Medical Health Professions (Seniors Only)

  • Location: West Campus (Leesport)
    Kelly Ruth (RN)
    Order Supplies

  • 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
    Advanced or 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’s Assistant
    Lab Technician
    Nurse Practitioner

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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 dual enrollment college courses at Penn State Berks two days a week, attend classes on medical-related theory two days a week at the Reading School of Health Sciences, and shadow healthcare providers at the hospital one day a week. Students will be able to earn up to seven transcriptive college credits through the program. Students will be expected to pay the equivalent to the Reading Area Community College dual enrollment cost per course credit toward the PSU courses, including PSU student fees; however, BCTC may assist the student with the tuition cost 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.

    Reading Hospital TOWER HEALTH

    Industry Certifications

    BLS Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver First Aid

    Program Requirements/Costs

    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.


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