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Last week, Mr. Ksiezopolski taught his EMT students how to properly take manual blood pressures. These students have been hard at work practicing many new skills recently so that they can be ready to take their State Test to become licensed EMT's in the spring! 

We recently welcomed a new instructor to our program, as well: Ms. Alicia Elder joined the WACC family in January and will help teach the EMT students, along with Mr. Ksiezopolski. We are happy to have her on our team!



Interested in this program? Check out the description & requirements below: 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Emergency Medical Services prepares students for a state certification which may lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services. Examples of those careers include Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. This course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care. Theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care, within the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician are covered in this course. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and safely transport them to the hospital. The handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents is also addressed in this course. Opportunities for laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance are also included to provide occasions for students to further develop clinical skills and the appropriate ethical behavior. Leadership skills are developed and community service opportunities are provided through participation in HOSA. Students are required to have specific shots which can be obtained from the family doctor or the county health clinic. Once completed and reaching the age of 18, the student can take the state test and if successful, become a licensed EMT.

 Grade Level: 12
 Recommended Prerequisites: None
 Credits: 1 semester course, 2 periods, 2 credits per semester
 Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas
 Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
 Students may earn college credit if they complete the Ivy Tech application and earn a C- or higher.
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Students in Mrs. Love's PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences class recently built models to show their understanding of how insulin allows glucose into our cells that need it for energy.

Three Whitko students in Megan Dinse's Honors Health Science Education Class recently earned national certifications in Health Science. Earning certifications in Health Science - National Health Science Assessment are:

Gabrielle Breske 
Reannon Hopkins
Shelby Miller

Congratulations to these awesome students. We are so proud of you!

Interested in learning more about this course? Check out the information below, directly from our WACC Course of Study Guide: 

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Recommended: Biology, Algebra I & II, Geometry
Length: 2 semesters (4 periods)
Credits Earned: 6

Student must meet Ivy Tech placement scores in order to receive college credit at no charge. See Appendix A.
Courses are taken on the Ivy Tech campus. Upon successful completion, students earn college credit. Course material includes an overview of health care professions and standards. Course material also covers medical terminology and provides a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, special procedures, laboratory procedures and pharmacology. Emphasis is on forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Course material will also teach students the skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and to obtain a CNA license, thus allowing them to work in long-term care facilities. This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. Students learn hands-on nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting as well as attending a clinical site (nursing home).
This program also includes work-based learning and students spend time observing in different health care settings as well as listening to guest speakers from the healthcare field. Upon earning a CNA license, students will also be able to explore possible job opportunities as a CNA. Transportation to Ivy Tech and work-based learning sites is required daily and must be provided by the student. Students are responsible for the cost of college textbooks, scrubs, CPR class, a background check, a physical, two Mantoux tests, and drug screening.
Karleigh is a senior student in the Criminal Justice Program here at the Warsaw Area Career Center. Prior to this year, she's taken Child Development, Advanced Child Development, Interpersonal Relationships, & Preparing for College & Careers in the WACC. Karleigh decided to take Criminal Justice because of her interest in criminology & forensics. She says that she's always been interested in this field of study.

In addition to her Honors Criminal Justice class, Karleigh has been the yearbook editor for the last two years, was a staff member with the yearbook for two years before that, and has been busy interning at the Beamon Home this year. Karleigh is proud to have been chosen as student of the week previously, to have been selected to receive the Woodies Scholarship, and to have been the first ever freshman staff writer & first ever junior editor for the WCHS yearbook.

Upon graduation, Karleigh plans to continue her journey at Ivy Tech Community College and then transfer to Grace College to pursue criminology. Congrats, Karleigh! We are proud of you & wish you the best in all your future endeavors! 
Christian Emerick is a senior here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center and is in the Health & Human Services Program with Mrs. Dinse. 

Previously he's taken Adult Roles & Responsibilities, Business Law & Ethics, Nutrition & Wellness, & Interactive Media Flash in the WACC. 

Christian says that he decided to take Health & Human Services because he loves helping people. He interned at Fellowship Missions, the local homeless shelter, this past year as part of this class.

Outside of school, Christian works part-time at Pizza Hut. 

Upon graduation, Christian plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College for two years and then transfer to a state college. 

Congratulations Christian & best of luck in all of your future endeavors! 

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