Discover Healthcare Careers

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
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Author(s): 
Karen Wolters
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Mankato ABE, MN
Published: 
2012
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This curriculum is a 36-hour/12 day pre-college healthcare career pathways introduction course that allows students to explore a variety of healthcare pathways while at the same time exposing them to a number of college-prep activities in the context of healthcare. It includes a variety of materials such as lesson plans, PowerPoints, and handouts. Topics include: (1) Careers in healthcare; (2) Career assessment; (3) Person-environment fit; (4) Critical healthcare competencies; (5) Applying to college; (6) Financial aid; (7) Admissions; (8) Clinic and hospital tours; (9) National career readiness and work readiness credentials; (10) Job seeking skills; and (11) Goal setting.

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This course is designed to prepare students to enter healthcare programs at the community college level. The curriculum fits the context of Health Science career cluster.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.