Welcome to the Summer Health Careers Institute (SHCI)

SRJC Health Sciences department and the HSI STEM Avanzando Initiative presents the 2024 Summer Health Careers Institute (SHCI). SHCI (HLC120) is a 3-unit credit-based course for high school students interested in exploring careers in healthcare. SHCI is intended for students entering their senior year of high school and recent high school graduates who will be entering their first year of college.  

In this course, students will be introduced to opportunities in healthcare careers through lecture, laboratory, and experiences in clinical settings. Careers include, but are not limited to: Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Nutrition, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, and Radiologic Technology. Students will complete various certification trainings and learn about healthcare job trends, education, and licensure requirements. 


Steps & Requirements For Entrance In the SHCI program



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Initial health and safety requirements must be submitted before the start of the program. You will be contacted via email with further details about immunization requirements and submission. Do not submit these documents with your online application. You are required to have all health/immunization requirements to participate in the program.

A. Tuberculin Skin Test- Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) –

Students must complete a two-step PPD test upon acceptance. With a two-step skin test the PPD is completed, and if negative, a second PPD test will be performed one week after the first test. This two-step Mantoux test needs to be done only once. Students must complete an annual PPD or Quantiferon Gold blood test each year thereafter.

Students who cannot have a PPD or have a history of a positive PPD must have a negative chest x-ray within one year prior to acceptance into the SHCI program. Students that have not completed these requirements will not be allowed to participate.

B. Immunizations

Students must provide proof of vaccination or immunity for the following:

1. Hepatitis B

• Documentation of receipt of three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine and a documented seropositivity following the third dose or completion of the Hepislav two-dose vaccine with a documented seropositive lab result following the second dose

• The first two doses must be completed prior to acceptance into the SHCI program

2. Tetanus/Diphtheria

  • Booster vaccination within previous ten (10) years

3. Measles Mumps Rubella

  • Two doses of vaccine since 1980 or a positive titer

4. Varicella

  • Vaccination or a positive titer
  • History of disease is not accepted

5. Influenza

  • Influenza immunization is recommended

6. COVID-19 and Variants

  • COVID-19 two-dose vaccine and 1 booster.  

The student application will become live on Friday, April 5, 2024, 8 a.m. Students will apply directly to the program, no recommendation required. Students will need to submit all required documents to receive an add code for this course.  



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