Thomas Bruno
​Instructor

Experience: Emergency Services: 8 years’ experience including Search and Rescue Ranger / paramedic at the Grand Canyon National Park; NH 911 and transport medic, volunteer firefighter, urgent care tech, professor of wilderness medicine at Plymouth State University. Health and Fitness: 20 years’ experience including coaching sport from high school to the Olympic level, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Track and Field and Cycling coach.
Education/Credentials: 
BS, (Physical Education) M.Ed (Athletic Administration) Plymouth State University; Paramedic,Firerfighter II
Other Interests: 
Road races, duathlons, obstacle course challenges, training my dogs and family.

Email: tbruno@sau8.org

Experience: 9 years in education at CRTC;
HOSA Adviser; LNA instructor for the Health Science Program 
25 years in nursing, including acute rehabilitation, psychiatry, home infusion therapy, ambulatory care, hospice, telemetry
Education/Credentials: 
BS, Norwich University, Nursing; MS, Health Care Administration, New England College, Teaching Certification
Other Interests: 
animals, education, family, fitness, Maine coast, wellness

Email: sbean@sau8.org

Sharon Bean
​Instructor

Health Science & Technology

STUDENTS LEARN>>
Body Systems, CPR & First Aid, Diseases, Leadership Skills, Legal and Ethical Issues, Medical Terminology, Safety, Standard Precautions

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES>>
Clinical Social Worker, Dental Care, Dietician, EMT/Paramedic, Lab Technician, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician, Radiology, Sports Medicine
COLLEGE ALIGNMENT>>
MCC: EXER105 Essentials of Exercise Science*
NHTI: HS101 Medical Terminology*
CERTIFICATIONS>>
First Aid, CPR, & AED certifications, LNA License upon successful completion of state testing, EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) License upon successful completion of state testing
RECENT DATA:
100% of eligible students either earned an LNA or EMR certificate. Over 85% of eligible students enrolled to earn college credits Over 93% of students passed national end-of-program HST exams
PARALLEL EXPECTATIONS>>
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES: Full Course Load Aligned to Preparing for a 4-year College 
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES: Advanced Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology/AP Biology, Psychology, HumanGrowth & Development
CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES: Effective Communicator, Critical ThinkingSkills, Interpersonal Skills, Proper Hygiene,Professional Appearance

In our Health Science & Technology program you will:
  • Develop a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology;apply it to complex cases in health care.
  • Investigate diverse health care careers in what is projected to be New Hampshire’s 2nd highest employment growth sector between now and 2022.
  • Be mentored by professionals in actual clinical settings.​
  • Earn CPR & First Aid, LNA (approved by the NH Board of Nursing)and/or EMR certificates to gain well-paying employment while in college and beyond.
  • Sense what it is really like in the field with regular visits from experts in such areas as: cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, oncology, physical therapy and veterinary sciences.
  • Participate in statewide (and national) HOSA events including competitions.