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Course Descriptions

14002G1001 Honors Foundations of Health Science (1 Credit - Also counts as Health Credit)

Fee:  $15

A foundational course that introduces students to integrated academics, employability and career development skills, legal and ethical issues, communications, safety, and life skills.

Prerequisite: Highly recommended student be enrolled in advanced science

14099G1000 Honors Therapeutic Services (1 Credit)

Fee:  $15

A course that introduces students to occupations and functions in the therapeutic services pathways. Careers in this area include nursing, medicine, physical therapy, surgical technology, respiratory therapy, emergency medical technician, and more. 

Prerequisite:  Honors Foundations of Health Science

14299G1001 Honors Human Body Structures and Functions – Science credit eligible (1 Credit)

Fee: $15

A one-credit course designed to help students learn care content that emphasizes the structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs, organization of the human body systems, and medical terminology. Scientific processes, problem-based learning and critical thinking are integral parts of the course.

14149G1000 Honors Diagnostic Services (1 Credit)

Fee:  $15

A course designed to introduce students to careers in the diagnostic services pathway including electro-cardiographic technician, medical laboratory technologist, radiographic technician, and pathologist. 

Prerequisite: Honors Foundations of Health Science

14062G1003 Honors Sports Medicine Fundamentals (1 Credit)

Fee:  $15

A course that will provide an overview of the field of sports medicine as well as expose students to fundamental skills. The importance of legal and ethical concerns will be emphasized. Students will learn about career opportunities, medical terminology, safety, assessment and emergency preparedness in sports medicine.   

Prerequisite: Honors Foundations of Health Science

14062G1001 Honors Sports Medicine Intermediate (1 Credit)

Fee: $15 

Is a course that teaches fundamental skills to include therapeutic exercise regimens within the field of sports medicine. Students will explore the study of sports medicine and the relationship to risk management and injury prevention. Students will demonstrate an understanding of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. The importance of health promotion, wellness, injury and disease prevention will be emphasized. Students will examine sports medicine facilities, policies, procedures, and protocols utilized in patient care. 

14051G1000 Honors Patient Care Technician (1 Credit)

Fee: $15

Patient Care Technician is a one credit course that provides students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers. Students will develop a working knowledge of advanced patient care skills, vital signs, 12-lead EKG’s, oxygen therapy, basic phlebotomy via simulation, and specimen collection and processing. Essential workforce skills and safety will be emphasized, as well as, professional ethics and legal responsibilities. Students will ascertain employability skills and soft skills required by business and industry. Upon successful completion of required theory, lab, and simulation, students may be eligible to sit for Patient Care Technician Certification. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

14298G2000 Honors Health Science Internship(1 Credit) 

Fee: $40

This is a one or two-credit course designed for students in Grades 11 or 12. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a healthcare worker or for preparing students for postsecondary healthcare education programs. Theory and laboratory components comprise at least ten percent of the course. Health Science Internship is designed to be completed in a hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center, medical office, imagery laboratory, or other health care facility.  

Prerequisite:  Instructor Approval and Honors Foundations of Health Science  

Credentials: Certified Patient Care Technician (Internship)  

14999G1000 Honors CTE Lab in Health Science (1 Credit)

Fee: $20 

This one-credit course is an extended laboratory experience to address the advancement and specialization of careers within Health Science through individualized or small group instruction. This course allows students to enhance the essential and intermediate skills learned through program courses within the career cluster and prepare for industry credentialing opportunities.