The goal of this track is to prepare students interested in a healthcare career that requires a certificate or associate’s degree. Examples of these careers include but are not limited to practical nurse, registered nurse, surgical technician, laboratory technician, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and medical coding specialist.

Job Outlook


Required Courses

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Careers Exploration
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology A
  • Anatomy & Physiology B
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Work Seminar
  • Real-World Experience

Recommended Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Healthy Food, Nutrition & Wellness
  • Word Processing/Keyboarding l
  • Global Perspectives

Career Options

  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Hospital Registrar
  • Internist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Home Health Aide

Job Skills

In addition to having technical skills, employers expect their worker to have other skills such as:

  • Listening Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Time Management

Postsecondary Programs

Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College Through an articulation agreement with the nursing program at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, interested graduates may continue their educational advancement through the Baccalaureate Degree completion program.

Angela Pagnac

Angela Pagnac

Angela Pagnac in a Bemidji HS graduate. She obtained her LPN at Bemidji Vocational School and her AND at Brainerd Community College and her Bachelor of Science at Bemidji State University. Her medical career experiences include phlebotomy, hospital materials dept, medical records, CAN in long term care, LPN in Ambulatory Care and Acute Care. Her RN experience has been in Orthopedics and Neurology, Emergency Dept and Surgery. She has been teaching at BHS for 6 years.

Business and Industry Experiences

Sanford Health, Choice Therapy, Dermatology Professionals
Students will explore and Research careers with industry speakers, job shadow medical professionals, attend a career fair, and participate in clinical settings to practice skills learned.

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