The kids are having a blast this week. They have been busy creating t-shirts, stickers, creating robots, anatomy, dental impressions, crime scene, fingerprinting, welding and checking tire pressure, alignment and LOTS more!!
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SUN Tech Health students started an Embryology project 21 days ago and over the last 24 hours we now have baby chicks! Take a look below.


Health Professions and Related Sciences 201 student Autumn Shreck stands in front of the home offices of CAREGIVERS in Selinsgrove. Staff members commented on how well Autumn has adapted to various environments. She is making SUN Tech Instructor Mrs. Pat Millett very proud. For more information about SUN Tech’s cooperative education program and to learn how you can earn money and valuable work experience during your senior year, check out our Co-op page!

Autumn Shreck at Caregivers of America

Autumn Shreck at Caregivers of America

We recently received the following compliment from a local employer about the interview skills of one of our Health Professions students:

When I Interviewed SUN Tech’s Health student, Christina, I was so impressed with her, She interviewed better than most adults with experience interviewing.” – Nikki Gesselman, Program Manager at UCP Capital Home Care


For the first time ever, we’re excited to announce that students in Health Professions will stream the hatching of their chicks live on the Internet. You can watch the live stream here. We estimate that the chicks will hatch sometime on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Students in Health Professions and Related Sciences had their first experience on clinical at Rolling Hills Manor.  The students practiced communication skills and did crafts with the residents.

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Turkey Run RescueThe Health Professions 114 class held a blanket drive to collect new and used blankets for a local animal shelter, Turkey Run Rescue located in Mifflinburg, PA. Pictured with the Health 114 class is the shelter’s owner Tracy Baylor.

Throughout the 2012-2013 school year students in Health Professions 201 collected pop tabs for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  The talley at the end of the school year was 45 pounds!

Justice checks Jessica's blood pressure using a state-of-the-art device used in hospitals and doctor's offices.

Justice checks Jessica’s blood pressure using a state-of-the-art device used in hospitals and doctor’s offices.

Health Professions student Jessica Kaler (Mifflinburg) plays the roll of a client while Justice Heller (Shikellamy) takes her blood pressure using state of the art technology used in doctor’s offices and hospitals.

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Get a jump start on your career while still in high school by learning all of the requirements to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide. You can earn the certification by the time you graduate!

Check out more photos from our two Health Professions programs in our Facebook gallery. For more information about the Health Professions program visit the program’s website, or talk to your guidance counselor to get a tour of SUN Tech scheduled today!

Students Collect Tabs for Charity

Students Collect Tabs for Charity

Students in Health Professions are collecting tabs to donate to Schneider’s Children’s Hospital now until April 2013.  We’d love help from the community with this project, so save your tabs and send them along with a student.

Jessie Bonilla, a Shikellamy High School senior and Jenna Aikey, a Mifflinburg High School senior, attend SUN Area Technical Institute, Health Professions program. Learning is different than regular school because we’re learning by doing a lot of hands-on experiences. We do a lot of independent study. We will be experiencing what it will be like in the medical field through clinical. We want to share our reasons why we both decided to come to SUN Tech.

The reason why I, Jessie Bonilla, decided to come to SUN Tech for Health Professions was because I wanted to get the full experience of doing the entire task of what nurses do in their career. Another reason was because I wanted to do hands-on learning. At my home school, we didn’t do a lot of hands-on learning. I was getting bored of sitting at a desk and writing about something that didn’t inspire me. Finally, my last reason was that my friends and family encouraged me to go to SUN Tech. I wasn’t sure about it, but I thought about it and I decided to try SUN Tech’s Health Professions program and work towards earning my Certified Nurse’s Aide Certificate (CNA).

The reason why I, Jenna Aikey, came to SUN Tech was because I’ve always wanted to be in some type of medical field since I was little. At the end of my sophomore year, I changed my mind and wanted to become a Vet Tech. I have a very strong love for animals, and since SUN Tech didn’t offer a course for veterinarian science, the nurse aide program was the only thing close to it. A second reason why I decided on SUN Tech was because my cousin recommended the Health Professions program to me. She told me you get a great education, learning skills, and do a lot of hands-on work; she would know because she graduated from the program. My final reason is that the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate will provide me with the skills to work as I obtain my Vet Tech education.

We are both in HOSA (which is Health Occupation Skills Association). This is an organization where students in the Health Profession program will compete in other skills. One thing we learned in HOSA was taking care of a resident who was in a wheelchair, who is blind or can’t walk, helping the resident get food or feed him/her, and helping them go to the bathroom. It was a great project because when we go out in the health fields there are going to be residents who are going to need help. We have to keep a positive attitude so the resident will feel comfortable.

I, Jessie, have played field hockey since my 8th grade year. I am involved in the Shikellamy High School Key Club, and in Upward Bound. Out of school, I sing in my church choir. My plan after I graduate from high school is to go to college for nursing.

In my sophomore year of high school I, Jenna, took CPR & First Aid Class, and earned my certification. In my free time I am involved in church activities. I help out with preschool kids every Wednesday night, help out with vacation bible school in the summer, and I currently work as a busser and dish washer at a Mifflinburg restaurant. My plan after I graduate is to take a year off, do some traveling, and the go back to school for Vet Tech.

The Health Professions and Related Sciences program here at SUN Tech is only one of the options to pick from, but one of the most competitive programs. As students from SUN Area Technical Institute we Dakota Barnett, a student at Midd-West, and Christopher Mullany, a student at Mifflinburg, were chosen to attend for the class of 2011. This program will guide us to further our careers in the nursing field and continue our careers in becoming professional nurses.

We are already learning so much from medical terminology and abbreviations, to skills such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, and height and weight. We apply these skills in everyday activities, we bath, dress, foot/hand care, and bed making for clinicals.

To become a great nurse we need to practice, practice, and practice! Learning to be a nurse’s aide is the key in being successful in clinicals. We will need fifty theory hours, fifty lab hours, and fifty clinical hours. Clinicals start in February and end in March. We will be traveling to Riverwoods and Evangelical Community Hospital to get a better understanding of what it will be like to work hands on.

If you really love nursing, you can compete in HOSA which stands for Health Occupations Students of America. It is an organization where students from different schools apply their specialty skills to competitions against one another for prizes and money. Only the best place and SUN Tech is known to always place. Categories include: Medical Spelling, Medical Terminology, Health Display and many more.

We take multiple trips to colleges to get a clear view on what it’s like to go to college. For anyone interested in pursuing their career in the medical field, we are also earning four college credits prior to college. We earn college credits from the Harrisburg Area Community College simply by attending Health Professions Program at SUN Tech. We paid the amount of eighty-five dollars (Fifty for the college application and thirty-five for the course) It’s definitely worth it.

At the end of the course, we will have to take a state exam that will determine if we can move onto becoming successful nursing assistants. The standards to pass the test are you must score an eighty or higher. If you fail, you have to retake it until you pass. It’s rare to fail because we all learn so much.

After we graduate, we hope to continue our education in becoming registered nurses. Anyone that wishes to work in the health field, SUN Tech would be a great start. Good luck to anyone pursuing a career in the health field!

SUN Tech’s HOSA participants will be having a pancake breakfast at the Barnyard on January 21st, 2012. Tickets are $6.00 and the meal is all you can eat.

We will also be having a yard sale on location. See you there!