Health Sciences Pathway

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

11th and 12th Graders

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Students can/will earn Nursing Assistant certification and work toward a Physical Therapy Aide or Emergency Medical Responder along with phlebotomy, med aide, and pharmacology courses. Practice with hands-on training in a simulated setting and focus on learning concepts essential for pursuing a career in the health industry.

Student Experience & Projects

A variety of activities will enrich the classroom training, including health oriented activities such as Care community service events, blood drive, fire and rescue activities, senior center health screenings, service learning projects, HOSA competitions, job shadows, athletic trainer assistance, summer health camps, internships, and health industry career fairs.

Possible Careers

  • Nurse Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Tech
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • LPN
  • Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • EMT, Paramedic
  • Radiologic Tech
  • Respiratory Therapist
As well as many other specialized occupations

Field Trips

  • SCC Surgical Technology Simulation Lab – Bryan Medical Center West
  • SCC Medical Laboratory Technology
  • SCC Respiratory Care
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences Plastinates & Cadaver Lab

Recommended Classes to Take at Your Home High School

Highly Recommended: Intro to Health Science (Special requirements by start of year two: BLS, CPR, Background Check and Drug Testing (EMT only)
Encouraged: Medical Terminology

Health Science Credits

Dual Credits Available
Year 1 Classes Year 2 Classes

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

LPS Course
Diff Anatomy & Physiology (semesters 1 & 2)


LPS Course
Human Biology

HLTH 1020 (3.0)
Concepts in Health Sciences

LPS Course
Diff Anatomy & Physiology (semesters 1 & 2)


LPS Course
HS Medical Terminology

FSDT 1350 (3.0)
Basic Nutrition

HLTH 1060 (3.0)
Comprehensive Medical Terminology

HLTH 1150 (4.0)
Nursing Assistant


HLTH 1206 (3.0)
Medical Law, Ethics & Cultural Communication

HLTH 1450 (3.5)
Physical Therapy Aide


HLTH 1206 (3.0)
Medical Law, Ethics & Cultural Communication

EMTL 1305 (8.0)
EMT- Emergency Medical Tech

Combinations of two or three of the following:

HLTH 1040 (2.5)
Medication Aide

MEDA 1060 (3.0)
Comprehensive Medical Terms

HLTH 1080 (3.5)
Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician

HLTH 1206 (3.0)
Medical Law, Ethics & Cultural Communication

HLTH 1350 (3.5)
Nutrition Aide

HLTH 1450 (3.5)
Physical Therapy Aide

MEDT 1100 (2.0)
Proc. in Phlebotomy

MEDA 1207 (2.0)
Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation

Additional high school courses taken at TCA to meet graduation requirements

(Students earn 30 LPS credits per year toward the 245 LPS credits required for graduation).

YEAR 1 First Semester: 11th LPS Gov’t & Politics (5 LPS credits); 11th LPS Psychology (5 LPS credits).
YEAR 2: Senior English Seminar English (10 LPS credits) Course completed over two semesters earning 5 credits each semester.

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Related Associate of Applied Science Degree Offered at SCC

Multiple Related AAS/AA Degrees & Certifications at SCC

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