Health Occupations

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1 Year Program (CNA Certification Course)

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


Science Credit May Be Awarded From Your High School

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
  • Human growth and development
  • 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 practices
  • Emergency care and CPR Certification

Minimum of 80 documented clinical hours at at local health care facility required

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

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Articulation Agreements:

  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

Dual Enrollment Agreements:

  • Central Maine Community College – Medical Terminology; MET-111  –  3 credits
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses

  • Preparation for State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant Exam
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate

Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • Husson University
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • University of Maine College System
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Washington County Community College
  • Northern Maine Community College


Prerequisite Academic Courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Biology or Introduction to Chemistry
  • Keyboarding/data entry and retrieval skills
  • Ability to Read, Comprehend, & Write at a High School Level



Dawn Mitchell

Phone:  (207) 942-5296 Fax:  (207) 942-0776 Email:  dmitchell If you need to email a sta... MORE



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .

Other Information

Course ID: HO