Today’s society is changing rapidly, in both
technological and social aspects. In terms of the health care industry,
there has been a shift in orientation regarding the delivery of health
services in this nation. More and more people are actively assuming
responsibility for their own health, new technology has assumed a larger
role in the industry, and a grater percentage of health care resources
will be required for the car of chronic and long-term illness.
As a result of this shift in health care delivery
systems and the recommendations of the Health Occupation Educating
featuring committee, the Statewide Health Occupations Education program
structure has been organized into modules if instruction which will
prepare students with the broad, transferable skills required by a variety
of health care jobs, both now and in the immediate future. The curriculum
in each module has been developed to permit rapid and effective updating
as it becomes necessary due to technological changes.
The Health Occupations Educations Core is the
foundation courses for each of the specialized programs. The knowledge
and competencies in the core are considered common to all job titles in
the Health Occupations field. These skills have also been identified as
useful in many health care professions, thus faciliting cross training or
retraining. The core offers options to students by allowing them to
explore a variety of jobs within the health care industry before choosing
a specialized program of study.