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HEALTH ACADEMY

Prepare to care at the CCBC Health Academy.

Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field?

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. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HEALTH ACADEMY,
contact Joyce E. Cirelli, Dean of High School Academies and Dual Enrollment, 724-480-3474 or Joyce.Cirelli@ccbc.edu

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PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

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.


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HOW MUCH WILL THE ACADEMY COST?

High school academy students pay current CCBC tuition and fees. For more information please click here.

Please check with your high school guidance counselor or principal to find out if your high school covers Academy tuition

For Pell eligibility please click here to find opportunities with federal assistance

Please note: CCBC is the only Pennsylvania college to allow high school students to apply for Pell grants to attend a CCBC Academies.