Allied Health - PSLH

Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector.   St. Lucie Public School’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level. Note:  Regarding completion of Anatomy and Physiology (2000350): this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an "Equally Rigorous Science" credit.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Areas of Study

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

  • Collect patient histories, maintain medical records, process insurance claims
  • Prepare patients for procedures and take vital signs
  • Assist physicians during procedures, collect samples, and run tests in the lab
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Helping patients with cleanliness, grooming, comfort, eating
  • Vital Signs
  • Career path towards Nursing / RN
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Clinical patient care
  • Patient care coordination and education
  • Administrative assisting
  • Communication and customer service
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
    • Operate EKG equipment that measures heart activity
    • Obtain patients’ medical history and medication use

    Students gain real world experience through contact hours in clinical settings at local health science facilities.
    These facilities include:

    • Martin Memorial Health Centers
    • Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc.
    • Florida Heart Center
    • Tiffany Hall Nursing Home

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.