Health Occupations

Blossom in a meaningful career. Working with our elderly, you’ll grow as a caregiver—and as a person. Here you can practice and be appreciated for your heartfelt care. You can thrive making a real difference in the lives of real people. With the daily opportunity to build relationships with our seniors, their families and friends, you’ll flourish in a career that’s abundantly fulfilling.

Participate in a Patient Care Technician Certification (PCT) education program, once the class room training is completed the PCT Trainee provides assistance to professional nursing staff in the care of residents/patients through performance of routine direct and indirect resident/patient care activities, according to established policies and procedures. Maintains resident/patient rights, privacy, and confidentiality. Promotes resident/patient acceptance of treatment goals and responds promptly to overall resident/patient needs. The PCT Trainee will be permitted to work in this capacity until passing the state competency examination.

Seniors working 'Clinicals' at Masonic Village, Sewickley, PA

Why Health Occupations?

Program @ A Glance:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Participation in Clinical Rotations
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Potential to Earn 5 Industry Certifications


In Depth:

The Health Occupations instructional program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in a minimum of three (3) 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 (3) planned courses for the knowledge and skills for the occupational area such as medical assisting, ward clerk, nursing assisting, etc.

Students who successfully complete the certifications offered will be eligible for advanced standing with the Community College of Beaver County in the Multi-Skilled program, and lab hours once admitted to the Nursing program, and twenty-four 24 credits in the Associate of Science in the Health Science degree program.