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Healthcare Science

GOAL

To equip students with the employability and technical skills required for employment and/or advanced training in the growing field of health related occupations.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Career Technical Educational Center offers a simulated work experience for students interested in the healthcare field in our Health Science program. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for health professions through various means: rigorous curriculum, simulated lab experiences, guest speakers, hands-on activities, community service/leadership opportunities and job shadowing at local healthcare facilities. It has been a tradition for our second year students to do rotations at the Shelby Medical Centerduring their last semester, this has served as an invaluable experience for our students.Through a comprehensive program, students work toward becoming college and career ready in a high demand career field. Health Science students have the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills by participating in state and national leadership conferences through HOSA. Students are also eligible to obtain nationally recognized industry credentials by completing standardized tests successfully. Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others? This may be the program for you!

COURSES OFFERED

  • Foundations of Health Science
  • Human Body Structures and Functions
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Health Science Internship

CREDENTIALS OFFERED

  • Certified EKG Technician
  • Certified Patient Care Technician
  • First Aid
  • CPR

ARTICULATED COLLEGE CREDITS

There are no articulation credit agreements in place for this program at this time but some community colleges are becoming more flexible in taking classes or credentials for credit.

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (CTSO)

Skills USA  logoHOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

Instructor:

M. Campbell

Marcy Campbell

  • RN, BLS instructor, ACLS, NRP, AWHONN, Disaster and HazMat first responder

Work Experience

  • 10 years registered nurse at Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Women’s Center, and PACU

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