Health Technology

Health Technology introduces students to caring for sick and injured patients. Students will explore basic bedside care and taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They may also feed patients and assist with bathing as well as personal hygiene. Students complete a State Tested Nurse Assistant Program (STNA) and study medical terminology, giving them the opportunity to receive college credit. Students are also introduced to medical insurance coding, electronic health record management, computer skills, dental assisting, and clinical laboratory testing. Students may complete and become Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT). Health Technology students may assist school nurses at student health screenings throughout Van Wert County. 

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
POTENTIAL CAREERS
Nurse/Nurse Aid
Medical/Dental Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistant
Lab Technician
Respiratory Therapist
Radiology Technician
EMT
Phlebotomy Technician

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
State Approved Nurse Assistant (STNA)
AHA: CPR /First Aid
ODH Hearing
ODH Vision
OSHA 10 hour General Industry (Healthcare)
NHA: Certified Phlebotomy Technician

CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION 
HOSA--Health Occupations Students of America

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS
While attending Vantage Career Center, Vantage students have the opportunity to participate in college credit plus courses. Contact Student Services for more information. 
 

Career Pathways

A Career Pathway is a collective look at education, 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 OhioMeansJobs.com.

Contact Us

Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Leigh Carey
Leigh Carey
Health Technology
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2132
Wendy Baumle
Wendy Baumle
Sports Exercise Therapy
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 Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
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