WEST WINDSOR – From Pharmacy Technician to Phlebotomy, Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) will be offering a variety of certificate classes this Spring to help fulfill area needs for trained healthcare professionals.
CCS will host an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, for individuals interested in exploring career development options in healthcare, high-tech fields, and many other areas. Those interested in attending this free event can register by calling (609) 570-3311.
“Our entire healthcare offerings are being revamped to align with industry standards,” said Steve Bassett, CCS director. “For instance, our Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program is now offered in four modules, with a 160-hour pharmacy externship that will help our students to be more marketable when seeking employment.”
The Pharmacy and EKG Technician prep programs are just two of several certificate programs now available at MCCC’s James Kerney Campus in Trenton. Other courses of study include the Certified Nurse Aide and Certified Home Health Aide certificate programs, offered on both the West Windsor and Trenton campuses. Additionally, CCS offers a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding, a post-graduate advanced level Computed Tomography (CT scan) technical certificate, and NAVTA approved Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program.
In addition, CCS offers a certificate in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs both in classroom and online, which is in response to the increasing demand for trained professionals in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Through an articulation agreement between MCCC and the Drexel University College of Medicine, those completing the course can earn up to 12 credit hours toward a Drexel master’s degree.
For more information on these and the full range of professional and personal interest 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.
Martha Redondo, Grant Project Manager for the Mercer County Community College Center for Continuing Studies, and Fern Harhay, an Allied Health instructor, in one of the newly-renovated labs available for students this spring.