• Health Related


    The Health Related Occupations Program will provide a broad foundation of theory and clinical skills enabling students to pursue entry-level employment or continuing education. Students learn the theoretical base for skills in the classroom. Students then acquire practical skills in the lab before going to clinical agencies.

    Permanent certification for Homemaker Home Health Aide can be obtained after successful completion of the junior year of study and the completion of supervised clinical experiences. Certification as a Nursing Assistant requires successful completion of the senior year of study and completion of the State Certification examination. These courses prepare the students to provide basic care to clients in their homes, long-term care facilities, residential facilities, and hospitals. Students in the senior year also take a unit in phlebotomy, which provides knowledge and skills necessary to draw blood specimens from veins (performing venipuncture).

    Program Content

    Health Core

    • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
    • Overview of the Human Body
    • Microbes & The Environment
    • Career Exploration
    • Personal Health & Wellness
    • The Life Cycle

    Homemaker Home Health Aide

    • Communication Skills
    • Nutrition in Home
    • Family Interactions
    • Personal Care in Home
    • Client transport & transfers
    • Maintaining a safe & clean home environment
    • Body Mechanics & Personal Safety
    • Emergency Care Adult & Infant CPR and AED Certification

    Certified Nursing Assistant

    • Introduction to the profession
    • Providing a Safe Environment
    • Skills laboratory & Clinical Practice
    • Client Admission, Transfer & Discharge
    • Disease treatment and prevention
    • Infection Control


    • Tubes
    • Tests
    • Legal Issues
    • Order of Draw
    • Practical Skills
    • Special Procedures


  • Robin McKay
    P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5127

    Jennifer Parker
    P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5125

    Misty Deyo
    Teacher Assistant



    All second year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Health Related Occupations.

    Professional Certifications

    • Home Health Aide
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • CPR
    • AED

    Articulation Agreements/College Credit

    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • LPN Program - Center for Learning
    • Cayuga Online - Cayuga Community College
    • Bryant & Stratton College
    • Integrated Science, Health, and English Credit

    Potential Careers

    With BOCES training

    • Homemaker Home Health Aide
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Central Supply Aide
    • Physical Therapy Aide
    • Occupational Therapy Aide
    • Phlebotomist

    With additional training

    • Surgical Technician
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Registered Nurse
    • Physical Therapist
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Licensed Practical Nurse

    Program Requirements

    Students enrolled in this program will be responsible for the cost of uniforms over the two years while in the program. In addition, students are responsible for any costs incurred for a complete physical exam, flu shot, and TB test.

    Student Qualifications

    • Interest in health science
    • Good communication skills
    • Interest in hands-on experience
    • Consistent average or above average high school grades
    • Good attendance record
    • Good physical health