Health Assisting

Associated Teachers/Faculty

Ms. Amanda Saylor, Ms. Unelia Videira Bettencourt, and Ms. Krista Marcoulier

Career Program Description

The Health Assisting program trains students to become certified nursing assistants with advanced skill training in electro-cardiology and phlebotomy. This program is also an excellent foundation for nursing, physical therapy, athletic training or other health-related fields requiring college degrees. As sophomores, students participate in an internship at Hogan Regional Center working with individuals with disabilities. As juniors, students participate in an internship at Putnam Farm working with residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, while working in the classroom and lab studying nursing assistant skills. Students then complete their clinical hours at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village. The health assistant curriculum is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and upon completion, students may sit for the certified nursing assistant exam. In the senior year, students are eligible to participate in the co-operative education program and to expand their skills in electrocardiography and phlebotomy training.

Career Paths

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Athletic Trainor
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant


  • OSHA 10 Hour Health
  • CPR-Healthcare Provider/First Aid
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • EKG-Phlebotomy
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Industry Partnerships

  • Hogan Regional Center
  • Continuing Care at Brooksby Village
  • Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm
  • Seasons of Danvers
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Lahey Health
  • Cataldo Ambulance Service
  • Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • SkillsUSA

Articulation Agreements

  • North Shore Community College
  • Massachusetts State Articulation Agreement
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

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