Mr. Vince Pavia

Health Assistant


Mrs. Valerie O'Donnell

Health Assistant


The health assistant instructional program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in a minimum of three related health occupations under the supervision of a licensed health care professional. Instruction consists of core course content with clinical experiences in one or two health related occupations. The core curriculum consists of planned courses for introduction of health careers, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications, and at least three planned courses for the knowledge and skills for the occupational area such as medical assisting, ward clerk, nursing assisting, etc.

Certifications offered:

  • Personal care home through Department of Human Services
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED
  • American Heart Association First Aid
  • PA Nurse Aide Registry/Nurse Aide Training

Career Pathways:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Radio-logic Technologists and Technicians

Units of Instruction:

  • Nurse Aide Training Clinical
  • Nursing and Patient
  • Resident Rights
  • Nutritional Issues
  • Meal Servicing
  • Client Resident
  • Abusive Prevention
  • Ethical/Legal Responsibilities
  • Infection Control
  • Mental Health/Social Service
  • Communication
  • Emergency Care/First Aid/CPR
  • Restorative Health
  • Concepts of Long-Term Care
  • Care Skill
  • Mathematics for Health Careers
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Mechanics
  • Employment Preparations
  • Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Death and Dying
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Medical Terminology

Recommended High School Courses:

  • English/Communications
  • Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
  • Computer Basics
  • Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Child Development