• 2-year program
  • Only students entering their 11th grade year are eligible to apply for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Interested candidates should complete an application located on the Admissions page of the website

Students enrolled in the CTECS Health Technology program are given instruction and demonstrate skills/knowledge in health care safety, nutrition, characteristics of health care teams, National Health Care Standards, categories of healthcare facilities, legal/ethical/moral concerns in health care, effective communication including medical terminology.

The Health Technology program provides a broad-based exposure to a variety of health careers. Students’ progress in foundational health care skills and are eligible to become certified nursing assistants.

Students deciding to enter the field of Health Technology will be introduced to the basics of safety as well as infection control practices including personal and patient hygiene. The Health Technology program provides a broad-based exposure to a variety of health occupations. Instruction involves hands-on training in providing personal care for patients combined with theoretical instruction in the fundamental subjects of the health care industry. This includes nutrition, growth and development, medical-legal issues, human behavior, medical terminology, health care safety, introduction to public health and professional communication. 

Students are introduced to the five Health Science Career Clusters: Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Information, Support Services and Biotechnology Research and Development. Instruction is provided in the areas of anatomy and physiology, fundamental health care skills, professional communication skills for health care, the relationship of human behavior throughout the life span and basic medical terminology. Qualities and attributes necessary to work in health care settings are emphasized including 21st century health care skills: critical thinking, problem solving and social/culture competencies. Theory and hands-on learning will focus on safety and infection control. Students are eligible for certification for OSHA-10, General Industry. 

Students receive instruction that involves hands-on training and theory lessons in the fundamental subjects of the health care industry with the goal of providing quality health care to long-term patients. These subjects include safety standards, infection control, professionalism, medical-ethical issues, oral and written communication, medical terminology, medical math, human behavior, nutrition, anatomy and physiology and common diseases. Nursing assistant skills are applied through clinical experience at various long-term care facilities. The skills that students will be learning and applying at long-term care facilities include but are not limited to: bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, ambulating patients, vital signs and making beds. Upon completion of the theoretical and clinical hours required of the nursing assistant student, the students are eligible to take the State of Connecticut Registry Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The State examination consists of two parts that evaluate the knowledge as well as the skills required to provide quality patient care. Students are eligible for certification in Dementia Care, as part of the CARES program. 

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