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Maryland CTE Program of Study

Academy of Health Professions (APH)

The Academy of Health Professions program uses project and problem-based learning, clinical experiences, as well as classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of health care. Students progress through two foundation courses: Foundations of Medicine and Health Science and Structure and Functions of the Human Body. Opportunities for students to apply what they are learning to real-life health care situations are part of a specialized health care course and a scientific research course. Students will also have the opportunity to earn state and/or nationally recognized certifications, and/or college credit through articulation agreements with local colleges.

CTE Course Sequence

Foundations of Medicine and Health Science

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental and information systems of the healthcare industry. Students will learn about ethical and legal responsibilities, as well as the history and economics of healthcare. Students will engage in processes and procedures that are used in the delivery of essential healthcare services. It is recommended that students complete or be concurrently enrolled in Biology to understand the concepts of Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology introduced in this course.

Structure and Functions of the Human Body

Students in this course study the structure and functions of the human body, including cellular biology and histology. Systematic study involves homeostatic mechanisms of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous systems and special senses. Students will investigate the body

AHP Medical Specialty- Dental Assistant

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students demonstrate competencies in order to pass the Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and the Maryland General Exam (MDG).

AHP Medical Specialty- Certified Nursing Assistant

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students demonstrate competencies in order to pass the written and practical Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. This course must be approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBoN).

AHP Medical Specialty- Pharmacy Technician

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students demonstrate competencies in order to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or ExCPT exam.

AHP Medical Specialty- Certified Clinical Med. Assist.

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students demonstrate competencies in order to pass the National Health Careers CCMA Certification exam.

AHP Medical Speciality- Physical Rehabilitation

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards.

AHP Medical Specialty- Other

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships, if required in the specialty area, will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students in a specialized course will take the appropriate credentialing and/or end-of-course exam at the completion of the course.

AHP Clinical Internship

The Clinical Internship is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory. It may be required to earn the industry credential as with Certified Nursing Assistant and the Maryland Board of Pharmacy Program Approval Option for Pharamcy Technician.

AHP Allied Health Internship

This course option is for students who complete the first two required courses (Foundations of Medicine and Health Science and Structure and Functions of the Human Body) and choose to enroll in an extended internship to complete the AHP Program of Study.

Additional Program Advantages

Program Affiliate

Stevenson University

Stevenson University

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Technical Skill Assessment

Certified Nursing Assistant
Geriatric Nursing Assistant

CNA/ GNA

Technical Skill Assessment

Pharmacy Technician
Dental Assistant

Pharm/ Dental Tech

Technical Skill Assessment

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)