LFHS Students Receive Healthcare

A group of students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will graduate from high school with a national certification in health-based careers. The fifty-two Los Fresnos CISD students were pinned as part of the certification process at Los Fresnos High School on December 15. They took part in courses that were specific to their field of study, and as part of their training, did clinical rotations at Valley Regional Medical Center, Los Fresnos Medicine, and local EMS providers.

Students that completed the required coursework and testing were certified in the following concentration area:

· Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT): 10 students

· Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: 15 Students

· Certified Pharmacy Technician: 5 students

· Certified Phlebotomy Technician: 21 students

· Certified Patient Care Technician: 21 students

The CTE program offers students the opportunity to graduate with a natural certificate that can be used as soon as they graduate high school. This certificate will allow them to build on their success while working to become healthcare professionals after high school, including registered nurses, physician assistants, and doctors.