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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
     
    Students in the Health Career Pathways program will acquire the skills to be valuable members of any health care team. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more workers are hired in the health care industry than in any other industry, and the trend is expected to continue. 
     
    Program Concentrations: 
     
    • Body mechanics
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Infection control
    • Medical terms and abbreviations
    • Nursing skills 
    • Office and medical records management
    • Basic patient bedside care
    • Patient rights - HIPAA 
     
    Career Options: 

    Many graduates continue their education and pursue careers in nursing, sports medicine, physical therapy and radiology. You can become a physician’s assistant (PA), physical therapist (PT), occupational therapist (OT), laboratory technician, certified respiratory therapist, medical technician, x-ray technician, dental assistant or hygienist, surgical technician, pharmacy technician, nurse’s aide, medical transcriptionist, medical records coder, dietitian, social worker, cardiovascular technician, registered nurse (RN, BSN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).

     Female student smiles at camera in front of hospital bed.
HCP student stands next to a hospital bed smiling at camera.
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    AMCA Medical Assisting Clinical & Clerical Certificate
     
    CPR/First Aid Certificate
     
    Heartsaver Bloodborn Pathogen Certification
     
    OSHA-10 Safety Certification
     
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
     
    Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate
     
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    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
     
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
     
    SOAR Credits
    Commonwealth Technical Institute
    Harcum College
    Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
     
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Brightwood Career Institute
    Pittsburgh Technical College
    St. Francis University
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
     
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    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as Homewatch Care Givers and West Chester YMCA. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
     
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    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.