What is Health Sciences?
Health Sciences is a one or two year program for juniors & seniors to introduce students to the health care system and to prepare them for an entry-level position. If you put care in your work and enjoy working with other people, you will enjoy this class! This course includes the study of medical technology, body structure and functions. We will also discuss related disorders and treatments. Basic patient care skills are applied in a clinical setting. Students are then given the opportunity to take the state of Missouri Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam.

Job Opportunities
There are a wide variety of fields in the medical field, such as:

  • Speech Therapist

  • Dental Assistant

  • Social Worker

  • Dietician

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • CNA - Certified Nurse Assistant

  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Home Health Aid

  • RN - Registered Nurse

Health Sciences Also Offers
Health Sciences also offers one-hour classes to those students unable to attend AV CTC or to fit a three-hour block into their schedule. Medical Terminology I and II is offered over ITV and is available for college credit through Mineral Area College (MAC) A total of 6 college hours are available. Health Careers gives students insight into the health care field.

Classes That Will Help Prepare Students

  • Biology

  • Computer

  • Basic Math

  • Algebra

  • Anatomy

National Certification
Health Sciences students have the opportunity to take the CNA exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.