HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAMS OFFERED IN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS
The Health Occupations program seeks to meet present and predicted needs for health care workers within a health care delivery system that is characterized by diversity and changing technologies. It is a program that recruits qualified and motivated students and prepares them for pursuit of appropriate health careers. Curriculum concepts incorporate technological advances related to the health care delivery system, including ethics, professionalism, prevention (wellness), patient/client diagnosis, treatment, care, and rehabilitation as a result of disease/disorders. Teaching/learning strategies integrate appropriate workplace basic skills that assist students to use resources and technologies, function as effective members within a complex system, and to access and use appropriate information/data. Opportunities for expanded leadership, management, technical, and citizenship development are available through membership in a co-curricular student organization, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA seeks to instill an attitude of pride, commitment, and professionalism in its members, and strives to build self-esteem and confidence. Students also complete a semester-long work-based learning experience at UP Health Systems - Marquette or Bell and at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Available to students in Grade 12 and offered at MSHS (open to students from GHS & SCHS) and IHS (open to students from NHS, RMHS & WHS).