Mid-Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program

Health Careers Academy (HCA)


The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Academy is designed to develop culturally competent, resilient, academically proficient, and self-confident future healthcare professionals.


The SC AHEC Health Careers Academy is a health career exploration experience for high school students. Activities demonstrate the use of communications, math and science among practicing health professionals make up the curriculum specifically designed for future health professions students of South Carolina.

Academy Fellows are selected to participate in four years of grade specific programming filled with sessions and activities to promote academic success, career development and personal growth. One-on-one mentoring, group activities and parental involvement are major components of the Academy. Completion of the South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Academy supports the access of its participants to pre-health training programs.

Opportunities for Participants

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Standardized Test Prep
  • Health Professions Shadowing & Mentoring
  • Pre-Health Skills Building
  • Hands on Clinical Skills Training
  • Health Professions Certification
  • Summer Internships and/or Pre-College Credit
  • State and National Conference Participation
  • College and University visits
  • The Opportunity to Receive High School Credit
  • ...... And Much More

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