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health technology
Health Technology  introduces students to caring for sick and injured patients. Students will explore basic bedside care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. They may also feed patients and assist with bathing and personal hygiene. Students complete a State Tested Nurse Assistant Program (STNA) and study medical terminology, an introduction to medical insurance coding, electronic health record management, computer skills, introduction to dental assisting, and clinical testing.  Students complete a certified EKG Technician (CET) program and learn basic phlebotomy skills.   Health Technology students provide hands-on assistance at the annual Vantage Bloodmobile and assist school nurses at student health screenings throughout Van Wert County. Successful completion of this program may result in college credits being awarded through an articulation agreement with Rhodes State College.  Students will learn to 
  • Perform a wide-range of medical procedures in various healthcare careers
  • Experience clinical instruction at healthcare facilities
  • Develop professional work ethics, medical skills, and patient/client care


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Potential Careers
  • Nurse/Nurse Aid
  • Medical/Dental Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Radiology Technician
  • EMT
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Certified Technician
Industry Certifications
State Approved Nurse Assistant (STNA)
AHA: CPR /First Aid
NHA: Certified EKG Technician (CET)
ODH Hearing
ODH Vision
Child Abuse and Recognition
Common Childhood Illness 
OSHA 10 hour General Industry (Healthcare)
Career Technical Student Organization 
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Health Technology program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Leigh Carey
Leigh Carey
Health Technology, Jr.
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2132
Wendy Baumle
Wendy Baumle
Health Technology, Sr.
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2136
Paula VanTilburg
Paula VanTilburg
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2146
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
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Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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