• About the Program (CIP Code: 51.0899)

    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:

    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • BLS Healthcare Provider/American Heart Association
    • Heartsaver First Aid/American Heart Association
    • Medical Assisting Clinical and Clerical/American Medical Certification Association
    • Patient Care Technician/American Medical Certification Association
    • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)/National Healthcareer Association
    • Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    • Billing and Coding Specialist/American Medical Certification Association
    • OSHA Occ Safety and Health Admin/(OSHA)

     

    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • Department of Health
    • Feeding Assistant
    • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
    • Nutrition
    • Dean Vaughn
    • Medical Terminology
    • American Medical Certification Association
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • S/P2 Soft Skills

     

     

    Accreditations:

    • American Medical Certification Association
    • National Healthcareer Association

     

    Articulation Agreements:

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

    • BC3 (Butler County Community College)
    • National Restaurant Association
    • Medical Terminology
    • Career Training Academy
    • PTC (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.