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The healthcare field offers a wide array of educational options for young people. An aging population and increased demand for services translates into an abundance of career opportunities for well-trained healthcare workers. Greentree Health Science Academy can give students the edge they need to take advantage of these opportunities. WCCC offers programs for students interested in the medical field at the Greentree Health Science Academy, including Pre-Nursing.

Sophomores in high school interested in careers in the Health field may apply to the Pre-Nursing program for their junior and senior years. This partnership between WCCC and Atrium Medical Center leads students to further education and careers in the health care field.  Students will receive instruction in Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting; Phlebotomy; and opportunities for early placement/internship. Seniors will have the opportunity to work independently on a Sinclair College online Introduction to Allied Health course for credit.

Career opportunities:
  • Registered Nursing
  • Radiology Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
Careers noted require additional education
Skills Gained:
  • Medical Terminology 
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy
Certifications/College Credit:
Students will have the opportunity to earn up to a possible 20 college credit hours during their two years as students in the Pre-Nursing program. Students will complete a medical terminology course in which they can earn 3 semester credits; and State-Tested Nurse Aide training with opportunity to sit for the state test. New credentials available for the 2019-20 school year are in the Mental/Behavioral Health and Addictive Services Technology areas.
Internships, Job Placement:
In the Junior year, students will complete clinicals at Atrium Medical Center; and in the Senior year, students will complete clinical assignments at Miami Valley Hospital. 
Career Technical Student Organization:
Students participate in HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and organization that develops leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.
This program is located on the Atrium Medical Center campus in the Greentree Health Science Academy building. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment, access to both higher education and a real working hospital are the advantages of starting your career in healthcare with us! For more information, contact your school counselor, or you may contact our instructors:
Barb Patterson, Pre-Nursing instructor, [email protected]
Kimberly Banks, Pre-Nursing Instructor, [email protected] 

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