Health Science Technology

Health Science Technology's aim is to allow individuals to grow in knowledge and skills in the health care areas of interest to them. With the knowledge and skills an individual can feel a sense of accomplishment in serving mankind. 

Health Science

Health Science is a two-year skills program that introduces students to health careers, the basic health sciences, and basic health career skills. In year one, students learn about basic health care skills, legal and ethical health issues, medical terminology, body systems, and health care career possibilities. In Health Science II, the primarily emphasis is to engage students in advanced skills while gaining an in-depth knowledge of health care careers, including job shadowing experiences in health care facilities. Students must complete Biology I prior to enrolling in health sciences.

Course credits as follows:

Health Sciences Core I—Health

Health Sciences Core II— two science credits on completion


Student Organizations

Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA)

Professional Affiliations

Association for Career and Technical Education
Mississippi Association for Career & Technical Education (MS ACTE)

Contact Information

Shirley Jackson, Contact Person
Health Science Coordinator

Estelle Watts
Health Science Technology Program Specialist

Central High School
359 N. West Street
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Phone: 601.359.3974
Fax: 601.359.6619

Office of Career and Technical Education      Phone: (601) 359-3461      Fax: (601) 359-3481

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