Department Overview

  • Practicum in Health Science I (PRACHLSC) (13020500)

    • Grade: 11 – 12
    • Credit: 2
    • Prerequisite(s): Health Science and Biology, must be 16 years old by Sept. 1
    • College Credit Opportunity: Technical Dual Credit for Medical Terminology at Tyler Junior College; Medical Terminology (MEDTERM – 13020300)
    • Licensure or Certification Opportunity: YES
    • Course Expenses: This is a clinical rotation class.  Hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies require participating students to have drug testing and fingerprinting prior to beginning rotations.  $10 ($5 Medicaid) toward cost of immunizations, TB test, flu shot and $20 toward cost of drug test and background check, if applicable. The CTE Department will cover some of these expenses as long as funds are available.

    Course Description:  The Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

     

    Practicum in Health Science II (PRACHLS2) (13020510)

    • Grade: 12
    • Credit: 2
    • Practicum Specializations:
      • Pharmacy Technician (PRACHLS2 PHARM)
      • Medical Assistant (PRACHLS2 MA)
      • Certified Nurse’s Assistant (PRACHLS2 CNA)
      • Pre-Medicine/ Pre-Nursing (PRACHLS2 MED)
    • Prerequisite(s): Practicum Health Science I
    • College Credit Opportunity: Yes
    • Licensure or Certification Opportunity: YES
    • Course Expenses: This is a clinical rotation class.  Hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies require participating students to have drug testing and fingerprinting prior to beginning rotations. $10 ($5 Medicaid) toward cost of immunizations, TB test, flu shot and $20 toward cost of drug test and background check, if applicable. The CTE Department will cover some of these expenses as long as funds are available.
    • DAEP (Discipline Alternative Education Program): Discretionary DAEP assignment may result in removal from this course if mandatory contact hours are required for certification. Mandatory DAEP assignment will result in removal from this course.

    Course Description:  The above practicums are designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. The practicum courses will provide direct hands-on experience in the specific certification being pursued.

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