The purposes of
the Healthcare Science program are:
- To introduce students to the healthcare system
- To assist students in making realistic career decisions
- To develop students' leadership skills
- To prepare students for acceptance in postsecondary healthcare
education programs and/or employment in healthcare jobs.
Healthcare Science provides
flexibility for meeting the needs of all students. This cluster
encompasses integrated academics and technology and includes a variety of
course selections with materials relevant to the twenty-first century.
The Healthcare Science program emphasizes the importance of project, service,
and work-based learning experiences. Development of leadership skills
is enhanced through student participation in Health Occupations Students of
America (HOSA). Other learning opportunities include virtual
classrooms and a virtual library. Healthcare Science is competency-based,
utilizing learner-centered instruction that provides opportunities for
students to learn skills necessary for a career path in Health Science.
Barbara Terry teaches this course.