Nurse Assisting and Associated Health Careers

Improving the Quality of Life for Patients

One student wearing protective medical clothing helps another student, who is acting as a patient, transfer from a hospital bed into a wheelchair
Students learn the fundamentals of patient care necessary for entry-level employment in health care settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, medical offices and home health care agencies. Students work directly with patients, participating in over 100 hours of clinical experiences. In addition to preparation for entry-level employment, students are highly qualified to pursue post-secondary education in a variety of healthcare related pathways.

Units of Study

Orientation and Safety, plus:

  • Introduction Introduction to Health Occupations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Legal and Ethical Concerns and Standards
  • Geriatric Personal Care
  • Vital Signs
  • Supervised Clinical Experience
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifting / Moving / Transporting
  • Admissions / Transfers / Discharge
  • Patient Assessment
  • Pre and Post-Operative Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Specimen Collection
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiogram

College Credits

MCC Dual Enrollment:
  •  HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness 

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreement:
  • Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES School of Practical Nursing 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification

NYS Nurse Aide Certification (through Prometric)

Professional Outlook

All CTE programs correlate to many careers paths. Use the links below to explore more. Taking a look at one example, job projections for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs): 9% growth in new jobs 2018-2028. Median U.S. Salary: $29,640 per year in 2019.

Education Requirements: CNAs will need to complete a nursing assistant training program. Candidates will need to take and pass the New York State Nurse Aide Certification Examination.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Rachael Piccolo
Jamiela DiMora
Carrie Martineau 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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