The Health Occupations Technician (H.O.T.) program is available to juniors and seniors.
H.O.T. addresses this demand in a two-year program that focuses on the art and science of providing patient care with real-life experience in a variety of healthcare settings.
Emphasis is placed on providing safe, reliable, ethical, and a respectful patient care.
This is a very active program with classroom, lab and clinical components.
Each of the components is designed to prepare students to care for diverse individuals of all ages, from birth to the end stages of life.
Students will experience all aspects of the healthcare field from illness and injury to gain real life experience.
Our students gain first-hand clinical experience in local long term care facilities.
Using successful completion of HOT Program students are eligible to take the NYS Nursing Assistant Certification exam and enter into the workforce.
In addition, graduates also develop an foundation on which to make informed decisions regarding their future choices in healthcare employment and potential future education in the healthcare professions.
Health Occupations Education Core
Introduction to Clinical Settings
Exploratory of Health Fields
Certified Nurse’s Assistant – Long Term Care (State Certification Exam)
Units of Study
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Ethics and Legalities
Body Systems and their Functions
Introduction to Medical Science
Job Management Skills
How to Enroll
Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with local school districts to provide exciting hands-on career and technical training during normal school day.
To learn more, speak with your high school counselor.
NYS Approved Program Title & CIP Code
Nurse/Nurse Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant – 51.1614
2-Year CTE Program:
Certified Nursing Assistant, increased demand 9%*
Radiology, increased demand 9%*
Registered Nurse, increased demand 12%*
*Projected national growth for 2016-2026, US Bureau of Labor Statistics