Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers

Albany and Schoharie campuses

Students must complete both years of the program in order to earn a Career and Technical Education endorsement on their high school diploma.

With double-digit job growth forecast across the home
health aide, personal care assistant and nurse assistant
careers, this is a great program for someone looking to get
into the healthcare industry!

Students take courses their junior and senior years to earn certification as a Personal Care Aide (PCA), Home Health Aide (HHA) and Nurse Assistant (NA). While doing so, students earn American Heart Association BLS/CPR and First Aid certifications and gain valuable hands-on experience in area healthcare and direct support facilities.

Below is the breakdown of how the sequences works:

Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide – Year One Sequence

Students will learn through clinical training and classroom
preparation how to provide valuable skills in conjunction with
professional nurses in a home health care setting. Services range from health-related tasks such as obtaining vital signs to doing laundry, personal care and housekeeping. Students will complete 108 hours in a clinical setting.

Nurse Assistant – Year Two

Students learn total patient care through training in the classroom and off campus. They prepare to take the Nurse Assistant examination (Prometric) that qualifies NAs upon successful completion of the exam to work in any nursing home in New York state. Students complete 108 hours of clinical work in a nursing home

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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school