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 healthcare 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 students to a variety of health career choices. The core curriculum material is based on the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program. 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 encouraged to maintain eligibility to participate in the Nurse Aide Training Program. Eligibility requirements are based on academic grades, attendance and discipline record while enrolled at BCTC.

    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.


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