Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

Academy of Health and Medical Services

What is the Academy of Health and Medical Services?
The Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is designed to give students an overview of the healthcare industry and insight into the healthcare provider's role. The Academy provides students with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in post-secondary healthcare career education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce. The intense clinical and laboratory experience is conducted at the area hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Why an Academy?
An Academy integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a career theme. In other words, an Academy offers:
  1. "career-focused curriculum" to a subset of students (school within a school)
  2. by involving teachers from different subjects (college-prep academics)
  3. working together as a team and providing students with exposure (work-place experience)
  4. to their chosen career field (partnerships with local businesses)
Students learn marketable career skills integrated with a rigorous academic program that incorporates technology into the classroom.

The Benefits....
The Academy of Health and Medical Sciences targets students who like to work with people and who have an interest in health-related careers. Benefits include:
"Hands-on" technical training in large and small animal care using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities
Rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets Florida's Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship program
Being part of a "select team" to accomplish similar career and academic goals
Opportunity for national industry certification
Participation in nationally recognized academic and agricultural competitions
"Real world" experiences reflecting desired career choice
Meets requirements of 4-year college enrollment
Marketable job skills enabling students to enter workforce upon graduation

Career Options

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Home Health Care Worker
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
Medical Assistant
Laboratory Technician
Registered Nurse (RN)
X-Ray Technician


Academy Certifications

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant

Registered Medical Assistant

Business & Community Partner Support
A combined commitment of leaders in business, education, and the community partners may:
Serve as Advisory Board members
Provide experiences helping to shape the future workforce
Serve as mentors or speaks and provide one-day shadowing experiences or field trips
Provide scholarships, special project funding, or in-kind contributions
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