Help save lives. Explore careers in healthcare, sports medicine, biomedicine, public health and more.


MedConnect prepares students for careers in healthcare and biosciences, in careers that range from medical office assistants to nurses to lab technicians to athletic trainers — all the way to physicians. Classes may include general health sciences, sports medicine, biotechnology and medical innovations and will give students an opportunity to receive college credits and industry certifications.

Sample Classes with MedConnect

This course is designed to give students a picture of the variety of careers within the medical field. Students will research and try out the different skills needed to be successful across the industry. Career research will be an ongoing part of the class. Visits to hospitals, clinics and laboratories, as well as guest speakers from various medical fields, will enhance this research.

This course will introduce students to medical terminology as well as the prevention and treatment of athletic injury. Students also will study the human body (anatomy, physiology and emergency medicine). Upon successful completion, the student will receive CardioPulmonary Resuscitation or CPR Certification. Instruction is designed to prepare students as candidates for college or university entry-level classes in health science careers.

This introductory course is designed to give an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental and information systems of the health care industry.The course focuses on health careers, exploration, leadership development, ethical and legal responsibilities, the history of health care and the economics of health care. Students will develop a concept of health and wellness from the perspective of a health consumer as well as a health professional.

This course is for students who enjoy physical activity and are interested in learning the science and psychology involved in adopting an active and healthy lifestyle and working in the industry. Students acquire skills in strength training, cardiovascular training, fitness assessment, writing programs, motivation and communication. Students study human anatomy and physiology, energy production, exercise modalities, first aid and CPR skills, and medical terminology.

Students use this knowledge and apply these skills during job shadowing in fitness, sports and research facilities, working with other students and in the classroom.

This is a course for students seriously interested in pursuing health careers. Students gain knowledge and learn skills used in caring for medical patients. Students use this knowledge and apply these skills during internships in health care facilities. Students study a variety of health subjects with an emphasis on student learning through personal experience and preparation for the Nurse Assistant program.

Note: CareerConnect classes may vary by school.

Examples of Medical Careers

Occupation Education Level Median Annual Earnings
Nursing Assistant High School Diploma, Certificate  $28,600
Cardiovascular Technician Associate’s Degree  $65,150
Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s Degree  $38,850
Microbiologist Bachelor’s Degree  $80,500
Registered Nurse Bachelor’s Degree  $69,500
Medical Doctor Advanced Degree  $186,700

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

MedConnect is offered at these high schools in 2019-20