The Health Science Pathway provides academically rigorous courses that prepare students to become productive healthcare professionals. The pathway provides health industry related education both in the classroom and in the real world.
Students are engaged in relevant hands-on curriculum that provides education and training in the medical field. College-preparatory courses focus on the health industry, and health technology is integrated into the core curriculum high school requirements. Courses cover medical terminology, human body structures/functions, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, CPR and First Aid.
Students who complete the Health Science Academy Pathway will receive special recognition upon graduation
Students interested in medical/health sciences careers gain valuable experience through Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a national organization that promotes career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing career areas as the population increases and ages. our Health Sciences Pathway teachers academic and technical skills along with the related knowledge necessary for the medical field.
10 Credits | UC/CSU: No | Grade level: 10-12
-This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge necessary to enter health careers such as physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, or support personnel. Students will benefit from practical experiences and presentations and will be able to complete basic first aid and CPR training. This course is the foundation course in the Health Science Academy.
Medical Assisting ROP
Credits: See below | UC/CSU: Yes | Grade level: 11-12
-Medical assisting: (Two Hour Block/day for Fall Semester 10 credits) (Requirements must be met in order to continue to clinical placement Spring Semester 4 hour class/day 20 credits) Meets A-G requirement. This class incorporates the job specific health career fundamentals with didactic, laboratory, and clinical competencies for the various medical office occupations. The course prepares students completing course work to provide direct medical administrative or direct patient clinical support. Workplace learning experiences may occur in private and group medical practices or medical clinics. **Must meet requirements for clinical placement 2nd semester.