High School Health Sciences

High School Health Sciences

Application deadline - March 1 (Contact High School Counselor or OTC Career Center to apply)

The OTC Health Sciences program is a two year program offered during the student's junior and senior years of high school, where the student is given an opportunity to observe many healthcare occupations, while achieving both high school and college credit hours. The classroom and clinical rotations will enable the student to make decisions about their future in the health care industry, and decide if a career in health care is in their future.

According to the 2012-2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are among the fastest growing careers projected for the future. Health related jobs are expected to increase due to advanced technology, the aging population, longer life expectancies, emphasis on community based health care, and anticipated changes as health care facilities incorporate managed care concepts into their organizations.

The OTC Health Sciences program prepares students to:

  • understand the roles of the interdisciplinary team in health care
  • describe professionalism, ethics, and legalities of health care
  • perform basic health care concepts and skills
  • complete CPR certification
  • demonstrate health care leadership and management development

The Health Sciences program is an approved nursing assistant training agency, by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Health Sciences students have the opportunity to complete training to become a Certified Nurses Assistant, during the second year of the program. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists professions, that require training as a Certified Nurse Assistant, to be among the 20 occupations with the highest projected change in employment.

Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to leec@otc.edu or contact the OTC High School Programs office at (417) 447-6997 or highschool@otc.edu.


Health Sciences - Required Courses


Health Sciences students have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA competitions and demonstrate their abilities in leadership and team work, in their chosen occupation.


Admission Information

Review the OTC Career Center site to learn more about:

  • the benefits of being a student at OTC Career Center
  • what parents, students, and educators are saying about OTC Career Center
  • what the Career Center Counseling and Assessment department can do for you
  • easy access to the OTC Career Center application
  • support services offered to students

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