Health Assisting

CIP Code 51.0899

Instructor: Ms. Settle

Program Overview

This program prepares students to enter the health field on an assistant level. Instruction is given in bedside, sterilizing, and disinfecting procedures. Vital signs, anatomy and physiology, clerical duties, medical terminology, and assisting professional health care workers are covered. Students will also be certified in first aid and CPR. For students enrolled in the Nurse Assistant component of the course, a one-week (40 hour) clinical is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students must have completed the necessary coursework and have good attendance to participate in the clinical experience. Students who successfully complete all requirements of the Nurse Assistant component will be eligible to take the CNA examination upon graduation. Students interested in other assistant occupations may also participate in the clinical experience, provided all necessary coursework is completed and they have good attendance. This course also prepares students who may be interested in furthering their education in the health care field with introductory skills and knowledge.

Post Secondary Education

St. Francis

Mount Aloysius College


Conemaugh School of Nursing

Greater Johnstown CTC

PA Highlands Community College

Career Opportunities

Nurse Assistant/Aide

Home Health Aide

Personal Care Aide

Geriatric Aide


CNA (Certified Nurse Aide)


First Aid

Automatic External Defibrillator

Advanced Credit

Admiral Peary AVTS Articulation Agreements 2023-2024 - Check how many credits you can get for this class

Mount Aloysius College

Pittsburgh Technical College

Commonwealth Technical Institute

Mercyhurst University

PA Institute of Technology

Greater Johnstown and Altoona Career

Technology Centers (and various others)

Various Community Colleges

Statewide Articulation Agreements