Emerging Health Professionals


The Emerging Health Professionals program provides high school seniors with an opportunity to experience a variety of health care careers in a hospital setting and take Penn State/Lehigh Carbon Community College science courses for college credit. Students spend one day a week rotating among various departments of a hospital. Students will experience these departments throughout the three Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network facilities, St. Luke’s University Health Network Allentown Campus, Country Meadows, and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

The hospital portion of the program provides students with observational experience that enable students to observe various health care professionals as they work with patients. Students also have the opportunity to meet various health career professionals during presentations within the LVHN community. In addition to these experiences, students are given an overview of the health care industry and all that it entails throughout their coursework at LCTI.

Students spend two half-days a week with Penn State/LCCC faculty and the LCTI instructor at Penn State Lehigh Valley/Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Students spend two half-days a week participating in activities at LVHN campus.
Students spend one day a week participating in health curriculum taught by the LCTI instructors.

This program is available to seniors only.

EHP students will:

  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the concepts of infection control.
  • Assists with basic emergency procedures.
  • Recognize and report abnormal signs and systems of common diseases and conditions of the body systems.
  • Demonstrate principles of Professionalism and Employability skills.
  • Understand the different career paths that are available in health care and background knowledge of how health care began.
  • Demonstrate the principles of legal and ethical issues.
  • Demonstrate the principles of vital signs and relate the importance to appropriate body systems.
  • Demonstrate the principles of cultural diversity.
  • Demonstrate the concepts of medical terminology and abbreviations.


American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid
Direct Care Worker

College Opportunities are available for this program



Teacher: Kristin Applegate

Email: applegatek@lcti.org

Teacher: Veronica DeBlois

Email: debloisv@lcti.org

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