Certifications and Opportunities

All Academy classes have various career related speakers and field trips throughout the school year to provide the students with first-hand professional career experiences.  In addition, students in some classes can earn industry recognized certifications and dual enrollment credit through Northern Virginia Community College.

Dental Careers 1 & 2

  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • Dental Careers 2 - Internships with area dental offices
  • Dental Radiology Certification (DANB) - for Level 2 students only)
  • Revive Certified (Administration of Naloxone for opioid overdose)
  • Virginia State Radiation Exam - for Level 2 students only)

Exploring the Language of Medicine/Exploring Health Sciences

  • American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens
  • American Heart Association First Aid Certification
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED

Emergency Medical Technician 1 & 2

  • Dual Enrollment credit option through Northern Virginia Community College
  • American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens
  • American Heart Association First Aid Certification
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) (FEMA)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • IS 100, 200, 700, 800 FEMA
  • IS 00005 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • NR EMT - National Register EMT
  • Ride-Along Experiences with Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Departments

Medical Assistant 1 & 2

  • American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens
  • American Heart Association First Aid Certification
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Observership experiences with Inova Cares Clinic for Women & Children and other Inova locations

Patient Care Technician

  • Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A) Examination (NHA)

Pharmacy Technician 1 & 2

  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • ExCPT Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (CPhT)
  • Internships with Giant Pharmacy

Practical Nursing 1

  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • Revive Certified (Administration of Naloxone for opioid overdose)
  • Certified in Stop the Bleed