CACC Orientation to Health Occupations
CACC Orientation to Health Occupations  

This course is a year- long course providing an overview of concepts related to the medical field. The program is helpful for those that wish to take additional coursework related to health care.  Topics of discussion will be related to healthcare industry, including exploration of various areas of health care, ethics and laws, safety and infection control, CPR/First Aide, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and diseases. In addition, the course will include basic reading, math, and science as it relates to the industry. The course is composed of, but not limited to, classroom instruction, hands on lab opportunities, guest speakers, and field trips.   This is a terrific course for the student’s junior year.

Program length: 1 year

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PhotoYou will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with those receiving health care
  • Understand the role of the nursing assistant
  • Perform personal care skills using appropriate infection control procedures
  • Perform basic health care skills such as taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
  • Understand and perform CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and first aid
  • Use proper lifting, moving, positioning, and transfer techniques on patients
  • Know common health problems and diseases
  • Demonstrate appropriate care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Describe the aspects of death and dying, including hospice and other care

Nursing Assistant students need a solid background in reading, science and math.  They also need to be able to communicate effectively.  This is an excellent program for students considering any health career, including nursing school or another medical field.

PhotoYou will be able to start your career as a(n):

  • Long-term Care Nursing Assistant
  • Hospital tech (Aide)
  • Home health care aide
  • Doctor’s office employee

PhotoCACC students are employed by:

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Lewis Memorial Christian Village
  • Regency Nursing Center
  • Heritage Manor
  • Taylorville Nursing Home
  • Concordia Village
  • St. Joseph’s Nursing Home
  • Sunny Aces


Tech prep courses and credits available:

  • Senior-level students are eligible for ESI (Employability Skills) dual credit through Lincoln Land Community College

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Springfield, IL 62712
Tel: 217.529.5431
Fax: 217.529.7861

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