At Vantage Career Center, students find the “best of both worlds.” They receive a first-class career technical education while meeting all of the academic requirements for high school graduation. In addition to Trade and Industry programs and Business programs, Vantage also offers specialized education in Service careers described below.
Vantage Jr. Health Technology student Maria Bosnjak (Van Wert), listens to Lyric Okulyís (Van Wert) heartbeat, while Libbi Brown (Delphos Jefferson) checks her pulse during a lab activity.
Due to the tremendous advances in the medical field, outstanding career opportunities are available to students in our Health Technology program. Many health care workers provide basic bedside care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. They may also prepare and give injections, collect samples for testing, feed patients and assist with bathing and personal hygiene. Students complete a State Approved Nurse Assistant Program and learn medical terminology, medical insurance and computer skills. Health Technology students assist at the annual Vantage Bloodmobile. They learn a wide-range of medical techniques and experience clinical instruction at health care facilities. In this program, they develop work ethics, medical skills, and patient care skills.
In the Early Childhood Education program, high school students discover that working with young children can be very rewarding. This program prepares students to work in a licensed child care facility, operate a day care center, become a nanny or teach young children. Students create and provide developmentally appropriate preschool materials for children, learn the day-to-day operations of a state-licensed preschool, and explore careers that deal with the education of young children. In addition to receiving instruction in planning and conducting lessons, the students apply principles of child development and child psychology as they prepare the children for kindergarten. Upon completion, students are prepared for college and immediate employment in the childcare field.
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