Health Technology

About the Program

Students in the Health Technology program learn critical nursing skills, including medical terminology, nursing procedures, restorative procedures and medical assisting. During year one, students are trained in basic first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Students also receive training in 25 basic nursing procedures on which they are tested in the spring of their first year in a public or private nursing facility. Those who pass all skill tests become State- Tested Nursing Assistants and are listed on the State of Ohio Registry.

Students in their second year are employed at area businesses, practicing the skills on which they have been tested. Each student is employed a minimum of fifteen hours per week (see ‘Externship Options’ for more information.)

Related instruction includes Diversified Health Occupations, which presents various careers and skill sets in the medical industry.

Length of Program: 2 Years

Partnership With: Central Ohio Technical, College and University of Northwestern Ohio

Pharmacy Technician Course

Pharmacy Tech Program Description:

This course is designed to prepare motivated students to enter the pharmacy field in retail pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and home care services. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a state registered pharmacist. After successfully completing this course, qualifying students may register to take the pharmacy technician State certification exam.

Course Description:

This senior only course begins the 2nd week of January and completes the end of May. The course will help prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Course content includes the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, as well as the mathematical components and the pharmacology foundation necessary to become a successful pharmacy technician. Scope of pharmacy practice including handling of infectious and hazardous waste, interpersonal skills and beginning pharmacology and dose calculations.

General Outcomes:

  • Written Communication Competency
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Competency
  • Oral Communication Competency
  • Values/Citizenship/Community Competency

Course Specific Outcomes:

  • Pharmacy Computer Systems
  • Interpreting Medication Orders
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Demonstrate the use of effective communications skills in pharmacy practice.
  • Types of Drug Distribution
  • Medical Terminology
  • Drug Formulations and Conversions
  • Handling Infectious and Hazardous Materials
  • Pharmacy Locations
  • Legal Aspects of Drug Dispensing
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Drug Classification, Indications and Side Effects
  • Drug formulations and conversion

Early Placement

If, during your junior year, you have maintained an acceptable GPA and attendance record, you may qualify for an early-placement work option during your senior year.

Placed in a job through this program, you will have the chance to practice the skills you have learned during your first year of study. Depending on your ability and interest, you might work as a nurses assistant in an area nursing facility or pharmacy . Not only will you receive program credit, but you will also have the opportunity to build employability skills, garner trust and a positive work reference from your employer.

Further Education

Should you wish to further your education as many Career Center graduates do, you will find that the time you invested in the Health Careers program may earn you pre-approved college credit.

Because the program is certified with the Ohio College Tech Prep Consortium, you have the opportunity to earn up to eleven quarter-hour college credits toward any one of a number of associate degrees in the medical field at Zane State College.

Articulation agreements are also in place with other area colleges. Colleges with whom the Health Careers program articulates include Central Ohio Technical College and University of Northwestern Ohio. The exact credit available is dependent upon the grades you earned in the Health Careers program and the college you want to attend.

Whatever you decide to do once you complete the program, you will find that the time you invested in the Health Careers program at the Coshocton County Career Center was time well-spent.

Alumni Update

“The training I received at the Career Center and the quality of instruction was very detailed and really prepared me to go into the workforce. Also, because we had so much hands-on experience, it taught us not to be afraid of what to expect on the job.”

- Ashley Maxson, 2005 Health Careers Program Completer, Nursing Assistant, Coshocton Memorial Hospital, Coshocton, Ohio


Health SkillsUSAAs a student in the program, you will also have the chance to join and participate in SkillsUSA – the student association for several career-technical programs at the Career Center. This involvement will give you an opportunity to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills and to compete in local, regional, state and national skills contests.

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The Coshocton County Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Matt Colvin, Superintendent, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH  43812
740/622-0211, ext. 1104

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Mrs Moore

Mrs. Moore

Mrs. Deb Moore has joined the Career Center Staff as the Health Technologies Instructor for the 2014-2015 school year.  She comes to us with many years of experience in the Health and Medical fields. 

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