Healthcare & Safety

The Penn College Medical Assistant (MA), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and EMS programs strive to provide the healthcare industry with skilled workers that meet vital needs. Training is also available in medical billing and coding, medical terminology, Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (ACLS & PALS) and many other customizable healthcare topics. Healthcare systems, physician practices and individuals seeking employment in this dynamic field can equally benefit from the quality healthcare programs Penn College has to offer.

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  • Workforce Development
  • Center for Business & Workforce Development

Course Offerings

Courses may be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact Workforce Development at workforce@pct.edu for more information.

American Heart Association (AHA) Heartcode CPR

FOR CURRENT PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS AND HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY ONLY

Online course for new and renewal AHA Heartcode CPR certifications.

Emergency Medical Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

The EMT Pre-Apprenticeship program will prepare participants to become industry-ready personnel for career and volunteer EMS agencies, as well as the opportunity to work in the hospital for some health systems. The program incorporates a flipped-model EMT program, the American Heart Association Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) program, and the NAEMT & American College of Surgeons' Prehospital Trauma Life Support Program (hybrid).

  • Main Campus, Williamsport
  • TBD

Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician is described in the National EMS Scope of Practice as basic emergency care and transportation for critical and emergency patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual will possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. They perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. They are a link from the scene to the emergency health system. This course will meet the National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines for Emergency Medical Technician and prepare the participant for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level. Total instruction time: 50 hours of video-based lecture plus 100 hours of practical sessions.

Fee: $1,150

PHRN and Critical Care Transport Provider Preparatory Course

Penn College is proud to present this innovative course blending the fundamentals of Prehospital care, with content that prepares the Prehospital clinician to function in the critical care transport environment. Immersive online content provides the foundational knowledge, which is expanded through 48 hours of lab time serving to learn new skills, refresh old skills, and perfect assessment techniques. Specific content and skills explored in this course include:

  • Basic and Advanced Airway Management
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • 12-lead ECG Interpretation
  • Needle and Tube Thoracostomy
  • Pericardiocentesis 
  • IO Placement
  • Flight Physiology
  • Medical and Traumatic Emergencies 

Currently certified Prehospital Participants will gain a total of 80 hours of continuing education credits. Paramedics can utilize this course to renew their National Registry certification; RN’s will be prepared to challenge the NREMT exam at the paramedic level. Providers will also be prepared to attempt the FP-C, CFRN, and/or CCP-C exams. Applicants must hold a current, unrestricted Pennsylvania RN licensure or Pennsylvania Department of health paramedic certification, as well as ACLS and PALS certification, throughout the course. Participants will have clinical time scheduled outside of our regularly scheduled class time, based upon their availability. Registration is limited to a total of 20 students. The course cost is $1800 per student, including textbooks and PHTLS certification.

Registration Deadline is December 10, 2021, at 1 p.m.

Fee: $1,800

Pathways Scholarship
Scholarships

Pathways Scholarship

Thanks to the new Pathways Scholarship, graduates of the LPN Workforce Development training program who earned their LPN license, are now eligible for $1,500 annually towards their Nursing, LPN to RN associate’s degree at Penn College. Likewise, graduates of the EMT Workforce Development training program who earned their EMT certification are eligible for $1,500 annually towards their Paramedic Practice certificate or associate’s degree in Paramedic Science. This assistance, which can be renewed annually, coupled with transfer credits from your Workforce Development training will put you even closer to your career goals.

Scholarship Application

Penn College at Wellsboro
Centers

Penn College at Wellsboro

Penn College at Wellsboro serves Northern Tier business and industry training needs, as well as personal and professional development. The campus, instituted by the College in 1983, is located in scenic North Central Pennsylvania in the Wellsboro Area School District Administrative Building.

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