HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY - CHS & SHS have On Site classrooms. This is a year long class with + 1 additional period during 3rd trimester for Chelsea and Saline students. Prerequisite: None.
Health Sciences Technology has been designed for eleventh and twelfth grade students who are interested in health careers at the professional and paraprofessional levels. Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, disease process, medical ethics, communications, medical terminology, career exploration and trends in healthcare.
Students will develop skills in CPR, vital signs, safety and patient care skills that apply to multiple health careers, such as Nursing, Medical Doctor, Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer, Physician Assistant, EMT/Paramedic, X-ray tech and more. Students will work with patients in long-term care facilities and other health care environments. College bound students considering a career in the health field would benefit greatly from this course by determining their health care career interest before starting College.
Students who complete all the requirements in year 1 of Health Science are eligible to take the State of Michigan tests to become Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA certificate is required for the WCC Nursing Program and by other Nursing programs in the State. Working as a CNA is accepted by PA programs as evidence of work hours which are required to apply to PA training programs.
Articulation credits are available with Washtenaw Community College and Ferris State University.
Health Science class in clinical rotation at EVH-Saline
Region 3 HOSA Leadership Conference
500+ students converged in the Lenawee Technical Center in Adrian on Saturday, January 27th for the Region 3 HOSA Leadership Conference. The SWWC Health Science program had 5 students compete in 3 different events. All 5 students placed in the top 10 for their event and are eligible to advance to the State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids March 22 - 24, 2018.
Silver medals in Health Education: Autumn Cole & Rayna Edwards, Manchester Juniors
Top 10 with ribbon in Medical Terminology: Cassidy Jenkins, Milan Junior
Top 10 with ribbons in Career Health Display: Isabelle (Belle) Petit & Elaina (Laney) Curry, Dexter Juniors