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, and Grand Rapids 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 flier 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: Kathy Andrews
Mrs. Andrews has a Bachelor's of Science degree from Wayne State University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She also served as the Occupational Therapy Assistant Department Chair at Baker College and adjunct instructor at Muskegon Community College. In addition to teaching, she has a clinical background in inpatient/outpatient, rehab, and work-reconditioning settings. She loves hanging out with family and enjoys the beach and traveling.

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16 Years in Operation
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839 Students