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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)


Application: All students must complete the application process prior to registering for this course. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the start of class. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

Requirements:

  • A clear understanding of written and spoken English
  • Scrubs, student liability insurance, 2-step PPD, and state examination are all required and have additional costs.
  • A money order of $76 must be presented at the time of the skills test.

In order to complete this program, participants must pass a background check.
The high-demand occupation of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) involves caring for patients in long-term care facilities, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care, and hospitals. This 90-hour course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and consists of 50 classroom hours and 40 hours of clinical instruction. You will be prepared to take the NJ State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Licensed CNAs are eligible to take an additional ten-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA).

Please email ComEd@mccc.edu for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive one academic credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mercer County Community College.


Please bring lunch -- cafeteria is closed on Saturdays.


Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore. For additional information, visit our website at www.mccc.edu/ccs.

 

JKC (Trenton)

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.


9.0 CEU. Tuition Cost: $1,328

NCHCP-CS031-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 8

Nov 20

19 Sa, Tu Various Robin Jones

19 mandatory sessions                           

Skills Test date: TBD

Make-up dates are: Sep 27, Oct 4, Nov 5, 12, and 26 (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed in order to continue in the program.)

Schedule will be provided at time of registration.

Please email ComEd@mccc.edu for  an application packet.

Classes meet at JKC (Trenton), 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 309

Clinical sessions vary and will be held at Hamilton Continuing Care at 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, 08690

Note: Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.


West Windsor Campus

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.


9.0 CEU. Tuition Cost: $1,328

NCHCP-CS031-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 8

Nov 3

16 Sa, Su Various Estella Brown

16 mandatory sessions                    Sat-Sun      

Skills Test: TBD

Make-up dates are: Sep 16, 27, Oct 11, Nov 1 and 4. (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed and scheduled with instructor in order to continue in the program. An additional cost is required.)

Schedule will be provided at time of registration.

Please email ComEd@mccc.edu for  an application packet.

Classroom sessions begin at 8am and are held at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Clinical sessions begin at 8am and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Note: Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.




Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Prerequisite: Students MUST be currently certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide. Proof of licensure must be provided in order to register.
This ten-hour program is designed for CNAs who want to become a Certified Home Health Aide (private care). Students will process the application to become a CHHA with the NJ Board of Nursing. There is a licensing fee of $80 paid by money order only.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $53 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

West Windsor

CEU 1.0

Cost: $153

NCHCP-CS032-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 22

Sep 29

2 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Marilyn Wargo

½ hour lunch

 


Phlebotomy Technician Program

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Please allow at least three weeks for the application process email ComEd@mccc.edu for an application packet. Class size is limited! Attendance to all sessions is mandatory!


Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

Application: All students must complete the application process prior to registering for this course. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the start of class. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

This 90-hour lecture course provides the first step to preparing for a career as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.  The program begins with the healthcare delivery system, collection of materials and equipment, venipuncture and capillary techniques, and medical, legal, and ethical implications of blood collection. Upon successful completion of the didactic portion of this course, students will be sent to a local healthcare facility to complete an externship. During this externship, students will perform 40 venipunctures. Thereafter, students will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam given by NHA or the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification tests. (The certification test cost is the student’s responsibility)

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring textbook to all classes.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $1,396

NCHCP-CS029-01

Class on Saturday, May 12, 9am-3:30pm
No class May 17, 29, 31, Jul 3 and 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 13

Nov 15

21

Tu, Th

2 Sa

5:00-9:00pm

9:00am-4:00pm

Fern Harhay

*Tue Nov 13, Thu Nov 15:  5-9:30pm                                        

*Sat Nov 3, Nov 10: 9am-4pm

 1/2 lunch

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 309




Phlebotomy II Externship (40 hours)

Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for the Phlebotomy II Externship. Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 40 hours of documentation, performing a minimum of 40 venipunctures. This externship is performed at a local healthcare facility under direct supervision. Schedules will vary and will be assigned by the Phlebotomy I instructor. Students must adhere to their schedule and complete the hours assigned. Schedules vary.

Note: Students have 6 months after completing Phlebotomy I to complete externship.


Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Scrubs are mandatory
  • Background checks are completed prior to externship. **State mandated**
  • 2-step PPD and a physical examination are required
  • Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($40)

4.0 CEU

Cost: $360

NCHCP-CS091-01     

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 1

Dec 31


EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

Application:  All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

 

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course includes 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, students 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.

 

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

Please email ComEd@mccc.edu for an application packet.

 

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $1,120

NCHCP-CS028-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Nov 7

17 M, W 5:30-8:30pm Tracey Pinkney

Nov 7 Wed: 5:30-7:30pm

No class Oct 31

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308


Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

Modules I and II will be offered Spring 2019.

 

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Class size is limited! Attendance to all sessions is mandatory!

 

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with knowledge and skills to confidently take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam. This program offers both retail and hospital settings as part of its hands-on externship.

Who should attend? Those seeking nationwide employment opportunities within the field of pharmacy.

High school diploma or equivalency and strong mathematical skills are required.

Total program consists of 250 hours. Total cost of all four modules is $2,877.00.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

Please email ComEd@mccc.edufor an application packet.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $50 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.


