Johnson College Unveils New Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Johnson College is pleased to announce that recruitment has begun for its newest program. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Technology Program will begin classes in fall 2013. The PTA Program is a full-time, 5-semester, day program that consists of general education courses, technical PTA specific courses, and three clinical education experiences.

The mission of the College’s PTA Program is to provide students with an enriching educational experience so they are prepared to be competent and caring physical therapist assistants who work under the direction or supervision of a physical therapist in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, impatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and schools. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical or health related conditions that affect their mobility or ability to perform functional activities on a daily basis. The PTA’s duties can include assisting in instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living, using special equipment (including physical modalities), collecting data on the patient’s progress, and documenting and reporting on the patient’s response.

Students/graduates will be committed to continuing education and lifelong learning and will adhere to the behavioral expectations outlined in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Guide for Conduct and Standards of Ethical conduct for the PTA.

The Program is seeking accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), which is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of these documents does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation Status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status id required prior to implementation of the professional/technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional/technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that that the program will be granted accreditation.

PTA is the first program to be housed in the College’s new Health Science Technology Center. Through an academic and master planning process, the College determined that a new building dedicated to health science was needed in order to offer technology-based academic programs in emerging health science fields. With the aging of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s population and related healthcare needs, plus the impact of the new medical college in Scranton, employers will be seeking a larger pool of highly skilled personnel in health science fields.

Program Director Melissa Cencetti, DPT, PT, MS, states, “We are very excited about the introduction of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Johnson College. I think that with the changes in healthcare and the economy, we are going to see an increase in need for clinicians like PTA’s who are trained at particular skills that provide a service to the community. With only five semesters of post-secondary education, students can expect to find a decent paying job in most regions across the country.”

To find out more about Johnson College and its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Technology Program or to enroll in the Program, visit www.johnson.edu or call 1-800-2WE-WORK.


Johnson College’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Technology Program will begin classes in fall 2013.
Left to Right:
Dominick Carachilo ’82, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Melissa Ide, Vice President of Enrollment Services; Melissa Cencetti, DPT, PT, MS, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Technology Program Director

Johnson College to Hold Instant Decision Day on March 26, 2013

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Johnson College will hold an Instant Decision Day. This is a special opportunity for prospective students to visit the College, meet with an Admissions Representative, and receive an instant admissions decision. The event will take place in the College’s Richmond Hall from 10:00am-Noon and 3:00pm-5:00pm.

For those interested in attending Instant Decision Day, please complete an online or paper application prior to your scheduled appointment and bring an official copy of your high school transcript with you.

Those applying for Veterinary Technology and Physical Therapist Assistant Technology will need to bring: SAT or ACT Scores, letter of reference, completed questionnaire, and observation hours.

Those applying for Radiologic Technology will need to bring: SAT or ACT scores, letter of reference, and completed questionnaire.

**Please Note: Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Therapist Assistant applications will only have an initial review of their file completed. A final decision will be made at a later date.**

Visit www.johnson.edu/instant for more information or to schedule an appointment during the morning or afternoon session. For further assistance, contact the College’s Admissions Office at 570-702-8900 or admit@johnson.edu.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Health Science Technology Center

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Health Science Technology Center
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (rain or shine)

4:00pm

RSVP HERE!

The College will host a Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange
in the new building following the Ribbon Cutting at
5:00pm!

Please join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Health Science Technology Center on Tuesday, March 26, 2013(rain or shine). Ceremony will begin at 4:00pm and will conclude at approximately 4:30pm. The College will host a Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange in the new building following the Ribbon Cutting at 5:00pm.

Johnson College broke ground on the Health Science Technology Center project on September 20, 2011. Through an academic and master planning process, the College determined that a new building dedicated to health science was needed in order to offer technology-based academic programs in emerging health science fields. With the aging of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s population and related healthcare needs, plus the impact of the new medical college in Scranton, employers will be seeking a larger pool of highly skilled personnel in health science fields.

The first program to be housed in the new building is a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program. PTAs assist a Physical Therapist in delivering therapies to the patient and help patients with exercises and other therapeutic treatments. The first class is planned to start in Fall 2013, pending all approvals from associated accrediting agencies.

To finance this new building as well as potential new degree programs, Johnson College is raising money through its first-ever Capital Campaign – the Next Century Campaign. The total goal is $4.5 million. To date, approximately 80% of the goal has been raised, which includes a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program matching grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Thus far, the Health Science Technology Center is the largest project in the College’s history. Come celebrate this noteworthy achievement with us!

To learn more, contact Katie Leonard, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 570-702-8925.

Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Aids Johnson College Students

The Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association continues to invest in the future of Johnson College students by offering the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarship. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to two senior Automotive Technology Program students who have a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Tom Lello of Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association states, “We feel that Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarships provide a way for automotive-inclined students to obtain their career goals by providing financial support.”

The Association holds Cruise Nights in the Viewmont Mall parking lot on the last Friday of the month. Cruise Nights help raise funds for their scholarship at Johnson College as well as other charitable activities. The first Cruise Night of 2013 is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013.

For more information on the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association, check out their website at http://poconomsr.tripod.com.

To find out more about Johnson College and its Automotive Technology Program, visit www.johnson.edu or call 1-800-2WE-WORK.

 
From Left to Right: Stephanie Orzalek, Johnson College; Tom Lello, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association; Katie Leonard, Johnson College; George Caswell ’51, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association; Joe Sternick, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association

Johnson College Teams Up with Wayne County Habitat for Humanity

Since 1978, an integral part of Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology Program has been the construction of a modular home that is then sold. Students gain real world experience from this impressive annual project. Over the years, the College’s modular homes have been purchased by first time homeowners, families, and those looking for vacation homes.

