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Sophomore Orientation

Sophomore Orientation is broken down by Department and Clubs 
 
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The Copper Hills Health Science Department has a variety of classes to offer students who are interested in pursuing a health science career. Sometimes it’s hard to know which classes to take and in which order. We hope this will help you have an awesome experience here at Copper Hills! 
Always check with your counselor to be sure your credits align for graduation.
 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DOCTOR

Classes to take as a Sophomore

Introduction to Health Science

Classes to take as a Junior 

HTHS 1101 Medical Terminology

Medical Anatomy and Physiology

Classes to take as a Senior

Medical Assisting Program @ JATC

HTHS 1110 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2

Other Classes to Consider

AT 2300 Emergency Medical Response

PSY 1010 General Psychology

Health & Community Wellness

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A NURSE

Classes to take as a Sophomore

Introduction to Health Science

Classes to take as a Junior 

HTHS 1101 Medical Terminology

Medical Anatomy and Physiology

Classes to take as a Senior

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program @ JATC

HTHS 1110 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2

Other Classes to Consider

AT 2300 Emergency Medical Response

PSY 1010 General Psychology

Health & Community Wellness


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A 

PARAMEDIC, EMT, or EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Classes to take as a Sophomore

Introduction to Health Science

Classes to take as a Junior 

HTHS 1101 Medical Terminology

Medical Anatomy and Physiology

AT 2300 Emergency Medical Response

Classes to take as a Senior

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program @ JATC

HTHS 1110 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2

Other Classes to Consider

PSY 1010 General Psychology

Health & Community Wellness

AT 2175 Intro to Sports Medicine


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN 

ATHLETIC TRAINER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, or OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Classes to take as a Sophomore

Introduction to Health Science

Classes to take as a Junior 

HTHS 1101 Medical Terminology

Medical Anatomy and Physiology

AT 2175 Intro to Sports Medicine

Classes to take as a Senior

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Program @ JATC

HTHS 1110 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2

Other Classes to Consider

Sports Psychology

PSY 1010 General Psychology

Health & Community Wellness

AT 2300 Emergency Medical Response


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A 

SOCIAL WORKER, THERAPIST, COUNSELOR, or PSYCHOLOGIST

Classes to take as a Sophomore

Introduction to Behavioral Health

Psychology 

Classes to take as a Junior or Senior

                                                 Psych 1010              and/or           Health & Community Wellness

                                                         AP Psychology 

Other Classes to Consider

AT2300 Emergency Medical Response

Sports Psychology

U.S. Ethnic Studies

HUMA 1100 Intro to Humanities 

 

Health Science Department Course Descriptions

Introduction to Health Science

Grades: 10-12

High School Credit: 1.0 Total - .5 CTE  AND .5 Consumer Health required for graduation   

Intro to Health Science class provides foundational knowledge and skills students need for pursuing more advanced classes that lead to a career in healthcare. Students will understand basic anatomy as we learn the structure and function of the 9 body systems. Students will also explore professions of the healthcare system. The class will feature hands-on learning, dissections, and strategies for a smooth transition into more advanced healthcare courses and careers. This class is primarily for sophomores, is a year-long class and fulfills your Consumer Health credit for graduation. 


HTHS 1101 Medical Terminology

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: .5 CTE

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 2

This course teaches medical terms of Greek and Latin origin. It is designed for the pre-professional and workers in health related fields. The course uses videos supplemented with lectures and discussions covering more than 350 medical word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, spelling, and proper usage of medical terminology. Medical abbreviations are also introduced. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this course.

 

Medical Anatomy and Physiology          

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: 1.0 CTE                        

This full-year course provides students with an in-depth study of health care careers including clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and abbreviations, diseases and disorders, medical ethics, and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for a variety of health technology programs. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this course.


Sports Psychology

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: .5 Elective This course is for competitive athletes or performers.  Students will explore the field of Sports Psychology and will learn techniques to help them mentally prepare for performance situations. Topics to be covered include teamwork, communication, focus, confidence, imagery, attitude, goal setting, self-talk, winning, handling fear, and resilience.  


AT 2300 Emergency Medical Response

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: .5 CTE

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 3

This course meets the needs of the non-health care professional that has a duty to respond in an emergency. It provides more skills and in-depth training than the First Aid; Responding to Emergencies course. This course leads to American Red Cross certification in emergency Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.


AT 2175 Intro to Sports Medicine

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: 1 CTE

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 3

This course presents the duties and functions of the certified athletic trainer and their relationship to other allied health care and sports medicine professionals. The course will focus on the fundamental causes, prevention, recognition, care, reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries/illnesses, and program organization and administration. 


HTHS 1110 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Grades: 12

High School Credit: .5 CTE

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 4

This course is an integrated presentation of the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, human anatomy, human physiology and medical microbiology as related to humans. The course is global and interdisciplinary while remaining introductory. 


HTHS 1111 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Grades: 12

High School Credit: .5 CTE

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 4

University Prerequisite: HTHS 1110

This course is a continuation of the integrated presentation of the basic concepts taught in HTHS 1110 of physics, chemistry, human anatomy, human physiology and medical microbiology as related to humans. The course is global and interdisciplinary while remaining introductory. 


Introduction to Behavioral Health

Grades: 10-12

High School Credit: .5 CTE

Behavioral Health is a foundational level course that introduces behavioral health careers through the study of self-concept, effective communication, healthy relationships, addictive behaviors, mental health disorders, and protective laws and rights of patients and practitioners. With the growth of knowledge in these areas, students will begin to understand how experiences affect behavior and the importance of healthy attitudes and choices.


