LCTI Emerging Health Professionals Program
The LCTI Emerging Health Professionals dual-enrollment program combines skills-based, interactive and university-level classroom learning with shadowing in a health care setting. The program is designed for high school seniors interested in the health care field and allows students the opportunity to explore careers in health care first-hand. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education by offering college science courses.
The Emerging Health Professionals Program is a half-day program that runs the duration of the school year in conjunction with the required high school curriculum. Students spend two days a week taking college courses at Penn State or Lehigh Carbon Community College, two days a week in a health care setting and one day a week developing skills. Students in this program take anatomy and physiology for a total of eight college credits.
This integrated program provides a strong framework for drawing connections between classroom learning and contextual, real-world application, and also for exposing students to a variety of careers in health. Participation in this program will be equivalent to three high school credits. Students would be required to take Theology, English, and the Government and Economics course at ACCHS.
Students are responsible for paying the cost of the college level courses at Penn State or Lehigh Carbon Community College and must provide their own transportation. They must also meet the following requirements for their application to be considered:
Attend a participating Lehigh County school district (must live in Lehigh County) and will be in 12th grade.
Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Have earned a grade of 90 or above in CP Biology and CP Chemistry or an 85 or above in Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry.
Have completed at least a 1/2 year of honors trigonometry with a grade of 85 or above or CP Functional Analysis with a grade of 90 or above.
Have excellent attendance records, as defined by ACCHS.
Watch the short video below that further explains the program.