Health Science

 

At Wheeling High School, the Health Sciences career pathway enables students to explore medical careers, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. In addition, students become certified in CPR, 1st Aid, and Emergency Preparedness. Advanced students can achieve their Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and their Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT/B).

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Job Statistics: The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects 22% growth between 2006 and 2016. Eight of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in healthcare.

Career Pathway Plan of Study

9th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: Written and Oral Communication
  • Math: Algebra
  • Science: Biology
  • Social Studies/Sciences: Human Geography
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE, Information Processing, World Language
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Health Science I: Introduction to Health Careers (HC HSC 105, 106) (2.5)

10th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: World Literature and Composition
  • Math: Geometry
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Social Studies/Sciences: World History
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE/Health/Drivers Ed, Fine Arts, World Languages
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Health Science II, Medical Terminology (HC-DC HSC 112, Medical Terminology) (2)

11th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: American Literature and Composition
  • Math: Advanced Algebra
  • Science: Phsyics
  • Social Studies/Sciences: U.S. History
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE, Dance, Consumer Education, World Languages
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Health Science III, Cert.Nur. Asst. (HC-DC CNA 101) (6) and/or NUR 101 HC-DC (PN Fundamentals)

12th Grade Courses: 

  • English/Language Arts: AP English
  • Math: AP Stats or Functions and Trigonometry (optional)
  • Science: Advanced Biology (fall semester)
  • Social Studies/Sciences: AP Pyschology
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE/Sports Medicine, World Languages
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Health Science IV, Fall Sem: Advanced Biology, Spring Sem: Human Anatomy (Harper, 4 cr), Summer Sem: Human Physiology (Harper, 4 cr)