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    HP

     

    Center for Health Professions at Bel Air High School

    The Center for Health Professions at Bel Air HS is a health care professional preparation program offered to students throughout the El Paso County area.

    Students must apply to our program. Those who are accepted can choose from seven available pathways where they will gain hands-on experience in a health care setting, and can obtain college credit and/or certification to work in a health care field right out of high school!

    For more information about Bel Air's HP program, please contact Assistant Principal Mr. Robert Robledo at (915) 434-2002, or his assistant Mrs. Lauren Perez at (915) 434-3872.

    Classes offered:

    Anatomy & Physiology 

    Instructors: Ms. Kerry Murray
    kmurray@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    Anatomy and Physiology provides students with the information needed to build upon allied health classes and clinical experiences. Students should not view this course as a hurdle to cross. As students jump across a hurdle, in essence, they return to the same level as they started before jumping. Anatomy and Physiology course is an early step on the ladder that represents their knowledge. Students may move successfully to the next rung when they have a solid footing on the rung below. Anatomy is the study of the structures associated with the human body. Physiology is the study of the function of each of these structures. The relationship between health care providers and patients is essential. Patients seek care because an organ or organ system is not functioning properly in their body. In order to treat them well, medical practitioners must first understand how the body functions when it is healthy. 

     

     

    Clinicals

    Instructors: Ms. Monica Morga & Ms. Tammie Segura
    mmorga@yisd.net
    tsegura1@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    Practicum I, or Clinicals, is a junior-level career education program for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. The Bel Air Center for Health Professions program provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of health careers and make realistic and satisfying career choices. Whether a student is skilled in scientific research and design, clinical laboratory procedures, written and verbal communication skills, or is skilled in caring for people, career options are available to match these individual interests and abilities.
    The Bel Air Center for Health Professions is affiliated with Del Sol Medical Center, University Medical Center and Sierra Providence East, as well as other health care facilities such as clinics, private practices, and elementary schools where students shadow a health care provider and experience the health care environment.

    Certifications

    • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certification 
    • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for Healthcare Providers Certification

     

    Dental Assistant Program 

    Instructors: Mr. Herrera
    jherrera@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    The Dental Program provides students with an exciting experience in the many fields of Dentistry. Students in the Dental Program will work side by side as team members with Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and Dentists.

    Hands-On Experience:

    • Developing dental radiographs
    • Setting-up treatment rooms with instruments
    • Disinfection and sterilization
    • Pourinfstudy models of teeth from plaster
    • Work with different types of dental materials used in treating patients
    • Students will be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    Certifications

    • Dental students will be prepared to take the Texas State Board Exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant 

     

    Emergency Medical Technician

    Instructors: Ms. Sandra De la Canal
    sdelacanal@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a 36-week class consisting of both didactic and hands-on learning. The objective of the program is to equip students with knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required to become an integral member of an emergency medical team as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B program encourages active student participation via hands-on experience and on the job training through clinical rotations in both the hospital emergency room and ambulance.

    • Certifications

      • Basic EMT 
    • Job Outlook

      Partners in Education

      El Paso Community College

       

    Licensed Vocational Nurse

    Instructors: Ms. Longo & Ms. Vasquez
    clongo1@yisd.net
    bvasquez22@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    The Vocational Nursing class at Bel Air is offered as an extension of the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Nursing Class. It is a two-year, two-summer program. All Nursing classes require classroom and clinical training. Students train in long-term care facilities and local hospitals. The summer courses are taken at EPCC. The first summer students take Medication Administration and Pharmacology. The second summer they take Maternal Child and Pediatric Nursing. At the end of the junior year, students are eligible to take the State Nursing Assistant Test. After completing the second set of summer classes, students are then eligible to take state boards.

    Certifications

    • LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) 

     

    Pharmacy Technician Program

    Instructors: Mr. Antonio Barrozo
    abarrozo1@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 36-week period classroom with hands on clinical rotation experience. The objective of the program is to equip students with knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required to become an integral member of the pharmacy team in an entry-level position in the pharmacy field. The Pharmacy Tech. The program encourages active student participation and includes group discussions and projects, laboratory work, simulations, demonstrations, guest speakers, and lectures. A strong to pursue lifelong personal and professional development.

    Students who successfully complete the course and graduate are encouraged to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), the National Sterile Products (IV) Certification and to apply to the UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program.

    • Certifications

      • Certified Pharmacy Technician 
    • Job Outlook

      Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications.

     

    Physical Therapy 

    Instructors: Ms. Tammy Segura
    tsegura1@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    The educational program is designed to prepare the student to be a competent physical therapist technician and an integral member of the health care team concerned with the total rehabilitation of every patient. Reaching realistic functional outcomes, and respecting the rights of individuals. In the state of Texas, to become a Physical Therapy tech requires 3 months to 1 year of the job training.

    • Job Outlook

      The median annual wage for physical therapist was $79,860 in 2012. The best paid 10 percent of workers in the category made $112,020, while the bottom 10 percent made $55,620. The highest wages are for home health care and consulting positions.

     

    Veterinary Science

    Instructors: Mr. David Angerstein  
    dangerstein@yisd.net

    Career Cluster

    Health Science

    Overview

    We offer exceptional training and education that your child needs in order to be a successful candidate for Veterinary School. Bel Air Veterinary students have a great deal of training within the program from multiple clinic sites. Students are trained to be proficient in restraining animals, setting up equipment and supplies, cleaning and maintaining practice and laboratory facilities, feeding and exercising animals, obtain and record patient case histories, collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures, provide specialized nursing care, prepare animals, instruments and equipment for surgery assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures expose and develop radiographs (s-rays), advise and educate animals owners, supervise and train practice personnel.

    • Certifications

      • Veterinary Assistant 
    • Job Outlook

      US $55,000 and $75,000 depending upon the st of living in the practice area and type of medicine practiced.

      Partners in Education

      Fiefers Ranch, El Paso Zoo, East El Paso Animal Hospital, Eastwood Animal Hospital, El Paso Animal Emergency Center