Health Occupations


About the Program:

Health Occupations

2 semesters – 3 periods
Grades Eligible:  12
Prerequisites:  None

Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy, and basic bedside care skills.  You will learn to give daily care to a patient (bathe, dress, feed, and assist with activities of daily living). The first semester all students learn the basic skills that all healthcare workers need to know.

The second-semester students will continue training to become Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and will provide first-hand application of skills and will work with patients in local, skilled nursing facilities.

*Upon successful completion of the requirements set by the Department of Health and Senior Services, students will be eligible to take the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam.  

*Health Occupations students may also receive three hours of dual enrollment credit in Medical Terminology through Mineral Area College for a reduced fee.

How to Apply:

High School Students:

-Contact your school's guidance counselor.

-Prerequisites may apply.

Class Schedule:

August-May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar)


The morning block schedule is from 8:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
The afternoon block schedule is from 12:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our advisors.

Check out our program video!