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: CVTC Business Education Center | Clinical Location: River Pines or Dove West


  • 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 at your high school.

When: August 30 2021 – May 2022: Location: Locations Vary

Course TitleCourse Schedule

Nursing Assistant

2 Credits

Fall 2020

Lab & Lecture: Mon. - Friday. | August 30 - October 8, 2021

Times: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Clinical: Mon-Fri

Times: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General A&P

4 Credits

Fall 2020

Dates & Times: October 11  - December, 21 2021 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | M - Th

Advanced A&P

4 Credits

Spring 2021

Dates & Times: January 24, 2022 - May 12, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | M/W/Th

Spring 2022

Course Description

543-300 Nursing Assistant (2 credits)
This 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 2021
10 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 30, 2021 - May 12, 2022High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Health Education Center

Clinical Days //
Mon - Fri

Clinical Location //
River Pines/Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire

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Still have questions? Please contact Ken Parker at 715-858-1826 for more information.