Health and Human Services
Ms. Tunley, Ph.D. has over 20 years' experience working in healthcare administration and over 10 years' experience as a teacher with the Anchorage School District. She continues to hold certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which she originally received as a student at King Tech High School: and degrees in Health Science, Business (AAS), Communication (BA), Business(MBA), Community Mental Health (MS), and Education; as well as Instructor certifications Through American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Mental Health First Aid. She says, "While I am a life-long learner, I work to promote life-long learning in others; today's students are tomorrow's healthcare providers!"
Students will cover:
- Disease Prevention + Infection Control + Blood Borne Pathogens (certification)
- Mental Health First Aid (certification)
- Customer Service
- Increasing Disability Awareness and Sensitivity
- Preparedness + COVID-19 + First Aid-CPR-AED (certification)
- Self Care
Why Take This Course?
Want to be a Psychologist – Social Worker – Counselor – help children, teens, adults, families with mental health needs? How about a job coach, or employment specialists serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, or autism spectrum disorders? The new Health and Human Services class at King Tech is the right choice for you!
Course Description: (Grade Level: 11-12). / Course Number: H8957
The Health and Human Services class is a fast-paced, introductory course designed for students interested in direct patient care and mental health (social service) support. Healthcare is the fastest growing profession in Alaska and students have the ability to integrate into community centers, hospital facilities, or home health care. This class includes supervised skill training and practice in disease prevention (bloodborne pathogens), vital signs, Mental Health First Aid, First Aid-CPR-AED, customer service, disability awareness, and standardized healthcare documentation. Students develop a “portfolio” highlighting class participation and certifications. Excellent attendance, teamwork, and participation are critical for student success.
QUARTER ONE AND TWO Certification: Quarter One: American Red Cross – Blood Borne Pathogens and Mental Health First Aid.
and Quarter Two: American Red Cross (ARC)-Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 and American Red Cross Preparedness.