This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in the health care field caring for patients in the hospital, nursing home and home care. The first year student gains an understanding of medical terms and how the body works. CPR and First Aid certificates are also available. Second year students build on the knowledge obtained in the first year and take a course in nursing assisting, which could lead to an American Red Cross certificate. Third-year students wishing to expand their knowledge can enroll in one of the following courses: child care, medical assisting, or physical therapy assisting.



Degrees and Certifications:

  • Teacher Information:
    Mrs. Angel Prichard
    (814) 677-3097 x1109

  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: 

    American Heart  Association - BLS Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver First Aid

    CareerSafe - OSHA Certification - Healthcare

    National Safety Council - Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens

    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Nurse Aide Registry

    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate


  • Skills Taught:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
    • Role of Healthcare Facilities
    • Infection Control
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Communication
    • Patient Safety
    • Death & Dying
    • Employment Skills
    • Personal Care
    • Nutrition & Hydration
    • Restorative Inventions
    • Mental Health & Social Services
  • Related Careers:
    • Restorative Care Aide
    • Home Health Aide 
    • Unit Clerk
    • Childcare Aide
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Lab Technician  
Last Modified on April 25, 2022