Health Foundations

Interested in Healthcare, but not sure about your career options? Well the options are endless, and the Wilson Talent Center can help prepare you for whatever area you choose.

As a first year student, you will take the Health Foundations course. In this one-year core program, you will learn the basics such as medical terminology, vital signs and CPR/First Aid, just to name a few.  Students will cover 12 content segments including workplace safety, legal and ethical practices and health maintenance. Students who qualify will also have the opportunity to participate in limited work based learning experiences which could include job shadows, guest speakers or facility tours.

Students who come in knowing what advanced healthcare course they are interested in for their senior year can likely be placed with that instructor for Health Foundations so there is a seamless transition to their area of interest. Students who are unsure of their second-year interest will have the opportunity to learn about the second-year programs before making a decision by taking an general health foundations class their junior year.

View the Articulated Credit Sheet for Health Foundations.

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course Title

Health Foundations

National Career Cluster: Health Sciences Pathway
Michigan Career Pathway: Health Sciences

Instructors

Daryn Baker, AT, ATC

517.244.1311

Sarah Morgan, RN

517.244.1341

Adria Noecker, RN, MSN

517.244.1356

Jamie George, ATC

517.244.1355

Credentials

Daryn Baker, Bachelor of Science, Sports Medicine, Central Michigan University, 1993, Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association; Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Michigan; Certified BLS & First Aid Instructor, American Heart Association, Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) Trained Athletic Trainer; ImPACT Applications Inc.

Sarah Morgan, Registered Nurse, Occupational Education Teaching Certificate; Certified American Heart Association BLS Instructor; First Aid Instructor

Adria Noecker, Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Michigan; Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nursing Education Specialist, Walden University; Occupational Education Teaching Certification, Ferris State University; Certified American Heart Association BLS/First Aid Instructor

Jamie George, Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association, Certified BLS & First Aid Instructor, American Heart Association; State of Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate, State of Michigan Occupational Education Certificate; State of Michigan School Administrator Certificate

Types of Credit

  • One full fourth year math credit (seniors only)
  • One full third year science credit
  • Second year World Language credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • On-line credit

Credit recommended by WTC; awarded by sending school

Articulation Agreements

Students must complete all assignments and receive a grade of 80% or higher overall in order to receive articulation.

  • Lansing Community College
  • Jackson College
  • Baker College
  • Davenport University
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Ferris State University

Program Description

The goal of the Health Foundations is to provide students an introduction to a variety of healthcare occupations and the understanding of the coursework/career path necessary to enter one of those professions. In class, students will learn medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, legal and ethical aspects of medical practice, infection control, CPR,
vital signs, communication and teamwork and may have the opportunity to job shadow with
healthcare professionals.

Special Requirements/Program Prerequisites

  • 9th Grade (minimum) reading and math levels
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply technical information
  • Basic keyboarding and word processing skills (Windows environment)
  • Good attendance and attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well in teams and individually
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a noisy environment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to lift and move
  • Visit www.salary.com for local salary ranges for potential careers
  • Up-to-date immunizations, including Hepatitis B and TB test
  • Adhere to dress (scrubs) and grooming requirements

Course Topics

  • Academic Foundation/Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications/Medical Terminology
  • Systems
  • Employability Skills
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Ethics
  • Workplace Safety Practices
  • Teamwork in Healthcare
  • Health Maintenance Practices
  • Technical Skills
  • Information Technology in Healthcare

Students in this program will have the opportunity to participate in HOSA Future Health
Professionals. HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state
agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, middle school, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

Exit Outcomes:

  • Employability skills to seek, obtain, and keep employment in the health care industry.
  • Individualized career exploration, through classroom and Work-Based Learning opportunities.
  • Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school college or vocational training.
  • College articulation
  • National certification in CPR/First Aid at the healthcare level.
  • Teamwork and leadership skills

Work-Based Learning Opportunities:

  • Industry Advisory Board
  • Industry field trips/tours
  • Occupational speakers

Grading

Grade Percent
A 93-100%
A- 90-92%
B+ 87-89%
B 83-86%
B- 80-82%
C+ 77-79%
C 73-76%
C- 70-72%
D+ 67-69%
D 63-66%
D- 60-62%
E 59% or below
W Withdrawal

 



There are 6 marking periods, each 6 weeks long. Grades for each marking period are weighed as follows:

Learning Activities 30% (homework, quizzes, journals, worksheet, etc.)

