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Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and your school district have partnered to offer high school students 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.  CNA is limited to 16 students. 

Check out the Pre-Nursing and Healthcare Academy video below for more details on this academy.

CNA- Is full! You can still apply for the rest of the academy! 


  • High school junior or senior

  • Must enroll in all four courses to be accepted into the academy

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

Location: CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus


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

General A&P

4 Credits

August 28 - December 18, 2023

Wednesday - Friday 8 - 9:55 a.m.

This course will transfer to many UW System Colleges as science credits.

Medical Terminology

3 Credits

January 22 - May 16, 2024 
Monday - Tuesday 8 - 9:25 a.m.

Advanced A&P

4 Credits

January 22 - May 13, 2024
Wednesday - Friday, 8 - 9:55 a.m. 
(No class during CVTC Winterm Break: December 19, 2023 - January 21, 2024)
This course will transfer to many UW System Colleges as science credits.

CPR BLS Certification will be offered TBD

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

2 Credits

CNA- Is full! You can still apply for the rest of the academy! 

August 28 - November 16, 2023
Days TBD | Times TBD 

Clinical location to be determined based on students participating.
This course is a prerequisite to many of the healthcare programs at CVTC.

*CPR will be scheduled for two days in the spring

Course Description

806-177 General Anatomy and 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.

501-101 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology. 

806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4 Credits)
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 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.

543-300 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (2 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.

CNA State Attendance Policy
Students must comply with the Wisconsin DHS required 86 training hours for CNA.  Students are allowed to miss two classes but are required to make up the missed time.  Failure to make up missed time will result in course failure.  If a third class or clinical session is missed, the student will fail the course.  Clinical time must be made up at the clinical site and not with a written assignment.  Students may attend a lecture, lab, or clinical session with another instructor to avoid grading deductions. Students are responsible to coordinate make up times with their instructor.  In case of documented illness or emergency, a waiver may be granted.

Just the Facts

Fall 2023
13 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 28, 2023 - May 16, 2024High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
7:30a.m. - 10a.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus

Clinical Days //

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