School of Health Sciences
There has never been a better time to enter a healthcare profession; jobs are plentiful and salaries continue to rise.
– Dr. Sharon Waters, Dean of Health Sciences
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; help is always available.
Employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase 33% through 2020, compared with 14% for all industries combined. (source)
Nursing, RN Preparation is Penn College's largest major. (Fast Facts)
The median annual wage for a physician assistant is
and increasing faster than the national average. (source)
Choose an area of interest
- Dental Hygiene: Health Policy & Administration Concentration
- Dental Hygiene
- Applied Health Studies: Emergency Medical Services Concentration
- Emergency Medical Services
- Paramedic Technician
- Nursing, Completion
- Nursing, Traditional
- Nursing, RN Preparation
- Practical Nursing
- Practical Nursing Certificate
- Applied Health Studies: Occupational Therapy Assistant Concentration
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Applied Health Studies: Physical Fitness Specialist Concentration
- Physical Fitness Specialist
- Physician Assistant
- Applied Health Studies: Radiography Concentration
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Professional Certificate
- Applied Health Studies: Surgical Technology Concentration
- Surgical Technology
Other Health Sciences Information
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.
Health Sciences Admission Ranking Requirements
Students are required to remediate all developmental course work prior to their eligibility for admission into a Health Sciences major. Read more.
Blood Borne Pathogens Statement
Dental hygienists and dental hygiene students may be exposed to contagious diseases, therefore strict compliance with Center of 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.