Medical Health Professions (Seniors Only)

  • Location: West Campus (Leesport)
    Instructor: 
    Kelly Ruth (RN)
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  • Program Entrance Requirements:

    College Prep chemistry and biology, with minimum 3.0 GPA
    College Prep Algebra II, with minimum 3.0 GPA
    Penn State Placement Test
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    PSAT or SAT scores
    Medical History & Physical
    Criminal & Child Abuse Clearances
    TB test/immunizations
    Teacher Recommendations
      - Guidance Counselor
      - Science Teacher 

    Career Pathways:

    Physician
    Nurse
    Therapist
    Radiologist
    Pharmacist
    Physician’s Assistant
    Lab Technician
    Nurse Practitioner
    Surgeon

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  • BCTC, Penn State Berks, and the Reading Health System are collaborating to offer an exciting Medical Health Professions Program for high school seniors. The program combines high level academics with the opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals and earn college credits.

    The program exposes high school seniors to various healthcare professions so they can make more informed decisions about their future education. Students will be enrolled at both Penn State Berks and BCTC for one year.  Students will take Chemistry and Physiology courses at Penn State Berks two days a week, attend classes on medical related theory two days a week at the hospital, and shadow healthcare providers at the hospital one day per week. Students will be able to earn up to eight transcripted college credits through the program.   Students will be expected to pay a portion of the PSU dual enrollment tuition rate; however, BCTC may assist the student with the tuition costs as funding is available.

    BCTC provides education in the areas of healthcare systems, trends, professions, and diseases. The Reading Health System provides job shadowing opportunities in which students will gain an understanding of the healthcare system by observing professionals in a real-world environment. Admission to the program is competitive and students must meet strict admission guidelines.

           

    Industry Certifications

    BLS Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver First Aid

     
    Program Requirements/Costs
    (approximate):

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

    Penn State Textbooks - $300
    TB test/immunizations/influenza vaccine - TBD
    PA State Police Clearance - $10
    Child Abuse Clearance - $10
    Federal Criminal History Record - $28
    CPR Certification - $10*
    First Aid Certification - $5*
    Tuition **

    ** Students will be expected to pay the PSU dual enrollment tuition rate; however, BCTC may assist the student with the tuition costs as funding is available.

     


College Advanced Credits

MEDICAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS