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Phlebotomy I

Phlebotomists collect blood for diagnostic laboratory testing. This course provides lectures and hands-on student laboratory. Topics of discussion include universal precautions and safety, special collection procedures, handling and processing of specimens, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and communication skills. You will learn manual skills to perform venipuncture and skin puncture techniques and the didactic training to assure quality specimens. A certificate of completion is awarded to students maintaining a minimum of 75% in each area measured. You must successfully complete both Phlebotomy I and Phlebotomy II to qualify for national certification exam application. Class size is limited to 12 students. Cost does not include uniforms, malpractice insurance, Hepatitis B vaccination (very highly recommended), or book. The course textbook must be purchased prior to the first class and is available at the College Bookstore.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 02/10-04/28*, 5-9pm, Richland, $929, CED 180.01
*No Class 03/31 & 04/02
Mondays & Wednesdays, 03/09-05/20*, 5-9pm, Richland, $929, CED 180.02
*No class 04/01
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.
Required Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials, ISBN: 978-1605476377


Phlebotomy II

Improve and practice clinical skills one-on-one, with a clinical instructor or Phlebotomist, in a clinical setting. The College's clinical instructor will schedule all clinical hours individually at local hospitals. Clinical hours may encompass varied shifts: Monday-Sunday. You must successfully complete Phlebotomy I and Phlebotomy II to qualify for the national certification exam application. Class size is limited to 12 students. Hospitals require the following, which is not covered in the cost: uniforms, malpractice insurance, criminal background check (also FBI background check if PA resident less than 2 years), child abuse clearance, urine drug screen, CPR certification, Hepatitis B vaccination (recommended), and certain immunizations and health tests. The College will provide a photo ID. Prerequisite: Phlebotomy I.
05/07-07/16, Hospital, $629, CED 181.01
05/27-08/05, Hospital, $629, CED 181.02
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive program will prepare you to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy settings and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, you will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 03/02-05/11*, 6:00-8:30pm, Richland, $999, CED 111
*No Class 04/01
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Veterinary Assistant

Have you always wanted to work with animals, but didn’t know how to get your foot in the door?  Learn the ins and outs of working as an Assistant in a small animal veterinary hospital. Topics include, but are not limited to: animal restraint, contagious diseases, vaccination schedules, parasitology, wound care, giving injections and oral medications, monitoring anesthesia, assisting with surgery, common medications, basic nutrition, raising orphaned puppies and kittens and client relations. The course will include wet labs as well as lectures and exams. Mastery of these skills will prepare you to apply for jobs at veterinary hospitals. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 02/24-05/28*, 10am-12pm, Richland, $750, CED 112
*No Class 03/10, 03/12 & 05/26
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


EKG Technician

This comprehensive certification program prepares you to function as an EKG Technician and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, you will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 02/10-04/23*, 6-8:30pm Richland, $999, CED 114
*No Class 03/31 & 04/02
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Ophthalmic Assistant

This 50 hour program prepares you for entry level positions in Ophthalmology, one of the fastest growing healthcare segments. Through classroom lecture and labs, this program includes anatomy and physiology of the eye, general principles of pharmacology, prescriptions written for the eye, visual acuity and tonometry (basic) and glaucoma. Also includes a review of ocular dressing procedures, maintenance of equipment and instruments and other areas. This program meets the requirements of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the AAO’s Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Exam - which you may take after meeting certain work experience requirements.
Mondays & Thursdays, 02/23-05/04*, 6:00-8:30pm, Richland, $999, CED 115
*No class 04/02
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Home Healthcare Aide

Home Healthcare Aides assist patients in their homes by focusing on their specific health and personal needs. Emphasis is on giving personal care in a client's home, communications, working with ill persons, basic human needs, eldercare, nutrition, special diets and home management. Home Healthcare Aide’s also work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home care, long term care facilities, hospice and assisted living facilities. Detailed course topics and review include: the role of the home health aide, client relationships, infection control, hospice care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, dressing and personal grooming, foot care, nutrition and other relevant topics. In addition to the responsibilities of a Home Healthcare Aide, this program will prepare you to sit for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (or the “NAHC”) “Home Care Aide Certification” examination through the NAHC’s Homecare University Program.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 02/03-04/28*, 5:30-9pm, Richland, $1,499, CED 559
*No Class 03/31 & 04/02
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Physical Therapy Aide

This comprehensive 50 hour program prepares you for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.
Saturdays, 02/21-05/02*, 9am-2pm, Richland, $999, CED 113
*No class 04/04
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Computer Technician (Online)

This CompTIA-approved training includes reference guides, text companion, computer repair toolkit, flash drive and vouchers to take the CompTIA A+?certification exams upon graduation - a $360+ value!
$1,895
*Promotion* Free laptop, iPad or Kindle with electronic text, or $125 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Executive Assistant (Online)

This program includes reference guides, text companion and a voucher to take the MOS?Master national certification exam - a $120 value!
$1,695
*Promotion* Free Kindle with electronic text, or $125 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Medical Administrative Assistant w/EHR (Online)

This program includes reference guides, text companion and vouchers to take the CMAA and CEHRS?national certification exams - a $210 value! You will also receive hands-on training with ezEMRx software, an industry-standard, government-certified EHR software platform to ensure you have the experience employers need.
$2,395
*Promotion* Free laptop, iPad or Kindle with electronic text, or $200 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Medical Billing (Online)

This program includes reference guides, text companion and a 1-year AMBA membership upon graduation.
$1,695
*Promotion* Free Kindle with electronic text, or $125 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Medical Transcription Editor (Online)

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity has approved this training program and certified that this program prepares you for successful employment. This program includes a foot pedal, text companion, BenchMark KB 15-month subscription, AHDI?15-month subscription and a voucher to take the RHDS national certification exam upon graduation - a $230 value!
$2,995
*Promotion* Free laptop, iPad or Kindle with electronic text, or $300 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Pharmacy Technician (Online)

Graduate with the skills you need to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and prove you have the skills employers need. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an externship in a Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy store in your local area. This program includes a reference book, text companion and a voucher to take the PTCB?national certification exam - a $129 value!
$1,995
*Promotion* Free laptop, iPad or Kindle with electronic text, or $125 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Professional Medical Coding & Billing (Online)

Approved by the American Health Information Management Association, this training program will prepare you for national certification and employment. This program includes text companion, code books, access to 3M reference library and a voucher to take the CCA or CPC national certification exam upon graduation - a $325 value!
$2,995
*Promotion* Free laptop, iPad or Kindle with electronic text, or $300 off the tuition. (Promotions are not available if you enroll in a payment plan.) Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Certified Wedding Planner (Online)

Prepare for a career in wedding and event planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating and delivering stunning weddings and parties. From creating event concepts and planning ceremony details to handling vendor contracts, learn the professional processes used to make a dream wedding or any special event a success. Upon completion, you will be certified as a professional wedding and event planner. In addition, you will qualify to apply for an internship customized to your career objectives and goals.
$1,595, GES 204
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


Paralegal (Online)

The Paralegal Online Training Program will prepare you for success in this growing career field. You’ll learn about the American legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses and more. Your training will prepare you to become a legal secretary or paralegal and to take the certification exam.
$1,995, GES 209
Payment plans and Continuing Education loans are available to those who qualify.


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