At A Glance
Open ToHigh School Seniors
Total Hours Required960 hours
Part-time only: 9 months of instruction
2 sessions, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-10:55 am and 12:30 pm-3:25 pm
Students enroll in either the AM or PM session.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is exploding. Health-related jobs represent eleven of the twenty fastest growing occupations with the healthcare and social assistance industry projected to grow by five million jobs from 2012 to 2022. By 2022, healthcare and social assistance is expected to be the largest industry in the country with nearly twenty-two million jobs.
This high growth rate, an increase of 29% as compared to 11% average growth for all industries, is driven by development of new technology and treatment modalities, aging of the population, increased healthcare spending, the recently enacted Affordable Health Care Act, and the need to replace healthcare workers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons. Growing demand for qualified healthcare workers means excellent employment opportunities for a wide variety of people. Most health support occupations require less than four years of college and many employers offer competitive wage and benefit packages including insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours to allow for continued education.
The Pre-Nursing program is designed to prepare students to pursue a profession in nursing, as well as provide a foundation for students interested in pursuing another health-related field. By completing certifications in Nurse Aide (NA) and/or Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA), students become qualified to work in hospitals and long term care facilities. High school students may also begin working toward pursuing one of our other adult health programs.
This program leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information on occupational outcomes, job placement rates, on-time completion rates, loan debt, and other useful information, seeView Gainful Employment Info
Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:
Hospitals and Long-Term Care facilities, Healthcare Provider Offices