Health Careers Academy

Health Careers Academy

: Mrs. Beth Craig

Required Courses for Program Completion: Introduction to Medical Careers, Medical Terminology and Procedures I, Medical Terminology and Procedures II, Biology II, Health Careers Practicum-(one to three credits).

Program Overview

Courses in the Health Careers Academy are recommended for juniors and seniors who plan to pursue further study and/or employment in the medical field. Students may take the classes as electives or complete the entire scope and sequence of academic and technical classes as approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A series of one credit and multiple credit courses explore such topics as career opportunities in medicine, medical terminology, infection control, aseptic techniques, exercise and nutrition, anatomy and physiology, laboratory procedures, OSHA regulations and basic clinical skills. 

Clinical education is an integral part of the program during the senior year as students' individual medical interests are explored in the Health Careers lab and through internships with local health care organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, veterinary clinics and medical offices. Students may also complete the Certified Nursing Assistant program through a partnership between Carlisle High School and Harrisburg Area Community College. As a recognized program of study by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, students can earn college credit and industry certifications in first aid and medical technology while still attending high school.

Health Careers Academy: Program Overview

Health Careers Academy: Approved Task List

Health Careers Academy: Carlisle Proposed Scope and Sequence