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Pathways to Health Professions

CIP Code 51.9999 

The Pathways to Health Professions Program is designed to introduce students to diverse  career opportunities within the healthcare field. Students will develop an understanding
of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, basic clinical skills, fundamental nursing skills, and learn essential concepts related to safety, infection control, vital signs, body mechanics, human body structure, nutrition, cultural diversity, and effective communication. The program is designed to promote careers in healthcare, and to permit graduates to enter the workforce as a Patient Care Technician who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and/or pursue postsecondary education. Instruction will also include the use of advanced technology that includes a realistic simulation lab with mid fidelity manikins, functional hospital equipment, and Anatomage Tables in the Medical Immersion Lab.

Career Potential

13% Job Growth Increase
Median Salary of $60,401
  • Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Cardiovascular Technologists, and Technicians
  • Dietician
  • EMT or Paramedic
  • Health Information Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic and MRI Technologists
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgical Assistants and Technologists

Post-Secondary Partners

  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  •  Saint Francis University
  • Westmoreland County Community College

Industry Certifications

  • BLS (CPR for Healthcare Providers)
  • Direct Care Worker Competency
    for Personal Care Homes
  • Heartsaver First Aid, AED
  • OSHA-10 for Healthcare
  • PCT - Patient Care Technician
health professions

Carrie Detwiler