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    Health Technologies

    For students seeking a career in medical-related fields: Dental Assisting; Health and Fitness Technology; Medical Assistant; Medical Skills and Related Health Careers; and Medical Administration.

    Dental Assisting
    Health and Fitness Technology
    Medical Assistant
    Medical Skills & Related Health Careers


    Dental Assisting

    Dental Assisting | 2 years / 900 hours

    This program teaches four-handed dentistry and lab skills, prevention techniques, operative treatment, and specialty areas. A clinical experience in a dental office is a required part of the program. Students must provide transportation to the clinical site. The course provides preparation for students interested in dental careers such as dental hygienist, lab technician, x-ray technician, and dentist, as well as for those interested in immediate employment as a dental assistant. Additional certification allows students to become certified or registered assistants licensed to perform oral procedures under the supervision of a dentist. High school seniors are given priority for admission to this course.

    Post-secondary students enrolled in the daytime Dental Assisting class have the option to attend the Dental Radiology program beginning in January of each school year, which meets weekly from 2pm – 5 pm (time is subject to change). Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED to be presented at time of registration, and be familiar with dental terminology. Students are required to attend 45 hours of class time –25 hours didactic and 20 hours lab, and complete/pass all New Jersey Radiological Technology Board of Examiners lab objectives. In addition, students must attend 30 hours of clinical practice (totaling 75 hours) as arranged by OCVTS and complete all New Jersey Radiological Technology Board of Examiners clinical objectives. Upon successful completion, the student is then eligible to take the Dental X-ray Examination for licensure. Recommended Skills: Word processing and strong communication skills are recommended.


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    Health and Fitness Technology

    Health and Fitness Technology | Tech Prep | 2 years / 900 hours

    This course introduces students to the fields of fitness, personal training, nutrition, and physical rehabilitative therapy through preparation as an entry level personal trainer, fitness technician or group fitness instructor. Course outline includes: basics in human anatomy, exercise physiology and kinesiology, as well as exercise program design and nutrition. Wellness/fitness workers and physical therapy aides are skilled workers employed in fitness centers, corporate wellness programs, hospitals, sports medicine clinics and rehabilitation centers. A clinical experience is offered in the second year, where students may work in fitness, wellness and rehabilitative settings. A Tech Prep agreement with Ocean County College has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program.

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    Medical Assistant

    Medical Assistant | 2 years / 900 hours

    This program emphasizes physician assisting skills in medical offices, clinics or outpatient facilities. It is a two year program divided into an administrative and clinical year. A student may begin the program at the beginning of either year. The administrative curriculum covers medical terminology and abbreviations, medical law and ethics, insurance billing and medical coding, medical health insurances, electronic medical records, computerized appointment scheduling and front desk skills. Clinical curriculum covers medical terminology and abbreviations, infection control and OSHA standards, vital signs, electrocardiogram, laboratory procedure including urinalysis, Strep test, and capillary punctures. Venipuncture will be studied along with live sticks performed. Students will learn to assist the physician with special medical procedures and minor surgery. Upon completion of the program and meeting the requirements for NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing), students may pursue their certification as a medical assistant by passing a national certification test. Proper communication skills and professionalism will be emphasized. Other components of the class include membership in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a student organization emphasizing professionalism and leadership skills for students who are pursuing a health career. A job shadowing experience and structured learning experience is provided in physician offices during the course of this program. Recommended skills: Word processing, strong communication skills, and good attendance are strongly recommended.

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    Medical Skills and Related Health Careers

    Medical Skills and Related Health Careers | 2 years / 900 hours

    This hands-on program provides an exploration of several health career options. The curriculum covers anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and key concepts in health care such as professionalism and ethics. Basic patient care skills such as body mechanics, bed making, transferring patients, and personal care including feeding, bathing, and oral care are covered. A clinical experience is provided at a long-term care facility. Other components of the class include: membership in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a student organization emphasizing professionalism and leadership skills for students who are pursuing a health career. An articulation agreement with Rutgers University allows students the opportunity to earn a maximum of 9 transferable college credits upon successful completion of the program. Recommended Skills: Strong math and science skills are recommended. Good attendance is strongly recommended.

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