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Otsego Northern Catskills



Health Occupations

Health Occupations

Instructor: Patricia Hornbeck
Course Description
Health Occupations is an excellent program for students who wish to explore exciting careers in the ever demanding health care field. A strong knowledge base on how humans grow, learn and develop, beginning with conception and progressing through the development life cycle. Classroom theory receives strong support by application of knowledge learned in the nursing lab and in clinical settings. FOCUS Rehabilitation, Woodside Hall and Bassett Medical Center are program partners that provide professional clinical experiences for our students.

Topics Studied:
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Medical Spelling and Terminology
  • Leadership, Job Skills, Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Health and Awareness
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Control
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Mental Health and Social Services Needs
  • Basic Restorative Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Introduction to Human Development
  • Special Needs of the Child
  • Regents Chemistry, English, Math, Health, CFM & Science Credits

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Professional Nurse
  • Obstetric Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Education

Students in the Health Occupations Program may be eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Clark Foundation
  • Ruth Rabeler Memorial
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • College for Every Student
  • CFES Award
  • Dean M. Graham Award
  • James A Robinson 

HOSA Membership
Students in the Health Occupations program are eligible for membership in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization. HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry 


  • Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Workplace Violence
  • OSHA
  • EKG 
  • Phlebotomy

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