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​​​​​​​​​Health Science Career Cluster​

8082V Clinical Rotation-Practicum in Health Science (two credits) 

Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory, and proof of acceptable, current tuberculosis test and flu vaccination (administered after August 2018). 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grade: 12 

 Health Science Clinical Rotation provides students practical applications of previously learned knowledge and skills through classroom and clinical settings. Students may rotate through various departments of area hospitals, community health centers and medical offices while observing professional health care providers. Students are required to follow all immunization guidelines of the clinical rotation sites. 

Practicum courses are advanced courses for the Health Science career cluster.

8092V Dental Assisting - Practicum in Health Science (two credits) 

Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and Health Science Theory Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grade: 12

Dental Assisting prepares students to support dental professionals with skills practice and clinical experiences. Students learn to sterilize instruments, operate suction devices, process X-rays and make impressions for dental fixtures. In addition to clinical duties, administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, patient records and ordering supplies are incorporated. Through lecture, hands-on skills practice and clinical experience the students are prepared for the Certified Dental Assistant exam. 

Practicum courses are advanced courses for the Health Science career cluster. 

            

Why should a student join dental assisting?

Many students enrolled in dental assisting are interested in careers as a hygienist or a dentist.  This class gives the student a foundation of language, anatomy, and procedures that will be used in all dental career paths.  Students are able to build a strong resume that will allow them to apply for dental assisting jobs as a high school graduate.

          

8085V EMT Basic-Practicum in Health Science (two credits) 

Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory, and proof of acceptable, current tuberculosis test and flu vaccination (administered after August 2018). Grade: 12 

EMT Basic provides instruction in emergency medical care to persons with severe injuries or illness. Through lecture, hands-on skills practice and clinical experience the students are prepared to be tested in national mandated patient care skills and the EMS National Registry examination at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level. Students may sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam prior to the age of 18; however, they will not be able to apply for certification in the state of Texas until their 18th birthday. 

Practicum courses are advanced courses for the Health Science career cluster. 

8086V Pharmacy Tech Practicum in Health Science 

(two credits-taken concurrently with Pharmacology) 

8097V Pharmacology 

(one credit-taken concurrently with Pharmacy Tech)

Prerequisite: Chemistry, Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory, and social security number required to register as a technician in training. Pharmacies may require a specific clean drug test result to begin the internship. Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12

These courses prepare students to support pharmacists by providing assistance during patient consultation, counter dispensing operations and prescription preparation, keeping records, and performing a wide range of duties for both retail and hospital based pharmacies. Included is an overview of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prescription and nonprescription medications, emphasizing drug classifications, drug action, drug administration, ethical and legal issues, and safety. Students may become Registered Pharmacy Technicians after successfully passing the optional certification exam and completing the registration process through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Students may earn Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique (SCAT) certification, which is necessary for hospital pharmacies. Students may participate in a non-paid internship during the spring semester at an approved Pharmacy. 

Practicum courses are advanced courses for the Health Science career cluster.​​

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