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CLASS ACTS: DAVIS APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER, KAYSVILLE

THE EVENT

Classes: Health occupations.Number of students to compete: 25\ Subject: National Health Occupations Students of America convention and competition to be held in Washington, D.C., June 24-30. The 25 students have been selected from more than 400 Davis and Morgan county high school juniors and seniors enrolled in specialized health occupations courses at the technology center.

THE SCHOOL\ Location: 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville\ Students: 5,700 full- and part-time, high-school age and adults\ Superintendent: Jack Shell

Area served: Davis and Morgan counties

THE LESSON

In health occupations, the students learn medical terminology and concepts of physiology and anatomy. They gain clinical experience by visiting a mortuary, veterinary clinic, dentist office, radiology department, air ambulance services and by interviewing professionals and victims of diseases. They earn high school credit and up to 18 hours of college credit in preparation for jobs such as physicians, nurses and emergency medical technicians.

What happens next: Next year, selected students will get to participate in an apprentice program at University Hospital. The program will offer employment, on-the-job training and, in some cases, tuition.

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