The first year is the Introduction to Health Professions which is a broad introduction to the vast career options available in Health Care. The second year is dual credit Medical Terminology which mirrors NIC's curriculum and rigor to cover medical terminology in dept and includes pathology, interventions and treatments. The third year culminates with the Diversified Health Occupations (CNA) class, aligned with the Idaho State Board of Nursing curriculum and standards which enable students to successfully pass the state testing to become a CNA.

Student Organization

Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA)

Career Areas

  • Nursing / Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician / Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Dietitian
  • Dentist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Surgical Technician, Radiology
  • Veterinarian
  • And many more!

Suggested SHS Courses

  • 4-years math
  • 4-years science including Dual Credit/Honors/AP
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • 4-years English
  • Speech
  • Foreign language
  • Art
  • Other Career and Technical Education courses

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Health Occupation
  • Medical Terminology (Dual Credit)
  • Diversified Health Occupations - CNA (Honors)

College Credit

Successful completion of the Health Occupations program gives students the opportunity to earn credit.

North Idaho Course:
  • CAOT 179 (Medical Terminology)

*Contact Program Instructor for further details.