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 including but not limited to:

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


  • 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).