Unit Assessment 35% (projects, exams)

Work Habits 35%

Advanced Healthcare options include:

Capital Area Patient Care Technician (PCT)

The Capital Area Patient Care Technician program provides the opportunity for students to explore a variety of careers within an in-patient hospital setting by rotating through partner sites doing job shadows. Students will also be trained both in the classroom and through clinical experiences.

A Patient Care Technician is an important job in the medical profession. They will provide help to patients in hospitals, doctor’s offices and nursing homes. PCT's work directly with physicians, nurses and other members of the health team to help patients recover and prepare for discharge. Some of the duties of a PCT might include: taking vital signs, specimen collections & phlebotomy, self-care assistance, EKG testing and interpretation and patient teaching. 

PCT’s are in demand and this can be a great entry-level opportunity as students navigate their future career plans in a healthcare setting. PCT’s average about $16-20 per hour here in Michigan. 

View the Articulated Credit Sheet for Capital Area Patient Care Technician.

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course Title

Capital Area Patient Care Technician (CAPCT)

National Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Michigan Career Pathway: Health Sciences

Instructor

Adria Noecker, MSN, BSN, RN
517.364.3068

Credentials

Registered Nurse

Types of credit

  • One full fourth year math credit
  • One full fourth year science credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • On-line credit
  • Elective Credit
  • ½ English Language Arts credit 

Credit recommended by WTC; awarded by sending school

Program Description

This program will build on the knowledge from Health Foundations and provide students with knowledge and skills to be applied as a Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and  EKG Technician, This is provided through lecture, lab and work-based learning components.

Course Topics

Throughout the school year, assignments and curriculum covered includes:

  • Ferris State University Freshman Composition (college credit can be obtained based on classroom performance)
  • Lecture Topics surrounding Phlebotomy, EKG and Patient Care
  • Advanced body systems and advanced medical terminology
  • Clinical patient care skills
  • Career and employment readiness/professionalism
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Shadow/clinicals/externships
  • Tours, college visits and special guest/activities
  • CPR/First Aid certification

Assignments (with the exceptions of exams) will be graded and returned to students if corrections need to be made. This can be done only during the current grading term.

Exams are available to be taken once. Quizzes can be retaken on personal time to achieve desired score. Highest score is placed in gradebook.

Classroom Information

Class schedule:

  • AM starts at 8:00 and ends at 10:40am
  • PM starts at 11:35 and ends at 2:15pm
  • Breaks will be given at approximately: AM 8:30, PM 1:00;

FYI our schedule requires that we be flexible with this. To limit disruptions during class, please take restroom breaks before and/or after class and/or during break time.

  • There will be NO cell phone use during class time. Phones will be placed in classroom cell phone pockets during class. This is to minimize distractions from classroom content.  Failure to comply can result in grade reflection on work habits, suspension of work-based learning and removal from the program should the use violate our partner's privacy policy.
  • Badges should be worn at all times with uniform.
  • To be excused early from class, students will need to have documentation from the home school or a parent and it will count as a tardy.
  • Drinks and food are allowed in class (not lab area) as long as it does not cause a distraction. Drinks must be covered or have lid, food should not have offensive odor, as we are in a contained area. Spills should be cleaned up immediately, and tables wiped after eating.b

Grading

  • There are 6 marking periods, each approximately 6 weeks long, not counting holiday breaks. Grade percentages for each marking period: Learning Activities 35% (presentations, quizzes, journals, etc.), Unit Assessment 30% (projects, exams), Work Habits 35% (see below).
  • Exams are given in a quiet setting where no talking or distractions are permitted.  All students are allowed extra time to complete exams.
  • In addition to academic assessments, your term grade will include a weekly “work habit” grade in which you will be evaluated on:
    • Attendance
    • Safety of your work area and your personal safety
    • Care and maintenance of equipment and your work area
    • Good judgment
    • Effort
    • Cooperation
    • Self-discipline and responsibility
    • Quality of work
    • Quantity of work
    • Acceptable dress, grooming and appearance
    • Class participation

Attendance

Absences: If you find that you MUST miss class;

  1. Notify me as you would notify an employer for a call-in (call, message).
  2. Have a parent/guardian excuse your absence by calling the WTC @ 517-244-1306. Failing to do this will result in an unexcused absence (work habits score=0 for indicator 4, for entire term). I DO NOT have authority in the system to excuse absences.
  3. If you no-call/no-show, you will receive a zero for work habits attendance and your work-based learning opportunities will be suspended.

