GET HANDS-ON TRAINING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD
The Health Careers Pathway at Duncan is aimed at dedicated students who want to pursue careers in the medical field, as well as those who simply want to learn about the human body, health and wellness, first aid, CPR, and medical terminology.
Students can expect to work hard in the classroom and at off-campus medical facilities. The experience is as real as it can get: students go to work in white nursing uniforms and interact with actual patients.
START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
To enter the program, students must be either juniors or at least 16 years old. They must show proof of immunizations or complete them by the clinical date. The program is governed by the Department of Public Health, so each student is fingerprinted upon entry.
Students should typically have good communication skills and be able to treat patients with dignity and respect.
CHOOSE YOUR CAREER PATH
Health Careers Pathway students have gone on to have rewarding medical careers as licensed certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, registered nurses, medical doctors, research scientists, morticians and funeral directors.
Many students begin working in healthcare facilities within weeks of graduating and while attending college.
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Students who complete the Health Careers Pathway are different from the ones who enter.
They are more mature, responsible, competent and able to solve problems through critical thinking.
Upon completion of the program, students are ready to work in a health career or head off to college.
About 98% of students move on to a college nursing program, such as the Registered Nursing program at Fresno City College. Seniors who take the Certified Nurse Assistant exam have a 98–100% pass rate.