Dr. Michael Edmondson, Director of the Center for Continuing Studies, discusses program options during a January Open House.
West Windsor, N.J. -- Three areas of New Jersey’s health care field are looking especially promising for job seekers and MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) is providing the answer for employees who need to update their skills or switch course to enter these fields.
According to CCS Director Michael Edmondson, allied health professions, clinical development and regulatory affairs, and certification for veterinary assistants are proving to be highly valuable credentials.
“We continue to grow our allied health programs and make them more available at both the West Windsor and James Kerney campuses,” Edmondson said. Among the programs are Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide, EKG Technician Course and Test Prep, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. CCS will host information sessions about these programs on April 12, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and April 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
CCS will also offer a free “Smart Start” course April 3 to 14 at the James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street in Trenton for individuals seeking basic instruction in math, medical terminology, and the learning skills unique to healthcare professions. For more information, contact Andrea Bash at (609) 570-3122, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the major presence of pharmaceutical and clinical research firms in New Jersey, CCS’s comprehensive program in Clinical Development and Regularity Affairs is opening doors for those seeking career advancement. Developed in cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry, courses can be taken online or in class and include Foundations of Clinical Development; Regulations and Compliance, and one or more of the following: Fundamentals of Clinical Research Monitoring and Study Coordination; Clinical Data Management; and Clinical Quality Assurance. Through an agreement with the Drexel University College of Medicine, participants who complete the program can earn nine credit hours toward a Drexel master’s degree in Clinical Research Organization and Management.
And, those who are drawn to caring for animals can develop skills in less than a year to enter the field of veterinary medicine by completing CCS’s Veterinary Assistant Certificate program. Students complete five modules: Introduction to the Veterinary Profession; Nursing Skills-Part I, Nursing Skills-Part II, Laboratory Skills, and a Clinical Externship. The program is approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.
The Center for Continuing Studies also offers a wide variety of personal interest courses, along with numerous classes that start monthly online through a partnership with Ed2go.com.
More information on these and the full range of professional and personal interest courses offered through MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies is available at www.mccc.edu/ccs, by e-mail at ComEd@mccc.edu, or by calling 609-570-3311.