The Fundamentals of Health Science program is ideal for students interested in exploring healthcare careers. Instruction will provide the skills and knowledge (both academic and technical) necessary to pursue entry level, advanced certification and/or a two-year degree. Special emphasis is on physiology, anatomy, medical terminology, patient assessment/vital signs, infection control, medical ethics, job-related safety, CPR, first aid and communication. Students should be dependable, well motivated, and show a sincere interest in health care.
Professional Health Science (formerly Allied Health II) Professional Health Science provides advanced training and experience in the healthcare field. The course includes internship experiences, enrollment in advanced skill mini courses (phlebotomy, electrocardiography, patient care assistance, and exercise science/sports medicine) and college-level course work. Students successfully completing CPR/AED and medical terminology instruction may receive articulated college credit.
This second-year course represents the most advanced level of study in the health science program. Students applying to the program must meet specific achievement and performance prerequisites within either Health Science or Fundamentals of Health Science before gaining admission.
*This program is located at the Comstock Education Service Center and local healthcare partnerships.