• Career Cluster 

    Health Science

    Instructor: Mrs. Sornberger 

     Health Science Courses:
    Foundations of Health Science  
    A required one-credit course that introduces students to a wide range of health careers. Integrated   academics combined with health care knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the twenty-first century. This course is the prerequisite for all the health science courses. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level.
    Medical Terminology-High School
            A once-credit course designed for students to develop health care-specific knowledge for a career in the medical field.  The course uses an integrated approach for teaching the language by incorporating 
            terminology for anatomy and physiology and the disease process. 
             This course is designed to familiarize the student with medical terminology.  Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of medical terms.  Upon completion, the student should be able  
              to communicate effectively using medical terminology.
    Patient Care Technician
    This course provides students with an opportunity to gain high school credit and college credit.  The course allows students to learn medical terminology as they explore the medical field.
             Patient Care Technician is a one-credit course that provides students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers.  Students will develop working knowledge
             of advanced patient care skills, vital signs, oxygen therapy, basic phlebotomy via simulation, and specimen collection and processing.  Essential workforce skills and safety will be emphasized,
             as well as professional ethics and legal responsibilities.  Students will ascertain employability skills and soft skills required by business and industry.  Upon successful completion of the required
             theory, lab, and simulation, students may be eligible to sit for Patient Care Technician Certification.  Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career.
             and a technical education course.  These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills,
             and broaden opportunities for  personal and professional growth. 
    Health Science Internship
    A one-credit course designed for students in Grade 12. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills   necessary for becoming a health care worker or for preparing students for postsecondary health care education programs. Theory and laboratory   components comprise at least ten percent of the course. Health Science  Internship is designed to be completed in a hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center, medical office, imagery laboratory, or other health care facility. The prerequisite for the course is Foundations of Health Science and Therapeutic Services.
    Certified Nurse Aid-High School (2 high school credits)
                75 HOUR requirement training.  This course allows students to pursue skill mastery in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical area.  This course fulfills the requirements for training of long-term care nursing              assistants in preparation for certification through competency evaluation.  Emphasis is placed on the development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of long-term care nursing assistants.