CFHS Health Sciences

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.

Check out the Healthcare Academy video below for more details!

Medical Terminology (3 credits) and Culture of Healthcare (2 credits) will be offered at your high school through transcripted credit to provide you additional opportunities.

When: September 2021 – May 2022: Location: Chippewa Falls High School

Course TitleCourse TimeCredits
Digital Health LiteracyFall 2021 | Tue
Introduction to Public Health
Fall 2021 | Th
General Anatomy & Physiology Fall 2021 | MWF
Advanced Anatomy & PhysiologySpring 2022 | MTWF
Human Diseases for Health Care ProfessionalsSpring 2022 | Tue
Navigator Health InsuranceSpring 2022 | Thu

*CPR - Scheduled for 1/2 day in Spring 2022

Pre-requisite: Must earn a C or higher in Chemistry before taking General Anatomy & Physiology

Course Description

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.

501-112 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
A survey and analysis of current public health problems incorporating an epidemiologic framework. A basic introduction to community health history and organization is followed by specific health issues analyzed through the agent, host, and environmental interrelationships. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, and health promotion strategies are detailed.

501-107 Digital Health Literacy (2 credits)
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

539-201 Navigator Health Insurance (3 credits)
This course presents common health insurance terminology. Students are introduced to various insurance programs including: private health insurance, Worker's Compensation, disability insurance, hospital insurance, government plans including Medicare and Medicaid. Students will also learn the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance.

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.

530-182 Human Diseases for Healthcare Professionals (3 credits)
This course focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.

Just the Facts

Fall 2021
19 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 30, 2021 - May 20, 2022High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
1:39 - 3:04 p.m.

Classroom Location //
Chippewa Falls High School

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