Health Occupations

  • Location: West Campus (Leesport)
    Instructors: Kathy Bailey (RN), Alexa Breslin (RN) & Therese Matthew (RN)
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    CIP Code: 51.0899

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways

    Medical Assistant
    Home Health Aide
    Nursing Assistant
    Personal Care Aide
    Registered Nurse
    Licensed Practical Nurse
    Nurse Aide
    Physician's Assistant


    The Health Occupations program is a three year course intended to develop necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes for safe, competent performance as an entry-level worker in the health- care field such as a nurse's aide or a home health aide. Classroom and laboratory instruction are combined with field trips and clinical experiences to expose the student to a variety of health career choices. Nursing Assistant students in this program are prepared to take the test for the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry.

    The core curriculum includes an introduction to health care, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, ethical and legal responsibilities, nutrition, normal body functions and common diseases, patient care, human growth and development, rehabilitation, and office procedures.

    All students are expected to complete a clinical experience. Seniors may secure employment in the cooperative education program.

    Health Occupations is also a Technical Academy Program.

    Industry Certifications:

    Nurse Aide Registry
    BLS Healthcare Provider
    Heartsaver First Aid 
    Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $105*
    Criminal Record Check - $10
    Vaccinations - TBD
    Complete Physical - TBD

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.


College Advanced Credits


HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Second Level Students