Human Services introduces students to the assisting skills of the dentistry, veterinary, and medical industries. Students will meet practicing professionals from these professions and learn all the prerequisites for adding value to these occupations. Customer service, effective communication, office teamwork, professional confidentiality, and technical skills that aid in the service of these professions will be of primary importance. Hands-on training will be coupled with formal learning to maximize career preparation.
The Dental Assistant program prepares students to become skilled members of a dental health care team. Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of oral health care and are valuable members of a dental care team.
The Medical Assistant course prepares students to assist doctors with clinical and administrative duties. Assistants greatly increase the productivity of a medical office and are valuable members of the healthcare community.
The Veterinary Assistant course introduces students to careers in Veterinary Science. Veterinary Assistants assist in a Veterinary office in a variety of ways including restraint and handling of a variety of species, veterinary career exploration, surgical assisting skills, instrument identification, and animal nutrition. Complete of this course will give students a vast array of knowledge which will help then secure an entry level position in veterinary medicine.
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) is where students learn to be 1st responders to trauma and medical emergencies. They receive a professional Basic Life Support (BLS) card, a State of Alaska ETT card, a National Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) card, and an entry level Incident Command System (ICS 100) certificate. This course provides lots of hands-on learning, games, and practice skills in as authentic of situations as possible.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT 1) is a basic level pre-hospital profession. Students learn to assess and do basic treatments for medical and trauma patients. They receive a professional Basic Life Support (BLS) card, an EMT 1 Card, and the opportunity to test for their National EMT Basic card. They also get the 2nd level of Incident Command Systems (ICS 200) certificate. Students need to be turning 18 years old within 1 year of finishing the course.
Emergency Communications is an entry level 911 Dispatch course. Students learn how to dispatch emergency calls for EMS, Fire, and Police. They receive a National Emergency Communications Certification (NECC) level 1 Telecommunicator certificate, a Heart Saver 1st Aid CPR AED for adult, child, and infant card, and entry level Incident Command Systems (ICS 100,200) certification. This class is open for grades 9-12 but is most appropriate for juniors and seniors. Students learn through interactive games, activities and by working on our 6 station dispatch simulator.