Psychology 1

Grades: 10 - 12

High School Credit: .5 Elective

This course covers human behavior including the development of personality, sensation, perception, learning, and language. It also includes experiments and classroom participation. Advanced work emphasizes emotions, mental disorders and their treatment, personality theories, therapies, and testing.


Health and Community Wellness

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: .5 Elective

A hands-on, project-based course designed to teach students the basics of community wellness program planning through the introduction of project planning principles recognized world-wide in the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Students will plan, implement and evaluate a community wellness project.  


PSY 1010 General Psychology

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: .5 Elective

Concurrent Enrollment/College Credit: 3

This course is a basic survey of psychology examining the historical and current foundations supporting the scientific study of mind and behavior.


Psychology AP

Grades: 11 or 12

High School Credit: 1 Elective

This college-level course covers the history of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation/perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, personality, testing, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, and social psychology. Students should be able to read college-level texts and apply the conventions of Standard Written English in their writing. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.


Suggested Clubs

  • Community Wellness Club - The Community Wellness Club works to improve the health of our community through all 7 areas of wellness, including mental and emotional, physica, social, spiritual, occupational, environmental and intellectual. 
  • HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America” HOSA is a career and technical student organization for students planning to pursue health professions.

Matemáticas 2 en Español

Esta clase es igual a "Secondary Math 2", pero la instrucción es en español. Es una clase apropiada para estudiantes que acaban de llegar o que todavía tienen dificultades para estudiar en inglés.  El enfoque de Matemáticas Secundarias 2 es en las expresiones cuadráticas, las ecuaciones y las funciones. Compara sus características y comportamiento con los de relaciones lineales y exponenciales de Matemáticas Secundarias 1.

Animal Science
Students will be exposed to a wide range of scientific principles, including genetics, anatomy, physiology/nutrition, disease, pests, and management practices.

 

Astronomy

Learn everything from the constellations in the night sky, to how the Universe came to be! We will learn about the seasons, moon phases and eclipses, how the solar system formed, the planets, how stars live and die, the nature of our Milky Way Galaxy, and everything in between. We will have star parties, where we get to look through telescopes to observe really cool things in the night sky. If you have ever been interested in space, don't pass up the opportunity to take this course! (This course is typically for juniors and seniors.)

 

Biology
A course covering such topics as: Ecology, Biochemistry, Cells, Genetics, and Evolution. No prerequisites!

 

BIO 1010/1015 Concurrent
A Salt Lake Community College class ; one semester of college credit (for the 1 year course); includes field trips (optional) to:
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Natural History Museum of Utah, Jordan River Trail, Meet a wild bird with a guest speaker from Hawkwatch International, etc.

 

Chemistry
Covers atomic structure and chemical reactions at a conceptual level. The class develops critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, from a perspective solving real world problems.


Honors Chemistry
Covers the same topics as regular Chemistry, but goes a little deeper. There is more math involved in this course.


CHEM 1010/1015
A college-level introduction to Chemistry for non-science majors. Covers structure, composition, properties, and chemical
transformations.

 

Earth Science
An overview of the processes affecting Earth’s formation, interior, surface, water, atmosphere, and how they relate to human
activity. New at the high school level, previously only available in 9th grade.


Environmental Science
An advanced class that draws upon many science disciplines. Its purpose is to introduce students to the way the environment
works, and how humans perceive and interact with it.

 

Floral Design
The study of design, structure of plants, growth processes, propagation, physiology, plant classification, reproduction, growth
media, soil, pests, cultural harvest practices, and FFA.

 

Geology
The study of earth's rocks and minerals and how they form. This course is designed for people that have taken Earth Science and want to learn more about rocks and minerals.

 

Physics

Physics is a great sophomore-level class! Learn about the physical laws that govern motion, energy, magnetism, electricity, gravity, and waves, all while applying those math skills that you never thought you would use. Students leave the class feeling more confident with their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and physics is the perfect science ACT prep course! Students participate in hands-on activities to see the laws of physics in action. Oh, and we drop pumpkins off the roof of the school.  (NOTE: AP Physics and BlendEd Physics is also offered.)

 

AP Physics 1
A full year core science credit for college bound students. The class studies the basics of motion, energy, sound, and light as well as adding on rotational motion and the basics of circuitry. A great class for students taking entry level physics who would like to challenge themselves further.

 

Plant / Soil / Tech
Students will be exposed to greenhouse management practices that prepare them to produce commercial plant species.

 

Wildlife Biology
Study includes wilderness wildlife and human interaction. A more in-depth look at vertebrates than in a Biology course.
Marine Biology and Oceanography Dealing with the marine and plant life and the ecosystems of both. Genetics
Topics include: transmission (Mendelian), molecular, and population genetics. Genes of plants and animals and how they show
inheritance.

Zoology
An overview of Kingdom Animalia. Focuses on comparing the characteristics of different animal groups. This course is designed for people that have taken Biology and want to learn more about animals.

 

 
 

Robotics 1

Programming languages for Robotics 1 should be lego classroom and blockly.

 

Robotics 2

For robotics 2 it should be c+ based programming.

 

Robotics 1 & 2 can be taken as a yearlong concurrent course- Automation/Robotics EET 1600.

 

Engineering Principles 1 is a hands-on course in which students explore civil engineering, bioengineering, and computer engineering. 
Engineering Principles 2 is the second hands-on course in which students explore mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and material science.
Engineering Principles 1 & 2 can be taken as a yearlong concurrent course- Engineering 21st Century ENGR 1010  
 

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