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First year students learn foundational healthcare concepts. Students progressing into year two experience real world work opportunities at the ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital, Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility, The Laurels of Coldwater, and other area healthcare service providers.

Health Sciences Overview

Health Sciences - A Student's Perspective

HEALTH SCIENCES PATHWAY

If you have ever imagined yourself caring for newborns, performing surgery, diagnosing illnesses, working in a busy trauma center or in some way providing care for people, then the Health Sciences Pathway might be for you. Healthcare careers are among the fastest growing in the country now, and the increase in life expectancy means more workers will be needed into the future.

At the Branch Area Careers Center, we have teachers, mentors and working professionals ready to show you the possibilities and help you get started on the healthcare future of your dreams. In the classroom, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in college and beyond. Through clinical rotations, you’ll explore specific careers first hand.


First Year Options

The following programs are available to juniors and first year seniors

Health Science Fundamentals

  • Foundational Health Care Concepts
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • May apply for Health Academy, Health Practicum, Medical Certifications and OJT for Senior Year. A summer C.N.A. program is also an option

Health Science Fundamentals Hybrid

  • Foundational Health Care Concepts
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • May apply for Health Academy, Health Practicum, Medical Certifications and OJT for Senior Year. A summer C.N.A. program is also an option.
  • KCC College Classes:
      • Introduction to Communication  (3 Cr)
      • Introduction to Psychology (3 Cr)
  • PSAT/ SAT reading score of 25, or achieve a KCC Accuplacer reading score of 244+ required for program acceptance

Second Year Options

The following programs are available after successful completion of a first year program.

OJT

  • On-the-job Training
  • CNA Training Optional
  • Paid or Unpaid Work Experience
  • Local Healthcare Employers
  • Application/Interview

Health Practicum

  • Unpaid Clinical Rotations
  • Patient Care Curriculum
  •  Requirements
    • Good Academic Standing
    • Personal Interview

Medical Certifications

Medical certifications offers a free healthcare industry recognized certification such as:

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plus others
  • Additional certification options may be available

These certifications may lead to paid or unpaid clinical opportunities for seniors. Paid positions require an interview and hire by employer.

*This program has limited enrollment due to grant funding.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Summer Program (3 weeks)
  • Open to students accepted into:
    • OJT
    • Practicum
    • Health Academy
    • Graduating Seniors

Health Academy

  • Most Rigorous Option
  • Unpaid Clinical rotations
  • KCC Classes:
    • Human Anatomy (4 Cr)
    • Human Physiology (4 Cr)
  •  Requirements
    • GPA 3.0
    • PSAT/ SAT reading score of 25, or achieve a KCC Accuplacer reading score of 244+
    • Personal Interview
    • Teacher Recommendation