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Biomedical & Health Science

The Biomedical program provides students with the opportunity to explore three different tracks within the health sciences fields: nursing, dental or veterinary. The first year will introduce students to different careers in health sciences. Students will study anatomy, physiology, nutrition, diet therapy, and complete a medical research project through field trips, demonstrations, and classroom instruction. The second year prepares students in basic health science skills, body mechanics, aseptic techniques, and medical terminology. Students are placed in a clinical experience of their choice during the second semester to gain valuable hands-on experience in the industry; clinicals are held twice a week in the evening after school. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Aide, Veterinary Aide and more. 

Is this program a fit?

I enjoy:

  • Helping people and/or animals

  • Working as a member of a team

  • Working under pressure and demonstrating patience


I am able to:

  • Communicate - speaking with patients and their families in addition to routinely communicating with coworkers

  • Maintain Physical Endurance - sustained periods of standing and ability to lift

  • Perform Technical Skills - use fine motor skills for the use of dissection tools and also take blood pressure etc.

  • Use Interpersonal Skills - dealing with and relating to patients, understanding their body language, and understanding their concerns and needs in a compassionate manner

I am comfortable with:

  • Math - arithmetic skills including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, multiplication and division

  • Reading - interacting with medical text

  • Science - knowledge of the basic principles of biology

  • Writing - conveying scientific concepts and clinical information in written form