Medical Professions Program


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


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.




  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPht – Pharmacy Technician Certificate
  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Training
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Healthcare Provider CPR/AED
  • FEMA (Numerous Courses)
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • Oxygen Therapy Administration
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • QPR Suicide Training Certification

Potential Career Opportunities:    

Medical Professions

Post-Secondary Education:
There are several programs that can provide you with ways to earn a college degree in less time and for less money.  One way is through SOAR – Students Occupationally and Academically Ready.  These are free college credits earned while at York Tech.  These are called articulated credits and these can save you time and money.  Please click below to see the credits you are eligible to earn through this program.

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Contact the Instructors:

Melissa Stonesifer

Kimberley Wentz                  

Denise Hawkins      

Beth Craig