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ALLIED HEALTH INFORMATION SESSIONS
SCHEDULED MONTHLY DURING THE SUMMER!

VIEW DETAILS HERE.


NEXT ALLLIED HEALTH READINESS CLASSES ANNOUNCED!

SMART START

June 27 - July 22

Mondays through Fridays, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Class held at Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus

102 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ - Lot parking available.

There is NO COST for taking this course! Yes, it's FREE!

Are you looking to get into the growing field of Allied Health but aren't sure if your skills are up to speed? Take this FREE class to brush up on your skills. This opportunity has not come along before and spaces are filling fast!

Taking this course will increase your chance of success by offering readiness and preparatory practice in basic writing skills, medical-related terminology and math, and reading comprehension. You will also learn job readiness skills, work ethics, conflict resolution and will learn how to navigate financial aid. All students will also earn First Aid and CPR certificates!

Demand for allied health professionals is so great; we want to help you meet the demand!

No high school diploma or GED required if you are interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide. Must be 18+ to register.

For more information or to register, e-mail MARTHA REDONDO or call her at
609-570-3187. Don't wait because the class fills fast!


ALLIED HEALTH CAREER PROGRAMS

We offer a variety of opportunities in the growing area of healthcare and offer both on-campus as well as online programs to meet the needs of the professionals that we serve. With many of our programs, we offer clinical externship opportunities at area hospitals and facilities. Summer 2016 courses are scheduled within the following health programs:

  • Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program

Mercer County Community College is one of several community colleges that are part of the NJ Community College Consortium. Last year, the Consortium was awarded grant funding which enables The Center for Continuing Studies to offer quality education with the latest learning tools while partnering with area employers to strengthen and expand job-driven training and partnerships. In many instances, students within these areas of training have a high probability of gaining employment following certification due to these partnerships.

Students who are eligible for funded job skills training through New Jersey's Ready to Work grant are provided with program orientation, classroom and skills training, career coaching and tutoring. Cost of additional required textbooks, uniforms and/or certification fees are not included in the funding.

Allied Health certificate programs that can be funded by New Jersey's Ready to Work grant are:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • EKG Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Full descriptions of these certificate programs can be found below.

For additional information, please contact MARTHA REDONDO.


CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)

As the demand for Certified Nurse Aides grows, allow us to help you meet this demand. The CNA occupation involves caring for patients in long-term care and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care offices and some hospitals. Our 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. Upon culmination of this program, students will be fully prepared to take the New Jersey State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Licensed CNAs are eligible to take an additional 10 hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA).
Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Please call One-Stop at 609-989-6824 for more information.

The spring and summer schedule is as follows:

James Kerney Campus, Trenton
Two sessions:

April 9 - May 22, 2016, Saturdays, times vary and schedule will be provided the first day of class, $1,328
or
May 14 - August 23, 2016, Tuesdays and Saturdays, times vary and schedule will be provided the first day of class, $1,328

West Windsor Campus
July 23 - September 10, 2016 (no class September 3 and 4) / 13 sessions / Saturdays & Sundays Times will vary & schedule will be handed out on the first day of class / $1,328

Please download the forms and student handbook via the links below, depending upon the campus you will be attending. Be sure to allow proper time to complete the application process. The application process MUST be completed prior to registering. Our staff is happy to help you navigate the process.

CNA APPLICATION AND GUIDE

CNA HANDBOOK

Background Screening Authorization

CLASS SCHEDULES - Schedules may be subject to change

SPRING 2016 - JAMES KERNEY CAMPUS, TRENTON

SPRING 2016 - MCCC MAIN CAMPUS, WEST WINDSOR

New schedules will be added in the next few weeks.

For specific information, please contact Martha Redondo .


CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE (CHHA) FOR C.N.A.'S

Information on this program can be found HERE.

Please contact Andrea Bash for the upcoming schedule.


COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT SCAN)

Look for our redesigned program this coming Fall!

For immediate questions, please contact our ASSISTANT DIRECTOR .


EKG TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and information on anatomy and physiology of the heart; medical disease processes, diseases, terminology and ethics; legal aspects of patient contact; and electrocardiography and stress testing. Students will participate in hands-on learning which will enable them to learn the function and proper use of the EKG machine; the anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement and 12 lead placement; and additional and relevant clinical practices.

Summer course:
May 2 - June 27, 2016 (no class May 30) / 8 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / May dates-5:30-8:45pm and June dates-5:30-8:30pm / Course# NCHCP-CS028-01 / $1,068

Class meets at our James Kerney Campus located at 102 North Broad Street in Trenton. Lot parking available!

For information and to apply, please download, complete and submit the EKG Student Letter and Application

TO REGISTER : (609) 570-3311 or by clicking HERE.


CERTIFICATE: MEDICAL BILLING/CODING SPECIALIST

Accurate medical billing and coding is necessary to secure maximum reimbursement for healthcare providers and to ensure legal compliance on claims. The Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding as designed to prepare participants for an entry level career in medical billing and also to give those who have been employed within the field up to date knowledge on the subject. Students in the Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program must successfully complete 12 core courses.

The following courses are scheduled to run this Summer:

  • Medical Terminology: A Short Course
  • Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Medical Billing
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Medisoft
  • CPT-4 Introduction to Medical Coding Level I
  • CPT-4 Medical Coding Level II
  • Medical Insurance, Law and Ethics
  • ICD-10-PCS Introduction to Medical Diagnosis Coding (Hospital Focus)
  • ICD-10-CM Introduction to Medical Diagnosis Coding
  • SpringCharts Electronic Health Records

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Practice Fusion and Practice Suite (Electronic Health Records)
  • Health Career Clinic
  • Medical Billing and Coding National Certification Test Prep

For  course details, please view our Summer catalog which will be posted in April.

