Health Care and Medical Technologies
Specialist High Skills Major
At C.V.D.C.S., students have the opportunity to explore the field of health services with the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Health Care and Medical Technologies.
This program offers practical learning experiences through hands-on activities, such as physical assessment, auscultation of lungs, range of motion lab and more. The use of visual aids enhances theoretical learning anatomy and physiology, through various scale models, flash cards, analyzing disease pathology video, and case studies.
The program uses simulators to help students gain extensive competencies in health services from a wide array of careers such as lab technician, dental assistant/hygienist and nursing. These include identifying normal and abnormal ranges of blood pressure, physical limitations simulation suit for sensory decline in older adults lab.
Real life experience supports literacy and numeracy development, allowing students to explore all aspects of healthcare and medical technologies and the implementation of Indigenous perspective in the industry.
ABOUT SHSM: Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a program approved by the Ministry of Education where students focus their studies on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements of the OSSD.