Health Science Technology
The first year of Health Science Technology covers an overview of the human body in both structure and function in anatomy and physiology. Students also learn the language of medicine, called medical terminology. In the second semester, more emphasis is placed on diseases and abnormal conditions of the body, called pathology. This class is designed for students interested in a health career and is recommended for those planning to continue learning on a college level.
Students returning for a second year of the program have shown a distinct interest in actively pursuing a career in the health care field. The class emphasizes medical procedures, such as CPR and First Aid certification, infection control, patient assessment, vital signs, health care technology and nursing assisting. Students also are reviewed and assessed on their knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy. Guest lecturers and community leaders will be brought in to round out the year.
Once all of these areas are completed and the student has a grade point average of 2.5 or better, they will spend 16 hours at local nursing homes performing clinicals and have the opportunity to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.
Students who complete this program of study offered at the Career Center will receive 20 college credits from Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus and a Certificate of Proficiency in Allied Health or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Any health professional is in great demand in the current job market. Bring your caring hearts and capable minds and join us!