Educator Resources - Health Careers

Dental Assisting students

The resources below are for middle and high school educators, counselors, and career advisors.  Included are opportunities for job shadows, guest speakers, campus visits, and curriculum.

COCC Opportunities

COCC Health Careers Outreach Coordinator

The COCC Outreach Coordinator can support middle and high school students and teachers with the following activities:

  • Guest speaking about careers in health care and COCC health care programs
    • High school classroom or Career Center
    • Virtual
  • COCC Health Career program tours on the Bend COCC campus

Contact Wendi Worthington for scheduling:

Individual students can connect with the Outreach Coordinator HERE.


Registration information will be available winter in February.

Health Career Exploration Curriculum


Community & Industry Opportunities

  • Cascades East Area Health Education Center
    Cascades East AHEC hosts TWO programs for high school students to help them learn more about careers in health care:

    1) Health Occupations Program at St. Charles Health System: Students have the opportunity to job shadow a variety of health care professions. High school educators can contact Emily Clark for more information about this program:

    2)  Diagnosis Day: One-day experience on the St. Charles, Bend campus for high school students from rural Central Oregon with an interest in health care careers. Student participants will follow a “patient” from incident- to ambulance- to emergency room- throughout the entire hospital experience, including rehab, recovery and release. Along the way, students will be exposed to many of the various health care careers that impact that patient, as well as receive a hands-on experience with an advanced simulation manikin.

    Diagnosis Day Registration