Honors-Academy of Health Professions
Honors - Academy of Health Professions
Prerequisite - Biology
Recommended: Chemistry, or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry (11th grade entry)
AACC Proficiency Credit Available - MDA 113 (3 credits)
Associated Licensing Available - American Heart Associations (AHA) CPR and First Aid Certification; Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credentials from the Maryland State Board of Nursing; Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) examination/certification; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification from the National Healthcare Association (NHA)
The Academy of Health Professions is a 2-year program offered to 11th and 12th-grade students. This 7-credit program empowers students to become multi-skilled health care providers. They learn to perform personal care skills including feeding, bathing, and dressing residents. Students also learn administrative and medical office skills including EKG, vein puncture, medication administration, and pharmacy technician skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn in an interesting and motivating environment. This program prepares students to work in one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States today and strengthens their readiness for success in post-secondary institutions.
Foundations of Patient Care is an optional course offered to 10th-grade students. This class serves as exploratory preparation for the Honors Academy of Health program. The course is one semester and is 0.5 credits.
The Academy of Health Professions 1 is a full-year course designed for 11th-grade students interested in health-related professions. The primary areas of study include foundations of medicine, health sciences, and the structure and function of the human body. Students engage in processes and hands-on procedures that are used in healthcare services. Field trips to explore health career opportunities will be provided. Students can become certified in CPR/ First Aid and have the opportunity to earn proficiency credits from Anne Arundel Community College.
The Academy of Health Professions 2 course prepares 12th-grade students for employment and further post-secondary education. Students choose between the Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant curriculum. Eligible students have the opportunity to earn Maryland State CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), GNA (Geriatric Nursing Assistant), or CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.