Patient Care Pathway

Visions In Education is proud to provide 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Independent Study and University Prep students with educational experiences that extend beyond the classroom and reach into their future. Visions’ Career & Technical Education program strives to prepare students for college and career by keeping students engaged while providing credentialed instruction, work-based learning opportunities, and dual enrollment and articulated college credit.

Patient Care Pathway: Healthcare Careers

Healthcare is currently one of the fastest growing career sectors in California and the nation. The Patient Care Pathway: Healthcare Careers is a three-course pathway at Folsom Lake College designed for students who intend to enter the healthcare career field. The pathway curriculum focuses on foundational knowledge and skills needed to be successful in any career involving healthcare. This pathway also includes guest speakers, job shadowing, and internship opportunities. Read more.

Pathway Features:

  • Learn from healthcare guest speakers.
  • Develop healthcare and employability soft skills.
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) certification.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Aligned with industry developed competencies and skills.
  • College credit: this pathway offers CCAP dual enrollment courses in partnership with the Los Rios Community College District.
  • Internships.

Student Benefits:

  • Get a head start on earning college credit while still in high school.
  • Classes are offered online so there’s no transportation issues.
  • Visions covers the cost of books and supplies.
  • Program makes the transition from high school to community college easier.
  • Explore a career field and potential jobs before committing to a college major.

Note: to register Visions students must be enrolled in Independent Study or University Prep, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and reside within the Los Rios Community College District.

Online high school student Alyssa smiles at the camera, working on CTE health courses and earning high school diploma

“Visions helped me figure out what I wanted to do with life,” says Alyssa, who took advantage of this Patient Care Pathway program at Folsom Lake College. Read her full story here.

Find Your Future At Visions

Our Career and Technical Education team hopes to offer additional college partnerships and other career pathways in the future.

Visit our Support Services page for other college and career opportunities, including our Automotive Technology partnership with American River College.