February is Career and Technical Education Month. With the theme of Opportunities for Career Success, we want to highlight our Career and Technical Student Organizations. These organizations give our students leadership experience and the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world projects. Students compete against the best of the best at the local, regional, state, and national level.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. At DACC, students in Dental Assisting, Bioscience, and Health Technology participate in HOSA.
Career Technical Student Organization:
HOSA - Future Health Professions
What HOSA competition did you participate in?
I competed in Forensic Medicine. I had to take a written test where I read an autopsy and came up with a conclusion about time, manner, and cause of death. It was great because when I graduate, I want to major in biology and get into the forensics field.
How does being in the Dental Assisting Program fit into your career goals?
When I graduate high school, I’ll have the credentials I need to work as a dental assistant, which will help pay for college tuition. I’ll also have medical experience from DACC and leadership experience from participating in HOSA. I was even able to compete at the national level.
Would you recommend other career tech students participate in HOSA?
Definitely. I would recommend HOSA to anyone. It’s a great experience working with other people and seeing how we can all work together as a team. It’s a real community that helps people going into the health profession.