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Academy of Health Professions

The Academy of Health Professions prepares students interested in various healthcare careers. Students begin this program in their junior year. Level 1 students learn medical terminology and practice hands-on skills, such as CPR/First Aid, taking blood pressure, and providing patient care. In level two, students learn the Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, ​and/or Pharmacy Technician curriculum and have the opportunity to earn certification in that field.

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Certifications and Proficiency Credits

Industry Certification

  • Maryland State CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), GNA (Geriatric Nursing Assistant), CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant), or CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician)


Eligible College Proficiency Credits:

​Anne Arundel Community College

  • MDA 113 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Community College of Baltimore County

  • HLTH 140 - First Aid, Safety, and CPR (3 credits)

Career Pathways with Industry Credentials

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Certified Geriatric Assistant (GNA)

  • Certified Clinical Medial Assistant (CCMA)

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Career Pathways with Continued Education & Training

  • Community Health Worker

  • Health Informatics Specialist

  • Health Education Specialist

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Medication Technician

  • Patient Care Technician

  • Paramedic

  • Phlebotomist

  • Radiologic Technician

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • Registered Nurse

  • Recreational Therapist

  • Surgical Technician

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