Allied Health

The Allied Health Program at Adams County Technical Institute offers a unique experience into all facets of Healthcare. As you begin the program, you are immersed in medical terminology, learning the different body systems and related diseases, and proper techniques to use in the state of the art lab. The laboratory 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 have the opportunity to learn from Healthcare professionals through field trips, presentations in the classroom and the 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. Students earn their CPR/AED certification and, at the end of the program, students may test for their EKG certification as well.

Industry Certifications
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
Instructor Contact Information

Mrs. Christine Penton

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

Program Slide Show

Task List

The task list is the state-mandated set of topics that the program of study must cover to qualify as a career and technical program. The lists are associated with the CIP code for each program of study.

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