Health Sciences is designed to provide students with the broad, transferable skills required by a variety of health provider jobs, both now and in the immediate future. The knowledge and competencies in the cluster are considered common to many job titles in the health occupations field. Students are offered options allowing them to explore a variety of jobs within the health care industry before choosing a specialized program of study. Health Sciences students have the opportunity to complete the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training needed to qualify to take the State of Michigan certification exam, participate in work-based learning (WBL) and job shadowing opportunities in local medical settings, and earn direct college credit in Medical Terminology, First Aid/CPR certification, and CNA.
Violet Hooker, West Shore Community College Instructor
Free College Credit for Health Science Program Offerings:
Ferris State University
West Shore Community College
Muskegon Community College
*Articulated Credit - NC RESA has Articulation Agreements with several colleges for articulation of credit from NCCTC programs to the institutional programs. A student successfully completing a competency exam for each course is awarded credit if the student enrolls in courses at that college as either a full or part-time student within a given period of time after graduation (usually one year). These credits are not transferable to other post-secondary institutions.
*Transcripted, Direct, or Concurrent Credit - Transcripted, Direct, or Concurrent Credit courses are available to NCCTC students that meet the post-secondary admission qualifications for an institution as well as achieving at least an 80% in their NCCTC program. Students must also receive an acceptable score on a final college competency exam for each course that they are seeking credit. Students receive a letter grade on their transcript which allows the course to be transferable to other institutions. These courses are taught by NCCTC staff approved by the college.
Certification - Students may earn certification for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and/or First Aid & CPR.
Academic Credit- Students successfully completing a program at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center may earn credit for one of the following Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements including: 4th Year Math, Visual, Performing and Applied Arts, and On-Line credit. Please contact your local counselor for more information.
Work-Based Learning Opportunities- Available to qualified students for the purpose of bridging the gap between Career and Education by providing opportunities to foster professional relationships with local employers.
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) - Students participate in program CTSOs focusing on leadership, public speaking, conducting/participating in meetings, civic responsibility, and community service projects.