MAKING SUCCESS HAPPEN BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY HEALTHCARE LEGAL GRAPHIC ARTS CONTENTS Student Services 2 For Employers 2 Business Programs 4 Administrative Professional 4 Business Administration: Accounting 4 Business Administration: Management & Marketing 5 Technology Programs 6 Engineering Technology 6 Information Technology 6 Graphic Arts Program 8 Healthcare Programs 9 Diagnostic Medical Sonography 9 Health Information Technology 10 Medical Assistant 10 Medical Office Specialist 11 Legal Programs 13 Criminal Justice 13 Legal Assistant 13 Student Groups 14 Programs are listed by location on the back cover. On the Cover “Working as a Computer Lab Supervisor at Penn State University, I have to solve many “IT” problems with little information. South Hills prepared me to have a hunger KRISTIN DERABASSE 2010 Engineering Technology for knowledge, Graduate and to continue Junior Engineer, learning long TransducerWorks after I received my degree. For that I am truly thankful!” JOSEPH MICHAEL BLOOM 2005 Information Technology Graduate Lab Supervisor, Penn State University/ITS/CLC WHY CHOOSE A CAREER SCHOOL LIKE SOUTH HILLS? “South Hills provided me with more than just the knowledge I needed to perform well at my job. They also gave me the ability and understanding to create successful business relationships with my employer and co-workers.” HEATHER BOYER 2008 Information Technology Graduate Software Engineer, Schoolwires, Inc. “Immediately upon arriving at South Hills, you begin to feel like you are part of a family. Everyone on the faculty and staff is here to assist you. They know you by name and are always available.” GEORGE DICK Engineering Technology Graduation Year: 2011 “When an employer asks me to perform a task, it feels really good to know that my experience at South Hills has taught me everything I need to know in order to accomplish it.” KELLY CARPER 2010 Medical Office Specialist Graduate Outpatient Coder and Billing Specialist, Tyrone Hospital www.southhills.edu 1 FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu STUDENT SERVICES FINANCIAL AID CAREER SERVICES South Hills offers free financial aid Our Career Services department assistance from filling out forms to offers resources and information. We answering questions about grants, encourage our students to acquaint loans and scholarships. Please call our themselves with this department — we admissions or financial aid office anytime can help find you the right job. and ask for the help that you need. Financial Aid is for those who qualify. FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION If you are interested in pursuing your Bach- INTERNSHIP PROGRAM elor’s degree after graduating from South Our degree students are required Hills, there are a number of colleges and to complete internships in their areas universities with which we have articulation of study, providing them with (transfer) agreements, saving you time and on-the-job experience and a safety net money. Decisions concerning the accep- of instructors to confide in if challenges tance of credits earned in any course taken occur. Many of our graduates will tell at the school are made at the discretion of you that their internship was one of the receiving institution. South Hills makes their favorite experiences at South no representation whatsoever concerning Hills. Some are offered jobs with their the transferability of any credit earned at internship sites. the school to any other institution. FOR EMPLOYERS REQUESTING AN INTERN students follow a different schedule. Go to www.southhills.edu. When will the interns not be Click on Employer Relations. present on our jobsite? More information can be found on our website. Students are expected to be at South Hills on Mondays for Professional Why request an intern? Development and Career Preparation Interns can serve as great candidates classes. Other than that, work hours for future job openings, potentially should be arranged to meet the needs of saving an employer significant recruiting the internship site. and training time and expense. The Do we have the opportunity to opportunity to work with an intern and meet with the prospective intern evaluate performance, before hiring, is first? often an ideal situation. An interview between the student and When do interns become available? the internship site (preferably with Interns are available beginning in mid- the main internship site supervisor) March for the spring internships and is required in advance of internship mid-June for the summer internships. placement; this helps to ensure an ideal The Health Information Technology match of student skills to the site needs. 