Healthcare Foundations Class Information

Length of Course

1 Year

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Health Care Environment
Safety in the Workplace
Legal/Ethical Standards
Infection Control
First Aid/CPR Certification
Basic Patient Care
Medical Terminology
Patient Assessment
Basic Pharmacology

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Academic Foundations (Anatomy & Physiology) and Med Math
Medical Terminology (Anatomy & Physiology)
Legal (Charting) and Ethical
Technical Skills (CPR)
Health Maintenance
Information Technology
Work Based Learning

Unique to Healthcare Foundations

A uniform is required for clinical days...students provide scrubs and white shoes. It is recommended that the student be 17 years of age by course completion for purposes of employment. Reliable transportation is required for work experience. A physical is required and a background check will be conducted. All immunizations must be updated. 


First Aid
Medical OSHA Training (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Medical Assisting - Administrative

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, 3rd year science credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.

Student Leadership

Students in Healthcare Foundations have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).