Health Careers – Mrs. Shaffer

Dawn Shaffer




The Health Careers course at Lyco CTC is designed for 10th – 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  This program places emphasis on clinical health careers, but also provides an overview of administrative careers in healthcare.  The course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in their chosen health career path, and includes instruction in:

  • Medical Terminology and Abbreviations:  The student will learn the language of healthcare, so that he/she is able to communicate with other care providers, to read the patient’s medical record, and to document any observations and/or care given.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology:  The student will learn the basic structure and function of the the human body, as well as common diseases and disorders that affect each body system.  The student will also learn about human growth and development.
  • Medical Assisting and Nurse Assisting Skills:  The student will learn basic care giving skills, such as:  measuring vital signs, height, and weight, vision screening, CPR and First Aid, assisting with bathing, grooming, and elimination needs, ambulating patients, transferring patients, performing ECGs, medication administration, sterile technique, etc.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact me.

Dawn Shaffer, MEd, RN
(570) 584-2300


The Lycoming Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities.  Career and Technical program offerings include:  Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Computer Service Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Diversified Occupations, Drafting and Design, Early Childhood Education,  and Health Careers.  Inquiries may be directed to  The Lycoming Career and Technology Center’s Title IX  coordinator or Section 504 coordinator at 293 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA  17737 or 570-584-2300.