Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Health Science
Meet Renee Erlandsen, OPI Health Science Specialist
Renee splits her time between OPI, In Helena, and the AHEC/Office of Rural Health office, in Bozeman. She is your resource for everything OPI related. She travels the state assisting school districts with Perkins applications, meeting with newly credentialed health science teachers, and coordinating Montana HOSA conferences.
Renee was instrumental in affiliation of Montana HOSA in 2004, and has served on the executive board since then. She is happy and willing to assist your chapter in securing the support, materials, and funding it needs.
Montana’s rapidly growing Career and Technical Education program is Health Science. Health Science courses prepare students for further education and/or immediate employment in health care fields.
The purpose of Health Science programs in high school is to teach essential knowledge and skills needed by health care providers based on the
National Health Science Standards that address:
Academics & Employability Skills
Communications & Teamwork
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Legal Responsibilities & Ethics
Safety & Health Maintenance Practices
Technical and Information Technology Skills
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