9th-12th Grade Programs

The Omaha AHEC works to create a heightened awareness of the health professions among area young people with a particular emphasis on minority and other underserved and underrepresented students. This is accomplished through hands-on activities presented by licensed healthcare professionals; field trips to healthcare and health education settings; career shadowing opportunities with licensed professionals; health science simulation labs; summer camps based around health career exploration and much more.

See below for details on Omaha AHEC's 9th through 12th grade programming:

Health Careers Institute at Northwest High School

The Health Careers Institute (HCI) has begun the Spring 2018 semester. The mission of HCI is to effectively and efficiently prepare high school students for admission into pre-health profession programs of study at colleges, universities, and other career training institutions.  


Job Shadowing Program

The Nebraska AHECs operate a robust Job Shadowing Program. Over the years, hundreds of students have enjoyed the opportunity to shadow health care professionals in Nebraska. Here in the Douglas and Sarpy county areas, job shadows are offered at sites in Primary Care,  Nursing, Dental, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Bio-Statistics and more.  Omaha AHEC HIPAA Training is required for all Job Shadowing/Observation experiences.  Please visit our Training Page for upcoming "HIPAA Training for Job Shadowing" offerings. Job Shadowing Registration Surveys are available at HIPAA Trainings.


Classroom Presentations & Resources

The Omaha AHEC conducts presentations in the classroom on HIPAA & Job SHadowing, Health Careers Exploration, CPR in Schools and BLS Certification. Special arrangements may also be negotiated for science lab facilitation and presentatons on health topics.  

The Nebraska AHEC Program Career Book CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME 2018 is now available electronically for student access and download!  Click the link for access to the most current information on Health Careers, Education & licensure requirements for the respective disciplines, and Nebraska educational institutions. 

For more information on 9-12 grade programs, please contact Messan Ametitovi at (402) 502-1207 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .