Lewis County Career & Tech Center

Health Science


Registered nurses can earn from $40,000-$68,000 annually. Here are some examples of average salaries for nurses:

Employment services: $68,160
General medical and surgical hospitals: $63,880
Offices of physicians: $59,210
Home health care services: $58,740
Nursing care facilities: $57,060

What is health science education?
Foster "Sid" Meade CTC offers fourteen major job titles, which provide a choice of programs for students wishing to pursue a career in health service employment or for the continuing education in the field of health service.
By pursuing a high school major in health services, it is possible for a student to acquire the qualifications for one or more major job titles. This means the student can enter the job field prepared for certain jobs without further education or use these high school courses as a steppingstone to a degree in the health service field. Students should note there are certain courses that must be taken to qualify for a particular job title. Also, a student may select additional courses that will be beneficial in his or her career development. Students should arrange time with their assigned advisor or health service instructor to discuss which classes they must complete in order to fulfill career major certificate requirements.

How do I enroll in a health science education course?
In order to enroll in a health science course a student should first consult with Mr. Lewis, the high school counselor about the options that are available. A student could also consult the program of studies. The program of studies outlines the courses that are available, the grades that are appropriate for each course, and the prerequisites for each course. For more information you may also contact the health science teachers:

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170111 Principles of Health Science
170141 Emergency Procedures
170131 Medical Terminology
170631 Medicaid Nurse Aide
170167 Body Structures and Functions

Body Structures and Functions: Body Structures and Functions (formerly Basic Anatomy and Physiology) is designed to provide knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normalcy. The interactions of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis will promote an understanding of the basic human needs necessary for health maintenance Academic knowledge from life science core content as it relates to the human body will be included. Laboratory activities should be a part of the course when appropriate.

Emergency Procedures: This course will focus on potential emergency situations. It is designed to promote an understanding of standard precautions necessary for personal and professional health maintenance and infection control. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the necessary skills in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and will be given the opportunity to take the completion examination as outlined by the sponsoring agency.

Medical Terminology: Medical Terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of language in all health science major areas. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. Students will learn correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care.

Medicaid Nurse Aide: An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities, under the training and supervision of an approved registered nurse. State Registry is available upon successful completion of state written and performance examination. Prior to offering this course, the instructor and health science program must be approved for meeting state requirements set by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Lewis County Career & Tech Center
79 Lions Lane, P.O. Box 99, Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606-796-6106 | Fax: 606-796-9739
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