Students are allotted 35 hours of sick time/absences per school year to maintain eligibility for national certification training hours.  Each absence subtracts 2.5 hours from the allotted Bank35. Excellent attendance is required.

***you will lose participation points for the day

***depending on the activity missed, you may/may not be able to make up assignments. i.e. hands on activities or labs, guest speakers, field trips, etc.

***your work habits grade will each absence.

***Parents will be notified of Bank35 balance at each marking period or in 10 hour increments.

***Students who exhaust their entire Bank35 will be ineligible for the national Patient Care Technician exam.

Tardies (arriving late/leaving early-unless excused by your home school)

  1. Notify me as you would your employer/job in advance
  2. Tardies are tardies, and cannot be excused, so there is no need to have a parent/guardian call the WTC for a tardy.
  3. You will lose hours from Bank35 in 15 minute increments.

Please, enter/exit quietly with little interruption, just as if you were tardy to a business meeting/event.

***you will lose a portion of your participation points, depending on what you missed

***depending on how late/early you leave, you may/may not be able to make up assignments. i.e. you miss the entire instruction set for our activity.

***your work habits grade will reflect each tardy.

Requirements/Program Prerequisites

  • Complete Health Foundations Program
  • Good attendance and attitude
  • Ability to work well in teams and individually
  • Ability to learn on-line
  • Up-to-date immunizations, including Hepatitis B and TB test
  • Adhere to dress (scrubs) and grooming requirements
  • Have transportation to and from the clinical site for work-based learning

NOTE: In the event that there are an outstanding number of applicants for the program the following will occur in creating a waitlist:

Behavior/discipline, grades, and attendance will be taken into account with each student receiving points in each area. Those students with the highest points based on that criteria will be awarded seats in the program with the remaining being placed on a waitlist in the respective order from highest points to lowest.

Necessary Supplies

  • Pens and pencils for class
  • Binder or folders of your choice to organize classwork
  • Personal Laptop if preferred

Dress Code

CLASSROOM: Class scrubs, white, black or gray athletic/non-skid shoes, name badge, clean/well-groomed appearance, appropriate for a professional healthcare setting.

JOB SHADOWS/MENTOR VISITS/TOURS/CLINICALS: Class scrubs, white or gray athletic/non-skid shoes, name badge, minimal jewelry (i.e., small earrings, no bracelets, no facial piercings), long hair pulled back or off shoulders, clean and trimmed nails, clean/well-groomed appearance.

*Students wishing to change before/after class will need to do so in the restrooms and on their own personal time.

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program allows students to focus on a career path while gaining valuable clinical and laboratory experience with real patients. This track would be ideal for a student interested in working in a doctors office, laboratory or in hospital administration.

Emphasis is placed on three major areas of focus: academics and clinical skills building, certification opportunities and work placement. Some of the skills you will be exposed to include but are not limited to; EKG, Phlebotomy, Injections and Wound Care. Students also have the option to select a certification track of either a Clinical Medical Assistant, a Nationally Certified Phlebotimist or a Pharmacy Technician.

Because clinical experience in a variety of healthcare facilities is a key component of your education, you will the take your new skills and knowledge and apply them at professional healthcare sites.

View the Articulated Credit Sheet for Medical Assistant.

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course Title

Medical Assistant

National Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Michigan Career Pathway: Health Sciences

Instructor

Sarah Morgan, RN, BSN
517.244.1347

Credentials

Registered Nurse
Certified American Heart Association BLS Instructor
First Aide Instructor

Types of Credit

  • One full fourth year math credit
  • One full third year science credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • On-line credit
  • Elective Credit 
  • 1/2 English Language Arts credit

Credit recommended by WTC; awarded by sending school

Articulation Agreements

Students must complete all assignments and receive a grade of 80% or higher overall in order to receive articulation.

  • Davenport University

Program Description

This program will build on the knowledge from Health Foundations and provide students with knowledge and skills to be applied in the outpatient work setting as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, or pharmacy technician through a work–based learning component. Certification opportunities include Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Pharmacy Technician.

