Health Sciences

CIP: 51.9999

This is a healthcare career exploration program culminating with the opportunity to choose a Medical Assisting or Nursing Assisting pathway. Course content includes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control, medical law and ethics, as well as patient care skills. The Health Sciences curriculum is a foundation for all health career pathways in which students may choose to train for a Certified Clinical Medical Assisting certification or a Certified Nursing Assisting Certification.

Eligible students will now have the opportunity to earn college credits and fulfill high school requirements at the same time through dual enrollment.

PnCol3LnPBlk.287  The Penn College NOW program enables qualified DCTS students to enroll in college-level courses during the regular school day to earn concurrent high school and transcripted college credit at no tuition cost to the student. The Penn College NOW courses are taught by DCTS instructors.

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HTH 100 – Intro to Health Careers | 2 credits

Examination of health majors and careers, including an evaluation of personalities in relation to career interests and values needed for success and satisfaction in the health care professions. Topics include discussion of requirements, daily roles, employment opportunities, and projections for the future in each of the selected health care fields.

MTR 104 – Basics of Medical Terminology | 3 credits

Foundation for the use of the language of medicine, with emphasis on correct pronunciation and spelling, various word parts, abbreviations and symbols, and terms pertaining to body systems. Etiology, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic procedures for identifying various disease processes provide an increased understanding of medically related conditions and procedures.


Health Sciences

Instructor: Meghan Becker-RN, Diann Hopely-RN, Mary Flannagan-RN, Monica Millio -RN
Location: Folcroft Campus & Little Flower Manor Nursing Center

Successful Students Need:

Algebra l & ll, English, Biology, Chemistry, Complex problem solving skills, Social perceptiveness, Service orientation Writing, Reading comprehension skills

Career Opportunities:

  • • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant • Certified Nurse Assistant • Home Health Aide

with 2-year college degrees

  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician

with 4-year degree

  • Registered Nurse


  • • Certified Nursing Assistant • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant • CPR/AED • First Aid

Advanced Credits: