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Health Care Foundations

  • Explore a wide range of health care careers, the roles and responsibilities of a health care team, and the importance and function of community health care
  • Develop the professional skills and terminology required by healthcare experts through practical lab experiences including taking and charting patient vital signs, learning body mechanics, sterilization and disease prevention
  • Examine how ethics, morals, cultural and personal values are upheld in medical professions
  • Complete this prerequisite to enter Medical Assisting, Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician programs

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Healthcare Foundations

1-Year Prerequisite for all Healthcare Pathway programs

Ask your counselor or a JTED counselor about alternative prerequisites at your home high school.

Eligibility:  Grade 11
No high school diploma or GED before program completion

Meeting times:
JTED @ Camino Seco:
Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur 2:15 – 4:45 p.m. or 5 – 7:30 p.m.
JTED @ Master Pieces:
Mon – Thur 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. or Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur 2:15 – 4:45 p.m. or 5 – 7:30 p.m.
JTED @ Empire:
Mon-Fri Period 0 or 1
JTED Online + Location TBD:
2 Saturdays/month 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Credits:  1/year

-Basic Life Support CPR/First Aid

Uniform and additional supplies required


Locations offering Health Care Foundations:

  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Empire
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
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