About Introduction to Health Occupations
Health care is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the United States with over two hundred different careers available for students to pursue. Because of high health care costs, multi-skilled workers are growing in demand.
This program introduces students to various health career fields and the basic entry-level knowledge for these fields. This class will allow students to investigate career paths to assist in determining the ones that best suit them. Areas to be presented with the help of guest speakers and field trips to various health facilities are as follows:
Basic Anatomy and physiology
Introduction to medical terminology
CPR/first aid certification
Overview of various health careers
This 2 credit course, scheduled for one term, is strongly recommended for the junior level student as a prerequisite for the Nursing Assistant class. Required scores on the entrance test must be met. Students will also receive dual enrollment for Medical Terminology with BPCC upon successful completion of the course.
Additional Course Information
Junior or Senior
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Students need to enjoy science and should have a strong interest in the medical field
Dual Enrollment Information
Bossier Parish Community College
Students have the opportunity to dually enroll at BPCC in the following courses: