Henry Ford Early College Offers Free Program To Jump Start Wayne County High School Students Medical CareerHenry Ford Early College offers educational and job alternatives to the community and address shortage filling medical positions. It’s open and free to ninth graders in Wayne County. The program grants a high school diploma, associate’s degree and certification in a medical profession in five years. Professions include biotechnology, surgery and pharmacy tech, respiratory therapist, paramedic, medical/clinical practice management, ophthalmic technician. Some continue their education and go into nursing, medical school or other specialties.