Therapeutic Services – Nursing
Therapeutic Services – Emergency Services
Therapeutic Services – Medical Services
Biotechnology Research and Development
Personal Care Services-Cosmetology
End of Pathway Assessments (Technical Skills Assessments)
Georgia Bioscience Technology Institute
Train the Trainer for Nurse Aide Training Program
(click provider information tab, go to Medicaid Provider Manuals and click on View Full List, scroll down to choose NATP Manual (Nurse Aide Training Manual). Contact Georgia Medical Care Foundation for more information.
Career Technical Student Organizations
Georgia Health Occupations Students of America
Professional Organization Equipment Lists Industry Certification StandardsLab DesignsTeacher Certification RequirementsUnit Plans – Georgia Standards
Middle School Healthcare Science coursesCareer PlanningCareer Developmentwww.GACollege411.org
Providing a pipeline for the healthcare workers of the future
By the year 2014, health services will account for one in every twelve jobs in Georgia.
It is projected to increase by almost 100,000 jobs, placing its employment levels at more than 420,000 jobs by 2014.
Georgia Workforce Trends, an Analysis of Long-term Employment Projections to 2014 Georgia Dept. of Labor – Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Published by Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Healthcare Science Technology Education programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare. This course of study will provide students with a smooth transition into post-secondary nursing, medical or allied health education or the ability to acquire an entry level medical position in the workforce or the military. Students are exposed to general healthcare knowledge and skills and are then encouraged to pursue a more in depth study in the career area they are interested in through the appropriate career pathway. The pathways that are currently available in the healthcare program of study include: Therapeutic Services - Nursing, Therapeutic Medical Services, and Emergency Services along with Health Informatics. Diagnostics and Biotechnology are being added for the 2009 school year, and a physical medicine pathway is planned as a future pathway. In the program, a strong emphasis is placed on academic integration into the curriculum as well as the necessary foundation skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking which are necessary to enter the workforce. A new middle school curriculum is now being offered in some schools to start a look at Healthcare at an even earlier age. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is offered through the healthcare programs and is a co-curricular component that compliments the classroom experience along with work based learning opportunities. Employment in the healthcare industry will provide students with a financially stable and rewarding career of service to others. Having a chance to begin this quest while still in middle or high school is a wonderful way for student to prepare for their future.