Health Science and Medical Technology
The standards in this sector represent the academic and technical skills and knowledge students need to pursue a full range of career opportunities in health science and medical technology, from entry level to management as well as technical and professional career specialties. The standards describe what workers need to know and be able to do to contribute to the delivery of safe and effective healthcare. The six career pathways are grouped into functions that have a common purpose and require similar attributes. The pathways are Biotechnology, Patient Care, Health Care Administrative Services, Health Care Operational Support Services, Public and Community Health, and Mental and Behavioral Health. Standards for each career path build on and continue the anchor standards with more complexity, rigor, and career specificity.
(Citation: California Department of Education).
LHS Patient Care Pathway
Lompoc High school has one pathway in the health science and medical technology sector:
Intro to Medical Careers
Health Careers / Medical Science
Medical Terminology (Sem)
Medical Records Specialist (Sem)
Pathway courses should be taken in order. Any students who completes all the courses in the pathway, in order, earning a "C" grade or higher in all courses, will be granted a CTE Patient Care Pathway Completer Certificate. Additionally, on his/her official transcript it will have the designation of CTE Pathway completer. This will help colleges and potential employers recognize this achievement.
For more information contact:
Room SCI 7