Health Careers

This program is designed to prepare students for further education and/or employment in the healthcare field. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of health careers. Students observe and practice entry-level skills through classroom and lab work at Stafford Technical Center and at clinical sites in area healthcare settings. Students completing the program can become employed as nursing assistants, or continue on to post-secondary health careers. They are also able to volunteer for their local ambulance service.

What We Do

Hands-on clinical training in the STC lab and at local health care providers such as Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland Area Visiting Nurses, and Regional Ambulance Service.

Program Instructor

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Genevieve Wilcox

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Courtney Dumas

Courtney Dumas is a nurse with 10 years of experience in several specialty care areas, including acute rehabilitation, psychiatric, and emergency room nursing at RRMC. She has completed her MSN in nursing education. She is board certified in psychiatric nursing and holds various other professional certifications.

Outside of her professional life, Courtney says, “I enjoy being active and in nature. I enjoy taking my dogs Gunner, and Rocket everywhere. We enjoy hiking and finding new heights. I am an avid bass fisherwoman who loves to be on my boat all summer. When I am not out seeking adventures, I work on various projects around my house. I am very excited to start my new chapter at Stafford Technical Center in the Health Careers Program. I have numerous ideas to influence both our students and our surrounding communities.”

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Erin Perry, Class of 2015 



My mom inspired me to become a nurse. During my senior year, I was able to work in the Labor and Delivery and Women’s and Children’s unit at Rutland Regional. One of my best memories was traveling to Burlington to compete in various nursing events. If you’re thinking about attending STC, come and try it. There is something for everyone at Stafford!


Program Advisory Committee

Name Business
Ann Bannister RN, STC HCA Substitute Teacher
Karen Gallipo Genesis Health Care
Molly Perry HR General Recruiter at RRMC
Flavia Porch RRMC Education
Stephanie LaFaso RRMC
Debbie Nova RRMC

Dual Enrollment/College Credits

VTC Anatomy & Physiology 1 (3 credits)


Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED for Healthcare Providers and paid co-op.
Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.

Average Career Salaries


Jobs Average Salary
Licensed Nurse Assistants $37,917
Licensed Phlebotomist $38,364
Laboratory Assistants $33,516
Registered Nurse $69,841
Traveling Nurse $76,796

*Average Salaries for Vermont taken from Zip Recruiter ( in October 2020.


Requirements For This Program

Recommended Prerequisites:

lab science classes, basic Algebra; number sense; fractions and decimals; strong work ethic; ability to perform physical labor on the job site and in the classroom; strong interpersonal skills; effective communication skills; must have completed 10th grade

Reading Level of course materials: Grade 9.0 – 11.5

Scales for standards assessed in this program