Contact Us Apply


Healthcare Programs Coming To Blair

Posted April 2, 2018 at 9:11 am

Two new healthcare programs, Pre-Health Professions and Pharmacy Technician, are joining the increasing list of program offerings at the Penn Highlands Blair Center. Both programs are currently enrolling with courses beginning this fall.

These programs are becoming available in Blair as a result of the college’s 14,000-plus square foot expansion. The plan for expansion, which includes additional classrooms and labs spanning two floors, is slated for completion in May.

“This expansion is crucial to us being able to offer the programs that our community wants,” stated Julie Patosky, Blair Center Director at Penn Highlands Community College. “With the addition of a science lab, we are now able to offer the courses needed to earn a healthcare credential. This is only the beginning as more and more opportunities will be coming soon after the expansion is complete.”

Pre-Health Professions is an associate degree program that provides students with a strong medical foundation in a variety of areas. This program will give students the education they need to follow any medical career path they choose to take on.

Pharmacy Technician is a certificate program that prepares students to become pharmacy technicians or other roles of supportive personnel in hospital or pharmacy settings. If enrolled full-time, students can earn this certificate in less than one year.

The Blair Center is planning for the expansion to be open in May, with enrollment of these programs currently underway for the fall semester. Click here to apply today.