The goal of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Division is to educate students to provide high-quality services in the Nursing, Allied Health, Wellness, and Public Service fields. This Division offers a variety of academic credit programs and numerous continuing education programs to help meet the employment demands for health and human service professionals in the community.
Each program consists of a fully integrated curriculum including general education courses as well as technical courses in the major which are taught by qualified professionals in cooperation with local hospitals, healthcare agencies, child care settings, fitness centers, and criminal justice agencies. Courses in the major include classroom and laboratory learning experiences on campus in addition to clinical experiences at affiliating healthcare, child care, and criminal justice settings. For information regarding minimum academic requirements for successful progression in each program and procedures for readmission, students should contact the department chair.
Credit programs in the Health and Human Services Division have criteria for admission in addition to the general requirements for admission to the College. The admission requirements for each program are outlined on the following pages. Admissions criteria are also available in Enrollment Services. Students should contact an admissions counselor to get information about admission requirements. Applicant qualifications for admission may be individually reviewed when exceptional circumstances exist.
Applicants for all limited enrollment Health and Human Services programs must maintain a minimum grade point average as specified in the qualification requirements for their goal program. For those programs which require proof of high school or GED completion, evidence must be on file before applicants can be placed on the list of qualified students.
Technical standards are published for each program in the Health and Human Services Division to identify the essential non-academic requirements that students must meet in order to successfully complete program competencies. Students in the Health and Human Services Division programs review the technical standards and assess their ability to meet them. Students are encouraged to make known any special needs requiring accommodations that would assist them in meeting the technical standards. Copies of the technical standards for each program are available in Student Services and through the Health and Human Services Division Office.
Admission into York Technical College’s Health and Human Services programs does not guarantee acceptance or placement into a clinical rotation at an affiliate healthcare facility or into an internship program at a criminal justice agency, which is required for graduation. Affiliate clinical sites and criminal justice agencies supporting Health and Human Services programs require that students have background checks and drug screens prior to acceptance or placement in clinical rotations or in criminal justice technology internships. Random and discretionary background checks and drug screens may also be conducted at the request of the clinical site. These checks will be done at the expense of the student. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical site, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations, early childhood settings, or criminal justice technology internships will not be able to complete the course or program.
The Health and Human Services Division offers an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in General Technology containing a primary and secondary technical specialty which combine the general education/electives/other courses required for the following programs:
Associate Degree in Applied Science:
- Medical Laboratory Technology
Diploma in Applied Science:
- Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
- Practical Nursing
- Surgical Technology
Certificate in Applied Science:
- Patient Care Technician
- Personal Trainer
Students interested in this option should meet with their program advisor in the Health and Human Services Division.
New trends in the delivery of healthcare, child care, wellness/fitness, and criminal justice technology provide many avenues to explore for a career. Exciting and challenging employment opportunities await the person who is prepared for one of these careers.