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Medical Professions Program

MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

Students are required to complete the foundation courses during the first two years at York Tech.  The intent of this program is to provide a foundation for these students and to aid students and teachers in choosing appropriate pathway placements that will lead to informed career decisions.

The Medical Professions Program includes several foundation courses to help students succeed in this high-paced, challenging career.  During the first two years, students will cover the following topics:

  • Orientation & Safety
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Medical Terminology/Human Body
  • Rehabilitation & Restoration
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Mathematics in Allied Health
  • Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Emergency Care & Disaster Preparedness

 

After completion of the foundation courses, students will have the opportunity to select an area of the field to gain specialty experience in during their 11th & 12th grade years.  They can select from the following courses.

 

Medical Administrative Assisting (CMAA) – Students will learn about the front office responsibilities, including preparing medical files, documentation and confidentiality of protected health information, insurance and billing procedures, medical terminology, and medical office equipment

 

EKG Technician (CET) – Students will learn the anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology of the cardiovascular systems, diseases which may affect an electrocardiogram and some medications prescribed to treat cardiovascular diseases (i.e., blood pressure medications); how to recognize cardiac arrhythmias on an EKG, reading the rate and rhythm on an EKG, and educating patients concerning preparation for EKG and related cardiac links.

 

Emergency Preparedness – (one semester) Students will receive first responder type trainings, including certifications in Healthcare Provider CPR/AED, Blood borne/Airborne Pathogens, Oxygen Therapy Administration, CERT (Community Emergency Response Training), Disaster Preparedness and Standard First Aid.  The course includes hands-on work with local training facilities such as York County Control and York Fire Academy.

 

Pharmacology Technician – – (one year) Students will learn about the process of how to prepare medications, read prescriptions, and compound sterile products. Students will also learn to measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders. Students will need to have a good base of knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the disease process. There is also a strong component of chemistry and math concepts such as conversion factors, ratios, and proportions. Job shadowing and externship opportunities are available at some local pharmacy facilities.

 

 

Certifications

  • CMAA – Certified Medial Administrative Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician       
  • CPht – Pharmacy Technician Certificate
  • CPR/AED
  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Training

 

Contact the Instructors:

Melissa Stonesifer            

Kimberley Wentz                  

Denise Hawkins      

Sharon Edgar        


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