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Health Science I

 
Instructor:  Mrs. Karen Wehlage (kwehlage@acsc.net)
 
 
Prerequisite: None
 
 
Course Description:

Students will learn the fundamentals of health care and explore numerous careers in the health career cluster.  Job shadowing and field trips to several health facilities give students the opportunity to see health care professionals on the job.  The curriculum includes an introduction to medical language and anatomy/ physiology, basic skills, the prevention and treatment of disease, relating standard health practices to personal and public health, professional behavior, and formulating a personal plan for achieving a health care career.  Throughout this two-semester course, students participate in community service and develop leadership skills through membership in Health Occupations Students of America.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)

 
 
 
Certifications Available:
 
 
Dual Credit:
Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  HLHS 101 Medical Terminology; HLHS 111 Health and Wellness for Life
 
 
Job Opportunities:
  • CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
  • RN - Registered Nurse
  • Dental Assistant
  • X-Ray Technician
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician
  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Medical Office Worker
  • Medical Office Receptionist