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Health Science Academy

The Health Science Academy gives you the chance to explore a career in the health field while earning college credit before you graduate from high school!

This academy will begin to prepare you for entering the healthcare workforce in medical and dental offices, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities, and more.

Careers in healthcare are in high-demand and the job opportunities continue to expand. As new technologies develop, our ability to diagnosis and treat patients improves allowing individuals to live longer healthier lives.

Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Register nurse (RN)
  • Respiratory care technician

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for transportation costs to the course locations.
  • You are responsible for any supplies, field trips, and activities in and out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

  • Any 9th–12th grade student who meets the requirements.
  • Students who are able to travel to the course locations.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

If you complete the Health Science Academy, you will receive up to 22 credits (approximately a $3,000 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in programs such as:

Where are courses located?

Course locations may vary; contact your guidance counselor for availability.

Health Science Academy Courses

The course sequence may vary.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have minimum score requirements; contact your guidance counselor for details.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Semester 1 – Fall
ENG105 Composition I * -OR- 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions 2
Total Credits 5

Semester 2 – Spring
HSC113 Medical Terminology 2
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credits 5

Semester 3 – Fall
BIO151 Nutrition 3
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total Credits 10

Semester 4 – Spring
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY121 Developmental Psychology 3
Health Elective 3
Total Credits 10

Health Electives
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2
PNN100 Nursing Assistant 3

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