• Emerging Health Professional
    Instructor's Page: Mrs. Hart
    Schuylkill Technology Center is excited to announce this continuous opportunity for Schuylkill County youth interested in the medical field. The Emerging Health  Professional is a partnership between Penn State Schuylkill, Penn  College of Technology, Lehigh Valley Health Network Schuylkill, St. Luke’s Health Network Miners, Geisinger St. Luke’s, and various other medical facilities. The Emerging Health  Professional dual-credit 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 a college science course. Students spend two half-days a week with Penn State faculty and will shadow as available. Students participate in the health curriculum taught by the STC instructor at the STC North Campus. 
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    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

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
    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.
    Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all sites, including but not limited to Penn State Schuylkill
    and within the Schuylkill Health Network. 
    Program Entrance Requirements
    Students who have met all of the requirements and are accepted into the program must:
    • Present a health certification signed by a health care professional (physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner; a chiropractor will not be accepted)
    • Complete tuberculosis (TB) questionnaire and TB testing, as required for shadowing 
    • Receive an annual flu shot 
    • Complete required orientation paperwork 
    • Pay initial deposit fee 
    • Commit to the entire, school-year long program