School of Health Sciences Hosts Two Summer Learning Experiences
Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Health Sciences recently held two summer camps for high school students interested in exploring a career in a health-care profession: the second annual EMT/Paramedic Camp on June 6-8 and the eighth annual Health Careers Camp from June 11-13.
The three-day camps, both held at Penn College's main campus, provided opportunities for students entering grades nine-12 to learn about a variety of health careers and programs offered at Penn College.
Forty EMT/Paramedic Campers spent the first full day rotating through a series of Basic and Advanced Life Support workshops. On the final day, they learned vehicle extrication, performed rope rescues and donned the self-contained breathing apparatus while searching for a mock victim. Upon the conclusion of the camp, all received the American Heart Association Basic First Aid and CPR certification.
Thirty-seven Health Careers Campers spent the first two days rotating through hands-on workshops that showcased the health-related majors offered at Penn College. On the third day, they had the opportunity to tour Susquehanna Health facilities in Williamsport to observe health professionals in action.