Health Occupations

Health Occupations

Students who are caring, compassionate and possess critical thinking skills should consider Health Occupations Technology (HOT). Our program is designed for success in an ever demanding healthcare field. The student’s knowledge base is increased through lab skills, course work and clinical experiences in several of the areas Skilled Nursing Facilities. Seniors have the privilege to job shadow eight different specialty areas at Indiana Regional Medical Center to help them decide upon future career choices.

Students will be enrolled in the Nurse Aide Program. Students who achieve 112 theory hours and 38 clinical hours may be eligible to take the PA Nurse Aide (NA) Competency Exam. Scheduled clinical experiences assist the students to learn through “hands-on” clinical practice. Passing the NA Exam provides immediate entry into the job market. Each student is also provided the opportunity to complete a CPR/First Aid course. Upon completion of this course, the student will be CPR/First Aid certified.

A foundational knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations begins in the first year and builds upon every year until the completion of program. An in-depth Anatomy and Physiology course is available after completion of the Nurse Aid Program

Certifications & Agreements

Advanced Standing/Articulation Agreement

  • Westmoreland County Community College
  • ICTC Practical Nursing Program
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • PA State Wide Articulation Agreement


  • Nurse Aide (NA)


Career Opportunities

  • Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Massage Therapist
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist or Assistant
  • Surgical Technician
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • X-Ray Technician
  • EMT or Paramedic
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: (724) 349-6700