Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Health Information Technology students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology recently participated in a trauma drill at UPMC Altoona. Afterwards, they were given a tour of some of the hospital facilities, including the the STAT MedEvac 11 helicopter and its landing area.
Students of the Medical Assistant specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology toured the Primary Health Network location in Lewistown to get a first-hand look at a real-world work environment in their field.
Medical Assistant students at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus welcomed Joseph Fagnani, Chairperson of Service Paws of Central PA, a non-profit organization that helps qualified individuals obtain and/or provide veterinary care for service animals.
As part of the effort to keep the curriculum current, each Specialized Associate Degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology's three campuses has a Program Advisory Committee comprised of local industry professionals. This diverse group of employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni get together twice yearly to provide feedback and ideas for improvement to the program's learning resources, equipment, facilities, and objectives.
Students from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Criminal Justice and Medical Assistant specialized associate degree programs visited the Cambria County Prison to see an example of a working environment for those who decide to pursue a career in corrections or within the prison system.