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Health Science Career I


Health Science Career II

Orientation to Health Careers (Dual Credit)


Medical Terminology (Dual Credit)


Advanced Biology


Dosages and Solutions Applied Mathematics and Science

Orientation to Health Careers-

(Dual Credit)


Medical Terminology (Dual Credit)


Dosages and Solutions Applied Mathematics and Science


Advanced Biology


Pharmacy Tech I/II


Medical Billing I/II




Health Science Career Pathway:

                Sophomore:                         Health Science Careers I/II

                Junior:                                 Orientation to Health Careers/Medical Terminology (Dual Credit)

Senior:                                  Advanced Biology or Dosages & Solutions or Pharmacy Tech I/II or Medical Billing I/II

                Certifications:                     Medical Billing and Pharmacy Technician Certifications



Introduction for HealthSciences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


The health science program at Rich Township High School offers a unique career training path in the expanding

heath care industry. Students can earn a high school diploma while focusing on classes in the health care field. 

Courses in health science exposes students to the health care field and prepares students to continue their studies

beyond high school. Registered nurses are projected to generate about 587,000 new jobs over from 2006-2016 earning

a median income of $57,280 according to the bureau of labor statistics.


There Are Three Major Educational Paths to Registered Nursing:



Diploma programs, administered in hospitals, last about 3 years. Only about 70 programs offered diplomas.


licensed graduates of any of the three types of educational programs qualify for entry-level positions.


Associate degree in Nursing(ADN)

ADN programs, offered by community and junior colleges, take about 2 to 3 years to complete. About 850 RN

programs granted associate degrees.


Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

BSN programs, offered by colleges and universities, take about 4 years to complete.In 2006, 709 nursing programs

offered degrees at the bachelor’s level.


Course Number:                       HS10

Course Title:                Orientation to Health Careers

Prerequisite:                Credit Earned in Biology and Chemistry, 11-12


In this one semester course students will learn about health care systems and the various health care careers available,

 as well as the qualities to be a health care assistant. Medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, health care promotion,

and disease prevention will be stresses. This course is articulated with Prairie State College and students may

receive dual credit. To receive dual credit, students are required to complete the application process for Prairie State College.

 (Dual Credit)

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