Health Sciences

Grades 11-12
Students will be introduced to the health field. The first year of study will place emphasis on Anatomy and Physiology (covering biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, development and metabolism) and Medical Terminology. During the second year, students will study the state curriculum required to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. During this time, students will spend a minimum of 75 hours in the classroom and 100 hours in the clinical setting.

Health Sciences

Certification
Certified Nursing Assistant

College Credit
CTE Credit by Exam
Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.

Dual Credit
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.

Requirements include:

  • Student has completed their sophomore year of high school and be 16 years of age
  • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Be recommended for admission by a high school counselor
  • See other Student Requirements and Student Expectations on the Crowder College Web Site

This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.

The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit

BIOL 152, Human Anatomy & Physiology I – 5 Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two-course sequence, covering the unifying principles of biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, development, and metabolism, as well as the structure and function of various organ systems of the human body. A practical laboratory component emphasizes inter-relationships between systems and how the entire body functions as a unit. This course is required for students entering health-related professions but is not recommended for science majors. This course fulfills the life science general education requirements for some majors. (Fall-Spring-Summer)

CNA 101, CNA Techniques – 5 Credits
This course is a preparatory course to enable the student to work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or home health care setting providing basic nursing care. This course will introduce the student to the health care delivery system, health care team work, medical observation, documentation and reporting techniques, and patient assessment. Certified nursing assistants (CNA), also known as nurse’s aides, orderlies, patient care technicians and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse and provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks.

CNA 102, CNA Clinical Experience – 2 Credits
This course is a clinical preparatory course to enable the student to gain experience in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or home health care setting providing basic nursing care. This course requires 100 hours of clinical experience in the health care delivery system, health care team work, medical observation, documentation and reporting techniques, and patient assessment.

OA 215, Medical Terminology (3-0) – 3 Credits
This course introduces and explains basic medical terminology. Roots, combining vowels, prefixes and suffixes are examined. Basic anatomy, spelling and abbreviations are included. (Fall/Spring)

<PE 115, First Aid (2-0) – 2 Credits
This course will teach students how to give immediate care to a person who has been injured or suddenly taken ill. The course includes self-help and home care if medical assistance is unavailable or is delayed. (Fall)

Instructors:
Rachael Kennedy, R.N.
Health Science I

Jan Garbet, R.N.
Health Science II