Why should I be Central Nebraska Central Nebraska
Involved in Career Career Academy Career Academy
Academy? Partners are joining
You will be a junior or senior in
together to bring
2009-2010. students more Health Sciences
You are interested in health opportunities to
occupations, but not sure yet Academy
what you want to do. learn about careers. Starting
You are interested in taking August 2009
college level courses related to
You are just not sure what you
want to do—this will help you
decide if a career in Health
Sciences is for you.
How do I get more
information about the
Talk with your high school
counselor when registering for
next school year. You will learn
the requirements you need to
meet in order to participate.
courses with real-world
experience to explore high-
demand health professions!
Junior Year Courses: Job Shadowing Goals:
Rx: Prescription for Success: Introduction to Health Science: will expose Provide a realistic exploration for
Health Science Career Academy you to health occupations that you may not specific health careers.
even know exist. Health occupations can
Assist students in assessing
be therapeutic, diagnostic, research and
personal interests, aptitudes,
development, support systems, or biotech-
abilities, and comparing those with
nology areas. You may also qualify for
personal career choices.
"I dream of becoming First Aid and CPR certification. HIPAA
confidentiality laws and training will also be
Allow students to reevaluate and
a health professional. offered.
redirect career choices.
Provide students with opportunities
Community Health Needs: Provides an
How will I understanding of health concerns,
to experience the world of health
care in a controlled learning
make that conditions of wellness and disease, and
one’s responsibilities in making healthy
Students will be asked to job shadow a
dream come choices.
minimum of 5 hours per semester with
35 total hours required between junior
true?" Summer Offering: and senior years to develop and maintain
Nursing Assistant: Learn the basic care a Portfolio of their accomplishments and
provider knowledge and skills used by personal interests and achievements.
Becoming successful in reaching your nurse assistants in a health care setting.
goals takes drive, determination and a (Becoming a state-registered Nursing As-
competitive edge. One way to gain that sistant is great way to earn money while
edge while you are in school is through pursuing your education!)
the Central Nebraska Career Academy Senior Year Courses:
Medical Terminology: Learn the meaning,
spelling, and pronunciation of medical
This Career Academy will focus on health terminology based on body systems in
professions. Coursework will be offered order to develop the medical vocabulary
for both your junior and senior years that needed to work in a medical setting.
will include a wide range of health related Medical abbreviations and symbols will
information. You will be able to take also be covered.
courses with students from other
schools in the ESU 7, 9, and 11 areas. Human Biology: Explores basic biological
principles as they relate to humans. In
addition to studying concepts of human
In addition, to college coursework, there structure and function, reproduction,
will be a variety of motivational activities genetics, development, and ecology, the
to include field trips, guest speakers, course will stress ethical considerations of Stephanie Jacobson, Director
industry tours, and job shadowing that will biological problems. Central Nebraska Career Academy Project
help you learn about the healthcare OR 3134 West Hwy 34
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information systems in health care.