Build Your Story in Health Occupations

Health occupations are one of the fastest growing employment segments and Health professionals, at every level of learning and experience, are consistently in demand. The WACTC program combines scientific and skill-based knowledge with the fine art of patient care, providing this dynamic industry with the professionals needed. Many of our graduates go on to successful health science careers or post-secondary education.

Certifications

  • Certified Nursing Assistant license
  • Health Care Provider CPR/AED & First Aid certificates earned and renewed annually
  • Certificate of Health Occupations Competencies

Articulation Agreements

Upon graduation, qualifying students may receive eight credits from the New England Institute of Technology.

Curriculum

The curriculum is aligned with the National Healthcare Skill Standards.

Year One

First year builds foundation skills in communications, medical terminology, systems, employability skills, ethics, safety, teamwork, information technology, health maintenance, anatomy, physiology, diseases and basic healthcare skills.

Year Two

Advanced anatomy and physiology, understanding and caring for human disease, advanced medical terminology, beginning pharmacology, advanced technical skills, employability skills, nurse assistant training to prepare for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensing exam and research in specific medical careers.

Year Three

A full year internship in the healthcare profession of the student’s choice. Sample internship sites include Kent County Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Health South Sports Rehabilitation Center, Kent County YMCA, and the Warwick Fire Department (EMT). To prepare for college, students continue medical terminology and dosage calculations as well as preparing a self-study book.