• 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:

    Legal Aspects
    Infection Control
    Basic Anatomy and physiology
    Introduction to medical terminology
    Safety precautions
    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.

  • Industry-Based Certifications

    AHA Basic Life Support

    AHA HeartSaver First Aid - universal Pathway IBC credential

    Jumpstart 2.0 Program Information

    Jumpstart 1.0 Program Information

  • 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: