Pre-Nursing and Healthcare - ECASD

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 Pre-Nursing and 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, or be concurrently enrolled in Chemistry or Prep for Basic Chemistry

Location: CVTC Business Education Center | Clinical Location: TBD


  • Opportunity to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA (30-543-1), Technical Diploma
  • 10 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 29, 2022 â€“ May 17, 2023: Location: Locations Vary

Course TitleCourse Schedule

Nursing Assistant

2 Credits

Fall 2022

Lab & Lecture: Thursday- Friday | September 1 - October 17, 2022

Times: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Clinical: Thursday-Friday

Times: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

*CNA Currently Full

General A&P

4 Credits

Fall 2022

Dates & Times: August 29  - December 29, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.  M/T| and 8 a.m-9:55am Wednesday

Advanced A&P

4 Credits

Spring 2023

Dates & Times: January 23, 2023 - May 17, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. | M/T/W

​Spring 2023

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 2022
10 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 29, 2022 - May 17, 2023High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
6 - 10 a.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Health Education Center

Clinical Days //
Mon - Fri

Clinical Location //
River Pines and Dove West

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.