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Allied Health Sciences

Allied Health Sciences

Program Highlights
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR | First Aid | Focused Observations and Internships in Healthcare Fields| State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Course | Leadership and Team Building Activities

Program Description
The Allied Health Sciences program integrates rigorous academic preparation with hands-on technical instruction so you can be successful in your healthcare career! You are exposed to a wide variety of careers in healthcare while learning about medical ethics, infection control, safety, body mechanics, nutrition, communication, employability skills, teamwork, and professionalism. College credits are available upon successful completion of this program.

Career Pathways
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Physician's Office Assistant
  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

With Additional Training:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Technician

Teacher Information

Michelle Denham
High School
Allied Health Science Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22508
[email protected] 

Krysten Yonkof
High School
Allied Health Science Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22508

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Allied Sciences Lab: 3 Credits

Senior Year Courses
Allied Health Services Lab: 3 Credits
Science: 1 Credit

Academic requirements are usually taken at the student's home school
Course descriptions are available online.

Program Fees
Allied Health Sciences I
Tool Kits - $42.00
Student Fees -N/A
Total Cost- $42.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Allied Health Sciences II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees -N/A
Total Cost - N/A

Competency Profile
Click here to view the Competency Profile

College Credits
Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Allied Health Sciences student are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Lorain County Community College
Introduction to Patient Care (ALHN113): 1 Credit
First Aid & Safety (HLED153): 2 Credits
Body Structure & Function (BIOG115): 3 Credits
Medical Terminology (ALHN110): 3 Credits
Nurse Aide Training (ALHN114): 5 Credits
(Optional summer training program for those that qualify)

Math, English, Social Studies, and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs such as HOSA-Future Health Professionals. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

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Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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