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Penn College's Health Sciences programs will prepare you to become tomorrow's leaders in the delivery of patient care and integration of new technologies.
– Edward Henninger, Dean of Health Sciences

Fall 2012 total enrollment of students in Health Science majors
Fall 2012 total enrollment of students in Health Science majors was 1,482 - One out of every four PCT students.

Class sizes are small resulting in low instructor-to-student ratios
Class sizes are small resulting in low instructor-to-student ratios; help is always available.

Employment of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations is projected to grow 22% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)

Nursing, RN Preparation is Penn College's largest major.
Nursing, RN Preparation is Penn College's largest major. (Fast Facts)

The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations was $61,120 in May 2013. (source)

2 Plus 2 majors
After completing an associate's degree or equivalent coursework, you have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree on the Penn College campus or online via distance learning. Read more

Choose an area of interest

Applied Health Studies major

  • Applied Health Studies

Dental Hygiene majors

  • Dental Hygiene: Health Policy & Administration Concentration
  • Dental Hygiene

Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic majors

  • Applied Health Studies: Emergency Medical Services Concentration
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Paramedic Technician

Health Information Technology majors

  • Health Information Management (Distance Learning Completion Degree)
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Information Coding Specialist

Medical Imaging majors

  • Applied Health Studies: Radiography Concentration
  • Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Professional Certificate

Nursing majors

  • Nursing, Completion
  • Nursing, Traditional
  • Nursing, RN Preparation
  • Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Certificate

Occupational Therapy Assistant majors

  • Applied Health Studies: Occupational Therapy Assistant Concentration
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Physical Fitness Specialist majors

  • Applied Health Studies: Physical Fitness Specialist Concentration
  • Physical Fitness Specialist

Physician Assistant major

  • Physician Assistant

Surgical Technology majors

  • Applied Health Studies: Surgical Technology Concentration
  • Surgical Technology

Other Health Sciences Information

New Program

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Pennsylvania College of Technology is proud to announce a new program slated to begin in Fall 2013: Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This professional certificate is designed to educate students (U.S. registered radiographers) to use MRI equipment, conduct image scans of cross-sections of the body, and reconstruct those scans into 3-D images.

Blood Borne Pathogens Statement

Dental hygienists and dental hygiene students may be exposed to contagious diseases, therefore strict compliance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA standards are maintained. Policies on blood borne and infectious diseases are available upon request from the Penn College Dental Hygiene Program.

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