High School

Healthcare: Medical Technician Experience

.5 Credits
Digital Badge

Experiences allow you to explore a career field you’re curious about while mastering competencies for school credit. Through experiential learning, you will learn skills and apply them to tasks you would complete as part of a career rather than completing traditional assessments like essays or tests. During your experience, you’ll work with a professional in the field to support your learning whom we call an “outside expert.” You’ll earn a badge for your accomplishments to share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues to display your qualifications.

Here’s how Experiences work:

  • Each competency you work on is addressed through a separate deliverable predetermined by you and your instructor.
  • Guided learning for each module consists of research and/or work with a professional in the field. Your instructor will coach you through this process.
  • Each module culminates in a final demonstration of understanding, which includes a deliverable and a discussion-based assessment with your instructor.
  • Here’s an example:
    Let’s say you’re curious about a career in healthcare. You decide you’d like to learn about this career area, make a professional connection, earn a badge, and meet competencies for your 9th-grade English requirement. While enrolled in English 1 Experiences, you conduct research to better understand language and structure in writing. Then you may work with an Occupational Therapist to help apply your writing skills to the creation of an informational video about adaptive equipment for patients. The video aims to advise family members of patients regarding accommodations to help them support patients as they go about their daily tasks. Now you’ve earned the Language and Structure in Writing competency! This is just one example of the many ways Experiences can bridge competencies to careers.
  • Note on Outside Expert: Please have an idea for an outside expert in mind prior to enrollment or consult with our counseling department by emailing [email protected] prior to enrollment for support identifying one. Also, a parent/guardian permission form and background check of the outside expert are both required for students to work with outside experts without parental supervision.


Medical Technician Duties

Students will demonstrate an understanding of executing technician duties and responsibilities by examining technician duties and responsibilities and observing or participating in their implementation for patient care.

Technician Ethics and Professional Standards

Students will demonstrate an understanding of incorporating healthcare professional standards and ethics into patient care by explaining the ethical obligations that guide a medical technician’s professional conduct and compliance with professional standards.

Technician Knowledge and Skills

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills required of a technician in a hospital, lab, or healthcare office by explaining the medical and scientific knowledge and the electronic and equipment skills required to support healthcare supervisors in the care of patients.

Technician Career Pathway and Growth Opportunities

Students will demonstrate an understanding of medical technician career pathways by exploring technician career options and pathways to a specific technician career, and ongoing growth opportunities within one or more career pathways.

Major Topics and Concepts

Please view the competencies to see the topics and concepts covered in this offering.

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