We’re proud to say that we offer many work-based learning opportunities to our De Anza Health Academy students. Here’s a list of some recent opportunities we’ve provided.

  • The De Anza Health Academy is the only pathway that is involved with HOSA (formerly known as the Health Occupations Students of America), which is a nationwide organization that helps our students receive internships, grants, scholarship, job shadowing, and much more. This also gives our students a chance to compete with other schools in first aid, medical terminology, and CPR, to name a few.
  • Some students choose also to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant certificate through Contra Costa College while in their senior year, a program arranged jointly by WCCUSD and CCC.
  • DeAnza Health pathway students are fortunate to have an on-campus fully-equipped simulated patient care center and an ambulance that provides them with hands-on experience. Students may earn their CPR and Red Cross certifications, as well as other health certificates while in the pathway.
  • Students attend at least two study trips a year, such as an experiential visit to UCSF Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and Merritt Medical College. They also visit the various healthcare programs at CCC.
  • Volunteers from Junior Achievement come to De Anza around once a year to talk to all four junior classes about their positions, how they got them and what it takes for our students to achieve their level of success in today’s work environment. Students get to ask the volunteers questions, as well as learn about blood-born pathogens, HIPPA certifications, first aid training, and much more.
  • At the beginning of each year, students take a visit to Samuel Merritt University to attend the Bright Young Minds Conference. Here, they get to see details of the different fields of Behavioral Health.
  • This pathway begins in grade 10 with biomedical science, followed by a course in emergency health science. In their senior year, students have the opportunity to take two college-level courses: an introduction to healthcare careers and life skills for health students. They may earn up to 6 transferable college credits.