PCC Early College High School
Health Sciences Academy Curriculum Information
Students who attend the PCC Early College High School will still have an opportunity to participate in the Health Sciences Academy! Please see the information below in regards to the courses available to our ECHS students, as well as a special course offering for HSA seniors.
All Health Sciences Academy students must complete 6 courses off of our list of required courses to be a graduate of our program. The table below shows you which of the 36 courses we approve that are offered at the ECHS. They are reflected in RED below:
Foundations of Health Science
Sports Medicine I
Sports Medicine II
Sports Medicine III
Brody School of Medicine
Honors Medical Research
Health Sciences Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
AP Environmental Science
Inroduction to Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Health Careers A
Health Careers B
Any college level Math, Science, Psychology, or Health Sciences courses can also satisfy this requirement. Other variations from this recommended list must be approved by the Health Sciences Academy Coordinator before registration for the alternate course(s).
CS072X0 Health Sciences Internship
CS975X01 Health Sciences Internship Honors
- Prerequisite Information from PCS Website:
Completion of Health Sciences I and enrolled in or completion of Health Science II; must be a senior in the Health Sciences Academy; submission of an application
- Course Description from PCS Website:
The Health Sciences paid internship provides seniors who are in the Health Sciences Academy an opportunity to begin learning an occupation using a system that combines on the job training and related academic and technical instruction. Students will have to compete with other students for internship positions according to the employer's requirements. Students are required to complete applications, to be interviewed, and to submit to drug screening and a criminal record check to be considered for placement in the internship program. Students must provide their transportation. Students must complete a minimum of 180 hours of work each semester for a total of 360 hours per year to earn two units of credit. Students will receive a grade based on the student's job performance as determined by the employer's evaluation every six weeks. Students who desire the honors credit will have additional requirements to complete an honors portfolio.
ECHS students must take 3 of the following PCC courses to qualify for this course, as Health Sciences I and II are not offered at the Early College. Please be aware that choosing to participate in some of these courses may affect your PCC pathway. Please speak with your counselor before choosing a course, not on your intended pathway.
Med Terms I
Med Terms II
Orientation to Health Careers