First Medical Arts Academy at Camden County Technical School Set for Graduation

The program began in September of 2010 with the goal of educating high school students who excelled academically and planned to pursue a college degree in the medical field.

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The Medical Arts Academy at the Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS) began in 2010, and its first class will graduate next week.

The first class of students graduates June 26 at 4 p.m. The program began in September of 2010 with the goal of educating high school students who excelled academically and planned to pursue a college degree in the medical field. 

“Camden County Technical Schools have been preparing individuals for rewarding careers for decades.  They are continually adding new courses of study that help their graduates obtain some of today’s most sought-after occupations,” Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, the liaison to CCTS, sqid.  “I congratulate the first graduating class of the Medical Arts Academy and wish them well in all of their future endeavors.”

Students at CCTS receive the academic courses required to earn a high school diploma, receive instruction and often certifications in their career major, and have the opportunity to participate in sports, clubs and activities.  In addition, students who qualify have the option of attending Camden County College at the Blackwood Campus during their entire senior year as part of the Senior Option program.

“This program more than met our expectations and the expectations of the participants,” said Teri Stallone, Ed.D., Principal of the Gloucester Township Campus. “I am honored to say that every one of the 13 seniors graduating from this program are heading off to college to pursue a degree in Science or Medicine.  Many won scholarships, and two are off to Ivy League schools.” 

Areas of study in the program include:

·      Introduction to Health Careers;

·      Principles of biomedical sciences;

·      Microanatomy and molecular composition of cell, tissues and organs;

·      Historical influences in Health and Medicine;

·      Career role and responsibilities in health care; cultural diversity in the health care setting;

·      Anatomical Medical Terminology; homeostatic mechanism related to infection control;

·      Biomedical innovation and clinical applications;

·      Introduction to the critical thinking process;

·      Anatomy and Physiology of human body systems;

·      Maslow’s Hierarchy;

·      Biomedical legal and ethical considerations;

·      Therapeutic communications;

·      Research data collection; 

·      Critical thinking application in the health care setting;

·      Nutrition and diet therapy;

·      Biological and historical perspectives in health care;

·      Health and diseases (including diagnostic tools and treatment modalities);

·      Bioinformatics research data interpretation; 

·      Health care policies and procedures; and

·      Ethical theory and practices in today’s world.

Graduates of CCTS receive a state endorsed high school diploma and may go directly into the work force with employable skills or continue their education for advanced studies.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Golt, Admissions Officer, by email at admissions@ccts.net or by phone at 856-767-7000, Ext. 5424.


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