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    Career & Technical Education

    Health and Biosciences

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    The Health and Biosciences Cluster encompasses a broad range of professions and industries that focus on the study, maintenance, improvement, and understanding of human health, biology, and related sciences. This cluster combines the fields of healthcare, medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and more. An aging population and the increase in health care needs results in these careers being among the fastest growing and most in demand in the country. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the human body, disease, major biological themes, and other concepts related to medicine and healthcare. Programs in the Health and Biosciences Cluster focus on preparing students for careers and post-secondary education in direct patient care settings, research and laboratory facilities, as well as for opportunities in business and management related to healthcare.

    Health and Biosciences Programs

    Heart with pulse graphic in a circleAcademy of Health Professions

    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. Students learn to perform personal care skills including feeding, bathing, and dressing residents. Students also learn administrative and medical...

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    Tooth graphic in a circleDental Assisting

    The Honors Dental Assisting Program combines classroom instruction with clinical and laboratory experiences to provide students with skills in the field of dental assisting. Students study dental anatomy, identification and use of instruments, laboratory skills, and office procedures. Other subjects include infection control, radiology...

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    DNA spiral graphic in a circleProject Lead the Way (PTLW) — Biomedical Sciences

    The goal of the program is to increase the number of students pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences, including healthcare. Students who complete the program are prepared for employment and further education at two- and four- year college levels. Stevenson University, the Maryland PLTW...

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