Medical Career Academy Student

Medical Careers Academy


MCA offers a broad range of knowledge and skills for anyone interested in the expansive medical field. This program is to give students a solid foundation of the healthcare basics to help assist them in whatever pathway they choose upon graduation.

Our Instructors

Tami YahleInstructor Level I & II
937.778.1980, x719

Nicole Pleiman, Instructor Level I & II 
937.778.1980, x760

Jennelle Winn, Instructor Level I 
937.778.1980, x715

student info

What We do in Medical Careers Academy


Level I (Juniors)

Fundamentals of Level I

  • Infection Control

  • Civility in the Workplace

  • Office Procedures

  • Insurance

  • Medical Terminology

  • Law & Ethics

  • Vital Signs

  • Personal Protective Equipment (Donning and Doffing)

  • Career Exploration in the Medical Field

  • Fire Safety

  • Body Mechanics


  • CPR

  • Elder Care

  • First Aid

  • OSHA 10-Hour Healthcare

Weekly Community Service

  • Brookdale Senior Living

  • Piqua Manor

Level II (Seniors)

Skills for Your Future

Level II students are focused on the following:

  • State Tested Nurse Aide Certification

  • Phlebotomy Certification through Edison State Community College (CCP)

  • Employability Skills

  • Medical Careers Academy Job Fair

  • Early Placement beginning in January for qualified students

Career Development


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 and First Aid Certification

  • OSHA 10 Hr Healthcare Certification

  • Phlebotomy Certification

  • State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA)

  • Medical Office Assistant Certification

  • Elder Care Certification

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.


College & Advanced Education


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
Surgical Services Nursing Manager
Upper Valley Medical Center

College Credits

Edison State Community College 
 - 3 Credit Hours

Career Technical Student Organization

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.

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