Areas of study in the C4 Health Sciences cluster include Nursing, Dental Careers, Veterinarian Assisting, PLTW Biomed, and Medical Assisting.
Health Sciences Course Guide
Career Pathway documents show students some possible career opportunities that are open to them depending on their interests, strengths and competencies. Meeting the career-related needs of students calls for alignment with career opportunities in authentic work settings. Career Pathways provide a useful framework to aid both students and educators in making those meaningful connections to the working world.
To help students plan their career and college goals, pathway documents are available:
Dental Assistant – Ivy Tech Community College
Medical Assisting – Ivy Tech Community College
Practical Nursing – Ivy Tech Community College
Paramedic Science – Ivy Tech Community College
Nursing – Ivy Tech Community College
Surgical Technology – Ivy Tech Community College
Technical Honors Diploma
Recognizing the success of the career and technical program in students’ lives, Indiana created the Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma. This diploma emphasizes rigorous academic standards and expectations along with vital technical skills. The Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma prepares students to easily move from high school to college, the workforce, or elsewhere with a clear focus on their career goals.
Advantages of a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma for students include:
- preparation for both college and careers,
- opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school,
- opportunities to explore Indiana’s high wage and high-demand occupations,
- ability to move more easily into their college major, saving time and money,
- options to gain practical, real-world working experience,
- chances to earn employer-recognized certifications,
- learning valuable skills and training sought by Indiana employers.
Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Future Health Professionals) is a national all healthcare club endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of the ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. HOSA is the only national student organization that exclusively serves secondary and post-secondary students in pursuit of a career in the health professions.
C4’s HOSA chapter focuses on:
- fostering activities which will develop the physical, mental and social well-being of each individual
- encouraging leadership, character and citizenship
- promoting ethical practices and respect for the dignity of work in the health care field
- healthcare-related community service through projects and outreach.