2 South Hills School of Business and Technology “South Hills provided me with the real- world knowledge and skills necessary for my new career. But more importantly, South Hills believed in me and gave me the confidence to succeed. I would recommend South Hills to anyone looking for career success, whether they’re a first-time student or a returning adult like me.” BRUCE WOODBRIDGE 2010 Health Information Technology Graduate Processing Specialist, Mount Nittany Medical Center Internships: The Meadows, University Orthopedic, JC Blair Hospital SMALL CLASSES STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES FINANCIAL AID TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY ONE-ON-ONE RUSS ALWINE ATTENTION 2010 Business Administration: Management & Marketing FREE CAREER Internship: Blair County SERVICES Convention Center ASSISTANCE Altoona Graduation www.southhills.edu 3 BUSINESS PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: The Administrative Professional program ACCOUNTING prepares students to be proficient office Accountants are needed for every type of administrators and managers. Students business—whether it’s a global industry in this program learn office procedures, or a shop on Main Street. Students in management techniques, and the most this program learn both the essentials extensively used software packages. and the latest technological trends in Employers have had a keen interest in accounting practices. hiring graduates from this major for Career Opportunities many years due to their ability to adapt ■ Staff Accountant in a variety of office settings. ■ Accounting Assistant Career Opportunities ■ Bookkeeper ■ Administrative Assistant ■ Accounting Clerk ■ Administrative Professional ■ Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk ■ Computer Applications Specialist ■ Payroll Clerk ■ Executive Secretary ■ Adminisitrative Assistant ■ Office Assistant Business Accounting students will: ■ Office Manager ■ Learn the foundations of financial, ■ Project Manager payroll, and computer accounting ■ Support or Software Specialist ■ Gain strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Administrative Professional Word, & Access students will: ■ Develop excellent communications skills ■ Maintain the highest ethical values ■ Learn how to keep an office organized and functioning at an optimal level Sample of Courses ■ Create and maintain websites and ■ Principles of Financial Accounting databases ■ Payroll Accounting ■ Become involved in the ever-changing ■ Spreadsheets technological environment ■ Cost/Managerial Accounting ■ Learn to prioritize tasks ■ Fundamentals of Income Taxes ■ Exhibit professional behavior ■ Basics of financial software Sample of Courses ■ Accounting I and Payroll Accounting ■ Editing, Proofreading, Transcription ■ Human Resource Management SOUTH HILLS BUSINESS ■ Management and Supervision PROGRAMS THOROUGHLY ■ Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PREPARE YOU FOR A Access, PowerPoint) ■ Publisher and InDesign SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN TODAY’S SOPHISTICATED WORKPLACE. FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu “The teachers and staff are amazing. They put the time and effort in to making sure I am the best I can be for when I start my new career.” SARA WITHERITE Administrative Professional Graduation Year: 2011 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Management & Marketing MANAGEMENT & MARKETING students will: ■ Learn to collect & analyze marketing Increasingly, employers need flexible data using market research techniques employees who can wear a variety ■ Create advertising and promotional of hats within an organization. materials & prepare media plans and Our program provides a thorough press releases background in business essentials: ■ Learn selling and marketing principles administrative, technological, ■ Simulate the process of starting and managerial, and marketing. We offer maintaining a small business internships with local businesses and ■ Gain excellent communications and interpersonal skills organizations that enable students to ■ Work with major software applications experience real-life business operations. Sample of Courses Career Opportunities ■ Marketing & Selling ■ Sales Manager or Purchasing Agent ■ Small Business Management ■ Account Executive ■ Market Research & Statistics ■ Sales & Marketing Specialist ■ Advertising & Public Relations ■ Store or Property Manager ■ Management ■ Human Resources Assistant ■ Accounting www.southhills.edu 5 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology is the The Information Technology program al- application of engineering principles lows students to explore computer tech- and modern technology to help solve nologies in web development, computer or prevent problems. The South Hills networking, computer security, database curriculum for this program includes administration, and programming. Stu- Drafting, Mechanical CAD, Civil CAD, dents will learn widely used software pack- Architectural CAD, Solid Modeling, ages, computer programming languages, CNC Programming and Dimensional computer hardware maintenance and Metrology. Besides computer training, troubleshooting, and project management. students focus on team building, math, Career Opportunities and development of problem-solving ■ Computer Support Specialist skills. Graduates of the program are ■ Network Administrator employed with civil and architectural ■ IT Security Analyst engineering firms, manufacturing firms, ■ Applications Developer or Programmer and in various governmental agencies. ■ Webmaster and E-Commerce Specialist Career Opportunities ■ Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst ■ CAD Technician in the mechanical, civil, ■ Database Administrator or architectural fields ■ Engineering Technician Information Technology students ■ Quality Assurance Technician will study: ■ Drafter ■ Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Engineering