Health Science Technology

  • To complete this Program of Study and receive the Public Services Endorsement students must successfully complete the following courses for a total of 8 CTE Credits:

    Junior Year:

    Anatomy & Physiology PreAP - HT3H0AY1W1 - 13020600 - Is a 1 Credit - Year-Long Course (Articulated)

    • The Anatomy and Physiology course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology will study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis.

    Medical Terminology - HT1H1DY1W1 or HT1H1DY1W1 - 13020300 - Is a 1 Credit - Year-Long Course (Dual Credit)

    • The Medical Terminology course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, singular and plural forms, and medical abbreviations. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.

    Principles of HST - HT1H0DS1W1 or HT1H0DS1W1 - 13020200 - Is a 1 Credit - Semester-Long Course (Dual Credit)

    • The Principles of Health Science course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry.

    HST Theory - HT2H1DS1W1 or HT2H1DS1W1 - 13020400 - Is a 1 Credit - Semester-Long Course (Dual Credit)

    • The Health Science Theory course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development.


    Senior Year:

    • Certified Medical Assistant
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Dental Assistant
    • Emergency Medical Technician - Dual Credit
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Sports Medicine

    Dual Credit

    This course offers an opportunity for Dual Credit or Articulated Credit in-conjunction with El Paso Community College (EPCC).

    The Dual credit courses are:

    Junior Year:

    • Essentials of Medical Terminology [HPRS 1206]
    • Essentials Medical Law & Ethics [HPRS 1205]
    • Special Topics in Health Professions & Related Sciences [HPRS 1191]
    • Wellness & Health Promotion [HPRS 1202]

    The Articulated course is:

    Junior Year:

    • VNSG 1405 Health Science
    • VNSG 1420 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

    Articulated courses allow a non Dual Credit student who earns an '85' or better to claim credit once they enroll at EPCC and file their degree plan in that specific field.



    Rebecca Manriquez: EMT, Principles and Theory

    Ana Angerstein-Thompson: Pharmacy & Anatomy and Physiology

    Josefina Martinez: CNA, Med Term and Med Ethics

    Benjamin Snyder: Sports Medicine & Anatomy and Physiology 

    Amaris Hammer: Dental Assistant, Principles and Theory

    Maria Pajarito: CMA, Med Term and Med Ethics