Clinical HEALTH PROFESSIOnS

Phlebotomy I

(Lecture/Classroom)

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 available at NHAnow.com

9.0 CEU

Offered Spring/Summer and Fall

Cost: $ 1,495

 

Phlebotomy II Externship (40 hours)

Requirements: Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for the Phlebotomy II Externship 

Scrubs are mandatory

Background checks must be completed prior to externship. **State mandated**

2-step PPD/immunizations and a physical examination are required

Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($40)

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.

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

4.0 CEU

Offered Spring/Summer and Fall

Cost:$375

Dates: Sep 1 – Dec 31  

EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation 

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

The comprehensive 70-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, and 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.  Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

7.0 CEU

Offered Spring/Summer and Fall

Cost: $ 1,550

 

Pharmacy Technician

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; strong mathematical skills.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with the necessary knowledge  and skills required to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam. This program introduces students to the pharmacy field  and the profession of  a pharmacy technician. Students will get  an overview of laws, regulations,  and terminology  as it pertains to the pharmacy field. Both retail  and hospital concepts  and skills  are covered in the curriculum. Students will  also learn information  as it relates to pharmacology, drug names, routes of  administration, formulations  and math skills in order to calculate dosages  and manage inventory. 

Offered Spring and Fall

Cost: $ 2,150

 

Patient Care Technician

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

This 125-hour course prepares Patient Care Technicians via NHA National HealthCareer 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. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

12.5 CEU

Offered  Fall and Spring

Cost:$ 1,975

 

 

Global Sterilization

Prerequisites: H.S. Diploma or equivalent

This 36-hour program teaches students to become Sterile Processing Technicians. Students learn the trade of maintaining cleanliness, functionality, and inventory of health care instruments and equipment. You will also learn the responsibility of sterilizing instrumentation, and equipment through a series of critical and important steps. Through the learning of these steps, you will gain the understanding of how their organization ensures that patients avoid infections, and that doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals are able to access the equipment they need immediately. Students will understand microbiology and infection control, as it pertains to decontamination procedures, implement infection control practices to ensure the patients avoid infection, provide instrumentation and equipment chess to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals as required.

The program will prepare the students to work in hospitals, surgery centers, and third-party affiliates. You will be eligible to sit for the IAHCSMM national exam.  Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

3.6 CEU  

Offered Spring /Fall

NCHCP-CS102 / 3.6 CEU  / cost: $795   

 

Community Health worker

Prerequisites: H.S. Diploma or equivalent

This 144-hour program prepares students to work as Community Health Workers (CHWs) providing services and support to enhance the physical health of patients suffering from chronic illness. CHWs motivate clients to engage in activities that will promote their physical well-being. They have a unique understanding of and trusting relationship with the communities they serve. Responsibilities may include: outreach, community education patient advocacy informal counseling.

14.4 CEU

Offered in Fall

Cost $2,100

 

Certified nurse aide Apprenticeship Program

Mercer County Community College offers a career-track CNA Apprenticeship 12-month program, funded by the NJ Healthworks Scaling Apprenticeship Grant. This is an excellent opportunity for you to launch your career in healthcare and “earn while you learn” as a CNA apprentice at a top-rated skilled nursing facility. You will receive excellent classroom and hands-on training as a full-time CNA apprentice, and you will become eligible to obtain your NJ state CNA license and a special national certification from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. Program curriculum includes additional training and certification for CPR/AED, Dementia Care, Personability (Communication/Customer Service), and Medical Terminology.

For more information please visit our apprenticeship page at https://www.mccc.edu/cs/apprenticeships.shtml

 

FOR ALL ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

  • If for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten (10) 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 (10) days before the start of the program.
  • Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.
  • All students must complete the application process prior to registering for these courses. Class size is limited. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  • Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet or with any questions. 


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