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CHCP was founded with the mission to turn passion into a career through hands-on practice. Harmony Public Schools is an institution that implements the same values as CHCP when it comes to preparing students for the career of their life. Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative learning environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.
There is no formula to choosing the correct career path. It is driven by passion and fueled by a natural curiosity to learn and make a difference. Instead of sending graduating seniors into the real world without exposing them to different fields, CHCP partnered with Harmony Public Schools to let students discover the diverse pathways within the medical field.
This summer, CHCP – Houston Northwest campus hosted 20 students from Harmony Public Schools for a week-long program highlighting the healthcare programs CHCP-Houston Northwest offers. The Harmony students participated in daily hands-on exercises in the labs alongside CHCP instructors and program directors. The students enjoyed the engaging activities and even participated in a mock surgery. From suiting up to working as a team, they experienced all the moving parts of the operating room. In addition to the experience in the surgical technology lab, students got hands-on practice in nursing, cardiovascular sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, dental assisting, limited radiological technology, medical coding and billing, and medical assisting.
“My favorite lab was dentistry because we learned how to make crowns. The most interesting thing that I learned was that the medical field is very versatile and there’s a lot of career paths to choose from. I would definitely recommend this Summer Camp to other people and I think that even if you’re not interested in the medical field, CHCP might change your mind.” ‑‑Halis, 11th grade.
The week’s events culminated in an awards ceremony where all students were recognized for their professionalism and participation. Also upon completion students were able to sit for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) certification exam and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) certification exam. This group exemplified what personalized learning and hands-on training can do, the results on both certifiction exams were a 100% pass rate. The CHCP-Houston North team really enjoyed hosting these wonderful students and hopes to offer similar sessions for Harmony in Houston and in the other Texas communities we serve!
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