Mary Chavez, Dean of Health Professions & Public Safety
The Med Prep program provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for health occupations. This program is nine months in length; however, students have the option of taking either one or both semesters.
During the fall semester, students will pursue a common core of instruction. This course is structured to provide the students with a broad academic and vocational foundation in the health care professions. An introduction to the health care professions is provided through field trips, speakers, classroom activities and laboratory experiences. Students will have presentations by medical professionals who are currently working in the field to offer insight into the medical careers available. Students will receive instruction in nurse assisting and will be eligible to take the State Certification test.
The second semester will provide students with career development skills such as resume writing, portfolio building, interviewing techniques and basic knowledge about how to be successful in the professions of health care. Students will also obtain job exploration experience (job shadowing) at several health care agencies in the area. At the end of the semester, students will receive a certificate for Clinical Medical Assistant/Pharmacy Aid.