An Advanced Program for Medical & Health Care Careers
Since 1970, PCTI has educated
over a thousand high school
students in the health occupations
field. Many of these graduates
pursue further education, becoming
doctors, nurse practitioners, health
care administrators, dentists, nurses,
medical technicians, and health
career educators. Numerous medical
facilities in the Passaic County
area employ PCTI graduates, who in
turn help their patients maintain a
Cutting-Edge Equipment,Laboratories, Computers and Software
PCTI students use Cardiac Defibrillator, Professional Medical Supplies, Professional Medical & Dental Equipment.
"College Connection Program" Earning College Credits in High School
Want to earn college credits before you graduate high school? At PCTI you have the opportunity to do just that. Almost 2 dozen college courses . . . some specific to career majors and others open to all PCTI students . . . are offered through affiliations with area colleges and universities.
Students of the Academy of Medical Arts are given the opportunity to earn up to 16 college credits during their junior and senior years through PCTI’s membership with the New Jersey Health Science Careers Consortium and 4 credits with an EMT course at Passaic County Community College.
Academy of Medical Arts Curriculum
Introduction to Health Careers
Dental Assisting Medical Office Procedures & Allied Health
Medical Assisting Certified Nurse Assisting
(National Certification can be earned via course completion)
Emergency Medical Technician Shadowing and Paid Internship Programs
Introduction to the Medical Arts
Biology or Geophysical Science
World Language I
Medical Office Practice
Medical Arts I - Dental Assisting
World Language II
Medical Arts II - NA/CPR/First Aid
Anatomy and Physiology I
U.S. History I
*Medical Arts - Medical Assisting/Lab - EMT/C.N.A. (Allied Health)
Anatomy & Physiology II
U.S. History II
NOTE: The academic component is taught by highly qualified and dedicated professionals.
* 4 college credits earned through PCCC
Some of PCTI’s affiliates include: William Paterson University, Seton Hall University, Drexel University, Rutgers University, Berkeley College, Passaic County Community College, NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Rochester Institute of Technology, FDU and Hudson County Community College. Courses range from Japanese to Computer Science . . . Anatomy & Physiology to Chemistry. . . and Organizational Management to Calculus, to name a few.
Rutgers University Connection
AMA graduates who qualify are eligable for admission to any one of seven allied health programs at the School of Health Related Professions. Rutgers Health Science Careers Program
College courses offered though Tech-Pep:
- Medical Terminology 3 Credits
- Dynamics of Health Care 3 Credits
- Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
- Emergency Room & Clinical Care 2 Credits
College credits issued on a Rutgers University transcript may be transferred to many other four-year institutions. These college courses are infused directly into the medical curriculum.
AMA students become members of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organization. HOSA’s mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. It provides a unique program of student leadership development, motivation, and recognition.
- Certified Nurse Assistant – Requires classroom theory and practice in a nursing home for a total of 90 hours. Students must pass a national standardized exam. Those who pass have the opportunity to be quickly employed at a healthcare facility or an allied occupation through the PCTI School-to-Careers program.
- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid – Through the Academy, AMA students are trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. Once trained, students can volunteer as cadets with a First Aid Squad, providing they are at least 16 years of age.
PCTI maintains a very strong and supportive School-to-Careers program, offering 9th, 10th and 11th graders the opportunity to “job shadow,” and 11th & 12th graders the chance to put their skills to work at a paid position in the workplace. Hundreds of students participate and hundreds of business leaders support our efforts by employing our students.
Awards and Honors
The Academy of Medical Arts has earned:
- NJ State Department of Education “Best Practice Award” – HOSA/Schoolto- Careers Program
- Hundreds of Awards have been won by PCTI HOSA students in competition at the local, regional, state and national level
- Numerous PCTI HOSA students were elected to serve as State Officers.
- PCTI’s HOSA Chapter has been honored
with the prestigious “Chapter
Award” & was recently recognized as
largest local HOSA chapter in