Health Sciences

Health Sciences


Health Sciences

Program Instructors:

  • Diane McCray
  • Scott Hirchert
  • Devin Gnat
  • Jacob Myers

Program Rationale:

This pathway is designed for students interested in the many health-related fields that are vital in any community.  It prepares students for the opportunity to become involved in the courses offered in the Health Academy at Grand Island Central Community College.

Program Description:

This program is designed for a student who has a desire to learn about health science careers.  Student will study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, human diseases, medical careers, ethics, and nutrition to build a foundation for studying and preparing for careers in health science.

Students also participate in Heath Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a national student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people.

Nebraska Career Clusters:

This link provides videos on industries in Nebraska related to this pathway.

Nebraska Career Clusters Video

Course Information

Length

2-4 years

Certifications

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Criterion to be considered for admission include

EXPLORE test taken as an 8th grader or Asset, Compass, or ACT Test; 2.0 grade point average; 10 absences or less; behavior record, and recommendations

Careers

Foundation for any health or medical career

Student Organization

HOSA Future Health Professionals

Prerequisite

Health Sciences I

Courses

  • Health Sciences I 
  • Medical Terminology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Human Life Cycle Nutrition
  • CCC Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Introduction to Dental Careers
  • Athletic Training
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