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Health Career Education Programs

 

HACC offers a wide range of high-quality, affordable training options for individuals interested in health careers.

 

HACC’s Cardiology Technician Program prepares students with the theoretical and technical experience to perform basic cardiovascular assessment preliminary to treating patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease.

 

What can I do as a Cardiology Technician in the workforce?


Individuals who complete this program seek employment as cardiology technicians in various healthcare settings, from hospital facilities to physician practices.

 

$37,290
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

The Certified Recovery Specialist Program provides the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a fulfilling career helping others overcome addiction. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the Pennsylvania Certification Board CRS Certification Exam. To be eligible for the credential, individuals must attest that they have overcome an addition themselves and have lived the recovery experience in a continuous manner for a minimum of 18 months.

 

What can I do as a Certified Recovery Specialist in the workforce?


Certified recovery specialists provide critical support to people in addition to treatment because of their real-world experience in recovery. They help others overcome addiction and move through the recovery process.

 

$39,688
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This course provides basic information about the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene for students with no prior experience. The course covers basic terminology, procedures and principles related to dental practice. When applying to the dental hygiene clinical program, those who successfully complete this course receive two points.

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


This course is only offered online.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This 900-hour certificate program prepares students to become massage therapists. Students will be prepared to sit for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards state licensing exam (MBLEX). This program also meets the Pennsylvania educational requirements to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

 

What can I do as a Massage Therapist in the workforce?


Massage therapists perform massage therapy in a healthcare setting to control pain and promote wellness. They consult with clients, record their basic medical history, assess their conditions and suggest appropriate massage techniques based on their current health.

 

$51,567
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format, with some classes enhanced with online learning.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1386 MailRed nmkottca@hacc.edu

HACC’s Medical Assisting Program prepares students to sit for the National Health Careers Certified Clinical Medial Assistant (CCMA) examination and begin as an entry-level medical assistant.

 

What can I do as a Medical Assistant in the workforce?


Typically, medical assistants work in a doctor’s office, hospital or other outpatient settings. Medical assistants help with the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician, interview patients, measure vital signs and record information to medical records. Medical assistants may be required to draw and collect blood samples and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

 

$34,786
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format with hands-on skills laboratories.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.

 

Where can I register?


Students interested in the program must meet with the program coordinator. To schedule a meeting with the program coordinator, please call 717-221-1727.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

Medical coding specialists are responsible for translating and sequencing medical documentation into standardized, numerical codes for diagnoses and procedures. This program prepares individuals for jobs that involve medical billing, coding and claims processing.

 

What can I do as a Medical Coding Specialist in the workforce?


This curriculum prepares students to:

  • Code professional medical services and diagnoses
  • Create reports
  • Research and review insurance claims
  • Analyze health records and assign codes for diseases and procedures
  • Monitor compliance with policies and procedures relevant to clinical data management

 

$38,990
Starting Salary
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in person, via compressed video learning or remote learning via Zoom.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727MailRednchealth@hacc.edu

The RN/LPN Reactivation and Refresher programs are for individuals who have an inactive or lapsed license and wish to reinstate their license in order to return to a clinical setting. The curriculum focuses on current nursing practices, trends, ethical/legal issues, pharmacology and clinical management of patients.

 

$68,441
Median Salary for RNs

$49,470
Median Salary for LPNs
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format with hands-on skills laboratories. A clinical experience is required for the reactivation program.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This program is designed to develop sensitivity and competence in the basic tasks required to care for patients or residents in a variety of healthcare facilities.

 

What can I do with Nurse Aide Training in the workforce?


This program prepares individuals for employment as nurse aides in long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and other healthcare facilities.

 

$31,136
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format only and are comprised of lecture, lab and a clinical experience. Clinical experiences are held at a long-term care facility.

Learn more in HACC’s Nurse Aide Training Program Information packet (PDF).

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are available at all five HACC campuses and at long-term care facilities.

 

Where can I register?


