Career and Technical Education programs in the Health and Biosciences Cluster focus on preparing dedicated professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue challenging and rewarding careers and further education. These programs require students to apply knowledge learned in science and mathematics to professions in the Health and Biosciences field. These careers are among the fastest growing and highest in demand in the country as the population ages and health care needs continue to increase. Students are prepared for positions in direct patient care settings, research and laboratory facilities as well as for opportunities in business and management related to health care. These programs also provide career development experiences for students who want to pursue careers in medical professions such as physicians, research scientists, nurses, and other exciting careers. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities and competitions outside of the classroom through membership in the SkillsUSA student organization. See where Construction and Development programs are offered in Maryland.
The Academy of Health Professions 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 can pursue careers as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Physical Rehabilitation as well as other specialities. Students have the opportunity to earn certifications and college credit from colleges like Stevenson University.
Maryland's Biomedical Science: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) empowers students to build knowledge and skills in biomedical science during four courses: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovation. Students gain in-demand, transportable skills like problem solving, critical analysis, collaboration, communication and creative thinking. Stevenson University offers transcripted college credit to students who successfully complete the program.