Health Careers Academy

The Health Career Pathway is a three year medical career program. Sophomore year includes basic knowledge in the medical field. Continuing with Junior year study in medical careers and job shadowing and ending with a internship Senior year.

Courses Include:

  • Principles of Biomedical Science ("d") [10th]
  • Human Body Systems ("d") [11th]
  • Health Academy III [12th]
  • Health Academy Internship [12th]

Some pathway courses satisfy the University of California subject requirements in Laboratory science (“d”). The intent of the “a-g” subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. The curriculum includes units designed by Project Lead The Way.

The standards for the Patient Care pathway apply to occupations or functions involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. The standards specify the knowledge and skills needed by professional and technical personnel pursuing careers in this pathway.

Sample occupations associated with this pathway:

  • Kinesiotherapist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Radiologic Technician
  • Dental Hygienist

For more information please contact Assistant Principal Kevin Bibo at Kevin.Bibo@desertsands.us or at 760-862-4300 x46137.