Courses help prepare enrollees for medical field

Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON The Nashua Technology Center at Nashua High School South offers a wide range of trade studies, including the Health Sciences program that is under completion this year by this group of seniors, headed by teacher Deborah Pothier, background, and Pat Bellantuoni, para-educator. Other courses focus on electrical trades, automotive technology and culinary arts, along with marketing, computer networking and several more.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Teacher Elaine Kirouac, right, instructs a class studying to be emergency medical technicians in a curriculum offered at the Nashua Technology Center, a part of Nashua High School South, where many trade studies are offered to students from eight regional high schools.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Health Sciences student Alyssa Alfano, seated, is assisted by Elisha Jean-Pierre, right, as Danielle Dunlop prepares to wheel away Alfano in a simulated practice of transporting a patient, here observed by teacher Deborah Pothier, left, during an afternoon in one of nine courses of study offered by the Nashua Technology Center, located inside Nashua High School South.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON A study of the musculature of a skeleton is underway by Janiah Pena, right, and Ilda Pacheco on this model, a teaching aid that enables the sculpture and placement of various muscles onto the skeletal framework, an exercise undertaken in the Health Sciences program at the Nashua Technology Center, a part of Nashua High School South.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Seniors, from left, Gleb Zhuravlev, Preya Patel and Helena Horan practice monitoring blood pressure during an exercise in the curriculum that is training them to become emergency medical technicians through the Health Sciences program at Nashua Technology Center, a part of Nashua High School South, where trades including automotive technology, culinary arts, electrical technology and several more are offered to students from regional high schools.

Editor’s Note: This is the first part in an occasional series on advancing careers and those who are training to enter a new work field.

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