Lecture
OFF TO COLLEGE!

FOLLOW THE STEPS

Review, Consider, Log

STEPS 9-12

EXPLORING CAREER PATHWAYS

VOYAGE III

THE CURE

 

MAKING CHOICES

OPTIONS AFTER YOU GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

High school graduates begin a career pathway as “Lifelong Learners.” It begins with making choices on how you will proceed on your exciting life path. Your choices include:

  1. Continuing your studies at an educational institution

  2. Learning, hands-on, at the job site

  3. Joining an apprenticeship program

  4. Joining the U.S. Armed Services

 

You will have the opportunity to explore more about all the available choices.    

Olivia and Logan have been talking with their parents and high school Guidance Counselor about careers. Both live on Long Island and have been told of the many research labs and pharmaceutical companies expanding in this area. The recent media attention to the dangers of a new Coronavirus has further inspired them. After graduation, both want to join the growing workforce engaged in research leading to the cure of new diseases.
Olivia has learned of colleges away from home and prefers studies leading to a degree in Clinical Research. Logan wants to attend a two-year community college and earn a two-year degree that he can use to continue on to a four-year degree, if he chooses. Two pathways, one passion to be a part of The Cure!

The Cure - Pathway 3 - Off To College - STEP #9

 

College Research

Olivia is researching colleges that offer courses of study in Clinical Lab Sciences - CRA (Clinical Research Associate), Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, or Public Health and Safety.
In this step, assist Olivia in her research
of the following three colleges offering the above-named majors. 

 

Record your college findings

in the QLV Log. 

Listen

Which  

College?

The Cure - Pathway 3 - Off To College - STEP #10

 

Listen

4-Year University Away

After much investigation, Olivia decided the University of Vermont, UVM, had the dedicated major of studies in Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science she was looking for. Plus it had a medical center as well. And she loved the campus and dorms!

In this step,

  • Take a look UVM's Web Site and share why you might or might not consider joining Olivia in attending this school?

  • Olivia liked the extra learning and experience they offered "Beyond the Classroom." Do you think the practicums, research with faculty, study abroad and Biomedical and Health Sciences Club would be a good opportunity for you on your path to a career in Clinical Research?


Record your thoughts and

findings in your Quantum

Leap Voyages Travel Log.

The Cure - Pathway 3 - Off To College - STEP #11

 

2-Year Community College

Logan has been considering local two-year colleges. One community college suggested by his High School Guidance Counselor is Nassau Community College. This college has several Allied Health Sciences majors he can consider. Logan will be able to volunteer as a helper at the local hospital while attending college.  A two-year degree would prepare him for entry into a position in the health care field. After Logan earns his two-year degree, he would also be prepared to continue to a full four-year BS Degree, if he desires to do so.
   In this step,

Record your thoughts and

responses in your QLV Log.

WHY GO CC?

  1. LOWER COST

  2. LESS DEBT

  3. EASY ADMISSION

  4. ACADEMIC OPTIONS

  5. CLOSE TO HOME

  6. PERSONALIZED LEARNING

  7. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

  8. ONLINE CLASS OPTION

  9. 4-YR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTION

  10. EASIER ACCEPTANCE AT A UNIVERSITY

The Cure - Pathway 3 - Off To College - STEP #12

 

Health Information Technology

Listen

Logan is College Ready!

After his research and careful consideration, Logan has decided to attend Nassau Community College for a course of study in Health Information Technology. Some of the major courses in his study program are:

  • HIT 151 - Medical Terminology

  • HIT 160 - Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics

  • HIT 175 - Study of Disease for HIM Professionals

In this step, Investigate

After reviewing the college and his selected field of study,

  • Do you believe Logan made a good college choice?

  • Would you have considered this school as well? Why?

  • Do you think this college choice will allow an easy transition to a university for a four-year degree, if further education is decided?

 

Record your thoughts and

responses in your QLV Log.

Water Samples

REMINDER:

Log findings for

Steps 9-12 in your

QLV Journal

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