Health Science

Garland ISD: CTE Health Sciences Cluster

Students learn skills related to the health care industry such as taking vital signs, body mechanics, medical terminology, CPR and other entry-level skills. Clinical rotation and practicum courses allow students the opportunity to apply previously studied knowledge and skills at a local health care facility. Students may spend two classroom periods, two or three days a week at a nearby hospital. 

Some courses require an application and acceptance into the program. 

Testing and additional vaccinations may be required by the cooperating healthcare facility.

Fees

Fees including but not limited to:

  • clinical rotation insurance
  • background checks
  • drug screening
  • uniform
  • HOSA membership and competition fees

Careers

  • Dentist  
  • Physician  
  • Registered Nurse  
  • Pharmacy Technician  
  • Clinical Lab Scientist  
  • Physical Therapist  
  • Biotechnology Researcher 
  • Teacher

Graduation planning

Endorsement: Public Services

See course descriptions and endorsement pathways on the high school course descriptions page.

Available certificates

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Community Emergency Response Team CERT
  • Basic Life Support - Health Care Provider

Clubs and Organizations

One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).