Healthcare Foundations Class Information
Length of Course
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
First Aid/CPR Certification
Basic Patient Care
State of Michigan Curriculum Segments
Academic Foundations (Anatomy & Physiology) and Med Math
Medical Terminology (Anatomy & Physiology)
Legal (Charting) and Ethical
Technical Skills (CPR)
Work Based Learning
Unique to Health Careers/Patient Care Tech
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.
Medical OSHA Training (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Medical Assisting - Administrative
Patient Care Tech
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.
Students in Patient Care Tech have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).