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Health Science Technology

 

The Health Science Technology program integrates academic studies within specific health science courses. The program also includes a variety of work-based learning activities.  Curriculum offers essential knowledge and skills that are needed by healthcare providers.  Health Science students gain knowledge of leadership skills, community service opportunities, community resources, and industry partnerships.  The healthcare industry employs more than 11 million workers, or about 17 percent of the workforce, in over 300 different health careers.  Articulation credit and dual credit is available for Medical Terminology, Introduction to Health Care, and Certified Nursing Assistant at Spartanburg Community College.

 

Job Opportunities Include:

 

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietician
  • Health Educator
  • Lab Technician
  • Nursing Assistant

 

Curriculum

 

Health Science Technology I (Honors Credit or AP Credit)

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA or higher
This course is designed to develop both academic and technical knowledge and skills necessary for transition to clinical or work-based experiences in healthcare.  The foundational standards incorporate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, communication, healthcare systems and teams, health science career research, legal and ethical practices, safety, health and wellness, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.  This course offers dual credit to Spartanburg Community College for AHS-106. 

Health Science Technology II (Honors Credit or AP Credit)

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Health Science Technology I and 3.0 GPA or higher
The course is designed to provide for the development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills foundational to a wide variety of healthcare professionals. The standards incorporate anatomy and physiology, diseases, therapies and care rehabilitation, prevention, systems theory, legal and ethical practices, safety standards, advanced technical skills, and information technology applications. Hands-on experiences allow students to make connections between the classroom and the healthcare industry. This course offers dual credit Spartanburg Community College for AHS 102.  Purchase of a college textbook is required.

Certified Nursing Assistant (Honors Credit or AP Credit)

Grade: 12
Prerequisites: Health Science Technology I; Health Science Technology II; Social Security Card; Transportation to clinical site; Tuberculosis test (TB test); No criminal record.

The Certified Nursing Assistant course builds on information covered in Health Science Technology courses. This course is recommended for students pursuing a health related career.  With the CNA certification, a student can work in a variety of healthcare facilities.  Students complete class and lab work and labs during which they learn the procedures to provide basic nursing care for the elderly.  Students will participate in 40 hours of clinical time in a local nursing home facility.  Weekly clinical days are 7:00 am to 10:30 am and two Saturday clinical days from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the designated nursing home facility and for purchasing uniforms for clinical rotations.  At the completion of this course, students are eligible to take the CNA exam.  This course offers dual credit to Spartanburg Community College for AHS 101, AHS 106, and AHS 163.  This course includes a $101 fee for the certification test.