Medical Careers

  • Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12…….……..1 credit…….…….Full Year                                  

    This year-long course provides students with information relating to the educational and professional requirements for the various medical careers.  Students will study the fundamentals of disease, basic anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology.  Students will become certified in the Healthcare Provider level of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Saver First Aid. Dual credit from Bismarck State College (HPER 210) is available.

Advanced Medical Careers

  • Grade Placement:  10, 11, 12……….1 credit (Block Class) ….....Semester 1 or 2  

    Prerequisite: Enrolled in or completion of Medical Careers. (May be waived per approval of administration).  
    Fees: Cost of polo shirt, name tag, required vaccinations and TB testing if pursuing optional job shadow experiences.  

    This course is for students who are interested in exploring a wide range of medical careers. This exploration is done through research, professional guest speakers, college tours, clinical simulation labs and potential job shadows. The curriculum is designed to enhance student employability skills and professional medical career readiness. Job shadows are optional. If job shadowing: up-to-date vaccinations including influenza and possible COVID vaccinations (per individual facility policy), a negative TB test and background check must be completed. The student is responsible for necessary vaccinations, testing, and transportation to job shadow and tour sites.  

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Grade Placement: 11, 12….....1 credit (Block Class)….....Semester 1 or 2

    Prerequisite: Enrolled in or completion of Medical Careers. (May be waived per approval of administration).  
    Cost of polo shirt, name tag, necessary vaccinations and TB testing if pursuing optional clinical experiences and state exam fee.

    This course provides classroom instruction, skills lab practice and clinical simulation to prepare the student for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a skilled nursing facility, acute care, or home health care setting. Upon successful completion of the course requirements and classroom and skills hours, students are eligible to take the state CNA certification exam through Headmaster. Current necessary vaccinations and a background check are required per facility policy for OPTIONAL clinical opportunities. The student is responsible for transportation to tours, clinical sites, and the state exam fee. Optional clinical experience hours are scheduled outside of class time. Dual credit through Bismarck State College (NURS 100) is available.

Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

  • Grade Placement:  11, 12……….1 credit (Block Class) ….....Semester 1 or 2

    Prerequisite: Medical Careers -or- Anatomy/Physiology course is recommended for supportive background knowledge but is not required.   
    Cost of polo shirt and name tag.  

    An introductory course for students interested in the field of Sports Medicine. General principles covered include: prevention, recognition, and immediate care of athletic injuries; rehabilitation of athletic injuries; basic nutrition; HIPAA; hands-on activities - taping and wrapping techniques, goniometry. Classroom learning is enhanced through job shadowing. Job shadow experiences are outside of class time and the student is responsible for transportation to job shadow sites. Dual credit through the University of Mary (KIN 151 & 238) or Bismarck State College (HPER 207) is available.

Medical Terminology - Online

  • Grade Placement:  11, 12………..….1/2 credit………….….Semester 1 or 2 Online
    Requirement: Must be 16 years of age

    This course will be offered as a dual credit course with Bismarck State College through the CRACTC. It is offered in an online format with proctored tests. In this course, students will develop skills necessary for decoding commonly used medical terms. Students will learn the meaning of medical suffixes, prefixes and word roots. This medical terminology course covers the basic knowledge and understanding of medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals. This course requires students to work independently and manage their time well. Dual credit through Bismarck State College (BOTE 171) is available.

Introduction to Nursing (Dual Credit ONLY)

  • Grade Placement: 12….....1 credit (Block Class) Hybrid Schedule ….....Semester 1 or 2

    Fees: Dual credit costs

    This course is for senior students interested in pursuing their nursing career through the University of Mary. Introduction to Nursing (NUR 240) is an introductory prerequisite course for admission to the University of Mary's nursing program. The course introduces students to professional nursing roles and attributes. Standards for nursing care, therapeutic communication, and quality and safety concerns will be explored.

Capstone - Health Careers

  • Grade Placement: 11, 12…………... 1 credit (Block Class) Hybrid Schedule………….. Semester 1 or 2, or both

    Prerequisite: Students must have obtained two credits in the Medical Careers Pathway. Students must apply for the Capstone and be approved by the instructor and the Career Advisor the semester prior to registration.

    Capstone is a course that gives students an opportunity to receive credit for their hands-on experience in the community, their classrooms, and/or their jobs or internships in health care. Students will apply the knowledge and skills they obtained from their Medical Careers courses to real-world experiences. Students will have the opportunity to implement leadership skills through practical applications. Students will develop an individualized learning plan with their Capstone Instructor.