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Health Science

MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Heath Science Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and postsecondary options in therapeutic services, diagnostic services, support services, health informatics, biotechnology research, health education, public health, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to explore fully the educational and community options available. Course fees may vary at the high schools.

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  • Health Science Exploration
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Human Body System
  • *Medical Terminology
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovation

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Health Services

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Early College/Dual Credit Opportunities

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Assistant
  • Med Office
  • Fire Academy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Biotechnology Academy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Career & Technical Student Organizations

HOSA - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • CNA (Certified Nurse Aide)
  • Coop Skill Certificates
  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Certificate
  • Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate

Post Secondary Options

Explore options in and out of state in Health and Wellness, Healthcare Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Gerontology, Cardio technology Invasive, Dental Hygienist, Anesthesia Technology, Biotechnology Laboratory Management, Cancer Information Management, Midwife (Direct Entry), Health Technology Management, Athletic Training, Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science, Cognitive Science, Exercise Physiology, Food & Nutrition, Food Science, Health Science/Studies, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physiology, Spanish/English Healthcare Interpretation, Speech Pathology & Audiology

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

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