Health Science Education

Health Science Education

Course Instructors: Lesia Douglas
Danelle Balbach
Number of Credits: 14 credits
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College credits may be earned in the following courses if the student completes the course with a grade of A or B and passes Accuplacer test in the areas of math, reading, and writing.

  • Welcome to the high demand health care field
  • Build foundational skills in preparation to enter the medical field: medical, dental, laboratory, or nursing
  • Focus on medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, professional development (career investigation, job search, medical hands-on tasks, leadership, etc.), and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training
  • Grades, classroom performance, and attendance are reviewed before acceptance in the second year
  • Following CNA classroom training, students have the opportunity to complete required clinical experience
  • Clinicals must be completed at an approved health care facility under the supervision of a licensed nurse – clinical locations will be appointed by teacher
  • At this time, there is not a cost associated with the clinical training
  • Class costs and responsibilities include the following: transportation, the state certification exam (approximately $75.00), criminal background (approximately $20), TB test and physical (approximately $25 depending on insurance availability).
  • Required uniform cost is approximately $30 – $60. Uniform is not required for the first day of class; uniform requirements will be discussed on the first day of class.

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
HLHS 100 Intro to Health Careers 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
HLHS 101 Medical Terminology 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
HLHS 102 Essential Anatomy & Physiology 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College
HLHS 107 CNA Preparation 5 Credits Ivy Tech Community College

Health Science Education II (Work Based Learning)

Course Instructor: Scott Borah
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Clinical Completion
CNA License
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit: None
  • On the job training; work in a health-related environment
  • Students must furnish their own transportation to job sites

Academic Standards for Success

  • Read and comprehend science and technical texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 11-CCR independently and proficiently.
  • Understand the organization of a reading passage, and identify the main and supporting ideas.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Express mathematical ideas precisely and communicate them coherently and clearly in the language and notation of mathematics.