Academy of Medical Professions

 The need for certified medical professionals is at an all-time high, and those who want to establish a career in the health care field can gain the competitive edge by beginning in their formative years and learning the skills of tomorrow.

 The Academy of Medical Professions at Anclote High School prepares students with broad, transferable skills, knowledge, and behaviors that lead to initial employment or to post-secondary training in the medical field. Participating students receive industry certifications, and participate in clinical training opportunities. Upon program completion, students can pursue employment opportunities or a post-secondary education. Depending on the focus of study, students can continue their education at many post-secondary institutions. Students who successfully complete the program also are eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.

 This academy is a planned sequence of courses consisting of:


  • Health Science Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Science Foundations 
  • Nursing Assistant 3



Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Nursing Assistance test measures an individual’s knowledge of the core skills required of nursing assistants. Designed for all health care support professionals, this test covers the following topics: Basic Emergency Care, Basic Human Needs and Communication, Body Systems, Body Systems Disorders, Infection and Infection Control, Mental Health, Nutrition, Patient Care and Comfort, Role and Responsibility, and Vital Signs.


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Allied health professionals who work primarily in ambulatory settings (clinics and medical offices) under the supervision of physicians. CMAs are capable of doing both clinical and administrative procedures, and are educated and tested in such procedures.