Career Major - Feeding Assistant

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Northwest Tech offers the following career majors within the Health Science Cluster.

Therapeutic Services Pathway Career Majors

Feeding Assistant - Fairview Campus only
In this Career Major, students in this major will learn about the nutritional needs of residents in a long-term care facility. They will also learn about communication and interactions involving the residents and staff. In addition, they will learn about the challenges and safety procedures of this profession. Students will also complete Core Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid course. This Health Careers Core Curriculum (Technology Center) core is required as part of this career major.

Career Major Length: 285 hours

SOC Code: 31.1011
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Health Careers Curriculum 225
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Feeding Assistant 45


Campus Location: Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No

Who Can Enroll: High School Students only

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Salary Range: $8.62/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Cluster: Health Science

Pathway: Therapeutic Services

Alva Instructor: Debra Button

Last updated on 6/28/13