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Health Sciences Career Academy

Real-World Experience in a Health Care Setting

Partnering with CHI Health Immanuel, Roncalli Catholic High School’s new Health Sciences Career Academy offers real-world experience in a hospital setting, giving students a chance to learn more about careers in the health care field by working side by side with professionals.

The program is offered to seniors who have completed courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Introduction to Health Careers and Medical Terminology. Students must also be certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) before their senior year capstone with CHI Health Immanuel. The Health Sciences Career Academy is a credited course and requires that students spend Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at CHI Health Immanuel gaining field experience. Fridays are spent in the classroom reviewing their journals and experiences with their teacher.

Health Sciences Career Academy Objectives

Students participating will be able to: Make career decisions for their individual abilities and career objectives Develop a professional and technical foundation that supports their pursuit of advanced education in a health career Develop a foundation of basic skills and knowledge required for future employment in the health care field, including:

  • Sciences and mathematics 
  • Technology 
  • Communication 
  • Being part of a team 
  • Professionalism 
  • Ethics