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    Grade Level: 11-12th grade
    Credit Value: .5 elective credit and .5 science credit per semester
    College Credits:
    Credits are earned through Normandale Community College > learn more here
    A total of 4 concurrent enrollment credits are available (4 Healthcare and Medicine credits)
    Prerequisite: School will provide transportation to and from St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee

    Course Description: The Healthcare and Medicine program fully immerses students in St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee, MN – providing unprecedented access to real-world experiences in the dynamic field of healthcare and medicine. Partnering with experienced medical professionals, students will advance their understanding of healthcare systems, communications, legal issues, medical terminology, patient care, professionalism, ethics, and explore many career opportunities in healthcare. This course requires students to be active, independent learners and fosters empowerment, self-discovery, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. Students will engage in a variety of opportunities including case studies, problem and project-based learning, and tours. Through guided mentoring, students will participate in an experience that encompasses their personal interest in healthcare and medicine. 

    Potential to obtain First Aid, CPR, and Certified Nursing Assistant (see below) certificates from this experience.


  • Students in the Summit Academy Heathcare and Medicine Course have the option of taking the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) test following the semester. Students who took the Health Careers course do have the option of taking the CNA test and the district will cover the cost of the test within a year of completing the course at Jordan High School.

    Summer 2019 Test Details
    Students can take the CNA test at Hennepin Technical College on both the Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park campus. The available summer test dates are Wednesday, July 10 at the Eden Prairie campus and Monday, August 12 at the Brooklyn Park Campus. More test options will be available in the Fall as well (contact Hennepin Tech for those specific dates). Students have to register in person prior to the test date. This registration should be completed as soon as possible as testing spots do fill up quickly. The cost is $166 due at the time of registration. However, the school district will reimburse the cost of the test. If a student does not pass the test and wishes to retest, those additional costs would not be covered by the district. When registering, students will be doing the test out option, which just means that you did not receive curriculum at Hennepin Tech and would simply like to take the test (the term is to "test out" or "challenge the test").

    If more specifics are needed, here is the contact information for Hennepin Technical College (note - you can register for the Brooklyn Park test on the Eden Prairie campus) –

    Main Switch Board - 952-995-1300
    Toll Free Number 1-888-569-5121

    Eden Prairie Campus
    13200 College View Drive
    Eden Prairie, MN 55347

    Brooklyn Park Campus
    9000 Brooklyn Blvd
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

    To be reimbursed, simply bring the test receipt to the district office. This reimbursement will take about a week.

    Please contact Erin Hjelmeland at if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!