High School

High School Career and Wellness Fairs

  • North Salinas High School
  • Everett Alvarez High School
  • Salinas High School
  • Alisal High School
  • Mt. Toro High School

For more information contact, Iris Medina at imedina@hartnell.edu or 831.755.6152

Health Occupations Students of America
(HOSA) clubs

  • Health Career Exploration
  • Hands-On Project-Based Learning
  • Fieldtrips to Hospitals & STEM Educational Events
  • Skills Competitions
  • Leadership Development
Students with teachers in a nursing program
Student holding an award next to a mentor.

Mission Trails ROP

  • Medical Assisting
  • Health Occupations
  • Physical Therapy
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • CNA for adults and Dental Assisting for adults

Link to Mission Trails ROP website

For more information contact
Ivonne Glenn, Ph.D
Director of Mission Trails ROP/CTE
867 East Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-4209 extension 1200
Fax (831) 753-4210

Monterey County Office of Education

Link to the Monterey County Office of Education: http://www.monterey.k12.ca.us/

Summer Bridge

The Summer Bridge Program(SBP) is a 3-week series of classes offered by Hartnell College for students entering Hartnell College. Each summer more than 100 students choose to join the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) cohort or the Health Science cohort. Nursing and Allied Health sponsors 40 students with an interest in a healthcare career. The students spend one week at Hartnell College Nursing and Allied Health learning basic healthcare-related content, healthcare assessment skills, and the roles and responsibilities of healthcare providers.

Student Programs: 

Health Explorers

This exciting new program at SVMHS will introduce high school and college students to careers though business mentors. Staff and volunteers at SVMHS will serve as mentors and program advisors for participating students as they learn about opportunities in the healthcare field through hands-on activities, leadership development programs and community service projects.

Career Pathway Program for Teens

This new approach to student volunteering places the emphasis on learning job skills applicable to any future career. Career Pathways Program (CPP) provides students with practical experience related to their classroom learning. Students enrolled in this year-long program may be eligible for Community Classroom work experience credit based on successful completion of stated learning objectives and earning a passing grade. Community Service hours are not awarded for students eligible for school credit.

Medical Adventure Camp

This camp provides 10-12 year olds with the opportunity to learn about Medicine in a fun format. The program is held at the hospital and includes presentations on Nutrition, Physiology, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Forensic Medicine, Infection Control, etc. Field trips include the Tech Museum, Hyperbaric Chamber and US Coast Guard.

Summer Health Institute

This five-week program is a collaborative effort with our hospital, R.O.P./Health Academy program and our community college. Our purpose is to expose high school students who have been recruited from local health academies to health-careers through an articulated program using a case study methodology.

Our goal is to inspire students and to solidify their desire to achieve a career in a health-related field. We reach out to the local colleges and the high schools to emphasize the importance of working together to develop clear career pathways that benefit both the healthcare industry and our community.

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has presented the program since 2004 with the help of the following participating agencies: Hartnell College, Mission Trails R.O.P. and Health Academies, NASA/Ames Research, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Stanford School of Medicine Center of Excellence, and the Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association.

During the program, students develop an understanding of hospital organization, diagnosis, care plan development, patient assessment and treatment. They receive instruction at Hartnell College for computer program design, presentation skills and spend a week in the Nursing Skills Labs. Each student presents an “outstanding” case study review for our medical panel as their final exam.

Link to the Summer Health Institute: https://www.svmh.com/Volunteer/Student-Programs/Summer-Health-Institute.aspx