Health Careers Summer Institute (HCSI)

Jumpstart your journey to a career in healthcare 

The Health Careers Summer Institute is a two-course program (Medical Terminology, Introduction to Health Careers with CPR training) that is open to high school juniors and seniors who have taken biology and want to attend DVC during the summer for college credit. 

This six-week program introduces students to healthcare and healthcare careers through lecture, laboratory, and fieldwork experiences. These activities allow students to explore their healthcare specialty of interest while offering them a foundational understanding of healthcare systems, processes, culture, ethics, and integrated professions.  

HCSI students have the rare opportunity to visit local healthcare facilities and encounter patient-centered experiences firsthand. Course content is thoughtfully chosen and introduced to replicate trending healthcare practices and current standards so as to prepare students to excel in educational tracts and professional environments specific to healthcare.

Patient care experience is as valuable as the biology behind the medical treatments. These courses are intended to develop students to become future healthcare leaders who will deliver excellent patient care as well as quality industry outcomes. 

Program details

The Health Careers Summer Institute is a six-week program that meets Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m., June 19 - July 27, 2017. Students that successfully complete all six weeks will earn six college credits!

Program requirements

This institute is open to high school students who have taken biology and are in the summer prior to their junior or senior year.  

Required documents for high school students:

  • Apply to DVC - DVC application (please read instructions carefully)
  • Special enrollment form (needs to be completed and signed by parent/guardian and school administrators)

Immunization requirements

Due to hospital regulations, students are required to have the following immunizations current and be able to provide documentation before the course begins:

  • MMR,
  • Varicella,
  • Hepatitis B,
  • Tdap, and
  • two TB Skin Tests (PPD).