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1 Health Careers

2 Education and the New Economy Times are changing University degrees are not NEARLY worth what they used to be. To truly be successful you must match your skills, interests AND demands of the market. 2

3 HACC, Central Pennsylvania s Community College Founded in 1964 Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education First Community College in PA Over 30 Health Career Programs

4 Campus Locations Harrisburg York Lancaster Lebanon Gettysburg

5 College Open Admissions Policy Open Admission granted to students who: Have a high school diploma, GED, or are 18 years old Complete an application: Online at High school transcript or GED may be required

6 Placement Testing SAT/ACT testing is encouraged but not required for admission into the college Take the HACC placement tests NOT an entrance exam Reading, writing, and math Approximately 2 hours

7 Student Services Counseling and Advising Career Services Free tutoring Bookstore Onsite Childcare Service

8 Student Activities Clubs and organizations SORT Students of Radiology Technology SNO Student Nursing Organization Student Government Fitness Center

9 How to Pay for College FAFSA - Loans Grants Work/Study Program Scholarships HACC s Payment Plan (HPP)

10 What else do I need to know? You can take your general education classes at any campus, any time Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to clinical programs ( Pre ) Most clinical courses are full-time Health Career students need a Plan B!

11 Non-Credit Health Career Programs Medical Billing & Coding Tech Nurse Aide (CNA) Massage Therapist Pharmacy Technician Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Cardiology Technician Medical Office Technician Personal Care Home Administrator CPR, First Aid Call (717) or 1351 if you have any questions regarding these programs.

12 Health Career Programs Non-Credit Programs Diplomas Certificates Associate Degrees

13 Important Things to Know Over 30 Health Career majors to explore:» Hospital shadowing» Essential qualifications» Apply and meet with a health career advisor Programs, employers & credentialing require:» Criminal background & child abuse clearances» Drug screening» Health exam & immunizations

14 Accrediting Agencies Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

15 Nursing Careers Practical Nurse (LPN) Nursing homes/ltc s months $40,000 p/year % NCLEX Associate Degree Nurse (RN) Hospitals 3-4 years BSN/Articulation Agreements Career growth 82.69% pass rate on NCLEX $60,000 p/year

16 Clinical Laboratory Careers Phlebotomy Technician Draws blood and other specimens Diploma (12-18 mos.) Graduates eligible to sit for ASCP Cert. Test $26,000 (Median) Medical Lab Technician Performs tests on specimens to help physician make diagnosis NAACLS Cert. or AA $37,900 (Median)

17 Diagnostic Imaging Careers Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Uses equipment which collects reflected echoes. Produces visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow. Writes up interpretation to assist physician in diagnosis $57,300 (Median) Accredited by CAAHEP (10 Year)

18 Diagnostic Imaging Careers Radiologic Technologist Performs x-rays on patients to diagnose and treat disease. JRCERT Accredited Lancaster/Harrisburg $49,800 (Median) Nuclear Med Technician Helps diagnose and treat disease using radioactive chemical compounds. CAAHEP Accredited Lancaster/PA College of Health Sciences

19 Radiology Informatics Trained to become a PACS (Picture Archival Communications Systems) Administrator Manage medical images in very complex health care systems Combination of IT, clinical and business skills Lancaster based, begins Fall 2015, six full time semesters 40% job growth in next ten years, National median salary $77,524 21

20 Cardiovascular Careers CVT Sonography Specialize in taking images of the heart Lancaster $59,577 (Median) CVT Invasive Assist physician with testing blood vessels Lancaster $55,960 (Median) Both programs are CAAHEP Accredited Non-credit Cardiology (EKG) program

21 Dental Health Careers Dental Assistant Performs dental x-rays and assists the dentist. 2 years $30,600 (Median) Both programs are CODA Accredited Dental Hygienist Licensed to assess dental health, provide treatment and patient education. $58,600 (Median)

22 Surgical Technology Assists surgeon during operations and sterilizes equipment. $38,869 (Median) Accredited by CAAHEP Certificate or Degree

23 Respiratory Therapist First breath to last breath Received Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award (2013 & 2014) Accredited by CoARC 94% pass rate on RRT exam in 2012 (2 nd highest in PA) Top 5% of RT programs nationally Work in variety of settings

24 Medical Assistant Combination of clinical and clerical Certificate or Degree option $27,900 (Median) CAAHEP Accredited Non-credit Medical Office Tech program offered

25 Paramedic (EMT-P) Must have PA EMT license w/100 documented emergency calls Certificate or degree option Accredited by CAAHEP HACC offers EMT training

26 You CAN DO IT!! Successful people simply THINK differently than unsuccessful people! It does not matter what your past circumstances are compared to others. You can achieve your dreams! 28

27 APPLY NOW!

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