Health Sciences

Nursing

Health Sciences I &II                                                                  Grades 11-12

 Instructor: Susan Shaw                                                            2 Credits per year

Year I Enrollment Requirements:   A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • meet NWEA MAP scores:
    • in Reading – 8th grade of 217 or higher RIT score.
    • in Math – 8th grade of 226 or higher RIT score.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • complete prerequisite class, if applicable.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration.

Health Sciences I prepares students for careers in various health occupations that are predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years. This program introduces students to careers available in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology, medical abbreviations, and basic patient care skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be trained to be entry-level general basic health-care assistants and trained in CPR and first aid. Students will get classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide them with an overview of the health-care field.Students will be able to make an informed choice of a health occupation that they plan to pursue. Students who complete Health Sciences I may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program.

Year II CTC Enrollment Requirements:    A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • not have a NC for Year I.
  • have a 70 final average or higher in Year I.
  • must score 55% or higher on Year I MS-CPAS2 test.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration.

The emphasis of the Health Sciences II course is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic health-care sciences. Students may participate in shadowing experiences in selected health-care facilities. Upon completion of this advanced course, students will be trained to work as entry-level assistants in various health occupations.

This program includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience during the second course. This clinical-type experience can include tours of health-care facilities, guest speakers, laboratory practice/demonstration in the classroom, and observation experiences in medical facilities.

Upon the successful completion of Health Sciences I and II, a student may earn 2 Carnegie Units of Science (other than Biology I) to satisfy the graduation requirement of 4 Sciences, or can receive ½ Carnegie Unit of Health to satisfy graduation requirements.

Health Science students are associated with the Health Occupation Students of America student organization.

 

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