You can register by calling 717-780-2414 or visiting any campus Welcome Center. Students will be asked to provide the course number you are registering for and make the full payment when you register.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1352 MailRed nurseaide@hacc.edu

This 120-hour program provides students with the core of knowledge required by the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Students will learn the responsibilities involved with becoming a nursing home administrator, to include staffing, financial management, supervising resident care, marketing and community outreach. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the State Board of Examiners Nursing Home Administrators examination. This 120-hour program is one of several requirements that must be met prior to sitting for the nursing home administrator licensure exams.

 

$112,903
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at Homestead Village in Lancaster.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This 100-hour certificate program prepares students to assume the responsibilities involved in the administration of a personal care home. Students will be prepared to sit for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services state board licensure examination at the conclusion of the program.

 

What can I do with Personal Care Home Administrator Training in the workforce?


Graduates of the program may work in a personal care home as an administrator. They oversee activities of a nursing home in accordance with established policies and federal and state guidelines.

 

$88,893
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format, with some blended/online classes.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This 316-hour certificate program prepares students to become certified personal trainers. Students will have the option to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam.

 

What can I do with as a Personal Trainer in the workforce?


Personal trainers have knowledge of the general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability.

 

$47,590
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format, with some blended/online classes.

 

Where are classes held?


In-person classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This 84-hour program prepares students for employment as pharmacy technicians. Upon completion, students are prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.

 

What can I do as a Pharmacy Technician in the workforce?


Pharmacy technicians can work in a variety of settings, including hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, extended-care facilities, home healthcare agencies and as mail-order pharmacy distributors.

 

$34,069
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held either in person or online.

 

Where are classes held?


In-person classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRednchealth@hacc.edu

HACC’s Phlebotomy Technician Program can lead to a career in a high-demand field of health care. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the proper collection of blood by evacuated tube system and capillary methods. Students will be prepared to take the National Health Career Association Phlebotomy Certification examination.

 

What can I do as a Phlebotomy Technician in the workforce?


Phlebotomy technicians can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories and doctor’s offices.

 

$33,772
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format with hands-on skills laboratories. A clinical experience is required for this program

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.

 

Where can I register?


You can register by calling 717-780-2414 or visiting any campus Welcome Center. Students will be asked to provide the course number you are registering for and make the full payment when you register.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

Students will become familiar with the general workflow of an outpatient medical practice setting. Critical thinking concepts, customer service skills, knowledge of health insurance and generational and cultural diversity concepts are infused throughout the curriculum.

 

What can I do as a Physician Office Assistant in the workforce?


The Physician Office Assistant (POA) Program prepares students for an entry-level position in an outpatient healthcare setting or patient access center.

 

$34,786
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format with hands-on skills laboratories.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1727 MailRed nchealth@hacc.edu

This 112-hour certificate program prepares students to become reflexologists. Students will be prepared to sit for the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB.net) examination.

 

What can I do as a Reflexologist in the workforce?


Reflexologists have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and bio-mechanics specific to the foot and ankle. They must also understand business practices including ethics, standards, precautions and client records.

 

$43,338
Median Salary Estimate
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Classes are held in a face-to-face format.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held at HACC Harrisburg Campus. Classes are offered every spring and consist of six weekends over a three-month period.

 

For more information:

PhoneRed 717-221-1386 MailRednmkottca@hacc.edu

Meet Vincent: Veteran Changing His Career Path

Vincent Thompson, a massage therapy student and veteran, served nearly 24 years in the military before attending HACC. Vincent had the privilege of being trained through the Professional Military Education (PME) academies but added, “This is my newest challenge, a first time college student and in a career path completely different from anything else that I have ever done before.”

Vincent chose HACC because of the location, instructors and availability of massage therapy classes. He added that his instructors provide a wealth of resources to make students successful, while teaching in “various ways so that all can learn.” Vincent is one of eight students in the nation who received a 2019 Successful Hands Grant, an opportunity a HACC faculty member told him about.

 

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