The College is now very excited to announce a special partnership with the Wayne County Habitat for Humanity! Moving forward, students will work on a modular that will be donated to Habitat for a family in need.

Joseph Musheno ’78, the College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Program Chairperson, says, “I am very proud of the College’s partnership with the Wayne County Habitat for Humanity. Not only are students still learning their trade hands-on, but they are also becoming productive members of society by working on a project and using their expertise to give back to the community.”

To find out more about Johnson College and its Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology Program, check out the College’s website at www.johnson.edu or call 1-800-2WE-WORK.


From Left to Right:
David F. Boniello ’84, Simplex Industries, Inc. and Johnson College Board Member; Joseph Musheno ’78, Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Program Chairperson; Clyde Kreider, Building Industry Consultant and Wayne County Habitat for Humanity board member; Dominick Carachilo ’82, Johnson College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs; Andrew Zwanch ’82, Johnson College’s Special Assistant to Academic Affairs

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Johnson College’s Industry-Focused Reputation
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President’s Leadership Institute
Honoring Student Achievements
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Johnson College Open House Scheduled for March

Johnson College will hold an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.

Open House activities will include information sessions on the admissions process, on-site applications, information on financial aid (financial aid is available to those who qualify), and student services such as housing, student life, student support, athletics, and career services. Tours of each technical area will also be conducted and department chairs will be available to review the specifics of their programs.

Those interested in attending the Open House can register online at www.johnson.edu/openhouse or by calling the Admissions Department at 570-702-8900. Application fees will be waived for those who apply at the Open House.

A Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation is also scheduled for 9:00am that day for students and families who wish to ask questions or seek financial advice before the Open House begins.

The Open House and Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation will be held in the Moffat Building, located on the College’s campus at 3427 North Main Avenue in Scranton, which is off exit 190 on I-81.


Current Johnson College students will be on hand to answer questions at the College’s Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.
Left to Right (Sitting): Johnell Cremard ’14, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Clarks Summit; Amber Ulrich ’14, Veterinary Technology, Danville
Left to Right (Standing): Kourtney Connelly ’14, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Saylorsburg; Jacob Martin ’14, Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology, Honesdale; Marshall McCarty ’14, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology, Meshoppen; Anthony Catalano ’13, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology, Bushkill

Still Time to Register for Welding and CNC Courses

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Department’s next Welding classes are scheduled to start January 28, 2013. Students can choose from the following two welding training options:
Basic Cutting & Welding: 375-hour course, 17 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $5250.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify)
Professional Welder: 725-hour, 32 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $11,500.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify)

The next Continuing Education Customized Welding classes are scheduled to start March 5, 2013.
Customized Welding: 64 hour, 8 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-10pm $650.00

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Department is also offering a CNC Certificate Program. This course is scheduled to start on January 28, 2013 and will end on June 27, 2013. The CNC Certificate Program is a 510-hour course, 22 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $6250.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify).

Register early, space is limited. Call or email for details and enrollment forms. For more information or to register, visit www.johnson.edu or contact the Continuing Education Department at 570-702-8979.

Johnson College Open Benefits Students

On May 18, 2012, 120 golfers, which included a record 26 Johnson College alumni, gathered at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA for the benefit of current and future Johnson College students. The 20th Annual Johnson College Open, presented by sponsors Blackout Design and Sweda Advertising, raised over $35,000 – the most money to date for the Presidential Scholarship Fund!

Plans for the 21st Annual Johnson College Open are already underway. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, PA (rain or shine). For more information, contact Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, at 570-702-8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.


Winners of the 20th Annual Johnson College Open
From left to right: Tom Ruddy; Lamont McClure; Ed Christiano; Joe Kohut


20th Annual Johnson College Open sponsors gather to congratulate Presidential Scholarship recipients.
From left to right (first row): Katie Leonard, Johnson College; Joshua Evarts ’13, Old Forge, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Phillipsburg, NJ, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Veterinary Technology; Nicholas Desanto ‘14, Jermyn, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Electronic Technology; Stacey Ondik, Sweda Advertising; Stephanie Orzalek, Johnson College
From left to right (middle row):  Nicholas Costanzo, L.R. Costanzo; Donald Kalina, Highland Associates; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College; David Manasek, Manasek Auto Parts, Inc. (A NAPA Dealership)
From left to right (last row):  Joseph Shea ’85, Shea Demolition; Attorney Jill Spott, Sheils Law Associates; Tom Donohue, Lamar Advertising; Attorney Robert Sheils II, Sheils Law Associates

Johnson College Honors Scholarship Recipients

On October 10, 2012, over 100 Johnson College students, family and friends, donors, faculty, and staff gathered for the College’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, which honored 2012-2013 scholarship recipients as well as donors.

Speakers at the event included donors George Sweda, of Sweda Advertising, and Jack Reager, of Blackout Design, who both spoke about the importance of supporting Johnson College and its students.

Presidential Scholarship recipient Ali Frankenfield ’13, a Veterinary Technology student, also addressed the crowd, sharing, “The fact that there are people out there who care about us students and donate their energy, time, and money to help us through the financial aspect of our college journey will never cease to amaze me. I owe them my heart and eternal gratitude.”


Johnson College Scholarship Luncheon Speakers
From left to right: George Sweda, Sweda Advertising; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Veterinary Technology, Phillipsburg, NJ; Jack Reager, Blackout Design


Recipients of The Anthony Ploskonka Memorial Scholarship
From left to right: Dominick Carachilo ’82, Johnson College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs; Sierra Smith ’13, Veterinary Technology, Springville; Ian Farrar ’14, Computer Information Technology, Dalton; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College’s President and CEO