester
    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology: Dual Credit/Fall Semester
    HPRS 1205 Essentials of Medical Law and Ethics: Dual Credit/Spring Semester
    Articulated courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    Health Science 1 Articulates to: HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions
    Health Science 1 Articulates to: HPRS 1202 Wellness & Health Promotion
    Anatomy & Physiology Articulates to: VNSG 1405 Health Science
    Anatomy & Physiology Articulates to: VNSG 1420 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
     
    Second Year: Practicum Health Science 2: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) HT5H0DY2 (Dual Credit) concurrent with HT5H1DY2 (Dual Credit)
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    This EMT course prepares students for a career in out-of-hospital emergency medical care. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination for Emergency Medical Technicians and continue with the next two levels of training: EMT Advanced and EMT Paramedic. EPCC offers a Paramedic to RN transition program for students achieving an Associates of Applied Science-Paramedic.

     
    Note: Second year students must re-qualify for Dual Credit acceptance
    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic: Dual Credit/August-March
    EMSP 1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technician: Dual Credit/March-May
     
    Course Requirements
    Students must be at least 16 years old, have a minimum grade of an 85 or higher in Biology, an overall GPA average of 90%, and up-to-date immunization titers. Students, at their own expense, will be required to have a complete health physical, background check, TB test and a drug screening prior to clinical rotations. Students are required to show a Social Security card and a valid Texas ID in order to participate in CCTE designated clinical rotations. Students are also required to purchase and wear industry standard uniforms.

    This course requires students to participate in clinical rotations outside of school hours.


  • Pharmacy Technician

    This program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First Year: HST Pharm HT4H4AY1 13020950
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry. 

    HST Math HT4H30Y1 13020970 Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II

     

    Second Year: HST Practicum 1 HT5H00Y2 13020500
    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory, and Biology.

    The CCTE Pharmacy Technology program is a career and technology education pathway through the Center for Career and Technology Education with the El Paso Independent School district.  This course is designed to prepare high school seniors to become Certified Pharmacy Technicians.  Students must complete all junior year CCTE HST courses to be eligible for the program.     


    Curriculum includes:
    *Pharmacology-The study of pharmacy and pharmacy 
      practice
    *Drug Classifications, Indications for Use, Brand and 
      Generic Names
    *Pharmacy Calculations-Dimensional Analysis, Ratio 
      Proportion Methods, Flow rates, Alligations, Business 
      Math
    *Extemporaneous Compounding-The art of assembling 
      individual components into a usable drug including:  
      trituration, levigation, spatulation 

    Students are also given the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation in a local pharmacy.