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Health Occupations


  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260


Health Occupations is a two-year program offering theory and practical experience for students interested in the medical and health care professions. Students are introduced to multiple facets of long-term care, basic nursing procedures, patient rights, ethical practices, medical terminology, and body systems. Students will have the opportunity to earn a NYS license as a Certified Nursing Assistant and CPR & First Aid certification. This training includes a minimum of 108 hours in a long-term care clinical setting.

Students are provided with embedded internship experiences and the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry-standard technical assessment.


Technical Skills
  • Personal care skills
  • Body structure & functions
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Patient rights & patient health
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Direct patient care
  • Basic nursing practices
  • Measurement
  • Reporting, ethics
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
  • 3 college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College (McEvoy Campus)
  • New York State Certified Nursing Assistant
Business Partners/Clinical Rotations
  • Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (McEvoy Campus)
  • Menorah Park (Henry Campus)
  • Loretto Health and Rehabilitation (Henry Campus)
Career Opportunities 
  • Certified nurse assistant
  • Home health aide
  • Licensed practical nurse*
  • Registered nurse*
  • Physician assistant*
  • Dental assistant/hygienist*
  • Dietician/nutritionist*
  • EMT/paramedic*
  • Medical records & health information technician*
  • Medical transcriptionist*


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • St. Josephs School of Nursing
  • Crouse School of Nursing
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Morrisville State College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Broome Community College