Health Science Education

     Within the Health Science Education Program, the Therapeutic Services Pathway provides students the opportunity to explore health care careers in which they are interested. While in this program, students will get hands-on experience in their chosen career field in order to better prepare them for the workplace or college. Students are provided classroom, lab, and clinical experiences to prepare for employment in a variety of clinical settings chosen from a broad health occupations cluster. Students will receive an extensive healthcare background plus fifty-five to seventy hours of on-the-job training in a field that matches their personal occupational goals.

Instructor Annette Ashley, MSN, RN

     Ms. Ashley brings over seventeen years of experience to Fayette Institute of Technology. 

     For twelve years, she worked at Genesis Healthcare Hilltop Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, where she was responsible for new employee orientation and continuing education, including employee health, infection control, and computer training for nurses. 

     In 2006, she began working for WV County Medical Examiner, where she investigates the cause and manner of death in unattended or unwitnessed deaths. In additional to her instructional duties at FIT, she continues with this work today. 

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mountain State University, 2003
  • Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming, 2007
  • Career Technical Education Teaching Certificate from WV University Institute of Technology, 2017 
  • Stop the Bleed Instructor
  • American Red Cross Instructor


Foundations of Health Science

Medical Terminology

Understanding Human Behavior

Advanced Principles of Health Science

Clinical Specialty I

Body Structures & Functions

Clinical Specialty II

Clinical Experience

Hands-On Learning

Program Certifications

FIT Technical Career Education Certificate of the Completion

CPR Certification

First Aid Certification

Stop the Bleeding Certification

Blood Pathogen Certification

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification

WV Welcome Certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)*

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMMA)*

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)*

Certified EKG Technician (CET)*

*After Taking Certification Exam