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Health Science Academy

Health Science Career Technical Education Academy

Change Lives. Save Lives.

The Health Science Academy is a three-year elective program designed to give students who are interested in the medical field an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and training while in high school. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals including doctors, nurses, scientists, and lab technicians. The academy prepares students for an entry- level position in the medical/health science field while encouraging them to explore the different areas of medicine. This integrated, immersive, and work-based learning gives students a hands-on experience with practices used in the medical field today.

Academies help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new medical career. Classes include:

  • Health Science Survey CTE
  • Advanced Public and Community Health CTE
  • Advanced English & Public Health CTE (H)

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the medical field. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Hospital Tour
  • Countywide Medical Drills
  • Research Lab Tour
  • Museums (Medical and Non-medical)

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in the medical field with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • CNA
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Technologists and Technicians
  • MRI Technologists
  • Radiologists
  • RN
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

Industry Average: $40,000 - $100,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 15% or Higher

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Ready to Get Started?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Chloe Carson

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