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Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services Academy

The Health and Human Services Academy offers career opportunities with a concentration in medical and related human services. The program at Greater Johnstown High School offers courses of study which include challenging academic and skill oriented courses. Students have the opportunity to transition from high school directly into a college or university, technical or trade school, the military, or the world of work.

  • Child Care: Explore the stages of child development, safety and first aid, day care regulations, job opportunities, nutrition, guidance and management techniques, and personal care for children. Learn planning and teacher techniques for early childhood. Careers within this pathway include day care director, assistant teacher, teacher's aide, nursery school worker, and in-home daycare server.
  • Health Careers: Discover a wide variety of highly employable health-related careers in this pathway. Among the career options available are physicians, nursing professionals, technicians, therapists, and medical support personnel. Developing practical medical skills opens the path for clinical experiences. We prepare GJHS students for entry-level or post-secondary education opportunities.
  • Culinary Arts: Students can stir their interest with diverse career opportunities in restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, and other facilities. Enjoy learning the main functions of ordering, preparing, cooking, and serving meals. Experience the following in the GJHS restaurant: chef, cashier, cake decorator, waiter, server, and caterer. We emphasize nutrition and restaurant management as you prepare for entry-level positions or post-secondary education.
  • Cosmetology: Be on the cutting edge of salon services. Learn to administer facials, manicures and pedicures, cutting, styling, coloring, and hair permanents. Study the various beauty profession services, the commercials aspects of cosmetology and the requirements of state law. This pathway focuses on customer service and business procedures, while preparing you for state licensing.