Training / Skills you will learn
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid

  • Home Health Aide Certification

  • First Aid training for the Health Care Provider

  • Massachusetts Nurse Aid Training

  • Alzheimers Caregiver training

  • OSHA-10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)


Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and offers many diverse career opportunities.

The Taconic High School Health Technology program provides students the pathway into this rewarding and challenging field. Starting with “Career Exploratory” in 9th grade, students practice “hands-on” skills, as well as learn the foundations in health care: safety, infection control and communication. Health Tech I, our 10th grade program, adds a clinical experience in local long-term care and community-based senior health facilities. 11th grade Health Tech 2 students study the Massachusetts Certified Nurse Aide Curriculum and upon completion, are eligible to take the state certification exam. Health Tech 3, offers our 12th-graders the option to participate in cooperative education and work in a health care setting, or learn advanced skills in the classroom, while attending academic classes every other week.

Program Breakdown by Grade Level

Career Opportunities

With a High School Degree Nursing Assistants Salaries: $30,000 per year

With a 2 Year College Degree (ASN) Registered Nurses Salaries: $65,000 per year

With a 4 Year College Degree (BSN) Registered Nurses Salaries: $70,000+ per year