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    HEALTH PROFESSIONS
     

    51.9999  HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    Health Professions provides students with a variety of educational, informational and biological technology to prepare students for future employment in an ever-changing diverse healthcare field.  Students completing Monroe Career and Technical Institute's Health Professions will find themselves well prepared to enter the workforce as a PCA (Patient Care Attendant) or Homecare Provider.  Upon successful completions, students will have obtained First Aid, CPR, AED and Direct Care Staff Certifications.  The Health Professions Program includes an extensive eight-week shadowing experience for seniors at an approved medical facility.  The student shadowing experience encompasses live interaction within the following disciplines:  Emergency Care, Laboratory Procedures, Medical Surgical Unit, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Social Services, Therapy, and Ultrasound Technology.  Successful students will also be prepared to obtain additional certifications in Phlebotomy, EMT, Medical Assistant, EKG and Nurse Aide with MCTI's ACE (Adult Continuing Education) evening program and/or participate in an articulation agreement with Northampton Community College.

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Datascope

    Pulse Oximeter

    Computer and Software

    Operational Patient Units

    Stretcher

    Rehabilitation Equipment

    Mechanical Lifts

    CPR Mannequins

    Wheelchairs

     

    Patient Care Attendant (PCA)

    Homecare Provider

    Dependable

    Problem Solving Skills

    Excellent Communication

       Skills

    Able to Work

       Independently and in a

       Team

    Critical Thinking Skills

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

    Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

    Healthcare Support Workers, Other

     

     Certifications available to qualified students: 

     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    OSHA Certification - Healthcare

    CareerSafe

    BLS Healthcare Provider

    American Heart Association

    Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate

    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services