The HHS Health Science program (part of the district’s Career and Technical Education program) introduces students to careers in a variety of medical and health related fields, including: Nursing, Radiology, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Surgery, and more. The two-year program gives students the opportunity to meet with medical and health professionals to talk about career options and even earn certifications in some areas. Students gain practical hands-on experience through training and job-shadowing via partnerships with local hospitals and colleges. Students in the program recently toured Pearl River Community College’s Allied Health Center in Hattiesburg. While there, students had the opportunity to tour all Allied Health programs including Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory, Medical Radiologic, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, and Practical Nursing. Demonstrations, information, and hands-on learning activities were available to these students who are interested in the field of Health Science.