Allied Health

The Allied Health Program at Adams County Technical Institute offers a unique experience into all facets of healthcare, preparing students for success in an allied health career. Students are immersed in medical terminology, learning the different body systems and related diseases, and proper techniques to use in our state-of-the-art laboratory. The lab is set up like a hospital room to learn proper techniques in healthcare such as gloving and gowning, proper handwashing, patient transfer, dental hygiene and taking vital signs.

Students learn from healthcare professionals through field trips, classroom presentations and 12-week clinical job-shadowing experiences. Orientation to essential skills in the clinical setting is reinforced in laboratory sessions. Career exploration, continuing education, interviewing techniques, resume writing, networking and job searching are all integrated into the curriculum.

Industry Certifications

first aid box 3

First Aid

cpr 2

CPR

heart rate monitor 1

AED

At the end of the program, students may test for their EKG certification as well.

Postsecondary Connections

  • College in the High School/Dual Enrollment
    • Harrisburg Area Community College
      • AH105 Medical Terminology – Juniors, Spring Semester – 3 credits
      • AH140 Introduction to Allied Health – Seniors, Fall Semester – 3 credits
  • Statewide Articulation Agreement – SOAR – details at collegetransfer.net

Instructor:

Christine Penton

cpenton@acti-pa.org

Office: (717) 334-6254, Option #8, ext. 4318

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Allied Health at ACTI

Learn how ACTI’s Allied Health program prepares students for a successful future in healthcare.

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Units of Study

  • Orientation and safety
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Communication
  • Infection control
  • Emergency care and disaster
  • Preparedness
  • Human needs and human development
  • Body mechanics, moving, lifting and positioning
  • Personal care skills
  • Urinary elimination/bowel elimination
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Basic clinical skills
  • Mental health and mental illness
  • Rehabilitation and restorative care
  • Death and dying
  • Medical terminology
  • Allied health skills
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Mathematics in allied health
  • 21st century interpersonal skills