Career Training

Get what it takes to grow in your field or take on a second career. Develop and enhance workplace skills by earning credentials and improving productivity essential for success in high-demand areas to maintain a competitive advantage.

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  • Clinical Medical Assistant

    Over the last year, 1,700+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a medical assistant is $30,112 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

    This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

    Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

    Note: Some externship fees may be required and are not included in the course fee. Separate fees may include immunizations and a physician statement of health. Costs may vary depending on which provider(s) you choose to use.

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 3/19-6/5, 1-5pm, Richland, $2,599, CED 541
    *This program is eligible for a 5-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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  • Medical Terminology

    This 20-hour medical terminology program is a comprehensive guide to identifying, analyzing, and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. In addition, this program will provide instruction in the organization of the human body and the associated systems, major drug classifications, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, medical abbreviations and symbols and common medical terms. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical terminology enabling a student to better comprehend medical terms.

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 3/18-4/17, 6-8pm, Richland, $499, CED 172
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  • Personal Trainer Certification

    Over the last year, 275+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a fitness trainer is $35,128 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

    Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our course is a great way to prepare to be a successful, nationally Certified Personal Trainer. This collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer. This course consists of 15 hours of in-class lecture and 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role-playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to help you professionally master the position. Required Textbook: Fitness Professional’s Handbook (7th Edition) with Web Resource, ISBN: 9781492523376. An e-book version is also available for purchase, ISBN: 9781492535935

    • Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required.
    • Level 2 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30-hour internship that will help you connect with local employers.

    Saturdays, 2/9-3/23 (no class 3/16), 9am-4pm, Richland, $749, CED 546
    *This program is eligible for a 3-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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  • Pharmacy Technician

    Over the last year, 2,500+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a pharmacy technician is $27,325 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

    Prepare to work as a pharmacy technician and to take the PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, defining drugs by generic and brand names, and reading and interpreting prescriptions. 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.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2/19-5/2 (no class 3/12, 3/14), 6-8:30pm, Richland, $999, CED 111
    *This program is eligible for a 4-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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  • Phlebotomy

    Over the last year, 350+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a phlebotomist is $34,734 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

    Phlebotomy I provides in-class lecture 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 along with didactic training to assure quality specimens. A certificate of completion is awarded to students maintaining a minimum of 75% in each area measured. Class size is limited to 12 students. The course textbook must be purchased prior to the first class. Required Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials (6thEdition), ISBN: 9781451194524

    Phlebotomy II encompasses 100 clinical hours at a local hospital. 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. Hospitals require the following, which is not covered in the cost: scrubs, malpractice insurance, PA criminal background check, FBI background check, child abuse clearance, urine drug screen, Hepatitis B vaccination, and certain immunizations and health tests. The College will provide a photo ID.

    Phlebotomy I: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2/5-4/18 (no class 3/12, 3/14), 5:30-8:45pm, Richland, CED 180.01
    Phlebotomy II: Dates and times will vary, Hospital, CED 181.01
    $1,558
    *This program is eligible for a 5-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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    Phlebotomy I: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2/25-5/6 (no class 3/13), 5:30-8:45pm, Richland, CED 180.02
    Phlebotomy II: Dates and times will vary, Hospital, CED 181.02
    $1,558
    *This program is eligible for a 5-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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  • Veterinary Assistant

    Over the last year, 75+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a veterinary assistant is $27,409 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

    Learn the ins and outs of working as an assistant in a small animal veterinary hospital. Topics include 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 more. The course consists of wet labs, lectures, and exams. A clinical rotation is also included.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2/5-4/30, 10am-12pm, Richland, $750, CED 112
    *This program is eligible for a 3-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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