New Healthcare Courses at MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies
WEST WINDSOR – Advances in science and technology have resulted in the addition of new courses in healthcare training at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Center for Continuing Studies (CCS).
New non-credit courses in Computed Tomography (CT Scan), Medical Billing and Coding, and the addition of a Certified Nurse Aide (CAN) and Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) programs at the Trenton campus have been the result of an increasing demand for healthcare professionals, advances in technology, and changes in healthcare laws.
“The modern workplace is changing rapidly, and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of healthcare,” said CCS Assistant Director Read Langan. “From seasoned professionals to those exploring healthcare as a new career, we have numerous class offerings that can help prepare individuals for the modern medical workplace.”
The Computed Tomography program is a post-graduate, advanced level specialty education program that results in a Technical Certificate. It is an online course consisting of 13 modules for medical professionals, and prepares them to operate CT equipment to produce diagnostic CT images. Classes begin in January.
The Medical Billing/Coding certificate program is designed to prepare participants for an entry level position in the medical billing field, and consists of 12 core courses. The first of the courses begins Sept. 16.
The Certified Nurse Aide program returns to the West Windsor campus, but will now also be offered at the Trenton campus. The course prepares individuals for the care of patients in long-term care, assisted living, and other facilities. The 90-hour course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and prepares the student to take the NJ State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Classes begin in Trenton Sept. 21; and in West Windsor Sept. 21.
The Certified Home Health Aide program prepares students as a professional caregiver for any age group requiring help in their activities of daily living. CHHAs are qualified to help people in the home, rehabilitation areas, child care facilities, and assisted living facilities. The 76-hour NJ State Board of Nursing program is offered only at the Trenton campus, and begins Oct. 7.
For more information on these and the full range of courses offered through MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies, visit www.mccc.edu/ccs, e-mail to ComEd@mccc.edu, or call (609) 570-3311. Applications and information on health careers can be found at www.mccc.edu/ccs/healthcareers.
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