Crockett Career and Technical Center, located in the heart of Detroit’s Medical Center district, provides training to prepare students for careers in a laboratory or an inpatient setting, such as a hospital, extended care facility, or a nursing home. The center currently offers programs in Phlebotomy and Patient Care Assisting/Pre-Nursing, and plans to bring other therapeutic programs to the school in the fall.
Patient Care Assisting/Pre-Nursing provides multi-skilled training that is responsive to current changes in the health care industry. Preparation focuses on health care foundation skills and other proficiencies such as body mechanics, patient comfort, surgical patient, phlebotomy, nutrition and elimination, rehabilitation and restorative care, and specimen collection and testing. Upon successful completion of the program, students qualify to earn a Patient Care Assisting (PCA) Certification from the State of Michigan.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program, in partnership with Wayne County Community College, introduces students to medical terminology, the drawing of blood and conducting other specimen collections. Students also learn about healthcare concepts and applications, and gain employability and problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students qualify to receive a Certificate as a Phlebotomy Technician.
- Clinical experience at John D Dingell VA Medical Center and other employer sites
- CPR and First Aid
- Career Counseling
- HIPAA and Privacy Training
- Work-Based Learning
- Healthcare Concepts and Applications
- Teamwork, Employability and Problem Solving
Students attend the center for a half-day, and upon graduation are prepared for entry-level positions at most healthcare facilities.