• About the Program:

    A student in the Health Assistant program will be introduced to the field of health care with an emphasis on direct patient care. Instructional areas will include: anatomy; physiology; medical terminology; infection control; emergency procedures; patient care; and technological advancements in patient care. The expanded overview of the health care field allows students to explore, refine, and choose an area of specialization in health care after participating in field trips and clinical rotations.
     

    Skills:

    Anatomy and Physiology
    Medical Terminology
    Nursing Assistant Skills
    Vital Signs
    Medical Office Procedures
    Medical Abbreviations
    Human Growth and Development
    Infection Control
    Phlebotomy
    EKG

    Feeding
     

    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
     

    Certifications:

     

    American Heart Association

    • BLS for Healthcare Providers which includes adult, child, infant, CPR, and AED use
    • First Aid 

    Deparmtent of Health

    • Feeding Assistant

    National Restaurant Association Educational Foudnation

    • Nutrition

    National Health Career Association

    • EKG
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Electronic Health Records
    • Certified Patient Care Technician

    Dean Vaughn

    • Medical Terminiology

    Department of Human Services

    • Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff

     

    Articulation Agreements:

    The Health Assistant program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:

    Butler County Community College
    Career Training Academy

    Pittsburgh Technical College

    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.