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Schuylkill Technology Center’s Emerging Health Professional Program

 Schuylkill Technology Center, in conjunction with Penn State Schuylkill, is proud to announce the 2019-2020 school year Emerging Health Professional Open House.

 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (snow date Thursday, December 13, 2018)

6 pm- 7 pm

Penn State Schuylkill

Classroom Building

Room 101-Conference Center 

RSVP to: Tracey Picht at

 Schuylkill Technology Center is excited to announce this continual opportunity for Schuylkill County youth interested in the medical field. The Emerging Health Professional is a partnership between Penn State Schuylkill, Lehigh Health Network System, St Luke’s  and other medical facilities. The Emerging Health Professional is a dual-enrollment program combines skills-based, interactive and university level classroom learning with shadowing in the health care setting. The program is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education by offering college science course.

Students spend two half-days a week with Penn State faculty and will spend two half-days a week participating in activities at either Lehigh Valley Health Network  or other health care facility. Students spend one half day a week participating in health curriculum taught by the STC instructor at STC North Campus.

This program is available to seniors only and is limited to 24 participates.

 Students who want to apply must:

              Attend a participating Schuylkill County school district

              Be entering their senior year

              Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better

              Have completed one year of high school biology and chemistry with a grade of 3.0 or better

              Have an excellent attendance record

              Have written recommendations from a high school guidance counselor and one chemistry or biology teacher

              Successfully complete an interview

·        Tuition: Students are responsible for the cost of all PSU college credits and any additional fees which may include required textbooks, fees, etc. Penn State Schuylkill offers a 50% tuition reduction.

              Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all sites, including but not limited to Penn State Schuylkill and within the Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s.

 Program Eligibility

Penn State Schuylkill (PSU) offers students a total of eight college credits. The fall semester course is Mammalian Anatomy. The spring semester course credit includes Physiology and an Introductory Physiology Lab. The courses are taught by doctorate and master’s level-science faculty.

 Emerging Health Professionals students will be exposed to a variety of shadowing, simulation and other educational opportunities with Lehigh Valley Health Network and other medical facilities throughout the county. Students will be provided with a number of presentations and experiential learning experiences from masters and doctoral educated staff.

The Emerging Healthcare Program flyer can be found here.

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