Health Science is a science-based program. If you dream of helping others and are looking for an opportunity to begin a career in the medical field, then you should consider this program. Participate in the Early College option and earn the Ivy Tech Certificates (CT) in Dementia Care and CNA Preparation while at WCC.

Early College Option

Health Science is an Early College program. Earn the Ivy Tech Certificate (CT) in Dementia Care and the Ivy Tech CT in CNA Preparation by completing dual credit courses during year two. Students who complete the CTs are eligible to participate in Ivy Tech Richmond’s graduation ceremony. Take additional dual credit classes at your high school to work toward the next steps of a Technical Certificate and/or Associate’s Degree in a health-related field. These classes include:

  • Dual Credit Speech
  • Dual Credit Math
  • Dual Credit English
  • Dual Credit Physical Science

You Will Learn:

  • Patient care with a focus on nursing
  • Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, & medical ethics
  • How to work with other health care professionals
  • Overviews of other skilled areas, including physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, imaging, & dental assisting

A Typical Student

The typical student is college-bound and wants a career in the medical field. Students have a strong work ethic, are compassionate and detail oriented, and have a mature attitude. Patient confidentiality and respect are expected and practiced throughout the program.


Get Yourself Ready

You will use many skills to solve problems and work with patients. To be prepared, take science courses, especially biology, chemistry and anatomy courses. The following pathway courses will help prepare you for the Health Science I program, further training, and a career in the health field:

  • Preparing for College & Careers
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Human Development & Wellness
  • Child Development


Health Science Program Elements January 2023