Health Science

  • Everyone needs health care. From newborns to seniors, our society requires professionals who are experts at diagnosing and treating diseases, using medical technologies, and providing preventative care. There are hundreds of specialties available in the Health Science, including technicians, skilled support personnel, dentists, and scientists. As the baby boomer generation ages, demand for health sciences grows, meaning job security in the cluster is strong. If you have a calling to care for others and want to pursue a profession on the cutting edge of technology, then Health Science may be the right career pathway for you.


    Possible Certifications:

    First Aid

    Heartsaver CPR

    OSHA - Health Care


    Career and Technical Student Organization:

    HOSA is an international student organization. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care 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.


    Course Description:

    Course Name: Practicum in Health Science (Advanced CTE Course)

    Course: 4

    Course Number: CHS050

    Offered In: 12

    Credits: 2 Level: On Level

    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science, Medical Terminology, and Anatomy and Physiology; completed application and acceptance required at the James Reese Career and Technical Center and into Practicum

    Description: The Practicum in Health Science course is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. The health care industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students recognize the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science certification or licensure through further education and employment. This course aligns to an industry certification available to all students.