Health Occupations  

Health Occupations is an excellent program for students considering any health career. Students successfully completing first year will have their names submitted to the Dept. of Public Health for inclusion their registry of individuals completing basic nurse aide training. Students who desire to work in long term care (i.e. nursing homes) must also pass a criminal background check and the Nurse Aide competency Evaluation Program exam, thereby earning the designation of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

First year students gain practical experience through actual work with patients at local health care facilities. Second year students spend second semester, three days per week serving internships in a specialized area.

Program length: 2 years

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PhotoYou will be able to:

  • Perform basic health care skills such as taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
  • Understand and perform CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and first aid
  • Understand your role in meeting patient needs through direct care of patients
  • Use proper lifting, moving, and transfer techniques on patients
  • Know common health problems and diseases
  • Know anatomy and body systems
  • Learn specialized skill in an area you have chosen from 17 offered

PhotoHealth Occupations students need a solid background in all the physical sciences, particularly biology and anatomy. They also need to be able to communicate with a broad spectrum of patients.

PhotoYou will be able to start your career as a(n):

  • Certified nurse aide
  • Geriatric aide
  • Home health care aide
  • Activity aide
  • Psychiatric aide
  • Occupational/physical therapist aide
  • Medical assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Emergency room worker
  • Medical record clerk
  • Birth center aide

PhotoCACC students are employed by:

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • St. John's Hospital
  • Lewis Memorial Christian Village
  • Springfield Clinic
  • Walnut Ridge Nursing Home
  • Doctor's Hospital
  • Regency Nursing Center
  • St. John's Home Health
  • Heritage Manor
  • Sutton's Ambulance
  • Taylorville Nursing Home
  • Westabbe Nursing Home
  • Springfield Terrace, Inc.
  • Springfield Health Care
  • Illini Veternarian Clinic
  • St. Joseph's Nursing Home
  • St. Francis Convent


Tech prep courses and credits available:

  • Two- or four-year professional degree in any aspect of the medical field

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Springfield, IL 62712
Tel: 217.529.5431
Fax: 217.529.7861

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