Health Tech Students and Their Teacher to Present Chair Yoga Program at Alzheimer’s Conference
- May 2015
The Health Technology Instructors, Gretchen Werle and Piper Sagan, are developing a top quality program that is current with the needs of the health and human services community, driven to best serve the educational experience of students, and guided by the Massachusetts frameworks.
The Health Technology Program introduces students to fields in Health and the Medical field. Students have the opportunity to work in a nursing facility to truly develop their patient skills. Health Technology students have also been involved in programs and symposiums at Springfield Technical Community College and Greenfield Community College.
With a focus on the development of essential skills, this is the ideal program for the outgoing, compassionate student interested in entering the growing field of healthcare. Patient care a top priority, and our students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology, growth and development, medical terminology, aging, infectious disease, mental health, and nutrition. Clinical experiences at area facilities expose students to healthcare roles in long term care, acute care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s, hospice nursing care, and working with those with developmental disabilities.
FCTS, as the regional vocational high school of Franklin County, does so much more than teach in a lab classroom and simulation environment. As a true extension of the classroom, authentic health related projects can be an important facet in the learning environment. Real world projects truly provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Our students thrive on authentic work! You can demonstrate and practice a skill but there is nothing like using those skills for real, under the direction of your instructor who acts as the supervisor. Health Technology students engage in work and skills in FCTS and on work experience sites including hospitals, nursing homes and with EMT agencies. These students are preparing for the many, varied careers paths available in the health care industry.
Requests for FCTS Health Technology work must provide educational value to the students and must align with the curriculum. If you are a municipal group or non-profit organization, you can contact Jocelyn Croft, Director of Vocational Curriculum and Instruction.
In order to calculate grade point average (GPA), each course will be awarded a rating based on the number of periods a class/shop is in session, the credit assigned to the class/shop and whether the course is required to meet graduation requirements as mandated under the Massachusetts Education Reform Law.
Be prepared for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. Along with a solid academic foundation, you’ll also gain real-world knowledge that will give you a competitive edge in the growing healthcare job market. Students will receive their certification in nursing assistant, home health aide, CPR, and first aid.