Description of program:
The 21st Century Health Careers Program is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to potential career paths in the health care industry. The program was created as a partnership between Bronson Battle Creek, Kellogg Community College, and the Calhoun Area Career Center.
Students will receive an introduction to a variety of health career skills including: clinical skills, leadership skills, medical ethics, human anatomy, human physiology, foundations of interpersonal communication, medical terminology, emergency procedures, and many more.
During the two years in the program, students will take three Kellogg Community College classes, for a potential total of 11 credits, in addition to a fourth 3-credit course (Medical Terminology) articulated with KCC's Radiology program.
After basic clinical skills are introduced, students spend a portion of each month in a hospital or other medical setting. Students become part of an interesting and challenging team, learning new skills with professionals in the medical field.
Criteria for Program Admittance:
The 21st Century Health Careers is an application program. Applicants are selected for admission based on the following criteria: Teacher and counselor recommendations, completion of the COMPASS Assessment Test (a computer adaptive placement test that measures skills in reading) through Kellogg Community College, academic achievement as indicated by grades, attendance, student essays, and interviews
Direct College Credit:
Up to 11 college credits may be earned at Kellogg Community College during the two-year program in Foundations of Interpersonal Communication, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
National and State Standards:
The 21st Century Health Careers Program incorporates the National and State of Michigan Health Care Skills Standards across the curriculum.
HOSA is a national student organization exclusively for secondary & post-secondary students enrolled in Health Science Technology Education programs. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community. All 21st Century Health students participate in the CACC HOSA chapter activities.