Health Science Education introduces students to various aspects of the health care industry. This is a one or two-year program open to juniors and/or seniors. Students have the opportunity to explore a number of health related disciplines and learn associated entry level skills.
During the first year, Health Science Education I focuses on various instructional strategies and technologies to introduce the student to medical terminology, safety, infection control, patient care procedures, patient rights, ethics, professionalism, and basic anatomy and physiology. Professionals in the local health care industry also visit the class to share their knowledge and experience. The class gains on-site knowledge through field trips to health care facilities.
During the second year, Health Science Education II is a two-level course designed to provide students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to make the transition from school to work. Varied instructional strategies and technologies are used to emphasize the course content: job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, self analysis to aid in career selection. A second layer of the course is an extended laboratory experience designed to provide students the opportunity to assume the role of a health care provider and practice technical skills, previously learned in the classroom, at the clinical site of their choice.
The course involves a practicum experience in Nurse Aide Training. Students complete the required 105 hours of classroom and clinical training and are prepared to take the state certification exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants.
Students must be able to successfully pass a limited physical and criminal history check before the practicum portion of this class. The student is also responsible for the cost of the state test.
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), CPR/First Aid, Healthcare Provider CPR, Dementia Certificate, NIMS 700a Certificate, HHA Certification
Nursing, Therapies, Dentistry, Fitness, Nutritionist, Radiology, Bio-Med, Emergency Services, Pediatrics, Laboratory Science, Research Science, Information Management
$31,200 Average Median Annual Salary
$15.00 Average Median Hourly Salary
(Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Students participate in community service projects and various skill competitions through HOSA. Through these activities, students develop leadership and organizational skills, team building, interpersonal communications, and enhanced technical skills.