Course Topics/Hands on Learning Labs:

  • Patient Care
    • Vital Signs, Suture Removal, Wound Care, Assisting in minor surgeries
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • HIPAA/Universal precautions and safety
  • Infection control
  • Medical terminology
  • Use of medical equipment; EKG, PFT, Holter monitor
  • Telephone/Reception Skills
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Maintenance of Health Records

Exit Outcomes

  • Employability skills to seek, obtain, and keep employment in the health care industry.
  • Identification of and support for achieving an individualized Career Path Plan, to include post high school college or vocational training.
  • College articulation at Lansing Community College
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Skills necessary to take the National Healthcareer Association Certifications
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
    • Certified Phlebtomy Technician (CPT)
    • ExCPT Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Special Requirements/Program Prerequisites

  • Complete Health Foundations
  • Program
  • Good attendance and attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well in teams and individually
  • Ability to learn on-line
  • Up-to-date immunizations, including Hepatitis B and TB test
  • Adhere to dress (scrubs) and grooming requirements
  • Have transportation to and from the clinical site for work-based learning

Grading Policy

There are 6 marking periods, each 6 weeks long. Grades for each marking period are weighed as follows:

Learning Activities 30% (homework, quizzes, journals, worksheet, etc.)

Unit Assessment 35% (projects, exams)

Work Habits 35%

Grading Scale

Grade Percent Average
A 93-100%
A- 90-92%
B+ 87-89%
B 83-86%
B- 80-82%
C+ 77-79%
C 73-76%
C- 70-72%
D+ 67-69%
D 63-66%
D- 60-62%
E 59% or below
W Withdrawal

 

 

 

 

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

If you would like the challenge of discovering a person's physical limitations and have a passion for helping others achieve and reach their goals, this advanced healthcare program may be just what you are looking for!

This program will allow students the opportunity to evaluate and manage injuries and chronic diseases, develop treatment plans and prescribe exercise programs through hands-on learning labs. The knowledge and skills learned in this program are beneficial for students interested in careers such as Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and Exercise Science.

As a student in this program, you may participate in clinical site visits which would require your own transportation.

View the Articulated Credit Sheet for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Our mission is to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills, and work habits to excel in their careers and future learning.

Course Title

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

National Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Michigan Career Pathway: Health Sciences

Instructor

Daryn Baker AT, ATC
517.244.1311

Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Michigan
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Assoc.
Bachelor of Science, Sports Medicine
Central Michigan University 1993
Certified BLS & First Aid Instructor, American Heart Assoc.
ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT), ImPACT Applications, Inc.  (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)

Types of credit

  • One full fourth year math credit
  • One full fourth year science credit
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum:  Visual Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA), one full credit
  • Online credit
  • Elective Credit
  • ½ English Language Arts credit 

Credit recommended by WTC; awarded by sending school

Program Description

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation class  at the Wilson Talent Center provides students with  strategically sequenced course content focusing on "Hands-on" and Problem-Based Learning opportunities to expand their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to careers such as Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.   Promotion of life-long learning capabilities to support  further education and enhancing employability are also emphasized within the course. 

Therapeutic Services will provide students with  knowledge, skills and abilities related to:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention & Wellness Promotion
  • Immediate and Emergency Care of Acute Injuries
  • Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Initial Client Consultation & Assessment
  • Exercise Programming and Implementation
  • Professional Responsibilities

Future Career Options

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (ATC)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS)
Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Assistant (OT/OTA)
Physical Therapy/Assistant (PT/PTA)
Respiratory Therapy (CRT, RRT)

Course Objectives

By completion of the course, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation learners will:

  • Be able to identify FITT-VP Principle variables for each component of a comprehensive exercise program based on ACSM guidelines and integrate into exercise programming and implementation in a lab setting for a mock client.
  • Be able to choose appropriate components within a musculoskeletal injury examination process and apply with confidence as part of a mock examination in a lab setting.

