Health Careers Institute

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Health Careers Institute (HCI) at Northwest High School! HCI is currently for 9th - 12th grade students only, this comprehensive, multi-year program will expose, educate and prepare dedicated students for a career in the health care field. As part of this program, each HCI graduate will be fully prepared for admission into college and a career in health care.

Components of the Health Careers Institute include:

  • Health Career Presentations
  • College Search and Application Assistance
  • HIPAA Training
  • Health Care Job Shadowing
  • College Scholarship and Financial Aid Seminars
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification
  • Standardized Test Prep (ACT)
  • Health Care Internships
  • Interpersonal Skills course
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • 1 week Summer Camp
  • CNA certification
  • After graduation services including academic & career counseling, college success tips & seminars, mentoring, Continuing Education, Inter-professional Education Opportunities

There will also be a series of topics designed to help the parent/guardian support their student as he/she transitions from high school through college and into a career! These components include: Help with College & Scholarship Applications, Help with Finding and Applying for Financial Aid for Your Student, Information on Colleges to help you and your student choose the best college that fits YOUR needs, and Information that will help Support Your Student While in College. 

What’s next? Complete the HCI Application for Admission. Applications can be found in the Northwest High School guidance office or by clicking here . Northwest program capacity is limited to 25 students in each grade level.  Application and admission essay are required.  

Applications should be mailed to: Omaha Area Health Education Center

                                                 5017 Leavenworth Avenue Suite 101

                                                 Omaha, NE 68106

The Spring 2018 cohort begins the week of February 26, 2018.  Students will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3 to 5pm (except school holidays). You will receive a program schedule upon registration.  and will conclude with Parent & Family Night 'Celebrating our HCI Graduates 2018'

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If you have any questions, please contact Messan Ametitovi, MPH Program Manager (402) 502-1207 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .