Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) is a two year foundational program for high school Juniors and Seniors interested in one of over 1,500 health care, coaching, or Allied Health careers. Courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Computers, Foundations of Health Care, Medical Terminology, Legalities, Ethics, Professionalism, Medical Professions and Procedures Extended, and job skills required in our twenty-first century global workforce.
Students complete dual credits for high school and (ten free) college hours. Successful and dependable students earn Basic Life Support Certification, Automated External Defibrillator, First Aid, and, during their final semester, are eligible for an Office of Long Term Care Certified Nursing Assistant Course. By passing the state written and skills tests, they complete the course with entry level health care skills and gain enhanced employability upon graduation. Clinical training provides experience caring for patients in a Long Term Care facility and networking possibilities. Facility Scholarships may be available to cover the costs of the training. Health care careers are expected to grow approximately thirty percent over the next ten years due to the aging baby boomers.
High School Juniors and Seniors interested in a fulfilling, expandable career choice that is equally accessible in rural towns or urban areas, available twenty-four hours a day, above both average pay, and growth potential, are encouraged to enroll in HSTE.