Medical Science and Technology
The Medical Science program provides students a positive environment to learn the art of caring. Students find that caring also encompasses teamwork, honesty, responsibility and a solid work ethic. These are just some of the soft skills desperately needed in the workforce of today.
In the classroom, we bring learning to life by getting students out of the classroom and into the community. Whether it’s an organized community volunteer opportunity, or having students volunteer at a local long-term care facility once a week, students are taught the importance of giving back to their community. As far as classwork goes, when learning about the beauty and complexity of different organs and body systems, specimens are provided for students to touch and work with in the classroom setting.
The Nurse Aide program is a highlight of the Medical Science program. After successful completion of the Nurse Aide program, students may work as a health aide, or sit for state certification tests to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). After obtaining their CNA, students are eligible for Cooperative Education opportunities as seniors, if certain criteria are met. Another exciting component in this program is the opportunity for juniors and seniors to take a Medical Terminology course and earn college credit. Education is definitely a verb in the medical science program!
Christine grew up in Montana. She volunteered with several organizations, such as, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity and Youth With a Mission (YWAM). During her years of volunteer work, she was able to travel and work in orphanages in Belarus and Malaysia. She also volunteered at various inner-city women’s shelters in the US.
After obtaining her RN license, Christine moved to PA. Over time, she found herself constantly in a position of educating patients and their family members. An opportunity to teach nursing students (Practical Nursing) in the clinical setting with CPI presented itself and she jumped on board. Now Christine is teaching high school Medical Science at CPI!
Christine lives in State College with her husband Brian and two children, Heidi and Micah.
Outside of class students need access to the internet. Students have homework assignments that require them to log into a Learning Management System to complete homework. Students will also have reading assignments outside of class. In their second and third year students will do job shadows and internships in places like local health clinics and EMS organizations.
Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)