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Health Early College Academy

About Health Sciences Early College Academy

Get real healthcare experience and free college credit in actual healthcare settings! You could be on your way to becoming a geneticist, biomedical engineer, doctor or whatever healthcare career is right for you. If you'll be a high school junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and some math and science background, this could be just the program for you.

Biomedical Technology - GVSU's Cook-DeVos Center

 

  • Dig into cell structure and function while working in a GVSU lab
  • Isolate DNA and study new technologies in genetics using elecrophoresis
  • Mutate, grow and study micro-organisms for pharmaceutical use

Diagnostic Healthcare Professions - Downtown Market

 

  • Perform live blood draws
  • Practice diagnostic tests using sonography and electrocardiograph equipment
  • Perform microbiology to grow and study bacteria and learn about new suberbugs

Therapeutic Healthcare Professions - Downtown Market

 

  • Check patient vital signs including blood pressure, pulse and respiration
  • Develop a care plan for an actual patient by interacting with them and reviewing their chart 
  • Practice wound care and put casts on "patients," place and remove sutures and staples

Key Highlights for all Locations
 

  • Enroll in college and participate in college coursework, while you're still in high school
  • Earn up to 7 free college credits each year - up to 14 credits after two years!

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Looking for an exciting program?  HSECA offers 3 programs designed to start
your college experience while you are in high school.

HSECA Students Bring Home the Gold
At HOSA Regional Competition

8 - Gold Medal 1st Place
4 - Silver Medal 2nd Place
3 - Bronze Medal 3rd Place
13 - Top Ten Place

See the full list of awards on our HOSA webpage.

Contact us at 616.447.5671
or email  
hseca@kentisd.org

The Health Sciences Early College Academy program was featured on theMaranda Where You Live  television show!