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Health Science Technology I

931260  HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY I (LNA)

Grade 11 (Grade 12 on space available basis)                                                 2.00 Credits/Year

 The course will reveal various healthcare occupations and will provide the basic skills needed to practice in a healthcare setting.  Instruction includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on body systems, disease process, and disorders.   The HST I program utilizes the New Hampshire Board of Nursing-Nursing Assistant program approved curriculum providing 160 hours of theory instruction and 60 clinical hours in an Assisted Living and Long Term Care facilities.  Successful completion of this program and the NH State License written & skills exam will allow the student to apply for a NH Board of Nursing License to practice as a Licensed Nurse Assistant.  Students will also complete an American Heart Association Health Care Provider & Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certification.  Students accumulate clinical hours, evenings, weekends and after-school.  They are expected to arrange for their own transportation. 

 REQUIRED:   Students must submit a CTC program application. HST I students must be at least 16 year of age, provide two references, and successfully complete an entrance interview.  Each year all HST I students must agree to a criminal background check, a physical examination, TB test, and provide a copy of their current immunization record. Uniform, duty shoes and watch with a second hand are required.  Requirements subject to change.  Fees are as follows:  State LNA written and skills licensure exam, $100; on-line license, $35; Live-Scan fingerprinting, $55; Uniforms, $25; and other health care equipment, $10.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

NOTE:  Fulfills a science credit. Annual flu shots are also recommended.