- Gain on-site clinical training to provide support and care for the elderly and individuals incapable of caring for themselves.
- Learn how to prepare meals, help patients follow a proper diet, escort them to appointments, engage them in recreational activities, check vital signs, dispense and monitor medication, participate in a citywide disaster drill, and assist with bathing, dressing and grooming.
- Study legal and ethical responsibilities, prevention of elderly abuse, neglect and exploitation, safety procedures, emergency care, and how to communicate effectively with a supervising nurse about patients.
- Earn high school credit, CPR/First Aid certification, and your Caregiver certification to work in private homes or assisted living facilities.
1-Year Healthcare Pathway Program*
Locations: JTED @ Camino Seco, JTED @ Master Pieces
- Grade 12
- *Successfully complete Healthcare Foundations or an approved alternative prerequisite at your home high school (Speak with your counselor or a JTED counselor for details)
- Take a placement test
- Be able to obtain fingerprint clearance, and pass drug testing and background checks
- The NCIA/ALFM regulatory agency requires students to provide a valid Social Security number for certification.
- In order to obtain certification as a Caregiver, students must pass a written skills exam.
- No high school diploma or GED before May 2019.
JTED @ Camino Seco: Tue/Thur 2:15 – 6:15 p.m.
JTED @ Master Pieces: Mon/Wed 2:15 – 6:15 p.m.
+ Open Lab Fri 1 – 5 p.m., + minimum of 5 Saturdays (8-hour clinicals) during second semester TBD
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Food Handler, Caregiver