HEALTH CAREERS & SCIENCES PROGRAM
There are over five million medical or allied health care
workers in the United States who work in more than 80 different professions.
Projections in the U.S. have shown an expected long-term shortage of qualified
workers to fill many of the medical or allied health positions. Health care professionals make the
healthcare system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical,
therapeutic, direct patient care and support services that are critical to the
patients they serve.
Intro to Health Occupations provides didactic information
and hands on skills to the student who is interested in pursuing a health care
related career. When making a
medical career choice, it is important to receive all the facts, including
descriptions of the occupations, educational requirements, job opportunities
and salary levels. In addition, it
is a good idea to talk with people already working in these jobs. This program helps the student with
medical career exploration, provides opportunities to observe health occupations,
and teaches anatomy and physiology.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Career Pathway Opportunities
and assess the different health occupations in the health care career
between the different systems in the human body and compare how illness affects these systems.
and demonstrate basic nursing skills.
List career opportunities in this particular field.
The GCC Advantage
Why it is advantageous to enroll in this GCC CTE program...
All students who enroll in GCC CTE programs offered at Guam's public high schools must do so through the GCC Career Counselor assigned to their respective high school. The Career Counselor can help you decide if enrollment in the CTE Allied Health program is the most appropriate way for you to fulfill GDOE elective requirements and prepare for college and/or the workforce. The Career Counselor can also help you draft an educational plan that may allow you to graduate from high school with GCC postsecondary program credits, giving you a head start on your postsecondary associate degree or certificate.
Location: Allied Health Building, 2nd floor
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday