The Allied Health Sciences Program at SBCTC is a great place to start any career in the medical field. After completing just one year of study you will be given the opportunity to take the West Virginia CNA Exam, and with a successful passing grade you will be a certified nursing assistant and prepared for employment in any long term care facility or other health care facility as a nursing assistant.
As a student you will spend approximately 450 hours in the classroom/lab facility and a minimum of 55 clinical hours at a nursing facility doing actual patient care. The actual on the job training will prepare you for meaningful employment as a CNA and the overall experience will give you a better understanding of healthcare in general if you choose to pursue a career in nursing or beyond.
The health informatics pathway introduces students to the discipline through a series of authentic projects that merge information science, computer science and health care. Through real-world projects, students use information technology, data analysis software and statistics to address a range of health related topics.
- Use a variety of technologies and software that can be applied not only to the field of health care but also to other career fields;
- Collect, analyze and prepare data reports targeted to a specific audience;
- Read, understand and synthesize related documents that deal with critical health topics in the health field;
- Make sense out of data that can serve to inform the general welfare and quality of health care in the nation. Students will also learn about the array of careers available in the field of health informatics.