Health Assistant


Instructor: Ms. Megan Trump




The overall goal of the Health Assistant Program is to prepare graduates to render care to the chronically physically and/or mentally ill adult. Approximately 70% of Level I is theory and 30% is application. Level I students must achieve an 85% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the second year about 50% of the program is theory. Level II students must achieve a 90% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the 2nd semester of the second year, students go to a long-term care facility for 24 days of clinical experience. The third year of the program is 60% theory and 40% application. Level III students must achieve a 95% or better on all written tests and competencies. During the second semester of the third year, students go to local medical facilities for four weeks of clinical experience.



Uniform Requirements:

  • Scrub shirt and pant set purchased through GCCTC
  • Watch with a second hand
  • White non-skid shoes with leather uppers (no mesh).
  • (Optional) scrub jacket available



Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program

  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Dietary Aide
    Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Geriatric Aide
  • Orderly



 Career Potential with further Education and Training

  • Hospital Ward Clerk
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Surgical Technician
  • Respiratory Technician
  • Blood Bank Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • X-ray Technician
  • Registered Nurse


Nondiscrimination Policy


The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Medical Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director, Katie Sleasman at [email protected] or the Section 504 Coordinator/Executive Director, Mark Krupa at [email protected]. Inquires can also be sent to 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370 or you may call 724-627-3106.