Health Careers Technology
The CTE Health Careers Technology program introduces students to the variety career options available in the health care field. They learn basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and abbreviations, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications. Additional topics include: promotion of safety, infection control, personal qualities of a health care workers, first aid, and medical mathematics. Students receive hands-on training using state-of-the-art hospital equipment .
CCAC Dual Enrollment Credits are available through this program.
The Health Careers Technology program is offered at the following schools:
- Pittsburgh Carrick High School
- Pittsburgh Perry High School
- Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
- Personal Care Home Direct Care Staff Certificate
Competency Task List
The Competency Task List, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is a detailed list of the skills students must learn in each program of study. When a student masters a competency task, the program instructor certifies this by placing their initials next to the task in the student’s Competency Task List Booklet. This booklet is provided to each CTE student during the first year of the program. The CTE instructor uses this booklet to keep track of the student’s progress.
See the Health Careers Competency Task List.
Students who are successful in the Health Careers Technology program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.