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Warren Technical School

Dekalb County Schools

Health Services

Program Overview

General Information (Program Currently Closed)


The Health Science program at Warren Technical School provides students with the academic

knowledge, industry skills, and real-life experiences needed to obtain careers in the healthcare industry. Instruction includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics, support areas, and biotechnology research and development. The program focuses on 3 areas: academic career pathways, student credentialing, and HOSA (career technical student organization).


Academic Career Pathways


The Health Science program pathway is Allied Health and Medicine. Students matriculate through the pathway via 3 courses. Upon completion of the pathway, students will as take the end of pathway assessment, the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) and must score a minimum of 70% to pass.

· 1st year students: Introduction to Healthcare Science

· 2nd year students: Essentials of Healthcare

· 3rd year students: Allied Health and Medicine


Student Credentialing


Students may gain the following credentials through the program:

· Basic Life Support (American Heart Association)

· Healthcare Safety Certification (Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA)

· American Medical Certification Association industry exams (students choose 1):

o Physical Therapy Aide

o Medical Administrative Assistant

o Electronic Health Records Specialist

o Billing and Coding Specialist


Work-Based Learning

Students gain real-world experience as interns at the VA Medical Center in Decatur, GA. There, students are mentored and work alongside professionals in the healthcare industry, learning employability and soft skills, as well as general information necessary to succeed in the world of work. Areas that students intern in include patient care, nutrition, human resources, medical records, and the medical office setting.



Mission: To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills, and leadership. HOSA is one of many co-curricular Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) offered to CTAE students throughout the country. Serving future health professionals since 1976, HOSA operates as an integral component of the health science curriculum. HOSA has over 200,000 members across the nation, and over 14,000 in Georgia. HOSA members attend conferences, social events, provide community service, and compete in industry based competitive events. Members compete in teams or as individuals in over 55 different events related to all aspects of the health care industry.


The Warren Tech Chapter of HOSA has received numerous awards, including having the opportunity to attend and compete at the International Leadership Conference for the past 6 years!

·      2019-2020 HOSA Competition Results: 

·      Fall Leadership Rally – 4 Statesman Award Exam Winners

·       State Leadership Conference:

·      2nd & 3rd place in Personal Care

·      3rd place in Interviewing Skills

·      5th and 6th place in Speaking Skills

·       International Leadership Conference – Top 10 in Interviewing Skills