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Explore a variety of healthcare career fields through coursework, guest speakers, hospital and non-hospital site visits, projects, and clinical observation rotations.

This course strand is ideal for students who intend to go into a medical field. Students will engage in the team approach of healthcare at hospitals and/or healthcare facilities, giving students actual experience with health practitioners. Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers in the medical field, from medical practitioner to hospital administrator. Students will participate in medical training and clinical presentations prior to participating in clinical observational rotation assignments.  Students will develop professional skills that are necessary to thrive in collaborative, innovative, and fast-paced environments.  Students will learn about Safety, HIPPA, CPR, and Basic First Aid competencies.  In addition, students will have a capstone project.   

Sample Capstone Projects

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Potential Careers Include:

  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse (variety)
  • Nurse Practioner
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Surgeon
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Paramedic
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Radiologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Oncology
  • Emergency/ICU
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Women’s Health
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech-Language Therapist


2019 - 2020 CAPS Healthcare Classroom Locations

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
St. Charles County Workforce Development - large conference room Spencer Library - Community Council Rooms Center for Healthy Living @ St. Charles Community College (Rooms 141 & 142) Lewis & Clark (new room) BJC St. Peters Hospital
212 Turner Blvd

St. Peters, MO 63376

*park in lot between the bldg and the election authority

427 Spencer Road

St. Peters, MO 63376

1 Academy Place Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 2400 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 63301 6 Jungermann Circle

St. Peters, MO 63376

Hospital Partners:

  • Progress West Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake St. Louis
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
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