Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education (e.g. towards state licensure)
The Health Occupations program seeks to meet present and predicted needs for health care workers within a health care delivery system characterized by diversity and changing technologies. This program recruits qualified and motivated students and prepares them for pursuit of appropriate health careers.
Curriculum incorporates concepts related to the health care delivery system including:
Rehabilitation as a result of disease/disorders
Teaching/learning strategies integrate appropriate workplace basic skills, assisting students in using resources and technologies, functioning as effective members within a complex system, and accessing and using appropriate information/data.
Opportunities for expanded leadership, management, technical, and citizenship development are available through membership in a co-curricular student organization, Hosa - Future Health Professionals (Hosa - FHP). Hosa - FHP seeks to instill an attitude of pride, commitment, and professionalism in its members, and strives to build self-esteem and confidence. Hosa - FHP enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of middle school, high school and post-secondary students interested in healthcare.
The class is offered through Ishpeming High School (class is at St. John The Evangelist Parish building, 325 S. Pine Street, Ishpeming) and is open to students from Negaunee, Republic-Michigamme and Westwood High Schools. Students also complete a semester-long work-based learning experience through a clinical rotation at Bell Hospital.
This class is typically available only to students in grade 12.
“Health Occupations (HOSA) was hands down the best class I took in high school, and has helped prepare me for many of my current nursing classes in college! Having the opportunity to participate in a class room setting and gain hands on experience greatly helped me to decide that nursing was truly the profession I wanted to pursue. Perhaps some of the most beneficial experiences I gained from this class were the preparation for my CNA certification, and the opportunity to job shadow many medical professionals.”