Welcome to Health Sciences and Technology (HST) webpage!
Career and Technical Education (CTE) clusters help learners discover their passionate interests and help them pave the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, career, and life. Health Sciences and Technology careers focus on the care leading to improvement of health and wellness. The HST career cluster involve pathways to Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, and Biotechnology Research and Development. The high demand with rapid technological advances has led to emerging needs in the field of healthcare. These careers involve direct/in-direct patient care at hospitals, clinics, assisted and long-term facilities, home, research centers, schools, and/or offices.
The information below highlights HST programs available for Illinois schools to offer, guidance for starting a program, applicable rules and regulations, and resources for schools and teachers. Check back often for additional resources added throughout the 4-year Perkins V State Plan for CTE.