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The Carlisle Area School District is pleased to announce the expansion of the high school's Career Exploratory Heath Careers internship program with the opening of a new career and technical education program!


Health Careers Academy


Mrs. Beth Craig: Instructor

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).


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.

Click on the links below to learn more about the program.

related files
Health Careers Academy(PDF - 37 KB)
Program Overview

Health Careers Academy (PDF - 25 KB)
PDE Approved Task List

Health Careers Academy (DOCX - 15 KB)
Carlisle Proposed Scope and Sequence

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