Allied Health Technology
This intensive introductory course prepares students for in-demand health careers. Students study basic patient care such as blood pressure monitoring, pulse and respiration, therapeutic activity, and safety and infection control. Certifications offered include CPR/AED, First Aid, HIPPA, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Medical job shadowing opportunities may also be available. Students successfully completing the first year Allied Health Technology program may enroll in the Health Science Academy for more in-depth study year two.
For more information on this program download an Allied Health Technology brochure.
- First Aid
Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for the following academic credit (See your high school counselor for more information.): English, Visual/Performing Arts, 20-hour Online Experience.
Articulated College Credit
Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, and Grand Rapids Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the MACTC.
Direct College Credit
Students who successfully complete select MACTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.
Meet the instructors
The teachers and parapros at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) all come from the industry they now teach.
Instructor: Kathy Van Til, Section I
Bio: Mrs. Van Til graduated with a BA in Education from Western Michigan University and as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Grand Rapids Community College. She has worked in various clinical settings, including Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Holland Homecare, and Concept Care. She also taught Occupational Therapy at Baker College. In her free time she loves to travel.
Instructor: Kim Neading, Section II
Bio: Mrs. Neading graduated from Muskegon Community College as an LPN and is currently pursuing her degree as an RN through Excelsior College. Her industry experience includes working as an office manager in a pediatric office, a clinical supervisor in a podiatrist's office, and as a charge nurse for Brookhaven. She has also served as an instructor for Ross Medical School.
Instructor: Vicki Halpin, Section III
Bio: Mrs. Rowley is a graduate of Spring Lake High School as well as Baker College and Central Michigan University. She has worked as an Exercise Physiologist/Physical Therapist Assistant, has 15 years of clinical experience in Acute and Long Term Care settings, and has served as an Instructor/Lab assistant at Baker College (part-time) in Physical Therapist Assistant program. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as fitness, skiing, and keeping active.