The Health Assisting program at Putnam consists of a rigorous academic focus in order to prepare our students for higher education in the medical field. Students are also required to keep a minimum classroom GPA of 75% in order to be eligible for clinical rotation in the 11th grade year and must successfully pass their 10th grade shop to move onto the 11th grade C.N.A. curriculum.
In the Health Assisting program, students learn in a simulated hospital setting, working with qualified instructors of various educational and medical backgrounds. Students learn techniques to improve patient comfort in hospitals, homes, nursing homes, skilled care and day care facilities. The overall program focus consists of certifications in C.P.R, OSHA, C N A (certified nursing assisting), Home Health Aide, and Alzheimer’s.