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Program Description

The Allied Health program prepares students for health care occupations. Knowledge of the life cycle, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, personal and professional safety conduct, responsibilities and legal   limitations, confidentiality, patient rights, infection control practice, interpersonal skills, principles and procedures related to nutrition, vital sign assessment, personal care, patient mobility and clinical charting. 

Related Occupations

Nursing, Medical Assistant, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist or Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, Dental Assistant,Nursing Assistant, X-Ray Technician, Phlebotomist, Biomedical Engineer, Surgical Technologist, Diagnostic Sonographer,Medical Eligibility Specialist, Utilization Review Coordinator, Provider Relations Specialist, and Health Information Technician.

Nature of Work

Persons in health occupations care for the sick and help people stay well.  

Allied Health program students prepare for the health care field through a multitude of skill training. This encompasses Basic Health Care Skills, Phlebotomy Skills, EKG Technician Skills, Pharmacy Technician Skills, Medicinal Math, Nurse Aide Certification, Clinical Rotations and independent study activities. The program of study will provide a broad overview of health care delivery, allow career exploration into a variety of medical fields and place an emphasis on the student’s chosen field of study.  

Training and Advancement

Allied Health students have an option to take these exams if the student  covers the related cost: Pharmacy Technician, EKG, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, Adult and Infant First Aid and CPR.

Training varies widely in the healthcare field. For example, the most significant source of preparation for home health aides is 1 month or less of on-the-job training. Nursing aides usually need vocational training, but a large number of aides have also taken college courses—either to earn certifications, qualify for specific jobs, or prepare for other, higher paying healthcare occupations. Registered nurses almost always have some college training,   and the majority actually hold bachelor's degrees.

In part because the skills they need are becoming more complex, healthcare workers are getting more training. Having a job in one occupation while training for another is a common advancement strategy for healthcare workers.

Job Outlook

Faster than average growth. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring more managers. Good job opportunities are expected.

Information printed in this brochure was complied from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov

Earnings

Wages vary with each facility, job location, experience and qualifications of the job applicant

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)                            $15,200– $29,000
Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist                        $24,090 -$29,000
Pharmacy Technician                                             $16,000- $42,000
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)                               $24,500-$40,500

Scope & Sequence

The following courses are required to complete the Allied Health program of study:

Course

Basic Allied Health I

Basic Allied Health II

Advanced Allied Health

 Credit

3

3

3

 Articulated Credit

Pennsylvania College of Technology,
Williamsport PA
Allegany College of Maryland

Participating student must pass an occupational assessment at a proficient or advanced level,        complete 9 credits with  program of study and be eligible to graduate to receive a certificate of   completion by the FCAVTS.



INSTRUCTOR
Brandi Mellott