Medical Careers Academy

Program Description

  • Build a foundation for a career in the fastest growing industry in the U.S.
  • Explore a wide range of career options in the health sciences that are in high demand
  • Earn State Tested Nurse Aide License (STNA) and choose from additional industry-recognized credentials to broaden your skills and employment opportunities
  • Apply advanced health care concepts, processes, and diagnostic procedures in a clinical environment that support professionalism, work ethic, and employability
  • Have an opportunity for job shadowing in a variety of health care fields with experts in your area of interest
  • After earning STNA, have the opportunity for early job placement and earn high school credit applied to health science program
  • Serve the community by completing various service learning projects in medical settings

Course Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Human Disease & Disorder
  • Medical Terminology
  • Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Careers in Health Care

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) License
  • Pharmacy Technician (2nd Year Pathway Option)
  • Medical Assisting (2nd Year Pathway Option)
  • First Aid/CPR

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • State Tested Nurse Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiology Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Pharmacist

Program Instructors

Mary Green
Vanguard Tech Center
Jennifer McCoy
Vanguard Tech Center