Health Science & Public Safety


Overview

The health science program area prepares students to help keep people healthy and treat those who are not. It also allows you to work in diverse environments such as hospitals, medical and dental offices or athletic facilities. The public safety program area prepares students for a career in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security. For example, one career pathway is Emergency and Fire Management Services which includes fire fighters.
Some Health Science and Public Safety programs of study also include foundational standards which are to be included with the individual program standards.

The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.

HEALTH SCIENCE

    Biomedical

    The Biomedical program provides students with the knowledge and skills in inquiry science, disease exploration, human body systems, and biomedical engineering. Areas of study include infectious and genetic diseases, molecular biology, oncology, metabolism, homeostasis, and exercise physiology.

    Dental Science

    The Dental Science program is designed for the student interested in a career in the dental field. It covers all procedures utilized in the dental office during the practice of dentistry. It gives students a vast knowledge base of dental anatomy, dental disease processes and treatment. It develops the dexterity, knowledge and communication skills needed to work as a dental assistant.

    Emergency Medical Technician (pdf)

    The Emergency Medical Technician program provides students with an introduction to emergency medical technician techniques and processes.  The program provides the primary skills and knowledge for the pre-hospital emergency medical provider.  It includes areas of study in legalities, trauma and medical assessment, documentation, patient care, and basic life support.

    Health Information Management

    The Health Information Management program is designed to familiarize students with computerized account management and to help students develop confidence and skills necessary to become successful users of Medical Account Management software. Areas of study include understanding the legal aspects of HIPAA and responsibilities of medical office staff; utilizing a computer program to maintain patient files.

    Medical Assisting

    The Medical Assisting program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level into administrative and clinical medical assisting. Areas of study include diversity, awareness, pharmacology, health information management, and laboratory procedures.

    Nursing Assistant

    The Nursing Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry into the healthcare field. Students completing the didactic and clinical practicum are eligible for the Nevada State of Nursing Certifying exam as a Nursing Assistant.

    Pharmacy Practice

    The Pharmacy Practice program provides students with an introduction to practices and fundamentals of pharmacology. Areas of study include pharmacy, calculations, routes, inventory management, and factors affecting drug activity.

    Respiratory Science

    The Respiratory Science program provides students with the principles of respiratory therapy. Areas of emphasis include medical terminology, medical math, industry requirements, basic techniques, and procedures.

    Sports Medicine

    The Sports Medicine program provides students with an introduction to sports medicine techniques and processes. The program provides the primary skills and knowledge in athletic training, and sports medicine related fields. The areas of study include physical fitness, human anatomy and physiology, injury evaluation and prevention, and rehabilitation.

    LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY

      Criminal Justice

      The Criminal Justice program provides students with an understanding of the difference between the civil and criminal codes in the American Legal System, with a particular emphasis on criminal and civil cases decided by local, state and federal courts. Areas of study include civil law, criminal law, legal and ethical issues, corrections, policing and the government.

      Emergency Telecommunications

      The Emergency Telecommunications program is designed for the student interested in a career in the emergency communications field. Areas of study will include telecommunication centers, dispatching, use of 911 computer systems, participation in emergency scenarios, and call processing.

      Fire Science

      The Fire Science program provides students with an introduction to fire science techniques and processes. The program provides the skills and knowledge affecting wildland fire behavior and suppression, fire investigations, fire prevention, CPR/First Aid, engine companies, and potential hazards and human factors on the fire line.

      Forensic Science

      The Forensic Science program introduces the principles and procedures employed in criminal and civil investigations. Areas of studies include scientific endeavors such as medicine, pathology, psychology, geology, entomology, fingerprint technology, chemistry, and biology. Emphasis will be put on gathering, analyzing, and interpreting physical evidence, using modern laboratory technologies and procedures.

      Law Enforcement

      The Law Enforcement program provides students with an introduction to law enforcement techniques and processes. Areas of study include basic functions of a law enforcement officer such as: written policies, quality control, court system, law, interrogations, use of force, and emergency management.