Module III

Prerequisites:  Modules I and II

This module provides a continuation of pharmacology II, hospital pharmacy, trends in pharmacy and community pharmacy.

6.5 CEU

Cost $748

NCHCP-CS053-0

Sat classes: May 19, Jun 2, 16 9am-2pm
No class May 17
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 25

Nov 13

19

Tu, Th

Sa

6:00-9:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Yamaris Rivera

Sat classes: Sep 29, Oct 13, 27 and Nov 10    

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308

 

Module IV- Externship  

Required: Successful completion of modules I, II, and III

This professional pharmacy and clinical externship occurs off-campus. Students are required to complete a drug test and a background check as well as to maintain up-to-date inoculations. Student liability insurance must be obtained prior to starting the externship. Lab coat must be worn at all times at the place of the externship.

 

6.0 CEU

Cost $690

NCHCP-CS054-01

Sat classes: May 19, Jun 2, 16 9am-2pm
No class May 17
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 15

May 15

       

 


Medical Billing and Coding Certificates  

Accurate medical billing/coding is necessary to secure maximum reimbursement for the healthcare provider while ensuring legal compliance on claims. The Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding is designed to prepare participants for an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing industries. This administrative position assists medical research and reimbursement in medical offices, hospitals, or other healthcare settings. Prepare for a career change or advancement today.

 

Introduction to Medical Administration in Billing and Coding

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

All students must complete this course in order to take the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist, and/or Electronic Health Records Specialist courses. The topics for this 72-hour class includes: Medical Terminology, Introduction to Allied Health Clinical and Administration, Anatomy, and Clinical Pathology.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

 

7.2 CEU

Cost $1,008

NCHCP-CS068-01

No class May 28, Jul 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 17

Nov 14

18 M, W 5:30-9:30pm Fern Harhay



Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate (EHR)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.  

This 50-hour course prepares students to perform duties using the Simchart EHR software; an electronic chart used by medical office professionals, billers, and coders in a variety of medical specialties and can be specialized. Students must bring their own flash drive to class to save their work.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800  

NCHCP-CS070-01

No class May 17, Jul 3, 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 11

Nov 6

17 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Kimberly Brown

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.

This 50-hour course instructs students on how to process insurance claims, perform bookkeeping procedures, and perform clerical functions. You will also learn personal attributes, job readiness, and workplace dynamics.  Medical assisting administrative procedures and applications of medical terminology are reviewed. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to receive the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS073-01

No classes May 28, July 2, 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Nov 7

17 M, W 6:00-9:00pm Sandra Dingle

No class Oct 31

Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CMAA exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 101:  Medical Ethics and Office Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant.  Terms and conditions apply. Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.




Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.

Corequisite: Medical Coding Specialist

This 50-hour course focuses on the process of medical billing and the payment or reimbursement a medical office receives for medical procedures. The various types of billing claims, process and collection of payments, and tracking routing slips are the main focus of this course. Understand the differences between claims, billing, and reimbursements as they apply to commercial, government, and private health insurance. Receive an introduction to CPT. This certificate enables students to work for automobile and health insurance companies, government agencies, medical offices, and hospitals.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the billing and coding courses and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS072-01

No Class May 28, Jul 2, 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Nov 7

17 M, W 6:00-9:00pm Jessica Schutte

Wed, Nov 7: 5:30-7:30pm

No class Oct 31


Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction

Corequisite: Medical Billing Specialist.

The Medical Billing and Coding 50-hour course is a job training program for those seeking employment in the Medical Administration Billing and Coding field. Students gain an understanding of the important link between the provisions of healthcare and reimbursement for services. The multi-step billing process and medical coding procedures are the foundation of the program. Learn healthcare law and ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and the various software programs commonly used in the medical arena. Prepare for employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, billing facilities, and other related businesses while learning the steps necessary to become a Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Biller (CPB), or a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Upon successful completion, you are eligible to receive a Billing, Coding, or Billing and Coding Certificate.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the billing and coding courses and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

 

5.0 CEU.

Cost $800

NCHCP-CS071-01

No CLasses May 17 and Jul 3, 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 11

Nov 6

17 Tu,Th 6:00-9:00pm Carla Johnson

Tu, Nov 6: 6-8pm

Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CPC exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 103:  Medical Billing and Coding Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant.  Terms and conditions apply.  Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.


Patient Care Technician

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

Application:  All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

Patient Care Technician course to become Patient Care Technician via NHA National Health career Association. The course provides instruction related to advanced fundamentals of patient care with phlebotomy and EKG practice to include but not limited to lectures, discussion, audiovisuals, demonstration of skills, and clinical skills validation. The course further expands content to include the key practice elements of the Patient Care Technician providing a conceptual framework of practice to include advanced nursing assistant, phlebotomy, EKG and monitor technician and unit secretary. “Patient Care Technician Practicum” is the final course where students are evaluated with their hands on patient care tech skills

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

Please email ComEd@mccc.edu for an application packet.

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

 

12.5 CEU

Cost: $1,975

NCHCP-CS090-01

No CLasses May 17 and Jul 3, 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Dec 3

30

M, W

S

5:30-9:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Carla Johnson

Sat classes: Sep 15, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1                      

Mon Dec 3: 5:30-7:30pm

No class Oct 31, Nov 21

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton Hall  Rm 309 Trenton, NJ 08608