Medical Careers

Medical Careers
PAUL WILSON
(952) 567-8068 | pwilson@swmetro.k12.mn.us

AMANDA NIEBUR
(952) 567-8048 | aniebur@swmetro.k12.mn.us

SUSAN BURNISON
(952) 567-8028 | sburnison@swmetro.k12.mn.us

PARAPROFESSIONAL
MARGARET THOMPSON 
(952) 567-8000 | mthompson@swmetro.k12.mn.us

The Medical Careers program will provide an opportunity for students to explore different types of healthcare career opportunities. The course will encompass guest lectures, healthcare facility tours and job shadow opportunities. 




Medical Careers is a college level course where students can obtain several certifications in addition to career exploration. 

CERTIFICATIONS 

FIRST AID/CPR/AED
American Heart Association Certification

NURSING ASSISTANT
Approved through the Minnesota Department of Health, Nursing Assistant will train students to work directly with residents of a long term care facility. Clinical rotations are conducted at Auburn Manor in Chaska. Students will learn the curriculum and skills required to take the state Nursing Assistant Registry Exams. Students also earn certifications in basic first aid and CPR through the American Heart Association.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR) 
Medical training required for firefighters and law enforcement, students will learn about emergency services, advanced first aid, and health care provider CPR. This course includes a focus on learning anatomy and physiology and provides many field experiences to practice hands-on skills.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. EMTs are often employed by ambulance services, governments, and hospitals. They are  sometimes employed by fire departments and in police departments. There are many EMTs that are also police officers or firefighters. EMTs operate under a limited scope of practice and are typically supervised by a medical director who is a physician. First Aid/CPR and EMR certifications are a prerequisite to this semester-long course.






ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER
1 Credit or 3 CE Credits | Normandale Community College

NURSING ASSISTANT 
With FIRST AID/ CPR
7 Credits | Anoka Technical College
3 Credits | Central Lakes College
1 Credit | Hennepin Technical College
3 Credits | Minnesota State College Southeast 
7 Credits | Normandale Community College
3 Credits | Rochester Community & Technical College
3 Credits | St. Cloud Technical & Community College 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 
Offered at Waconia High School
3 CE Credits | Normandale Community College

EMT with BLS CPR
4 Credits | Anoka Technical College
6 Credits | Hennepin Technical College
6 Credits | Lake Superior College

To enroll in college credit, students are required to fill out an application, provide a transcript and take a college entrance exam (Accuplacer),





FEES

$20 | CPR/First-Aid Certificate American Heart Association

All Certification fees will be student's responsibility