The Business of Health

Tolles’ Health Sciences pathway is consistently one of our most popular because students consistently are some of the best prepared to launch into their next phase of training in the Central Ohio region. Students in this popular pathway prepare for careers veterinary science, pharmacy, nursing, athletic training or many other health fields.

Pre-Nursing

  • Prepare for careers as a nurse, nurse aide, or any healthcare position with additional training.
  • Students embark on rigorous training in this program that involves learning National Healthcare Standards, medical terminology, nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, and medical math. By the completion of the program, students can earn their State Tested Nurse Aide credential for free.
  • Students practice their skills in a top-notch learning lab while also having the opportunity to take part in clinical training in healthcare facilities throughout Franklin and Madison Counties.

Core Courses:
  • Pre-Nursing I
  • Pre-Nursing II

Ms. Glenna Texler, Instructor

Glenna Texler

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Program Fuel
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects careers in this field will grow by an average of 20% or more through 2020.
  • Graduates have gone on to study at Columbus State, Chamberlain College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, and have earned jobs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital, The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing, National Church Residences, and more.

Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Cost: TBD
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available

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Pre-Vet

  • Prepare for careers as a veterinarian, veterinary technician or assistant, or in laboratory diagnostics.
  • Students work with live animals within this program, but learn the skills necessary for career pathways in the human health field. Students develop skills related to preventive care, laboratory diagnostics, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, and more.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn from experts within the industry both on campus and off through various hands-on experiences.

Core Courses:
  • Pre-Vet & Medical Lab Technology I
  • Pre-Vet & Medical Lab Technology II

Mrs. Pam Snider, Instructor

Pam Snider

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 40% growth expected in veterinary-related careers through the year 2020.
  • Graduates of this program have gone on to study at the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, Columbus State, Wright State University, Otterbein University, Kent State University, University of Findlay, Wittenberg University, and more.

Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Cost: TBD
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available

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Pharmacy

  • Prepare for a career as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, or allow the program to serve as a foundation for any health care career, including medical school, nursing school or more.
  • Students focus on pharmacy-related preparation, but also subject matter that applies to any health-related occupation, including medical terminology, customer relations, computer data-entry, communication & teamwork.
  • The Pharmacy lab is a unique combination of real-world pharmacy, computer lab, and lecture space. Students are immersed in experiences that prepare them for college and career.

Core Courses:
  • Health Sciences Core
  • Pharmacy Technician

Mrs. Lorie Haskell, Instructor

Lorie Haskell

 

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 34% growth in pharmacy tech or pharmacist careers through 2020.
  • Graduates have gone on to study at Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy, University of Findlay College of Pharmacy, Columbus State, and have been employed at Giant Eagle Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, PharMerica, Sterling Pharmacy, and more.

Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Costs: TBD
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available

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Exercise Science (formerly Sports & Fitness)

  • Prepare for careers as an athletic trainer, fitness instructor, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, coach, or exercise specialist.
  • Students have the opportunity to walk away with ample college credits for free after studying in this program, which includes the development of a skill set based on National Healthcare Standards.
  • This program is highly active in the community, giving students the chance to hone their skills by assisting in projects that range from county-wide health drills to health physicals.

Core Courses
  • Health Science Core
  • Physical Therapy/Exercise Science

Mrs. Karen Rossetter, Instructor

Karen Rossetter

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an average growth of 24% in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise science, and fitness training careers through 2020.
  • Students have gone on to study at Clark State University, Columbus State, The Ohio State University, and work at Ohio Health, Madison Health, and more.

Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Costs:
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available

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Health Professions Academy at the McVey Innovative Learning Center

  • Prepare for careers such as physician assistant, therapy, nurse, dental hygienist, dietician, paramedic, surgical technician, and more. 
  • Students enrolled in Hilliard City Schools who can commit two years to the program can attend this career-technical satellite located at the McVey Innovative Learning Center, part of the Innovation Generation Straight A Grant.
  • Students actively participate in both HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

Core Courses:
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR First Aid
  • Vital Signs
  • Pharmacology

Mrs. Cynthia Shaw, Instructor

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 29% job growth for medical assistants, 27% growth for phlebotomists, and 39% growth for EKG technicians through 2020.
  • Graduates of this program can attend Columbus State, The Ohio State University, Mt. Carmel School of Nursing, and can gain employment at hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.

Quick Facts:
  • Program is housed at Hilliard City Schools’ McVey Innovative Learning Center
  • Part of the Innovation Generation Straight A Grant
  • College Credits Available

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