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Estancia Medical Academy

Patient Care Pathway Video

Pathway Description

The Estancia Medical Academy (EMA) is a three-year Career Technical Education pathway focused on patient care that provides the academic & technical skills along with the knowledge students will use to pursue a full range of career opportunities in the Health Science & Medical Technology industry sector.  The goal of the program is to expose students to the diverse health career opportunities available in the medical industry. 

Topics of Study

  • Ethical & legal responsibilities of health care workers
  • Safety & standard precautions
  • Medical terminology
  • Human anatomy & physiology
  • Body systems & mechanics
  • Health & fitness
  • Hands-on experience in vital signs, emergency medical care, first aid, CPR
  • How to provide immediate care to an ill or injured person
  • How assist emergency medical service providers
  • Professions within the medical & health care industry
  • CPR Certification
  • Community Emergency Response Team Certification

Course Sequence

Grade 10:  Medical Careers & Health Systems

Grade 11:  Emergency Medical Responder

Grade 12:  Body Systems & Disorders

All courses are UC/CSU approved D or G college preparatory electives.  


HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America.  HOSA is an organization specially designed for future health professionals.  The purpose of HOSA is to develop leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition.  HOSA at Estancia High School is only offered to students in the Estancia Medical Pathway and allows them to choose a medical category to compete in at the state level.  State competitions are four days in length and held in either Sacramento or Anaheim.  Students compete in their selected category such as medical terminology, medical law & ethics, nutrition, and pharmacology.  Competitions include several rounds and consist of an online exam and practical skills. If students successfully complete and pass all aspects of testing, they will be eligible for award recognition that could consist of monetary and/or scholarship rewards.

HOSA meetings are held during lunch in Room 205  

Students who participate in HOSA and attend the State Leadership Conference can use their hours towards earning the CTE Medallion.  Students who hold an officer position in HOSA are awarded a cord at graduation.  HOSA participation can also be used towards the competition of the Senior Project at Estancia High School.  

Contact Us

Jared Hartel
EMA Instructor