What We Do
The Medical Professions program introduces students to a variety of health occupations including nursing, emergency services, home health care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, surgical services, dental assisting, radiology, cardiology, and acute care experiences. Students will learn the foundational skills required in specific health occupations and will prepare for college coursework in a variety of medical fields. Students use state of the art 3D anatomy technology in the classroom to enhance learning of the human body and body systems. We are the first school in Vermont to use this new technology.
Through classroom instruction and clinical shadowing experiences students will learn functions and educational requirements of various health care team members, specific job skills common to patient care, knowledge of the human body and body systems, math skills used by today’s health care practitioners, medical terminology and communication skills in healthcare settings , and advanced health career exploration through clinical internship in acute care facilities, medical offices and clinics.
Upon successful completion, students will have acquired a solid foundation preparing them to pursue post-secondary education in a wide range of medical professions/health care fields.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Dual Enrollment with Community College of Vermont (contingent upon Accuplacer scores)
* Human Biology (3 credits)
- CPR/AED Certification- American Heart Association
- First Aid Certification- American Heart Association
- OSHA 10 Certification
- Blood Borne Pathogen Certification- American Red Cross
Vermont Proficiency-Based Graduation Indicators
While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. CVCC is currently in the process of aligning additional proficiency indicators for literacy and other academic areas; contact the Instructor for updates and more information. For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.
- Math: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2c, 3b, 3f
- Science: 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d
Medical Professions Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.
- Human Biology- S. Mader
- Medical Terminology: A Living Language- Pearson
- Medical Math- Wolters Kluwer
- Diversified Health Occupations- Louise Simmers
Recommended Reading Level
Texts for this course are written at an 11th grade reading level.
Recommended Math and Science Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Ratios and proportions
- Units and conversions
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exam
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- American Heart Association First Aid and CPR
Instructor: Tracy Taylor
Phone: TBD, please call main office.
The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,
national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in
admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
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