A GATEWAY ACADEMY
Location: Pocatello High School
(Open to all School District No. 25 students)
Courses are offered based on demand, teacher availability and certification.
The Police, Fire and Emergency Services pathway prepares students for careers in law enforcement, detention, corrections, firefighting, and emergency medical services. Students are expected to participate both academically and physically in class assignments.
On the first day of class, students who are enrolled in one of the advanced health programs:
● Must provide an up-to-date immunization record. The immunization record must include all required immunizations including Hepatitis “B” series, Current Tetanus vaccine, TB screening
● Must pass a local background check which is required by health care facilities. Students who do not pass the background check become ineligible to meet requirements for these programs.
● Students must also have access to reliable transportation
35240 Fundamentals of Health Professions I - 1 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9 10 11
• This option is for students who have already taken health, and now what to pursue CTE Health Professions pathway.
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. Students will learn medical terminology, basic CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130
35241 Fundamentals of Health Professions A - 2 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9 10 11
35242 Fundamentals of Health Professions B
• Freshmen may enroll with Instructor permission
This class fulfills the required health credit only upon completion of both trimesters of the course. Upon completion of the 2 trimester course, students will receive 1 elective credit and 1 required health credit. Fundamentals for Health Professions I is required in order to enter the CNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting, Rehabilitation Services, and Dental Assistant programs.
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. During these two trimesters, students will learn medical terminology, CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130
35251 Medical Terminology for Health Professions - 1 Trimester - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 10 11 12
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Health Professions
This course presents a study of medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. All body systems, anatomical reference, pharmacology, and medical specialties will be considered. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. HP 0630
35341 First Responders EMT A – 3 Trimesters 2-hour block - PHS 12
35342 First Responders EMT B
35343 * First Responders EMT C
Prerequisites: Fundamentals for Health Professions I & Medical Terminology, must be in the 12th grade; students MUST pass the required background check; students must provide proof of immunizations and TB skin test.
This course is designed to prepare the student to perform minimum entry-level emergency care in the out-of-hospital environment. Emphasis includes recognizing the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition, administering appropriate emergency medical care, lifting, moving and positioning the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury and perform these duties safely and effectively. Also included in this course is an occupational fitness component. This additional training will focus on fitness skills required of an EMT. At the end of this course, successful students will be eligible to sit for Idaho certification testing as an Emergency Medical Technician (additional fees required). Students must present accurate and official immunization records within the first week of the course along with a copy of the student’s medical insurance card. HP 0237
35349 First Responders Career Experience – PHS 11 12
Prerequisite: First Responders Capstone Course
Students will complete a work experience at a local or approved business. The experience must be monitored by the work place coordinator. TI 9818
35431 * Clinical Health Education - 1 Trimester - Repeatable – CHS/PHS 11 12
Prerequisites: Completion of C.N.A., Health Unit Clerk, EMT, Pharm Tech, or Physical Therapy Aide; students MUST pass the required background check.
A work-based learning experience: organized and planned to develop skills unique to the Health Professions area. Students may work at both high school events and business partner locations. Students are required to have their own transportation, purchase a shirt, and have proof of current Hepatitis “B” and tetanus inoculations. HP 9800