High School Health Career Training Programs


Shasta- Trininty Regional Occupational Program (STROP) Allows High school students to take approximately 90 minutes from their regular high school classes in order to participate in CTE classes offered at the STROP Center on Eastside Road in Redding. In addition to classroom learning, CTE students have opportunities for hands-on training at local industry sites such as Shasta Regional Medical Center and Redding Fire Department. All students earn high school credit and most are eligible to simultaneously earn college credit through Dual Enrollment with Shasta College.

Shasta Union High School District CTE

Shasta Union High School District offers students a variety of medically based career technical education classes and certifications on several of their campuses. Introductory Medical Science classes are offered at all three campuses and offer a health coaching certification and is dual-enrolled with the Medical Terminology course through Shasta College. Shasta High School offers the greatest variety of medical courses with Dental Careers, Sports Medicine / Kinesiology, Clinical Medical Assisting and Certified Patient Care Technician certification classes on the Shasta HS campus. Many of these courses offer the additional benefit of hands on internship opportunities at Shasta Regional Medical Center in addition to several medical clinics throughout the Redding area. Foothill High School offers an EMT course that starts in the Fall. All classes offer UC A-G accreditation.


The UC Davis School of Medicine Health Equity Academy – Leaders for Tomorrow’s Healthcare (HEALTH) is a 6-session program. HEALTH introduces high school students to various health professions, medical technology, and health systems. In conjunction with strength-based leadership training, the program’s emphasis is on community leadership, health disparities, and future opportunities in healthcare. Applications for Summer 2023 are closed as of April 23rd. Be on the lookout for the next open application window.

College Connection

College Connection is a one-year alternative education program conducted in partnership with Shasta College and participating high schools. It allows selected high school seniors to attend Shasta College daily to concurrently earn high school and college credit. The program provides accelerated, challenging courses for the academic college-bound students and highly motivated vocational students. Students have the opportunity to develop skills as they work towards their A.A. or A.S. degree or certificate. This provides a high quality alternative educational opportunity for high school seniors who are ready to bridge the gap between high school and higher education.

Compadre College Virtual Prep Series

COMPADRE College is an outreach program and webinar series for high school, undergraduate, and post-graduate students interested in serving rural and medically underserved communities as physicians.

These webinars will focus on:

  • early exposure to medical professions, professional identity development, and academic strategy for high school students with outreach events and hands-on activities.

  • guiding and preparing undergraduate/post-graduate pre-medical students through the medical school application process with workshops on different aspects of the medical school application and admissions process.


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College Options

College Options offers a comprehensive career exploration/planning process, including career assessments and an education plan based on the chosen career. All of their services are free of charge for North State families because of the generous donations from local foundations.


  • Career advising
  • Comprehensive assessments to determine a student’s
    • Career interests
    • Personal aptitudes (natural abilities)
    • Careers that match the student’s interests and aptitudes
  • Career research resources
  • Job interview resources and assistance
  • Job shadowing resources and assistance
  • Advising and assistance with developing an educational plan, including:
    • Determining programs and/or majors that match the chosen career
    • Determining colleges/universities and/or trade schools that provide programs/majors for the chosen career
  • Advising and assistance with college applications
  • Advising and assistance with scholarship applications
  • Financial aid services