TO REGISTER : (609) 570-3311 or CLICK HERE.


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION PREP PROGRAM

Be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary 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. To earn this certificate, the following courses and hours must be completed:

MODULE I
Orientation to Pharmacy (66 hours)

  • Pharmacy Introduction/Terminology for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacy Technician Dosages and Calculations

MODULE II

Therapeutics Response to Medications: Parts I and II (72 hours)

  • Response to Medications Part I
  • Response to Medications Part II

MODULE III

Retail and Hospital Pharmacy Practices (78 hours)

  • Pharmacy Billing and Insurance Practices
  • Retail Pharmacy Practices
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practices
  • Review for Pharmacy Technician National Certification Examination

MODULE IV

Clinical Externship (160 hours)

All classes meet at our James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ. Lot parking available.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.


PHLEBOTOMY  TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE

Our 90 hour Phlebotomy I lecture course is the first step in preparing to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This course will cover the health care delivery system, collection of materials and equipment; venipuncture and capillary techniques; and medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection. Upon successful completion of Phlebotomy I, students will be recommended to begin our Phlebotomy II Externship Program at a local healthcare facility. Students completing the entire certificate program (Phlebotomy I and II) will be fully prepared to take the National Certification Exam.

Phlebotomy I
James Kerney Campus

April 18 - June 11, 2016 (no class May 7, 28 and 30) / 6 sessions / Saturdays / 9am - 4pm (with 1/2 hour for lunch; Saturday, June 11, class will end at 2:30pm) / Course# NCHCP-CS029-02 / $1,396

Phlebotomy II is an 80 hour externship that follows completion of the Phlebotomy I program. Cost is $725. Phlebotomy II (Course# NCHCP-CS030) will follow completion of Phlebotomy I.

Students must be approved prior to registration.
Please download and submit the following forms:

Information sheet and application

Phlebotomy Application and Reference Guide

Physical Exam Form

Phlebotomy Doctor Visit

Student Handbook
Phlebotomy Handbook 2015


CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Offered both in-class and on-line!

In response to the growing need for trained professionals in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries and with respect to their professional schedules, we are now offering this certificate program online. All courses within this program are instructed by highly experienced professionals as well as guest speakers who bring specific expertise to the subject matter.

To earn a certificate, students must first complete the prerequisite course, Foundations of Clinical Development, as well as the required course, Regulations and Compliance. To complete the program, students choose from one of the following electives: Fundamentals of Clinical Research Monitoring and Study Coordination; Clinical Data Management; and Clinical Quality Assurance.

For students who wish to attend graduate school for Clinical Research, MCCC has an articulation agreement in place with Drexel University's College of Medicine. Participants who successfully complete the Certificate in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs earn 9 graduate credits applicable upon acceptance to Drexel University's Master Degree in Clinical Research Organization and Management.

Tuition assistance may be available for the long-term unemployed. Area employers will consider, interview and hire qualified students.

For more information, please contact our Assistant Director, Katie Calabrese

The following courses are running this summer:

Foundations of Clinical Development (IN CLASS)

June 6 - June 25, 2016/ 9 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm Course# NCPHA-CS001-01 / $1,048

Foundations of Clinical Development (ONLINE)

June 20 - August 8, 2016/ Course# NCPHA-CS001-02 / $1,048

Regulatory Affairs: Regulations and Compliance (ONLINE)

July 9 - September 1, 2016 / Course# NCPHA-CS008-01 / $1,048

Clinical Data Management

July 12 - July 30, 2016 / 9 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm

Course# NCPHA-CS002-01 / $1,003

TO REGISTER : (609) 570-3311 or CLICK HERE.


GERONTOLOGY - THE STUDY OF AGING

Earn the certificate or take individual classes!

With the increasing aging population, the field of Gerontology is growing exponentially. Adult children are now caring for aging parents and are responsible for making key decisions about their care. Life expectancy has increased and caregivers in the field of Gerontology are in high demand.

The Center for Continuing Studies' Gerontology courses are designed to keep you up to date in all issues involving the aging, whether you are embarking on this important career or if you are caring for an aging family member. The following courses are being offered this SUMMER and will prove to be an invaluable resource:

  • Case Management and Counseling Older Adults
    Instructed by Eileen Doremus, Executive Director of the Mercer County Office on Aging

    June 7 - June 28, 2016 / 4 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:30-9:00pm / Course# NCGER-CS007-01 $125
  • Healthy Aging
    Instructed by Robin Mockenhaupt, Ph.D., MBA and Chief of Staff at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    July 9 - July 23, 2016 (no class July 16)/ 2 sessions / Saturdays / 9am-2:30pm (with 1/2 hour for lunch) / Course# NCGER-CS003-01 / $125

These courses can be taken on an individual basis or to earn MCCC's Certificate in Gerontology which will be awarded after students have successfully completed the required coursework as well as the Capstone Project.

Congratulations to recent Gerontology graduate, Barbara Holt, on completing her Capstone Project, "Alzheimer's and Dementia - A Family Perspective" and receiving her Gerontology certificate. Barbara has now gone on to begin to earn her Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding to complement her Certificate in Gerontology. She is currently employed in a Continuing Care location.

Read about Barbara's journey by clicking on her photo.

 

TO REGISTER : (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.

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