Health & Medical Sciences

General Information

The Health & Medical Sciences Career Learning Community (CLC) prepares students to pursue post-secondary education and career interests in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other health fields. Students will complete a variety of health sciences courses according to their abilities, interests, and educational needs. Students also will become more knowledgeable consumers of health services.

Who should consider this CLC?

Students who are interested in:

  • The science of human health and how the human body works;
  • Developing relationships and helping others;
  • Studying diseases, analyzing data, and problem-solving on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Occupations in health sciences.

What are some career fields that align with this CLC?

  • Clinical research
  • Community health
  • Emergency medicine
  • Health education
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Sports Medicine

Industry Credentials Aligned to CLC

  • National Health Science Assessment
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nurse Aide Certification
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • OSHA


Monticello High School

Course Overview

GATEWAY10th Grade

Complete the Gateway course:

Biotechnology Foundations in Health & Medical Sciences


PATHWAY SEQUENCE11th – 12th Grade

Choose a pathway and complete the sequence of courses for that pathway:

Biology 2: Anatomy & Physiology + Biology 2: Animal Studies

Biology 2: Anatomy & Physiology + Genetics

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1 and 2 or Health & Medical Sciences 1 and 2 or Sports Medicine/Physiology 1 and 2
or one of the following CATEC programs: Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science, Nurse Assistant, or Veterinary Science


CAPSTONE12th Grade

Complete the Capstone course:

Biomedicine 2


PATHWAY PLUS10th – 12th Grade

Complete at least one of the following Pathway Plus courses or any AP or dual enrollment science course:

Psychology or PVCC PSY 200/230 Principles of Psychology/Developmental Psychology or AP Psychology
AP Human Geography
PVCC HLT 141 Medical Terminology
Data Science
Probability & Statistics or PVCC MTH 154/155 Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics or AP Statistics

Health & Medical Sciences Course Descriptions

For more information about course registration, career development, or our Career Learning Communities, please contact your school counselor.