St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

Health Careers

Every area of the health care field is in demand. The Health Careers program will provide students with basic skills and certifications to join the workforce, as well as give them a step up as they pursue further training and education.
Students will have the opportunity to shadow health care professionals in a clinical, supervised setting, and receive a true picture of the health occupations that are available. Basic entry level skills are taught for a variety of health occupations.
First Aid, CPR, CPR with AED, Personal Care Aide and Nurse Aide Certifications can be achieved.
Academic Credits
Please check with your school or CTE Guidance Counselor on additional academic credits available within this Career and Technical Education course.
Career Opportunities HP
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Assistant 
  • Medical Assistant
  • Operating Room Assistant
  • EMT
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Home Health Assistant
  • Residential Care Aide
  • Personal Care Aide
  • And Many More
Units of Study
Orientation - Introduction to Health Care Systems - Communications/Legal and Ethics - Personal Wellness - Maintaining and Promoting a Safe Environment - Infection Control - Overview of Anatomy and Physiology - Nutrition - Life Cycles - Lab Procedures - Emergency Care - Introduction to Nurse Assistant - Lifting, Moving and Transporting - Personal Care - Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Elimination Procedures - Assisting with Admissions, Transfers, Discharge and Physical Exams - Pre- and Post-Operative Care - Circulatory and Respiratory Care - Job Skills/Career Counseling - Medical Terminology - Supervised Clinical Experience
Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment
The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, partnering with post-secondary education institutions, has agreements that provide students with possible college credits and/or incentives if they choose to pursue post-secondary education and training.
Articulated Credit
No student shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age or weight, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to unlawful discrimination under any career and technical education program or activity.  


Northwest Career & Technical Education Center                                      

1000 Park Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-4570
(315) 393-4724 fax
Instructor: Elayne Woodcock

7225 State Highway 56
Norwood, NY 13668
(315) 353-2293
(315) 353-7334 Main Office Fax
(315) 353-6990 Guidance Office Fax
Instructor: Anne Bonno

 Southwest Career & Technical Education Center
(CNA 1-Year Program Only) 
3606 Route 58
Gouverneur, NY  13642
(315) 287-3590
(315) 287-2720 Main Office Fax
Instructor: Meade Lent