Course Topics

Throughout the school year assignments and curriculum covered includes: 

Lecture Topics:

  • Clinical Kinesiology & Anatomy 
  • Examination Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Therapeutic Exercise, Foundations and Techniques
  • Taping, Bracing and Splinting 
  •  Exercise Testing and Prescription
  •  Exercise for People with Chronic Diseases and Disorders
  • Computerized assessment skills:  Concussion management, injury risk assessment and muscular strength and endurance testing

Interactive Lab Sessions providing hands-on learning opportunities to reinforce practical application of critical content

  • Surface anatomy and palpation of anatomical landmarks
  • Passive and Active ROM assessment, Goniometry measurements and Manual Muscle Testing
  • Performance of exercise principles, exploration of applications to athletic competition and performance, exercise prescription and exercise regimen administration
  • Examination and special tests for orthopedic and athletic injuries of the head and torso, lower extremities and upper extremities
  • Initial management techniques of orthopedic and athletic injuries
  • Therapeutic exercise interventions for injury, dysfunction and chronic disease
  • Computerized assessment techniques utilizing Biodex Balance System SD, Cybex Norm Isokinetic Extremity System and ImPACT concussion management applications

Project -Based Learning brings real-life context and technology to the curriculum where students are encouraged to become independent workers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. 

  • Development of individualized exercise regimens based on assessment of client/patient needs and goals
  • Scenario-based evaluation of client/patient injury, required initial management and development of indicated treatment plans
  • Incorporate concepts of evidence-based medicine into practice utilizing journal articles and multi-media platforms  
  • Ferris State University EDU150  Freshman Composition during Marking Periods 4-3 college credits can be earned based on classroom performance(to earn college credit, a GPA of 2.5 or higher AND SAT Reading/Writing score of 480, Math score of 530 or PSAT Reading/Writing score of 460, Math score of 510 is necessary)
  • Direct Credit generating a Ferris State University transcript
  • Part of MTA agreement- college credit is accepted anywhere in Michigan
  • No cost to student or local district

Possibilities for Job Shadows, work-based learning and industry mentorship

Employment Seeking Preparation

  • Develop cover letter and resume
  • Mock interviews
  • Opportunities to network with area’s leading experts

College and Career Preparation

  • Provide avenue for making informed decisions regarding area of study at the next level by investigating potential interests and narrowing down focus within the larger area of study
  • Bridge the gap between gaining knowledge and application of information
  • Develop “Soft skills” which  include problem solving, time management, critical thinking, and work ethic which promote success at college and in the workplace

CPR/First Aid 

Certification option with employment opportunities:

Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine

  •  Pass national exam
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older
  •  High School Diploma or the equivalent
  •  Adult CPR/AED certified

Course Materials

Program and Resource Materials to include: CrossBraining, LLC, Book Creator, Flipgrid, Kahoot!, PearDeck, Google Classroom, Quizlet, Google Calendar, Crossbraining

Program Textbooks: Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy, 6th Edition, F.A. Davis Co., 2017; Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries, 4th Edition, Human Kinetics, 2016; ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, Therapeutic Exercise Foundations & Techniques, 7th Edition, F.A. Davis Co., 2017

Requirements/Program Prerequisites:

  • Satisfy Health Foundation Program requirements
  • Be committed to growing as a person and as a learner
  • Embrace opportunities to stretch your knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Own your responsibility in the learning process
  • Recognize attendance is vital to your success
  • Complete Senior Capstone Project including community presentation
  • Use innovative reasoning and creativity capacities
  • Thrive in a collaborative teamwork environment
  • Purposefully apply critical thinking in planning positive patient/client outcomes
  • Obtain up-to-date immunizations, including Hepatitis B and TB test
  • Expected active participation in supplemental activities such as:
    • Highfields Outreach Experience, August 31, 2022
    • HOSA Region 3 Leadership Conference, Date and Location TBD
    • HOSA State Leadership Conference (if qualifying through Regional competition), Grand Traverse Resort, Date and Time TBD
    • Student Showcase, May 2023
    • College & University visitations (TBD)
    • Class field trips (TBD)

Class schedule:

  • AM starts at 8:00 and ends at 10:40am
  • PM starts at 11:35 and ends at 2:15pm

Breaks will be given at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tentatively* 

*Our schedule requires that we be flexible with this. To limit disruptions during class, please take restroom breaks before and/or after class and/or during break time. 

To be excused early from class, students will need to have documentation from the home school or a parent. If it is for personal reasons versus home-school required, it will count as a tardy.

Please have WTC badges on as soon as you arrive to class.

