Contact Info

High School

Class: Health Science Tech Prep Instructor

Teacher: Josephine Foster

Email: Josephine.foster@mahoningctc.com

Extension: 1554

Room: D-08

Important Dates

Course Syllabus

AUGUST 14, 2017 ORIENTATION

WELCOME TO THE MAHONING COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER

SHIELD ACADEMY

HEALTH SCIENCE 2017– 2018

Instructor: Mrs. Josephine Foster, MT (ASCP), M.Ed.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Youngstown State University. I have worked in the field for more than 30 years and am certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist I have a Masters Degree in Education from Kent State University. I started teaching this course here at the Career Center in February 2004.

Personally, I am married and the mother of 3 children. I was born and raised in this valley and strongly believe in the educational system. My goal is to achieve success for all students in my program.

Phone number and extension: 330-729-4000 ext. 1554

This will give you my voice mail. I will check it daily and return your calls promptly.

Email: Josephine.Foster@mahoningctc.com

Program: The health tech prep program will expose you to the many careers in health care and prepare you to pursue a health career if you so choose. As in a traditional classroom, there will be a good amount of book work. In addition you will gain knowledge from labs, job shadowing, field trips, guest speakers and hands on clinical training.

In junior year, a bus will take you to all field trips. It will be necessary for you to provide your own transportation to job shadowing. Job shadowing and many field trips will require you to drive or car pool with another student in the senior year. Transportation to job shadowing is always your responsibility.

During junior year, you will get CPR and First Aid Certified. At the end of junior year, you will take a Medical Terminology test. Passing this test will give you college credit for the Medical Terminology Class.

As seniors, you will have the ability to earn credit for either EMT or Medical Assisting if you pass the courses and meet all of the criteria. Both courses have an industry credential that can be obtained. Another certification that we will attempt to achieve is a Phlebotomy Certification based on passing the course at the career center and being able to complete the required number of successful venipunctures.

Books: Juniors

Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

Dean Vaughn Workbook

Seniors

All of the books used as Juniors

Phlebotomy Text

EMT Text and Workbook

Or

Clinical Medical Assisting

Uniforms:

Scrub Pants, Scrub Shirt, Scrub Jacket and Shield Academy T-shirt. Uniform shop representative will be coming to the school to fit students and take scrub orders sometime in September. When uniform is required, no open toe shoes, sandals or boots are permitted. You are considered out of uniform if you do not have both uniform top and bottom as well as closed toe shoes. Hoodies are not permitted over uniforms; this is why you will have a uniform jacket. Uniforms can be purchased anywhere, however; at least one must be seal blue. Additional uniforms can be any solid color or print and purchased anywhere that you like.

YOU MUST WEAR YOUR UNIFORM EVERY DAY!

Jewelry- While in uniform

Rings-Plain Band

Earrings-one pair only

While in attendance at the MCCTC:

Jewelry For Health Tech Prep and MCCTC Guidelines

NO BODY RINGS SUCH AS NOSE, LIP, EYEBROW AREA,

ETC. EXCEPTION: EARRINGS IN EARLOBE ARE

PERMITTED.

NO TONGUE PIERCING JEWELRY IS PERMITTED, IF

TONGUE IS PIERCED, STUDS OR RINGS WILL BE

REMOVED BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL.

UNIFORMS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR PROFESSIONALISM GRADE SINCE THEY ARE WHAT WILL BE WORN IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO PREPARE YOU FOR EMPLOYMENT
FIELD TRIPS AND/OR JOB SHADOWING

Uniforms will be acceptable for some field trips and job shadowing. Others will require professional dress. Professional dress is navy blue or black dress pants or skirt, a shirt with no writing and closed toe shoes. Students will always be informed of the expected attire well in advance. The general rule is no jeans and no flip flops for field trips and job shadowing.

Fees:

Juniors:

HOSA-Mandatory Student Organization……...……. $ 30.00

Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology Book…………..$ 26.00

Medical Terminology Book………………….……....$ 135.00

Stethoscope…………………………………………...$ 17.00 Uniform…………………………………………….…$ 75.00

Shield Academy T-Shirt ……………………………...$ 12.00

$ 295.00

Seniors:

HOSA- Mandatory Student Organization……..……. $ 30.00

Phlebotomy Book. …………………………………. $ 68.00

Shield Academy T-Shirt ……………………………...$12.00

$110.00

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Seniors will have the option of choosing to take the EMT Basic course or a Clinical Medical Assisting Course. This decision will be made in the fall after the students have been given a detailed description of the course work and expectations associated with each of the courses. ************************************************************************

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO MAHONING COUNTY CTC

CLASS FEES MUST BE PAID THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL SO STUDENTS CAN BEGIN ASSIGNMENTS.

FEES ARE SUBJECT TO SOME CHANGE.

Materials required: Juniors- stethoscope can be purchased through school.

Binder (at least 1½ - 2 inches) with paper and dividers

Pen or Pencil

Highlighter

Seniors- 2 inch 3 ring binders with dividers (extremely important!)

Pen or Pencil

Highlighter

Grading Procedures: Grading will be done on a total point system. Everything you do will have a point value attached. All points will be the same whether from a homework assignment, quiz, exam, lab, etc. Each day there will be a participation/professionalism grade given based on being prepared for class, being in uniform, being on task and following general classroom and safety rules. Since I use a total point grade system, this participation grade will take into account related and lab.

PARENTS-

Be very careful when filling out forms about your child’s medical problems and medications. If there are problems, CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE. We need to be aware of any past problems, as well as, any new problems that may arise. (Asthma, Bee Stings, Etc.). Send Meds to school only when necessary. Dr. Note is required for all over-the-counter meds (cramps, etc.) and all prescription meds. The nurse does not provide medications. Please do not expect the nurse to diagnose and treat your child.

MAHONING COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER AND CLASS AND SCHOOL GUIDELINES (HANDBOOK) WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH STUDENT THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THE GUIDELINES HOME TO REVIEW WITH YOU. THIS BOOK SERVES AS A HALL PASS AND MUST BE WITH THE STUDENT AT ALL TIMES. THERE IS A $5.00 CHARGE FOR REPLACEMENT.

There are strict dress codes at the MCCTC – No see through shirt, no tank/sleeveless tops, skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh when standing straight. Absolutely no jeans with holes in them! We will address each issue the first week of school. Please work with your child in complying with this code. Students will be sent home for non-compliance.

THE MCCTC HAS A STRICT ATTENDANCE POLICY. IF A STUDENT HAS OVER 9 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES DURING A NINE WEEK GRADING PERIOD, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FAIL ALL CLASSES FOR THAT NINE WEEKS PERIOD.

Attendance is very important for success at school. After a student reaches nine unexcused absences for the year, a medical or court excuse is necessary for each additional absence to be considered as an excused absence.

THE TWO-YEAR VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE IS AWARDED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ALL COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM. IT IS ALSO BASED ON ATTENDANCE. A STUDENT MAY PASS THE CLASSES BUT NOT QUALIFY DUE TO ABSENCES. TO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE, A STUDENT MUST NOT MISS OVER 36 DAYS IN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD.

THE 2017– 2018 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE FILLED WITH NEW ADVENTURES AND MANY NEW LEARNING EXPERIENCES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE MCCTC AT 330-729-4000 AND ASK FOR ME OR THE GUIDANCE OFFICE. FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR STUDENT, PARENTS, I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT OUR COMMUNICATION IS ESSENTIAL.

THANKS YOU FOR COMING!

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