Carroll University
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

You want a career in health care. Carroll University can help. Whether you’re a high school, undergraduate or graduate student, Carroll’s National Academy Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) can give you the tools and real-world experiences to help you succeed. Offering everything from pre-college preparatory experiences to scholarship support to board examination prep sessions, HCOP can help wherever you are on your journey. Receive special attention and advising from Carroll’s top-rated healthcare programs.

High School Students  |  Undergraduate Students  |  Graduate Students

High School Students

Personal and Professional Development

Horizontes at Carroll University

Our week-long summer residential program gives you an opportunity to explore university life and gain academic, social and life skills that will help you succeed in college.

Project Pioneer

Our pre-college, academic-year program that includes cultural activities, panel presentations with diverse primary and mental health care professionals and service projects in medically underserved community settings.

Preparing and Advancing Students for Opportunities in Science (PASOS)

If you’re a student graduating from Bruce Guadalupe Middle School or Acosta Middle School, you can apply to join our special CU/UCC PASOS program, which provides personal and professional development activities, including a high school peer mentorship program.

Academic Support

Bridge Program

As an incoming HCOP student at Carroll, you’ll participate in a week-long summer residential college program to support your transition from high school to Carroll. It includes primary care/mental health career exposure activities.

Carroll Bridge Scholar Program

A week-long program for students who participated in the summer bridge program that includes workshops, trainings, team-building activities and discussions to prepare for academic, personal, social and financial success through their undergraduate study.

Who is Eligible?

High school juniors and seniors interested in careers in healthcare.

Incoming Freshmen

Personal and Professional Development

Academic Support

Financial Support

Learn more and apply to the HCOP program

Graduate Students

Personal and Professional Development

Academic Support

Financial Support

HCOP Graduate Student Application

Applications are open for graduate students accepted to attend Carroll University.

Apply to the HCOP program

Approved Health Careers

Partner Institutions

  • Augustine Preparatory Academy 
  • Boys and Girls Club 
  • Milwaukee Brookfield Academy
  • Carmen High School- South and Southeast 
  • Cristo Rey High School- Milwaukee
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels 
  • Dominican High School 
  • Greenfield High School 
  • Marquette University High School 
  • Martin Luther High
  • Pius XI Catholic High School 
  • Ronald Reagan High School 
  • St. Thomas More High School 
  • University School-Milwaukee
  • Waukesha South High School-Waukesha Academy of Health Professionals
  • Whitnall High School

Community Partners

  • United Community Center
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers
  • Center for Health Care Careers of Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Data You Can Use
  • Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
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