Biology (Grade 9 (Advanced Science Track) or Grade 10)
Biology involves an in-depth study of living organisms. During the 1st semester, an emphasis is placed on Molecular Biology including Biochemistry, Cellular Energy and Cell Reproduction. 2nd Semester Genetics, Structure and Function of DNA & Protein Synthesis, Natural Selection & Ecology are discussed.
Anatomy & Physiology (Grades 11-12)
Usually taken after a comprehensive initial study of biology, Anatomy and Physiology courses present the human body and biological systems in more detail. In order to understand the structure of the human body and its functions, students learn anatomical terminology, study cells and tissues, explore functional systems (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, and so on), and may dissect mammals.
CNA 1st Semester (Grades 11-12)
This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in both the classroom and in two or more work experience rotations in each of the five pathways of the Health Science Education career cluster. During rotation opportunities, students will gain knowledge and skills required of all aspects of the healthcare profession. Students must complete at least five (5) rotations during the year that encompass occupations representing Diagnostic Services, Therapeutic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services and Biotechnology. Teaching and learning experiences to be included but not limited to are portfolio development, documentation of daily shadowing experiences, appropriate communication skills, and proper application of HIPPA rules and regulations. Additional course content may include but is not limited to leadership skills and research of personal career interests in healthcare. Students enrolled in this course will be required to complete additional two-week rotations in specialized health science pathways leading to an industry recognized certification (EMT, CNA, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy, etc.).
CMA 2nd Semester (Grade 12)
A program that prepares students to administer prescribed medications; observe and report patient reactions and side effects; and perform related emergency and recording duties under the supervision of nurses and/or physicians. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, common medications and their effects, taking vital signs, oxygen administration, medication administration and application, record-keeping, and patient observation.
EMT Offered on the Geary County Campus
A technical level course designed to provide skills and knowledge necessary to sit for the EMT certification test. Course is taught by a certified EMT instructor and follows competencies set forth by the certifying agency.
Health Science Internship (Grade 12)
Students are required to rotate through a career from each of the five pathways for a Health Science Education cluster. Work experience only is developed to provide a rotational clinical/shadowing experience for the students at a variety of settings (i.e., dentist office, Therapeutic; occupational therapy, diagnostic; social worker, Health Informatics; interpreter, Support Services; pharmacy, Biotechnology). Goals are typically set cooperatively by the student, parents, teacher and employer. The work experience may be paid or unpaid. *Internship Approval by Mrs. Cook & Administration*