Students in the Health Sciences career pathway will be prepared to pursue post-secondary education leading to a full range of careers in the medical and health care field. Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries and diseases.
- Do you like working in a fast paced, changing environment?
- Do you enjoy working with and helping people?
- Do you enjoy science and lab work?
Pre-medicine is a yearlong course offered at LCTC. This hands-on course will be taught by a Registered Nurse and will focus on anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical terminology, professionalism, infection control and safety, vital signs, blood glucose monitoring, and injection skills. Certifications earned include BLS/CPR, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed.
Advanced Sports Medicine
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Sports Medicine or Pre-Medicine (73% or higher every marking period) at LCTC with a recommendation from your LCTC medical teacher.
Upon recommendation of the first-year health science teacher, students may return for the second year of advanced sports medicine curriculum. This course will dive more deeply into different careers involved in sports medicine, the specifics of becoming and working as an athletic trainer, emergency preparedness, sports nutrition, hands-on assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and modalities, taping and wrapping, kinesiology, and an in-depth focus into the anatomy, physiology and common sports injuries associated with the different body joints and regions.
This hands-on course will be taught by a Certified Athletic Trainer and will focus on anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical terminology, professionalism, infection control, and safety, vital signs, taping, and wrapping techniques, Certifications earned include BLS/CPR, Frist Aid and Stop the Bleed.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Sports Medicine or Pre-Medicine at LCTC with a recommendation from your LCTC medical teacher.
Advanced Medicine provides students with an in-depth understanding of advanced anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, advanced patient care skills including phlebotomy and EKG monitoring and analysis, and a robust understanding of the professional responsibilities of the health care provider. By the end of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association: Certified Patient Care Technician (NHA:CPCT) examination. Upon successful completion of the exam students will earn one ACE college credit and hold a national certification as PCT. The PCT credential allows students to work in any healthcare setting including hospitals, clinics, offices, and long-term care facilities. Additional curriculum includes the study of maternal and fetal health, pediatric through geriatric human growth and development, mental health, and complementary and alternative medicine. This course has an overarching focus on safe patient practices, ethical competencies, and employability and technical skills. Hands-on clinicals and teamwork are essential standards of medicine, making attendance imperative.