ECASD Healthcare

Dual Credit High School Academy

​​CVTC and your school district have partnered to offer incoming high school juniors and seniors who are serious about pursuing a career in the medical field the opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to expand their career options and get a jump-start on their post-secondary credits towards a degree in healthcare.  Limited to 16 students in the Chippewa Valley.

Check out the Healthcare Academy video below for more details on this academy.


  • High school junior or senior
  • Prerequisite: must have completed high school Chemistry or Prep for Basic Chemistry with a grade of C or higher

Location: Real Time Synchronous/Online | Clinical Location: CVTC Health Education Center


  • Opportunity to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA (30-543-1), Technical Diploma
  • 11 credits of health related coursework that apply to a number of CVTC programs

Medical Terminology (3 credits) will be offered online at CVTC during Summer 2020 or at your high school.

When: September 2020 – May 2021: Location: Real Time Synchronous/Online

Course Title Course Schedule

Nursing Assistant

2 Credits

Fall 2020

Lab & Lecture: Mon. - Wed. | August 24 - October 29, 2020 

Times: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Clinical: Thu. or Fri | August 27 - October 30, 2020 

Times: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General A&P

4 Credits

Fall 2020

Dates & Times: November 2 - December 15, 2020 Winterm Break | January 19 - February 4, 2021 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | M - Th

Advanced A&P

4 Credits

Spring 2021

Dates & Times: February 8, 2021 - May 18, 2021 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | M-Th

Spring 2021

Course Description

543-300 Nursing Assistant (3 credits)
This 120-hour course is a combination lecture, lab, and clinical practice conducted in long-term care facilities. It covers basic body function and structure, nutrition, nursing care procedures, and ethical and legal considerations. This course is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a nursing assistant training program. For successful completion you'll need to have access to a computer with an Internet hookup. This could be in your home, at a nearby library, at one of the CVTC branch campuses, or another location that is convenient for you. A Wisconsin criminal background check is required at the start of class.

806-177 General Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients.

806-179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
This course is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course.

531-454 CPR
This course is designed for persons requiring knowledge in resuscitation techniques for infant, child, and adult age categories. Students will learn proper patient and airway positioning, mouth-to-mouth breathing, cardiac compressions, and techniques to relieve airway obstructions. Barrier devices will be part of this training and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) will also be included in this course. Upon successful completion, students will be able to incorporate procedures learned and critical thinking in order to act appropriately in heart-related and airway obstruction emergencies. This curriculum includes the most current American Heart Association guidelines and meets the requirements for healthcare providers.

Just the Facts

Fall 2020
10 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
September 2020 - May 2021

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
8 - 10 a.m.

Classroom Location //
Real Time Synchronous/Online

Clinical Location //
CVTC Health Education Center

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