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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

Allied Health Sciences students get a solid foundation to begin health and medical careers. This program integrates rigorous academic preparation with hands-on technical instruction. Students are exposed to a wide variety of careers as they explore roles of many health care related jobs, and are trained and educated to be successful in those careers. They will learn 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. 

Allied Health Sciences students have the benefit of having two instructors team teach the curriculum:    Mrs. Susan Wallace (swallace@lcjvs.net) and Mrs. Holly Sofia (hsofia@lcjvs.net).

Teacher Information

Mrs. Susan Wallace  Susan Wallace
  High School

 Allied Health Science Instructor
 Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22305




Holly Sofia
High School

Allied Health Sciences 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


An LCJVS student checking another students pulse.
Two LCJVS students practicing healthcare techniques on another student.
LCJVS student working with a senior citizen
Three LCJVS students posing with a CPR dummy

Career Pathways

  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Physician's Office Assistant
  • State Tested Nurse's 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

Competency Profile

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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

College 101 (SDEV101): 1 Credit

Introduction to Patient Care (ALHN113): 1 Credit

First Aid & Safety (HLED153): 2 Credits

General Pathology (ALHN121): 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)

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.

hosa future health professionals

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.