HEALTH SCIENCE CAREERS – The Health Science Careers program introduces students to the health care field, with an emphasis on knowledge and skills applicable to many health care occupations.
Students explore health careers in their areas of interest, as well as targeted demand areas for future job openings. Students successfully completing all coursework, and the clinical internship, will be eligible to take the Washington State Nurse Assistant Certification (NAC) exam. Students successfully completing the course with a B or better grade may qualify to earn college credits. *Own transportation may be required for clinical.
Students in the program may qualify for as many as 12.1 Walla Walla Community College credits.
Course fees/supplies: Scrubs, $60; tennis shoes, $35 and up; stethoscope, $35 and up; TB test, $35 (most insurance pays for this); food handler's permit, $10; watch with a second hand, $20; CPR card, $12; first aid, $12; HOSA, $15; NNAAP exam, $110; NAC license, $65; school supplies (black pen, notebook paper, 500 3x5 cards, 1" binder, clear page protectors, subject dividers, earphones for Health Science 21, notebook for daily journals/entry tasks; pencils/colored pencils; highlighters; organizing notebook; 4 large rings for flashcards).
- Prepare to take the Washington State Nurse Assistant Certification (NAC) exam
- Meet several entry requirements for Allied Health and Nursing courses
- Develop professional qualities and skills for health science careers
- Learn terminology and use equipment commonly found in the health care industry
- Begin the foundational concepts of caring for oneself and others
- Career pathway to a variety of professional health care occupations