Drinks and food are allowed in classroom (Not lab area) as long as it does not cause a distraction. Drinks must be covered or have lid.  Spills should be cleaned up immediately and tables wiped after eating.

Grading

Assignments will be posted within Google Classroom:  https://classroom.google.com/c/NDg1NjIzOTkwMTIy

There are six marking periods, each approximately six weeks long, not counting holiday breaks. 

Grading Scale will be based on the student handbook:

A = 93-100% average
A- = 90-92% average
B+ = 87-89% average
B = 83-86% average
B- = 80-82% average
C+ = 77-79% average
C = 73-76% average
C- = 70-72% average
D+ = 67-69% average
D = 63-66% average
D- = 60-62% average
E = 59% and below

 Late Assignments:  To promote maximal attainment of intended knowledge, skills and abilities contained within Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation class and to promote Career and Technical Education  employability skills,  it is VITAL to complete assigned coursework by the deadline provided.  A concerted effort is made to present material in a deliberate, sequenced manner and students will benefit the most by actively completing coursework by deadlines posted in Google Classroom*.  In the event of extenuating circumstances* it is the student’s responsibility to develop an action plan with the instructor.

To encourage student participation completing late assignments will impact the student’s grade in the following ways:

1. Students will NOT be allowed to turn-in assignments for credit (will receive a ZERO) past the end of the Unit which can be signaled by a Unit Test or Unit activity such as a Problem-Based Learning assignment.

2. Prior to the end of the Unit students may choose to complete assignments past due with a penalty of a 5% reduction of the total points possible per day late.

Example:  A 50 point assignment due October 1st where the student earns a grade of 40 points and turned in October 6th will receive a reduction of 2.5 points per day x 5 days ( 40-12.5) =28.5 points

3. Missing and Late assignments will impact Work Habits grade in the corresponding categories.

  •  Total Grade percentages:
    • Learning Activities 35% (formative assessments, class activities and projects)
    • Unit Assessment 30% (quizzes and exams)
    • Work Habits 35% (see below):         
      • Attendance
      • Safety of your work area and your personal safety
      • Care and maintenance of equipment and your work area
      • Good judgment
      • Effort
      • Cooperation
      • Self-discipline and responsibility
      • Quality of work
      • Quantity of work
      • Acceptable dress, grooming and appearance
      • Class participation

Attendance

Absences: If you find that you MUST miss class (and it is NOT a home-school required absence):

  1. Notify me as you would notify an employer.
  2. Have a parent/guardian excuse your absence by calling the WTC @ 517-244-1306 within 48 hours.  Failure to do this will result in an unexcused absence (work habits score=0 for “Good Judgment” for entire Marking Period). I DO NOT have authority in the system to excuse absences.
  3.  If a student were to accumulate 5 unexcused absences for the year, they will be ineligible to remain at the Wilson Talent Center.
  4. Being tardy greater than 15 minutes will be considered an absence and will be unexcused unless a parent or home school calls and sends documentation to excuse it.
  5. Excused absences impact “Attendance” work habit:

                Reduction in Attendance Work Habit Grade for Excused Absences

Rating Grade Excused Absences
5 100 % A 0-2
4 87% B+ 3
3 75% C 4
2 55% E 5
1 0 6 or more

 

***depending on the activity missed, you may/may not be able to make up assignments. i.e. hands on activities or labs, guest speakers missed can’t be made up because we are unable to recreate the experience.             

6.  Tardies (arriving late/leaving early-unless excused by your home school)

  • A tardy is any time a student arrives less than 15 minutes late to class.
  • 3 or more tardies constitutes an UNEXCUSED absence

Excessive tardies and/or leaving early will affect, but not fully determine, a student’s “Self-Discipline and Responsibility” Work Habit grade as follows:

Number of Tardies for Marking Period Reduction in Work Habit Grade
0 0
1 -1
2 -2
3 -3
4 -4
5 or more -5

                              

 

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About Healthcare Programs

Health Foundations (1 year program for juniors and/or seniors)

Advanced Healthcare options are all 1 year programs available once a student has successfully completed Health Foundations as a junior

Skills Students Leave With:

CPR/First Aid

Patient Vital Signs

Medical Ethics/HIPPA

Medical Terminology

Healthcare Concepts

Teamwork