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Health and Biosciences

Overview

T-sunflower-sun-summer-yellow.jpgThe program provides a unique learning environment for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biological science, health care, or medicine. Students will become active participants in the learning process as they develop their skills through the application of the scientific method and relevant, real world scenarios. Students will gain in depth knowledge of the human body, disease mechanism, major biological themes, mathematical topics and other concepts related to medicine.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Biomedical Science (Project Lead the Way)

(4-year pathway)

The Biomedical Sciences program is based on the national content standards for Science, Mathematics, and English language Arts and the Accountability Criteria for the national Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards. The program consists of a sequence of four courses: Principles of Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovations. Students who complete the program are prepared for employment and further education. Stevenson University, Maryland’s PLTW Biomedical Sciences Affiliate University offers transcripted credit to students who successfully complete the program. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement Physics, Anatomy and Physiology.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 9th

Programs Location(s)

*Boundary Students Only

Health Professions

(3-year pathway)

The 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. Students will also have the opportunity to earn state and/or nationally recognized certifications, and/or college credit through articulation agreements with local colleges. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Economics, Advanced Placement Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Probability/ Statistics, and Public Health.

Courses

(Beginning Grade Level: 10th)

Nursing Assistant

Medical Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Biotechnology

*Boundary Students Only

Possible Certifications

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification

Possible Careers

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Pharmacist
  • Research/Medical Scientist
  • Radiologist

Dual Enrollment Options

  • Four credits from Stevenson University (Biology)
  • Three articulated credits from Prince George’s Community College

Business Partners

  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital
  • Walter Reed Army Research Institute
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine 
  • Prince George’s County Community College
  • Stevenson University
  • Morgan State University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University

Program Contact Information

Melynda Maynard, Program Coordinator
melynda.maynard@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 669-6090

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures