Hart Career Center
Health Occupations

Graduates of the Health Occupations program at Hart Career Center are eligible to obtain CNA and CPR certification.

Health Occupations students participate in SkillsUSA.

Medical Terminology (C3020)
Credit(s): 1 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Are you interested in a health related career? Would you like to know what your doctor is saying to you? This course will help you decode and understand terminology used in the medical field. It is a foundational course for any health profession. May be taken independently as a 1 hour course or as part of the Health Sciences block.

Health Sciences (C3006)
Credit(s): 2 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 11, 12

A comprehensive course to provide students with an orientation to the healthcare industry and to help refine their healthcare related knowledge and skills. Topics covered include an overview of health care delivery; patient care, including assessment of vital signs, body mechanics, and diet; anatomy & physiology; medical terminology; hygiene and disease prevention; first aid and CPR certification; laboratory procedures; and ethical and legal responsibilities. Students will have the opportunity to job shadow in a health related occupation. Possible areas to job shadow include but are not limited to: pharmacy, long term care, radiology, nursing (RN, LPN, PCT & CNA), emergency department, medical laboratory, surgical services, medical services, clinics, dental offices, rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, speech-language pathology) & medical offices.

Students completing the course will have the opportunity to be first aid and CPR certified. Students may choose to complete certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification. Additional clinical hours outside of the school day will be required to complete this certification

In order to participate in job shadowing and clinical experiences, students will be required to pass a criminal background check, have proof of a negative TB test, and have all immunizations up to date. A flu shot is recommended but not required. Students will need scrubs (color to be determined by teacher) and appropriate shoes for job shadowing.


Donna Butts (RN, BSN) obtained her ADN from Central Methodist University and her BSN from Hannibal-LaGrange University. She served as a medical surgical nurse at Audrain Medical Center for two years and as a staff nurse and the Director of Nurses at Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville, Missouri, for eight years. She has taught at Hart Career Center for 23 years.