Floyd County College & Career Academy
The Floyd County College & Career Academy is one of Georgia’s first charter technical centers. Among the many other programs, the Academy offers a Health Sciences curriculum for high school students. The school’s into a world-class technical center has been a community collaboration between Floyd County Schools, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. The school development was piloted by a community steering committee made up of representatives from business, industry, education and parents of the community. The school was in a select group of new charters to receive a $3.2 million grant from the state to develop a charter program. The grant was used to construct a new facility to house the School of Engineering and Robots scheduled which opened in the fall of 2009.
The Academy provides the following Health Science programs:
- Introduction to Healthcare Science
Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Healthcare Science Education courses.
- Applications of Therapeutic Services
Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Students continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based learning.
- Nursing Essentials
This course is designed to provide students interested in the Therapeutic Services Pathway’s Career Specialty Nursing with entry level skills most commonly associated with the entry level career title Nursing Assistant. The students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies. This course with prerequisites meets the Certified Nurse Assistant curriculum content as specified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Students meeting all academic, attendance, and age requirements may elect to sit for the Georgia Registry’s Examination. Successful completion of the Georgia Registry Examination allows students to seek employment in the state of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
- Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
All students participating in Healthcare Science Technology Education will be expected to join HOSA, a national student organization that provides a motivating opportunity for leadership development and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health occupations education programs. HOSA members participate in community service projects and competitions.
For more information, visit http://www.floydboe.net/information/CharterSchool/introCharter.cfm or contact Heather Seckman, Director of Economic Development, at 706-291-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org