Medical Careers Academy

The Medical Careers Academy offers a broad range of knowledge and skills for anyone interested in a career in the expansive medical field. The goal of this program is to give students a solid foundation of the healthcare basics to help to assist them in whatever pathway they choose upon graduation.

Level I (Juniors)

Fundamentals of Level I

  • Infection Control

  • Civility in the Workplace

  • Office Procedures

  • Insurance

  • Medical Terminology

  • First Aid 

  • Keyboarding

  • Vital Signs

  • Personal Protective Equipment (Donning and Doffing)

  • Career Exploration in the Medical Field

  • Fire Safety

  • Body Mechanics

Classroom Teleconferences

  • View a total knee replacement live

  • Cochlear Implants

  • Diabetes 

  • Nutrition

  • Pain Management

Weekly Community Service

  • Brookdale Senior Living

  • The Salvation Army

  • Piqua Manor

  • Goodwill Easter Seals Sunrise Center

Spring Weekly Rotations

  • Hospitals

  • Physician Offices

  • Surgery Centers

  • Dentist Offices

  • Chiropractor Offices

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Assisted Living Facilities

Level II (Seniors)

Skills for Your Future

Level II students are focused on the following:

  • State Tested Nurse Aide Certification

  • Medical Assistant Certification

  • CPR Certification

  • Phlebotomy Certification through Edison State Community College

  • Employability Skills

  • Medical Careers Academy Job Fair

  • Early Placement beginning in January for qualified students

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Medical Student Practice

Entry-Level Career Opportunities

  • Medical Office

  • Patient Access

  • Patient Care Associate (PCA)

  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)

  • Resident Assistant (RA)

  • Nurse Aide

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Registered Nurse

  • Medical Assisting

  • Billing and Coding

  • Phlebotomist

  • Physician Assistant

  • Radiology Technologist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Physician/Surgeon

  • Dentist

  • Pharmacist

  • Physical Therapist

Certifications & Credentials Available

  • CPR Certification

  • OSHA 10 Hr Healthcare Certification

  • Phlebotomy Certificatio

  • State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification

College Credits

Edison State Community College 
 - 3 Credit Hours

Employers Take Notice

"We currently have multiple employees who graduated from Upper Valley Career Center, and have interviewed three more candidates for new positions. The Emergency Department techs that have graduated from Upper Valley bring with them a knowledge and discipline that is necessary for our department. We will continue to collaborate with Upper Valley to ensure that students are obtaining a good working foundation for their future careers.

Tracy Knox, BSN RN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Emergency Department
Upper Valley Medical Center

Our Instructors

Tami YahleInstructor Level I & II
937.778.1980, x719

Jennelle Winn, Instructor I & II 
937.778.1980, x715

Nicole Pleiman, Instructor I & II 
937.778.1980, x760

Career Technical Student Organization

Skills USA Logo

All students in this program are also members of the Upper Valley Career Center Skills USA Chapter.

Skills USA Mission:
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.