Health Science Academy

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Course Overview

This intensive introductory course is designed for the returning Allied Health student. Students learn college-level medical terminology, practice clinical skills in our patient care lab, and participate in work-based learning opportunities at local health care facilities and community-based agencies. Students may earn Basic Life Support (CPR), Healthcare Industry OSHA Certification, BloodBorne Pathogen Certification, HIPAA Training, and optional Certified Nursing Assistant (CENA) or Pharmacy Tech certification, in addition to English, fourth-year math, and college credit. Related careers include, but are not limited to,  medical assistant, surgical technologist, athletic trainer, pharmacist, physician assistant, and psychologist.

Download the Health Science Academy brochure.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.

Students who successfully complete the Health Science Academy program may receive direct college credit to Muskegon Community College. Our direct credit webpage has a list of all participating classes.

Tour the lab

Enjoy this tour of the Health Science Academy lab featuring professional healthcare equipment including medical beds, exam tables, walkers, a patience transfer machine, and patience check-in station.


Instructor Bios

Instructor HSA: Victoria Fagerstrom

Bio: Coming soon!

Parapro: Michelle Gilbert

Bio: Mrs. Gilbert is a graduate of Kenowa Hills High School and attended Grand Rapids Community College. She obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant License in high school at the Health Science Early College Academy. Since then she has serves as a CNA in a variety of settings including assisted living/memory care facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as camping, watching Netflix, and occasionally golfing.

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