HARRISBURG – Gov. Edward G. Rendell congratulated the Hiram G. Andrews Center on earning the highest level of national accreditation for its dental assisting program.
“Through the Hiram G. Andrews Center, we are offering students with disabilities the opportunity to live independently and pursue careers that are in demand,” Rendell said. “The Dental Association’s recognition is evidence that Pennsylvania’s vocational rehabilitation programs are among the nation’s finest.”
The American Dental Association recently awarded its highest level of accreditation — “approval without reporting requirements” through January 2014 — to the Hiram G. Andrews Center’s dental assisting program.
The Hiram G. Andrews Center’s program started in 1998 to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. This includes the integration of education, counseling, evaluation, medical maintenance and therapy in a barrier-free environment. Students who do not have disabilities are also accepted into the dental assisting program.
The Hiram G. Andrews Center, located in Johnstown, Cambria County, is Pennsylvania’s comprehensive vocational education and rehabilitation center offering individualized, post-secondary education, career training and independent life skills.