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Health Science

Pathways in Health Science present students with an opportunity to learn about medical terminology and systems of the body, in addition to investigating how illnesses are prevented, treated, and managed.

Health Science will expose students to the myriad of careers in healthcare and a future that is dedicated to helping others. Students can earn certifications and engage with health professionals through speaker events, site visits, job shadows, and internships that will advance their knowledge and experience in healthcare.

Topics include safety and infection control, CPR and first aid, human growth and development, vital signs, nutrition and wellness, and geriatric care.

Health Science Certifications Available

  • Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)*
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • CPR / AED for Healthcare Providers
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • First Aid
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • OSHA 10 Hour - General Industry General Industry
  • OSHA 10 Hour- Healthcare
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Pathways

Allied Health

Students in the Allied Health program will learn the structures and functions of the body, practice taking vital signs, and earn CPR and First Aid certification. Taking part in Allied Health will provide students with a strong foundation in the field of healthcare and will allow the opportunity to earn certifications and internships in various areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, or nurse assisting.

Biomedical

Students in the Biomedical program will study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students will examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

Medical and Health Careers

Students in this program will take part in an honors program that will prepare them for a variety of careers in the healthcare field. Students will get an overview of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health technology, systems management, optometry, and dentistry.

Medical Assistant

Students in the Medical Assistant program will develop administrative and clinical skills related to a career in medical assisting. Students will get field experience performing common clerical duties, handling patient/client data files, preparing patients for procedures, performing basic laboratory tests, and carrying out clinical duties such as taking vital signs, sterilizing instruments, preparing patients for procedures, and performing basic laboratory tests.

Schools with Health Science Programs

Learn More

Contact cluster manager Rhonda Bell at rebell1@cps.edu for more information.

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