Health Care and Medical Technology Specialist High Skills Major

Focus on Healthcare & Medical Technologies

This program enables students to develop their understanding of basic health care procedures, including the safe use of appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials. Students will focus on health care fundamentals, including the anatomical features and physiology of the major body systems and the factors that affect homeostasis in the human body.  Student will use case studies to apply anatomy and physiology to the clinical setting.

Students will analyze environmental and societal issues related to healthcare of the community and the greater population, including the socioeconomic indicators of healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to explore medical ethics from a case study perspective as well as gain an understanding of how the decision making process works in Ontario hospitals.   Students will learn about professional practice standards and career opportunities in the healthcare field through research and guest speakers currently working in the healthcare field.

Students will develop clinical skills including; communication skills, taking a set of vital signs; CPR/First Aid Level C, venipuncture and delivery of parenteral medications.


  • CPR/First Aid/AED/ Level C
  • Infection Control
  • Athletic Taping
  • Medical Terminology
  • Mental Health First Aid

Reach Ahead Opportunities

  • U of Guelph Anatomy Lab,
  • OICR (Ontario Institute of Cancer Research)
  • George Brown College- Waterfront Health Sciences Campus
  • Discovery Days in Health Sciences- McMaster University

opportunities may vary from year to year

Experiential Learning

  • Halton Skills- First Aid/CPR
  • McMaster Brain Bee
  • HOSA  competition-  participating in competitions in Medical Terminology, Forensic Medicine, Biomedical Debate, Medical Math & First Aid/CPR

Ready to Apply?

See the current application process for applying to the Health and Wellness SHSM program.