The Academy of Health Science at Trailblazer offers students a wide variety of knowledge, and hands-on skills to help educate them for their future healthcare career choice. Not only does this education prepare students for college, but it also prepares them for entry level jobs. The health science department is made up of three instructors. All of the teachers are registered nurses. Therefore, ALL 80 students enrolled in the Academy are being challenged by educators that have first-hand experience in various healthcare settings. The teachers are: Mrs. Denae Cobb, Mrs. Christy Fogle, and Ms. Susan Readnower. Trailblazer houses two programs: 1) Allied Health and 2) Health Science. Pathways leading to certifications in any medical field are part of the Allied Health program and pathways leading to nursing are part of the Health Science program.
CERTIFICATIONS THAT CAN BE OBTAINED:
Medicaid Nurse Aide Certification (Special Note: This course must be taken in order to be accepted into KCTCS Nursing Programs)
CPR and First Aid Certification: BLS for the Professional Rescuer
Patient Care Technician (PCT)
CLINICALS AND WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
The senior students have many work-based learning opportunities in various medical facilities in the tri-state area. They use skills that they have learned in the classroom, as well as, learn new things in the clinical setting. Some students may have the opportunity to earn money while working during school hours.