Students from throughout the region can attend Central Columbia’s, state-of-the-art Career Pathway High School free of charge to parents.

Last Updated: 9/25/2020 5:18 PM

Four-year programs:

  • Agriculture Operations
  • Agriculture Mechanization
  • Medical Sciences

Three-year programs:

  • Engineering
  • Accounting

Students from throughout the region can attend Central Columbia’s award-winning, state-of-the-art Career Pathway high school free of charge to the parents. 

  • By enrolling in a state-approved program at Central, students whose home school does not offer that program may attend Central Columbia. 
  • The approved programs are three or four-year programs in Agriculture Operations and Agriculture Mechanization, Medical Sciences and
  • Three-year programs in Engineering and Accounting.

From the student’s and parent’s perspective, these programs work similar to programs at Columbia-Montour Vo-tech where the student is enrolled in that school full time.  The difference is that the programs are hosted by Central Columbia.

  • Incoming 9th-grade Freshman may apply for admission in the two Agricultural programs and Medical Sciences.
  • Incoming 10th-grade Sophomores may apply for admission to Engineering, Accounting or the two agricultural programs. 

Once admitted, students must stay in an approved program and make progress toward graduation.  Enrolled students are fully recognized students at Central Columbia High School and may participate in all courses, activities and extra-curricular programs.

Interested parents and students should contact Chris Snyder or Adam Comstock at the high school office at 784-2850 extension 3000 to schedule a private tour and meeting to discuss the options.  The school year begins August 24, so please, act quickly if interested.

The Central Columbia School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator, Christina Fish, at 4777 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or (570) 784-2850 ext. 4043. 

Medical Sciences Program

  • 4-year PDE-approved career technical education program
    • Students learn subject matter and technical skills that are applicable to a wide variety of medical/healthcare career areas, including: 
      • physical therapy,
      • occupational therapy,
      • nursing,
      • sports medicine,
      • exercise science,
      • athletic training
  • Classes in the program include: 
    • Health Systems/Professions,
    • Medical Terminology,
    • Sports Nutrition,
    • Sports Medicine,
    • Physiology,
    • Healthcare Evidence/Research,
    • Kinesiology,
    • Clinical Experience,
    • Practicum,
    • Capstone
  • Students will have opportunities to observe professionals in a variety of different professional settings – hospitals, doctor’s offices, rehabilitation centers, health clubs
  • Qualified students will have internship opportunities in settings that relate to their desired career areas
  • Students who complete the medical sciences program courses and earn a passing score on the end-of-program test (NOCTI) will qualify for up to 12 college credit hours at East Stroudsburg University

PA Dept of Education - Medical Sciences Program Profile