Department of Defense Education Activity

Health Services

Educational programs in the Health Services Career Cluster are of interest to individuals who want to promote the health and wellness of others, whether by developing cures for diseases or caring for patients with injuries or illnesses. Students learn how to work directly with patients, provide treatment and counseling, and promote health education information.

The DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for Career and Technical Education are adopted from the Common Career Technical Core. These standards are referenced as CCRS-CTE.

Standards for Health Science Career Cluster (HL)


Therapeutic Services-Patient Care Pathway

The Therapeutic Services – Patient Care Pathway teaches health and safety policies; how to utilize emergency procedures and protocols; how to employ communication strategies used in the delivery of healthcare, and are introduced to cultural, social, and ethnic diversity as it applies to health care delivery. By successfully completing this pathway, students may be eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

To ensure pathway completion, it is recommended that students take courses in the following sequence: CTH402, CTH502 (Option 1), CTH503 (Option 2)

Course Name Course Number Course Grade Length
Health Science I CTH402 10,11,12 36
Health Science II-Patient Care CTH502 10,11,12 36
Health Science II-Pharmacy Tech CTH503 10,11,12 36