The Health Science Technology program consists of three components: Introduction to Health Care and Careers, Nursing Assistant (NA) and Medical Assistant (MA). The NA component provides students with skills that enable them to work in a long-term care facility, hospital, or home care setting. A Nurse Assistant is a member of a team that provides direct patient care as directed by the RN, while utilizing technical skills. This individual is also responsible for completing and documenting patient care activities. A Nurse Assistant promotes communication between the health care team and the patient and demonstrates initiative, flexibility and good work ethic. Students are instructed in skills, clinical rotation and theory as required by the American Red Cross Nurse Aide competency program. If all competencies are completed the students are prepared to take a certified course which will enable them to take the state certification Nurse Aide Registry exam for the state of Pennsylvania. CPR/First Aid certification is also provided as a student of WMCTC.
The MA component will teach anatomy and physiology in-depth as well as nutrition, communication, pharmacology and medical ethics. Skills that will be taught include EKG technique, procedures regarding phlebotomy, blood and body fluid precautions, vital signs, positioning a patient for the procedure, and medication administration. First Aid certification and school-to-work-based opportunities are available to eligible students.
COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES: Montgomery County Community College; Gwynedd Mercy College; Duquesne University, Georgia Southern University, Northampton Community College; Reading School of Nursing and Radiology; Alvernia College, West Chester University, to name a few.
- This program offers dual enrollment in meeting with Montgomery County Community College requirements.