The HSC I (CNA) course is a one-year program available to juniors and seniors interested in a career in the health field. Students receive 350 hours of academic preparation including classroom material and supporting lab practice. Instruction in all human body systems is designed for an understanding of each system and its relationship to the healthy or diseased body. Students will participate in a supervised clinical experience in local health care and extended living facilities. Students are required to apply their classroom lessons in completing actual patient assignments. Students are co-assigned with professional staff providing valuable assistance while they learn. The program also provides training and/or observation in hospital departments specific to each student’s interest.
Successful students will be well prepared to take the State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant exam in June. Graduates are readily employable at various healthcare facilities and well prepared for further health career training.
HSC II is a two-semester sequence that provides second-year nursing students an additional certification and an exposure to emergency medicine, both of which will provide a foundation for continuing their studies after high school.
Semester one: Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) class leads to certification through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Upon completion of the CRMA program students are certified to provide medications in selected health-care facilities. This enhances the students’ employability
Semester two: An overview and introduction to EMT Basic will provide a solid foundation for students interested in being an EMT or considering emergency medicine. This will involve both classroom instruction and the opportunity to work with local EMTs at the Bath Fire and Rescue Department. A local Certificate as a First Responder will be provided, based on participation and successfully completing all clinical and lab skills. Each student will be interviewed by the BFD and Health Science Instructor at the completion of course.