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Healthcare Science

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Butler Tech Healthcare Science Overview

The modern Butler Tech Bioscience Center is a red beacon of progress from its hill in West Chester. Its state-of-the-art labs are filled with the same tools used by professionals in the field. Classrooms are designed to simulate real-world medical facilities. Choose a career from more than 250 specialties in the healthcare field. Butler Tech’s Healthcare Science pathway gives you the building blocks to your dreams, teaching students how to care for patients at all stages of life, collect vital signs, document changes over time and respond to life-threatening emergencies.

During senior year, Healthcare students select one specific course of study: patient care skills leading to State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) or Intro to Medical Assisting, which could prepare you for future educational options.

Hands-On Experience

Learn Healthcare Science by actually doing it. Butler Tech has a unique partnership with local hospitals and medical practices, offering students hands-on opportunities like:

• Job shadowing • Internship • Clinical experiences

Graduate from high school ready for an entry level position as a State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA), Phlebotomist, or Pharmacy Technician. Earn certifications and up to 60 college credits to apply toward a college degree in a more advanced course of study. Many students earn college scholarships upon successful completion of the Healthcare Science pathway.

All students at our West Chester campus participate in the HOSA – Future Health Professionals, a career technical student organization for future health professionals. Compete in a variety of health-related challenges through HOSA to enhance your knowledge, skill and leadership development.

Program Highlights

Industry Overview

An aging population equals a booming business for healthcare providers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare careers are projected to grow 18% by 2026, adding about 2.4 million new jobs in the field. Use your instincts for analytical thinking, problem-solving and caring for others in an exciting and meaningful career in caregiving.

Course Work

• Medical Assisting
• Medical Front Office
• Medical Terminology
• Patient-centered Care
Diagnostics
• Principles of Allied Health
• Pharmacology
• Phlebotomy
• Senior capstone
– Independent research project
– Internship/early placement
– Pet therapy

Certifications

• First aid
• CPR
• OSHA
• State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
• Phlebotomy Tech
• Pharmacology Tech