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​​​Health Sciences​

According to U.S. News and World Report, 20 of the 25 best jobs of 2018 are healthcare related.  Students will focus on the fundamentals of healthcare, communication, infection control, and health promotion. Health Science courses are a must for anyone thinking about a career in the health field.  Students can earn certifications in Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Assisting, and Certified Nurse Assisting. These certification allow them to be employable out of high school as well as more qualified for health career programs at the college level. There are classes for all grade levels. Students in Health Sciences classes can participate in HOSA, a career and technical student organization, to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

Students can also earn 6 hours of dual credit in Medical Terminology, 2 hours of articulated credit in Fundamentals I in Nursing from SFCC and 3 hours of dual credit from Missouri S & T in Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

The health and medicals fields are growing faster than any other career field. Here are just a few of the exciting career opportunities available to you:

Nurse AssistantSurgery TechnicianNurse Practitioner
DoctorNurseDental Hygienist
Physical TherapistMedical AssistantParamedic/EMT
VeterinarianRespiratory TherapistLab Technician
Biomedical EngineerPharmacistOccupational Therapy Assistant
Physician’s AssistantX-Ray TechnicianPsychologist

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Introduction to Health Science

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. This course provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, beginning anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical skills, medical ethics, diseases, and disorders. This course is meant to be paired with the Health Science I Laboratory for the purpose of gaining the state certification for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Prerequisite: Must have passed Communication Arts I; good math skills recommended
Sophomores, juniors, or seniors
½ unit
Download: Intro to Health Science syllabus.pdf
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Health Science Laboratory I (2 concurrent class periods)

Course topics include anatomy, physiology, first aid, basic health care skills, medical terminology, and human relations. Students will work toward CPR certification from the American Heart Association. During the year, students will spend some class time working in the community to apply their skills in a wide variety of health care settings including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary care, dietary, dental, and other areas of interest. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain the Certified Nurse's Assistant certification. All students will build personal portfolios, which include job applications, resumes, and cover letters. Articulated credit opportunity listed below.

Juniors and seniors
1 unit
IMPORTANT: To continue enrollment in this course for 2nd Semester each student MUST PASS the hands-on practicum, pass three exams with 80% or higher, and have a grade of at least 70% or higher on all 1st Semester coursework. Students will not be allowed to participate in the 2nd Semester Clinical Experience unless all requirements have been met.
State Fair Community College Course: NURS 114 Nursing Fundamentals I (2 credits hours of articulated credit with B or better in the course)
High School Science Credit: After successful completion of Introduction to Health Science and Health Science Laboratory, students can earn one (1) general science credit toward their graduation requirements.

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Health Science Laboratory II Health Care Specialist (2 concurrent class periods)

This course is designed for those who want to increase their employability skills in the Healthcare Field. These courses will be set-up as online courses with hands on lab time. Multiple certifications may be acquired. Fees may apply. Students may work toward the following certifications:

Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) The Certified Medical Assisting certification prepares the student to become a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. At the completion of the program, the student will sit for the Certified Medical Assistant National Exam. Students must pass a background check.

Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) With a CPT certification, you will have the credentials you need to set yourself apart from other applicants as you embark on a rewarding healthcare career. As more employers require phlebotomy certifications, a CPT will help improve your marketability in a growing and rewarding field. Hospitals, laboratories and other employers have an increasing demand for phlebotomists. Most seek, and many require, a professional certification. Each candidate for the CPT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary sticks on live individuals. At the completion of the program, the student will sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification National Exam. Students must pass a background check. A candidate who is scheduled to graduate from an accredited high school may take the certification exam and receive a Provisional Certification up to twelve (12) months before graduation as long as all certification eligibility requirements are met.

Certified EKG Technician (CET) EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you will have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. At the completion of the program, the student will sit for the Certified EKG Technician National Exam. Students must pass a background check. A candidate who is scheduled to graduate from an accredited high school may take the certification exam and receive a Provisional Certification up to twelve (12) months before graduation as long as all certification eligibility requirements are met. Each candidate for the CET certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of ten (10) EKGs on live individuals.

Prerequisite: Health Science Laboratory I. Students must be within 12 months of receiving their high school diploma. May earn multiple certifications. Fees may apply.
Seniors only
Download: Health Science Lab Syllabus.pdf
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Medical Terminology I (online) (semester course)

This online course is designed for students interested in pursuing many careers in health care. This course covers the basic knowledge and understanding of medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals. Students will analyze individual word parts, such as prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, along with learning body system dynamics and practical medical language. Students will learn the basic components of medical terminology as it relates to each body system. Abbreviations and their appropriate usage are represented. Students will be able to complete element recognition and interpretation with each lesson and complete a final exam. Even though the course is online, Mrs. Stock is the online instructor, and students will report to Mrs. Stock during class time for proctoring. If a student needs to stay at the home high school to take this online course, arrangements can be made through the BTEC Counseling Office. Online learning fee for dual credit students will apply. Dual credit opportunity listed below.

Prerequisite: Must have passed Communication Arts II.
Juniors or seniors
½ unit
State Fair Community College Course: HEOC 120 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
Download: Med Term 1 -Online Syllabus FAll 2018.pdf
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Medical Terminology II (online) (semester course)

This online course is designed for students interested in pursuing many careers in health care. This course covers a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals. Students will analyze individual word parts, such as prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, along with learning body system dynamics and practical medical language. Students will learn the basic components of medical terminology as it relates to each body system. Abbreviations and their appropriate usage are represented. Students will be able to complete element recognition and interpretation with each lesson and complete a final exam. Even though the course is online, Mrs. Stock is the online instructor, and students will report to Mrs. Stock during class time and for proctoring. If a student needs to stay at the home high school to take this online course, arrangements can be made through the BTEC Counseling Office. Online learning fee for dual credit students will apply. Dual credit opportunity listed below.

Prerequisite: Must have passed Communication Arts II and Medical Terminology I.
Juniors or seniors
½ unit
Download: Med Term 2 Online Syllabus FALL 2018.pdf


Instructor: Mrs. Missy Stock RN BSN
Email: mstock@boonville.k12.mo.us​

Mrs. Stock earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Central Methodist University in 1998. She is currently working on her Master's in Education. Mrs. Stock is also an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor. Mrs. Stock started her career in the health field by earning her Certified Nurse Assistant Certification as a junior in high school at the BTEC in 1991. She worked as a CNA throughout college at Cooper County Memorial Hospital and Katy Manor Nursing Home. After graduating from nursing school, Mrs. Stock began her nursing career on the Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery floor at Boone Hospital in Columbia. There she took care of pre- and post-operative surgery patients on a daily basis. She then expanded her nursing experience at the Cooper County Public Health Department as the Public Health Nurse working with the pediatric, post-natal, mental health, and adult population. After working there for many years, Mrs. Stock decided to change things up and work at the Dialysis Clinic Inc. as needed after having her first child. Mrs. Stock has always loved the teaching aspect of nursing. When the Health Science position at BTEC opened, she jumped at the opportunity. That was 11 years ago and Mrs. Stock still love teaching others her passion for health care! Mrs. Stock will be married 20 years this October to her high school sweetheart. They have two sons, two cats, and one dog.​