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Health Academy

Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field?
Prepare to care at the CCBC Health Academy.

The CCBC Health Academy is for high school students in grades 11 and 12 at participating high schools who are interested in careers in nursing, practical nursing, radiologic technology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, nurse anesthetist, and physician and more. Students have opportunities to explore careers in these high-demand fields, receive hands-on STEM instruction from college faculty members in labs and classroom environments while acquiring skills for effective leadership. Additionally, students who devote two years of study will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with up to 28 college credits completed in CCBC’s associate degree programs. Students who successfully complete all of the coursework will be prepared to continue their studies toward an associate degree in nursing, radiologic technology, a diploma in practical nursing at CCBC or transfer the listed credits to a healthcare profession of their choice. 

contact Joyce E. Cirelli, Dean of High School Academies and Dual Enrollment, 724-480-3474 or


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Students who complete the Health Academy will:

  1. Select a health care career pathway.
  2. Establish goals for post-secondary education success.
  3. Complete the college admissions process for a selected health care career.
  4. Develop an understanding of professional and ethical standards in health care.