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Mrs. Vicki Owen, RN

434-528-6499 ext.30870
Classes Taught: 
Intro. Health & Medical Careers, Health Assisting Careers



COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Intro to Health & Medial Careers is a year-long non-clinical course that provides a back ground into  the history of health care, health care facilities, trends, insurance, laws and ethics, and an overview of a variety of health careers, job classifications, and the educational training required.   Guest speakers from the community will be invited to share information about their careers and work experiences

.GOAL:   to give students the opportunity to learn more about the healthcare system and the many jobs available...ultimately using that knowledge to decide if the health care industry is a good fit for their career goals!

GRADING:  There will be a project every 9 weeks graded at 15%, a nine week assesssment graded at 15%, quizes will be 25%, class room participation/skills lab will be 35% and homework 10%



 HEALTH ASSISTING, CLASS & CLINICAL -1-2 Periods; 5-6 Periods

COURSE DESCRIPTION: the Health Assisting Class  is a year-long clinical course offered to Jr.'s and Sr.'s enrolled at Amherst County High School who have had an introductory course in the health career tract.  Students will complete a minimum of 120 hours of instruction including 40 hours of direct clinical care at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst.  Students will learn and practice hands on skills and competencies in a lab setting prior to clinical work with the geriatric population.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  this course is designed to introduce the student to the nursng assistant profession: help them learn terminology, how the body functions, and how to care for people with medical conditions and disabilities.  The sucessful completion of the course will have the student eligible to take a written and skills exam for licensure as a certified nusing assistant through the Va. State Board of Nursing.

GRADING: there will be a 9 weeks project graded at 15%, a 9 weeks assessment of 15%, classroom participation 15%, quizes 25%, and the clinical/lab skills at 30%


  The Amherst County Public Schools Board of Education provides equal academic age opportunity for all students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its programs and activities, as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504. Mr. Josh Neighbors is the division’s Section 504 Coordinator and Jim Gallagher, Director of Human Resources, is designated as the Compliance Office responsible for assurances of non-discrimination. Josh Neighbors and Mr. Gallagher may be reached at the following address: PO Box 1257, Amherst, VA 24521, and telephone number (434) 946-9386. Ms. Hollie Jennings is the Division Discipline Supervisor and is responsible for the fair and equitable implementation of the Division’s discipline policies. She can be reached at the following address: 219 Trojan Lane, Madison Heights, VA 24572, telephone number (434) 528-6485, and e-mail The school system is committed to providing a learning environment which reflects the racial, gender and cultural diversity of our county and the children we serve. We are dedicated to equality of opportunity.     



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