Technology ■ Computer Hardware students will: ■ Object-Oriented Programming ■ Office Applications ■ Become proficient in CAD ■ Networking Protocols ■ Learn how to use and design spreadsheets ■ Linux Operating Systems ■ Learn to accurately measure using ■ IT Project Management a variety of precision measuring ■ Web Programming and Development instruments in the mechanical and civil ■ IT Security fields ■ Wireless Networks ■ Intern with a local company ■ Network Administration Sample of Courses Sample of Courses ■ Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical ■ Computer Forensics CAD ■ Telecommunications ■ Architectural CAD and Civil CAD ■ Game Programming with Python ■ Machining Processes and CNC ■ Cisco Networking Programming ■ Java Programming ■ Mechanical Design and Civil Design ■ Web Site Design ■ Materials Science and Physics ■ Ethical Hacking and Defense ■ C# Programming ■ E-Commerce ■ Project Management FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu “I would highly recommend South Hills to anyone seeking to move further in their career... Whether fresh out of high school, or later in life, wanting to advance or change careers—South Hills has so much to offer and there is no better investment in yourself that can be made.” SARA HARDY 2008 Information Technology Graduate User Experience Engineer, Schoolwires, Inc. “My oldest son graduated from the South Hills Engineering program in 2009 and works at Penn State in the Applied Research Laboratory. My youngest son is enrolled to start this fall. I would recommend South Hills to anyone.” GARY BOWERSOx 2010 Engineering Technology Graduate Field Technician, Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates www.southhills.edu 7 GRAPHIC ARTS PROGRAM The Graphic Arts student will focus Graphic Arts students will: on the use of electronic technology ■ Use the latest software to develop and while incorporating the basic theories produce design projects of advertising, layout, type, color and ■ Gain an understanding of design illustration. The sequenced curriculum vocabulary and the printing & publishing processes emphasizes fundamental traditions of ■ Become familiar with art direction, design through concept development, interactive design, typography, color, composition, image making, publishing, packaging, and corporate typography, and verbal and written identity communication. ■ Develop a final portfolio and resume for their job search Career Opportunities ■ Graphic Artist/Designer Sample of Courses ■ Web Designer ■ Typography ■ Desktop Publishing ■ Media and Design Study ■ Book/Catalog/Publication Designer ■ Concept Development ■ Production/Pre-press Artist ■ Digital Photography ■ Video Production and Editing “I would recommend the Graphic Design program at South Hills to anyone who wants to enter the design field and is willing to work hard to succeed. It definitely isn’t easy. But it is definitely worth it. The teachers are always there to “I think the small classes help anyone reach helped so that I could get real their goal.” one on one time if need be JASON ANTHONY COLóN with my instructors.” 2010 Graphic Arts Graduate JENNIFER JOHNSON Internship: Graphic Designer, 2008 Graphic Arts Graduate Penn State College of Graphic Designer, Centre Publications Communications 8 South Hills School of Business and Technology HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL DMS Professional Plus SONOGRAPHY This two year diploma program is The DMS programs for General, Cardiac, and designed for applicants who already have Vascular Sonography are accredited by the a previous Bachelor’s degree in a field Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health other than Medical Imaging. It includes Education Programs (CAAHEP). courses anatomy, physiology, medical Diagnostic Ultrasound uses high- terminology, patient care, and medical frequency sound waves to image imaging sciences. various organs and structures within DMS Professional the body. It is completely noninvasive and is used extensively in hospitals This one year diploma program is and clinics worldwide. The Diagnostic designed for applicants who already have Medical Sonographer utilizes high-tech a previous 2-year or 4-year degree or equipment to assess abdominal organs diploma in a Medical Imaging specialty such as the liver and kidneys; the heart such as Radiologic Technology or in adults, children, and even the fetus; Nuclear Medicine Technology. It assumes blood flow within veins and arteries a strong background in anatomy, throughout the body, and brain structure physiology, medical terminology, patient in newborn infants. care, and medical imaging sciences. Sonographers are respected members of Career Opportunities the healthcare team. They work closely ■ Echocardiographer ■ Vascular Sonographer with physicians such as Radiologists, ■ General/Abdominal Sonographer Cardiologists, Perinatologists, and ■ OB/Gyn Sonographer Surgeons, in the diagnosis of various ■ Ultrasound Department Manager diseases and conditions. ■ Imaging Services Manager Three-year Associate in Specialized ■ Applications Specialist Technology Degree Program Sample of Courses This program prepares students to ■ Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation perform diagnostic testing on patients I and II in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. ■ Vascular Technology I and II Students choose from three Sonography ■ Clinical Obstetrics specializations: ■ Cross-sectional and Three-dimensional ■ General Sonography (OB/GYN, Anatomy Abdominal) ■ Echocardiography I and II ■ Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography/ ■ Law and Ethics for Imaging Professionals Heart) ■ Vascular Sonography FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS HEALTH INFORMATION MEDICAL ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY The health care industry is changing At our State College location, this program is quickly with an increasing demand for accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for more multi-skilled health care workers. Health Informatics and Information Management The medical assistant graduate is trained Education (CAHIIM). Upon successful completion of the HIT program, State College graduates are to perform specific administrative and eligible to apply to take the Registered Health clinical procedures in a medical setting. Information Technology (RHIT) examination. Clinical duties may include assisting the physician, specimen collection and Health Information Technology students processing, and medication preparation learn the latest medical, technical, and administration as permitted by and healthcare management skills to state law. Administrative duties may operate successfully in today’s varied include records management, medical and fast-paced health environments. HIT transcription, and billing. specialists collect, organize, and evaluate records in a wide range of health care Career Opportunities settings such as: acute care hospitals, ■ Medical Laboratory Assistant specialty hospitals, physician offices, ■ Office Clinician nursing homes, prison health facilities ■ Medical Records Assistant and ambulatory care facilities. ■ Electrocardiography Technician ■ Phlebotomist Career Opportunities ■ Health data analyst Medical Assistant students will: ■ Abstractor ■ Be able to complete common diagnostic ■ Inpatient and Outpatient Coder procedures ■ Medical Records Manager ■ Be able to prepare and administer medication ■ Health Information Technician ■ Understand proper aseptic techniques Health Information Technology ■ Be able to perform medical coding and students will: billing procedures ■ Learn coding and transcription ■ Be knowledgeable about anatomy, ■ Learn anatomical, physiological, and physiology, and disease conditions medical terminology Sample of Courses ■ Learn about medical insurance issues ■ Laboratory Procedures Sample of Courses ■ Clinical Skills ■ Anatomy and Physiology ■ Pharmacology ■ Health Records ■ Anatomy & Physiology ■ Medical Terminology ■ Medical Administrative Skills ■ Reimbursement Systems ■ Diagnostic Coding FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu “I know I have found a career that I am going to love for the rest of my life. My patients and the sonographers at Johns Hopkins sense my confidence and it makes me feel even better about my skills. I am so excited for the rest of my career.” LAKISIA DREW 2010 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduate Sonographer, The Johns Hopkins Hospital NICHOLE SCHEFFEL AND SHAWNA RIVA Graduation Year: 2011 MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST Medical Office Specialist Professional administrative medical office students will: assistants are needed in all inpatient and ■ Gain strong keyboarding and computer skills outpatient settings across the health and ■ Become detail oriented medical landscape. Employment in the ■ Be able to demonstrate professionalism medical field will continue to expand ■ Possess strong keyboarding, oral, and as the elderly population continues written communication skills to grow. An internship completes the Sample of Courses program, as students are placed in an ■ Anatomy and Physiology office setting that offers experience with ■ Medical Transcription & Terminology patient records, billing, receptionist work, ■ Medical Administrative Skills transcription, and insurance procedures. ■ Pharmacology Career Opportunities ■ Medical Insurance Forms ■ Transcriptionist ■ Medical Unit Secretary SOUTH HILLS ■ Medical Coder/Abstractor ■ Medical Billing Manager HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS ■ Patient Registration PROVIDE INNOVATIVE AND RELEVANT CAREER TRAINING. www.southhills.edu 11 “I believe that South Hills helped me in every way possible. The teachers were great because they came from the Criminal Justice field and they brought their experience to us. I would recommend South Hills to my friends.” CORY REEDER 2009 Criminal Justice Graduate Correctional Officer, Clinton County Correctional Facility 12 South Hills School of Business and Technology LEGAL PROGRAMS CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGAL ASSISTANT The Criminal Justice Program provides This associate’s degree program will students with a broad understanding teach you to be a well-qualified legal of the criminal justice system and the assistant. Students learn standard office various social and economic factors, procedures, basic accounting, and the which impact this challenging and most widely used software applications. fast-growing field. The South Hills The LA program offers hands-on curriculum provides an intensive study projects, coursework, and