Where do you fit?


    At Health Careers Academy, one of our goals is to link the world of health to the things that students are doing in their classes and give our students the opportunity to learn about this world first hand!

    • If you would like to talk to someone about these Work Based Learning opportunities, please contact Principal Aaron Mata at (209) 933-7360 or email amata@stocktonusd.net.
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  • Classroom Speaker


    • Career Specifics (duties and daily activities of the job and the level of education required to be successful)
    • Expertise sharing for specific courses and topics
    • Classroom Topic List is continuously being updated. Check here for the most recent list

    45 minute

    Mock Job Interviews


    • Panels of community members
    • 10 minute student interviews
    • Visit our Mock Interview page here. 

    Anywhere between a
    2 hour block of time
    to all 2 days

    Workplace Field Trip


    • Students and staff visit professional environment
    • Observe work in progress and ask questions

    2 hours to 4 hours

    Community Service


    • Specific projects that need additional help
    • Community events such as blood drives, health fairs, career specific volunteer opportunities

    Time Varies

    Job Shadowing


    • One day activity
    • Student observes the workday of a professional, interact with clients or customers, and attend meetings and other appointments.
    • Visit our Job Shadow page for more details. 

    1 Day

    Teacher Externships


    • Teachers visiting workplace to learn what happens on a daily basis
    • Teachers return to classroom energized to share what they have learned with their classes

    Time Varies

    Student Internships


    10 weeks

    Minimum of 80 hours

    Work Experience


    • Students hired by workplace and held to same expectations as all employees
    • Work permit issued by HCA staff

    Time Varies

    Student Mentoring


    • Student matched one-to-one with an adult professional
    • Professional assists student in assimilating to college
    • Mentor serves as resource by sharing insights and providing guidance
    • For more info, check out our Mentoring page of our website. 

    Time Varies