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Pre-Nursing and Healthcare Administration

Pre-Nursing and Healthcare Administration

The healthcare field offers a wide array of educational options for young people. An aging population and increased demand for services translates into an abundance of career opportunities for well-trained healthcare workers. Greentree Health Science Academy can give students the edge they need to take advantage of these opportunities. WCCC offers programs for students interested in the medical field at Greentree, including Pre-Nursing and Healthcare Administration, which is outlined below, Sports and Exercise Therapy and Dental Assisting.

Sophomores in high school interested in careers in the Health field may apply to the Health programs for their junior and senior years. This partnership between WCCC, Atrium Medical Center and Miami University leads students to further education and careers in the health care field.  Students will receive instruction in Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting; Phlebotomy; introduction to Health Information Management; medical office management and human resources management in the medical office, business administration, and opportunities for early placement/internship. Seniors will have the opportunity to work independently on a Sinclair College online Introduction to Allied Health course for credit.
 
Coming for the 2019-20 school year, Pre-Nursing and Healthcare Administration will be two separate career tracks.  WCCC is also recruiting for new programs at Greentree: Cybersecurity, Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technician.
 
Healthcare Administration 
Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing career fields in the healthcare industry today.  The job outlook is strong for healthcare administrators/managers with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting a 20% growth in jobs by 2026.  The demand is spurned by aging baby boomers increasing the need for healthcare administrators/managers to support the provision of quality healthcare.
 
Passionate, skilled professionals are needed to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise and communicate medical and health services to physicians and other providers.  Students enrolling in the Healthcare Administration program will study health information management, medical terminology, medical office administration/management, the medicolegal aspects of healthcare, and human resources management in the healthcare field, as well as many other topics related to coursework.  
 
Entry level positions in Healthcare Administration may be- patient access/registration manager, admitting/billing clerk, data entry clerk, medical office manager, health information management technician, project manager, patient care coordinator, medical transcriptionist, medical receptionist, and many more.
 
Professional level positions in Healthcare Administration may be department director, nursing home administrator, healthcare program director, case manager, marketing manager, consultant, health information manager, as well as a variety of upper management opportunities.
 
Students enrolling in the Healthcare Administration program will be eligible to obtain an Electronic Health Record certification if they meet the criteria.  Students will be eligible to attain three college credit hours on successful completion and testing in Medical terminology.  Students will also participate in clinical experiences in various units/departments at Miami Valley Hospital during senior year.
 
Below is general information about our current Health Science program. For the 2019-20 school year, we will have separate pages for each of the programs. 
Career opportunities:
  • Registered Nursing
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Radiology Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician
Careers noted require additional education
 
Skills Gained:
  • Medical Terminology 
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Office Management 
Certifications/College Credit:
Students will have the opportunity to earn up to a possible 20 college credit hours during their two years as students in the Health Science program. Students will complete a medical terminology course in which they can earn 3 semester credits; and State-Tested Nurse Aide training with opportunity to sit for the state test.
 
Internships, Job Placement:
In the Junior year, students will complete clinicals at Atrium Medical Center; and in the Senior year, students will complete clinical assignments at Miami Valley Hospital. 
 
Career Technical Student Organization:
Health Science students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.
 
This program is located on the Atrium Medical Center campus in the Greentree Health Science Academy building. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment, access to both higher education and a real working hospital are the advantages of starting your career in healthcare with us! See more information at this link: http://www.greentreehealthacademy.org/ For more information, contact your school counselor, or you may contact our instructors at 513-933-3960, or email:
 
Barb Patterson, Pre-Nursing instructor, Barb.Patterson@mywccc.org
Joanne Coleman, Healthcare Administration instructor, joanne.coleman@mywccc.org

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