Whitko Students Receive Health Science Certification
Three Whitko students in Megan Dinse's Honors Health Science Education Class recently earned national certifications in Health Science. Earning certifications in Health Science - National Health Science Assessment are:
Congratulations to these awesome students. We are so proud of you!
Interested in learning more about this course? Check out the information below, directly from our WACC Course of Study Guide:
HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Acceptance to program required. (Acceptance method varies from program to program.)
Recommended: Biology, Algebra I & II, Geometry
Length: 2 semesters (4 periods)
Credits Earned: 6
Student must meet Ivy Tech placement scores in order to receive college credit at no charge. See Appendix A.
Courses are taken on the Ivy Tech campus. Upon successful completion, students earn college credit. Course material includes an overview of health care professions and standards. Course material also covers medical terminology and provides a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, special procedures, laboratory procedures and pharmacology. Emphasis is on forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Course material will also teach students the skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and to obtain a CNA license, thus allowing them to work in long-term care facilities. This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. Students learn hands-on nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting as well as attending a clinical site (nursing home).
This program also includes work-based learning and students spend time observing in different health care settings as well as listening to guest speakers from the healthcare field. Upon earning a CNA license, students will also be able to explore possible job opportunities as a CNA. Transportation to Ivy Tech and work-based learning sites is required daily and must be provided by the student. Students are responsible for the cost of college textbooks, scrubs, CPR class, a background check, a physical, two Mantoux tests, and drug screening.