CTE (Career & Technical Education) health science programs often require clinical experience in a medical setting, hospital, or clinic in order to sit for a state licensing exam. Clinical hours are dictated by the state governing board of that profession or by licensing requirements. Emergency Medical Technician and Nursing Assistant are examples of secondary programs of study that have required clinical hours. Clinical experiences are typically imbedded into program courses; therefore, credit is earned through completion of the health science course. Students may elect to take an additional work-based learning course for credit related to their career interest.
Internships are the next step above a Job Shadow. Internships are typically unpaid experiences and last longer than 15 hours. An internship may or may not be for course credit. In order for students to earn credit for an internship, a minimum number of hours that equal class time for an equivalent course must be met. Students who demonstrate a true interest in the career field and present good employability skills are appropriate for internship experiences. This is most appropriate for third and fourth year students.
Basic Academic Skills
Reading, Writing, Science, Math, Oral Communication, and Listening
Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Learning, Reasoning, Thinking Creatively, Decision Making, and Problem Solving
Responsible, Self Confidence, Self Control, Social Skills, Honest, Have Integrity, Adaptable and Flexible, Team Spirit, Punctual & Efficient, Self Directed, Good Work Attitude, Well Groomed, Cooperative, Self Motivated, and Self Management.
For more information please contact CCSD Work-Based Coordinator