Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Health Assistant

The GJCTC Health Assistant course offers students the opportunity to develop medical assisting skills using high-tech equipment found in today’s health care facilities. Experience live clinical instruction at a long-term care facility, and practice medical assistant skills in a high tech SIM lab.

Hands-On Training

  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Emergency care
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Human body and diseases
  • Professionalism
  • Infection control
  • Human needs and development
  • Moving, lifting, and positioning
  • Medical terminology


  • National Safety Council Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid
  • Certified Nurse Aide Licensure
  • National Safety Compliance: Safety Orientation for Health Care
  • National Safety Compliance: Bloodborne Pathogens
  • National Safety Compliance: HIPPA Training
  • HIPPA Training
  • Heart Saver First Aid
  • BLS Provider CPR
  • BLS Provider AED
  • OSHA 10-Hour Healthcare

Students will be able to take their Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) license exam in their senior year of high school, once they have completed the 150-hour course within the program.

PA SOAR Program

To qualify for free SOAR credits offered at participating colleges:

  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students must prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by their junior year of high school.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test, called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of their senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.

For more information about this program, visit CollegeTransfer.Net.