Health Science II

SECOND YEAR COURSE OPTIONS

Students successfully completing Health Science Fundamentals or Certified Nursing Assistant are eligible to apply for one of three options:

  • On-the-job training (OJT)
  • HEALTH PRACTICUM 
  • HEALTH ACADEMY

OJT

OJT placements are arranged through the BACC OJT coordinator, and application is made during the spring of the junior year.  All prerequisites must be met, including successful completion of the core and maintaining excellent professional job seeking behaviors.  Interviews with employers will determine selected students, and those selected will work approximately thirteen hours per week during their senior year, and attend a workplace readiness related class at the BACC one day per week under the supervision of the Health Sciences Program Manager and the OJT Coordinator.

HEALTH PRACTICUM

The Health Practicum Program is a competitive admissions program open to those seniors who have successfully completed Health Science Fundamentals or CNA as juniors.  Selection is by application only, and is limited to twelve student externs.  Externs will experience clinical rotations at the Community Health Center of Branch County and several area healthcare providers, where they will learn under the mentorship of practicing professionals.  This is an unpaid work experience.  Related class includes guest speakers as well as advanced clinical instruction and reflection.

HEALTH ACADEMY

The Health Academy is the most rigorous opportunity within the Health Sciences Pathway.  It is available by application only to those seniors who have successfully completed Health Science Fundamentals or CNA as juniors. Prerequisites include an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, ACT reading score over 18, personal interview and teacher recommendation.  This academically advanced program includes clinical rotations at the Community Health Center of Branch County, 8 Kellogg Community College credit hours (4 for Human Anatomy and 4 for Human Physiology), as well as extensive interaction with professionals at CHC and within the health field.  Related class involves thoughtful and challenging bioethical discussions, journal sharing and guest speakers.  This program is limited to twelve students and is unpaid.