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Healthcare and Medical Professions

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 the 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 practitioners to hospital administrators. 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.   

19-20 Capstone Projects

18-19 Capstone Projects

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19-20 Monthly Newsletters

August/September 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

December 2019/January 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

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


2023 - 2024 CAPS Healthcare Classroom Locations: Varies

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
  • Mercy Outpatient and Various Locations
  • Various Non-Hospital Healthcare Facilities in St. Charles County
  • St. Charles Ambulance District
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