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.


  • Workforce Development
  • Center for Business & Workforce Development

Course Offerings

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

American Heart Association (AHA) Heartcode CPR


Online course for new and renewal AHA Heartcode CPR certifications.

Emergency Medical Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Summer 2021

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
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    5.4.2021 - 8.12.2021
  • 6 - 10 PM

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


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

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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