Diagnostic Services / Anatomy

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Who Can Attend

  • This class is typically available to students in grades 10 - 12
  • Prerequisites: “B-“ or higher in Biology
  • Although not required, prior or concurrent enrollment in Anatomy & Physiology (Diagnostic Services) is recommended for the Health Occupations Program (Hosa - Future Health Professionals)


This course goes through the anatomy and physiology of organ systems. Dissections are a requirement for this class. Dissections may include: cat, rat, deer heart, sheep’s brain and eyes. This is a rigorous course.

Michigan and National Employment and Wage Data

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologists
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Health Services Managers
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Nurse Anesthetists 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Registered Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Veterinarians
  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Associate's Degree, Long-Term Training & Apprenticeships

  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Opticians, Dispensing
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Veterinary Technologists 

Certificate or Moderate-Term Training

  • Dental Assistants
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers 
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Surgical Technologists

High School Diploma or Equivalent & Short-Term Training

  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Health Technologists and Technicians
  • Home Health Aides
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
  • Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a CTE class, as this is determined individually by school district.

College credit(s) possible

  • Students can earn 1 college credit from NMU
  • Students must earn a grade of 90% or better and be recommended by the instructor
  • Each college reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy
  • Contact your college(s) to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score

NMU course satisfied

  • CLS 109 - Intro to Diagnostic Sciences - NMU Credits Granted 1

CTE Skill Certificate Program (Test required)

Students have the opportunity to earn a Precision Exams Career Skills Certificate with a passing score on the Health Sciences, Introduction (700) assessment exam