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. Students successfully completing the Allied Health program may enroll in the Health Science Academy for a second year of more in-depth study.
For more information on this program download an Allied Health brochure.
- Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP)
- 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: Ann Shupe, Section II
Bio: Mrs. Shupe graduated from nursing school at Grand Rapids Community College. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Aquinas College and a Master's of Science in Nursing Education from Ferris State University. She has many years of experience as a Registered Nurse specializing in surgery, clinical research, clinical specialist in surgery, and school nursing.
In her free time she likes to travel, read, knit, and grow orchids.
Instructor: Shannon Rowley, 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 the 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.
Parapro: Joyce Andree
Bio: Mrs. Andree is a graduate of North Muskegon High School, Muskegon Community College, and Hackley School of Nursing where she earned her Registered Nurse (RN) certification. Once certified, she served as an RN for Muskegon General Hospital, Visiting Nurses Services, and Hackley Hospital. Her areas of service included pediatrics, home health, outpatient oncology, and radiology. She loves to read, go camping, outdoor activities, and any kind of travel.