The YOUMed Academy houses a variety of programs essential to the field of health.
Programs within this academy include Dental Assisting, Fitness Training: Health & Wellness, Medical Office & Business Management, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training and Practical Nursing programs. The two-year programs within this academy offer innovative and integrated learning environments designed to provide scholars with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in post-secondary education and/or to transition into the workforce. The comprehensive programs within this academy provide scholars with hands-on clinical and laboratory experiences.
Basic dental assisting skills and employability skills
In this program, scholars will develop their skills and knowledge in the dental assisting profession, sciences in dentistry, oral health and prevention of dental disease, infection prevention in dentistry, occupational health and safety, patient information and assessment, foundation of clinical dentistry, radiographic imaging, dental materials, assisting in comprehensive dental care, and dental administration and communication skills.
Throughout the school year, scholars are trained and taught according to industry standards. A focus is on obtaining basic dental assisting skills and employability skills. Scholars will be provided opportunities for advanced placement, job shadowing, and involvement in HOSA all of which are designed to strengthen scholar knowledge by putting classroom learning into action. Upon completion, scholars will have the skills needed to gain employment into entry-level positions in the field of dentistry or pursue continued education in the form of university, college, or industry credentials.
- Dental offices
- Dental clinics
- Coming soon
- Choffin Adult Education
- Eastern Gateway Community College
Practicing Advanced Healthcare and Diagnostics
The Allied Health program allows scholars to improve the well-being of others using professional medical equipment and techniques. During this program, scholars participate in clinical rotations assisting patients with daily activities such as hygiene, grooming, nutrition, and mobility. As scholars grow through the program, they have the unique opportunity to practice advanced health care and diagnostic techniques in lab and clinical environments.
- Medical Records Assistant
- Patient Service Representative
- Lab Tech Assistant
- Physical Therapy Aid
- Registered Phlebotomy Technician & AMCA Patient Care Technician Certification
- American Heart Association First Aid & CPR for Healthcare Professionals
- Kent State
Medical Office & Business Management
Medical, Dental, or Business Administration
This program prepares scholars for entry-level administrative office positions in various medical/dental offices, hospitals, businesses, government agencies and community/clinic centers. Scholars will concentrate on developing skills such as interpersonal and therapeutic relations, oral and written communications, computer software applications, records and information management, medical terminology, financial administration, patient scheduling, as well as business operations. Scholars will engage in hands-on experiences to enhance their abilities of becoming an intricate role in a medical, dental, or business office setting.
- Dental Office Assistant
- Dental Clinic Assistant
- Hospital Dental Assistant
- Choffin Adult Education
- Eastern Gateway in Steubenville
Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and more
The Physical Therapy & Athletic Training program provides scholars with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers or further education in medicine, healthcare, athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
- Therapeutic Rehab Centers
- Long-term Care Facilities
- High Schools
Health & Wellness
Healthcare, personal training and more
The Fitness, Health and Wellness Program provides scholars with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers or further education in such fields as healthcare, personal training, nutrition, exercise science, and/or wellness. The class focuses on human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, exercise metabolism, nutrition, and the components of health and wellness. Scholars learn how lifestyle choices contribute to disease and chronic conditions, and how to guide, support, and motivate clients to make positive lifestyle changes using movement, nutrition, and mental and emotional wellbeing techniques. The program emphasizes the development of skills needed to design and manipulate regimens to work with healthy or symptomatic individuals, assess psychology and sociological aspects that influence participation in exercise and physical activity, and identify the tools to develop and manage health, fitness and wellness initiatives throughout the lifespan. In the lab, scholars will learn to select, perform, and interpret results from a wide range of client fitness/health/wellness assessments, and they will be able to use this knowledge to design client-specific programs.
ENROLLING AT CHOFFIN
Choffin Career & Technical Center offers Youngstown City School District scholars career and technical education opportunities combined with hands-on learning experience to prepare them for their futures.
Notice of Nondiscrimination & Access to Equal Education | The Choffin Career and Technical Center and Youngstown City Schools will not discriminate nor tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities for any reasons, including on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, military status, ancestry, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Additionally, it will not discriminate in its employment policies and practices.