opportunities in criminal justice at the local, state and for internships. You will also develop federal levels. professional personal communication Career Opportunities skills, as they are essential for employees ■ Law Enforcement Officer in the field. ■ Corrections Officer Career Opportunities ■ Private Detective ■ Legal Assistant ■ Public Safety Officer ■ Office Manager ■ Product Security Officer ■ Legal Administrative Assistant ■ Loss Prevention Officer ■ Courthouse Support ■ Victim Advocate Legal Assistant students will: Criminal Justice students will: ■ Learn basic accounting and economics ■ Learn investigative techniques and ■ Learn administrative and legal office basic security procedures ■ Develop strong critical thinking and ■ Have excellent communication skills writing skills ■ Become familiar with personal injury, ■ Learn the criminal legal process/ family law and criminal law procedures for the PA court system ■ Become familiar with criminal and Sample of Courses family law ■ Business Law ■ Gain competence with computer ■ Civil Litigation software and keyboarding skills ■ Cyber Law ■ Criminal Law Sample of Courses ■ Family Law ■ Forensic Science ■ Criminal Evidence ■ Human Rights Issues in Criminal Justice ■ Juvenile Delinquency Rehabilitation of SOUTH HILLS LEGAL the Offender PROGRAMS HELP YOU ■ American Constitutional Law BECOME ExCELLENT COMMUNICATORS AND PROBLEM SOLVERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu STUDENTS GROUPS A Great Way To Build Your Resume ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HEALTH CAREERS CLUB With over 5,000 alumni from four Health Careers Club is a unique club of locations, the association continues leadership development, motivation, to grow. and recognition exclusively for students pursuing health care careers. CLUB IT Club IT offers students the opportunity NEWSPAPER CLUB to build their computer skills through Members conduct meetings to interaction with the community around organize, write, and format interesting them. articles for current students, staff, and faculty to read. C.O.P.S. C.O.P.S. stands for Community Outreach PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL) and Public Service Club. Criminal Justice An association of students preparing students help with community service for careers in business and business projects during and after school, and related fields. work together as a group to accomplish their club goals. 14 South Hills School of Business and Technology FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.southhills.edu STUDENT AMBASSADORS STUDENT TUTORS The primary mission of the Student Students who volunteer their time to Ambassadors is to endorse the help other South Hills students with their educational, personal, and professional academic progress. benefits of being a part of the South Hills School community. YEARBOOK The Yearbook club offers students the STUDENT FORUM chance to publish a book reflecting The group acts as a sounding board for their time at South Hills, incorporating the student body, and sponsors cultural, layout and design, editing and educational, and recreational events proofreading, photography, marketing throughout the year. and advertising sales. “South Hills has given me the knowledge to be successful in whatever I choose to do.” ASHLEY RIDER 2010 Business Administration: Accounting Graduate Accounting Specialist, TransducerWorks, LLC www.southhills.edu 15 ALUMNI...CONNECT TO US ON Click on Alumni at www.southhills.edu PROGRAM LOCATIONS SCE: State College Campus PBG: Philipsburg Learning Site ALT: Altoona Branch Campus LWT: Lewistown Learning Site Business Programs SCE ALT PBG LWT Administrative Professional (ASB Degree) l l l l Business Administration-Accounting (ASB Degree) l l Business Administration-Management & Marketing (ASB Degree) l l l Office Assistant (One-Year Diploma) l l l l One-Year Accounting (Diploma) l l l l Retail Management (One-Year Diploma) l Technology Programs SCE ALT PBG LWT Engineering Technology (AST Degree) l Information Technology (AST Degree) l l l l Computer Plus (One-Year Diploma) l l l Healthcare Programs SCE ALT PBG LWT Health Information Technology (AST Degree) l l Medical Office Specalist (ASB Degree) l l Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AST Degree, DMP & DPP Diploma) l Medical Assistant (Diploma) l Legal Programs SCE ALT PBG LWT Criminal Justice (ASB Degree) l l l Legal Assistant (ASB Degree) l l Graphic Arts Program SCE ALT PBG LWT Graphic Arts (AST Degree) l For two-year programs marked with an asterisk, students may begin their first two to three terms at the Philipsburg or Lewistown Learning Site, and must finish the remainder of their program at the State College or Altoona Campus. South Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the sponsoring professional organization, the Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Not all programs offered at all locations. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AST degree program, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional, and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus programs are all accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Student and graduate photos taken at the State College Campus unless otherwise noted.
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