Clinical HEALTH PROFESSIOnS

 

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. 

Attention: Registration for classes may close seven (7) days prior to the start date depending on enrollment numbers. If you cannot find a class you are looking for, please reach out to the Non-Credit Registration Desk at (609)570-3311 or email ComEd@mccc.edu  for further  information. The Center for Continuing Studies also suggests not purchasing textbooks until seven (7) days prior to the start date of a class to ensure the class is running.

Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.)

Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) 

Please refer to the website for updates on the schedule for this course. 

Requirements:  

A clear understanding of written and spoken English. 

Scrubs, student liability insurance, 2-step PPD, and state examination are all required and  have additional costs.   

A money order of $76 must be presented at the time of the skills test. 

In order to complete this program, participants must pass a background check. 

The high-demand occupation of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) involves caring for patients in  long term care facilities, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care, and hospitals. 

This 90-hour course is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior  

Services and consists of 50 classroom hours and 40 hours of clinical instruction. 

You will be prepared to take the NJ State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. 

Licensed CNAs can take an extra ten-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide. 

Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive one academic credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mercer County Community College. 

9.0 CEU / cost: TBD

Schedule: TBD

Offered Summer/Fall

 

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. 

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.

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  cost: $795 

Offered Spring / Summer and FALL 

  

 

Community Health worker

Prerequisites: H.S. Diploma or equivalent

This 144-hour Community Health Worker (CHW) program is designed to prepare students to serve as a liaison between communities, health care systems, and state health departments. This course will assist workers in achieving competency in addressing the needs of high-risk or at-risk populations (those with multiple chronic conditions, premature birth), identifying and addressing social determinants of health, reducing hospital readmissions and emergency department (ED) over usage, and providing direct services.

14.4 CEU

Cost $2,100

Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor domain I

This program is recommended for individuals employed by or volunteering in an Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation facility and wish to become certified as a substance abuse counselor. 

Bergen Community College is a provider of the 270 non-credit course hour Lecture Series (Domains I-V) as required by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. (APCBNJ, INC.) in order to begin the process of becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) within the State of New Jersey. Course hours are provided in five sections called “Domains”. Students may enroll at any time to begin the lecture series process until all five (5) Domains have been completed. Prerequisite: High School Diploma/GED. 

 Certification Requirements: 

To qualify to take the oral and written examination for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the state of New Jersey, the candidate must demonstrate evidence of the following: 

Documentation of 3,000 hours field experience (paid or voluntary) under the supervision of a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) (Bergen Community College does not provide field experience hours) 

Attendance at 15 meetings each (45 total) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Alanon and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). 

Completion of Lecture hours (270)  Domains I -V 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Bergen Community College provides ONLY the 270 lecture hours necessary to complete a qualified candidate's CADC certification application process.  There is no field experience provided or scheduled with the lecture series registration.  For more information on the CADC requirements and qualifications please visit the Certification Board website:  www.certbd.com

 Domain I - Assessment

C101- Initial Interviewing 6 hours

C102 - Biopsychosocial Assessment 12 hours

C103 - Differential Diagnosis 12 hours

C104 - Diagnostic Summaries 12 hours

C1O5 - Pharmacology and Physiology  of Addiction 6 hours

C107 - Gambling Disorder 6 hours

5.4 CEU / cost: $625 

Offered Summer

 

Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor domain II

This program consists of 5 domains totaling 270 hours.  

Domains do not need to be taken in order 

Requirements: H.S diploma or equivalent  

Domain II introduces counseling, techniques and approaches, crisis intervention, individual addiction counseling, group counseling and family counseling. Learn how to identify key concepts associated with counseling approaches, identify causes of crisis and work with the client to establish realistic goals. 

*This program is in collaboration with Bergen County Community College and will be held remotely. 

*This program requires a 3000 hour apprenticeship. While every effort will be made to assist in facilitating, this requirement, the responsibility of identifying, participating and successfully completing is that of the student 

Offered Fall

  5.4 CEU /Cost: $625

 

Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor domain III

Case Management – Remote

his program consists of 5 domains totaling 270 hours.   

Domains do not need to be taken in order  

Requirements: H.S diploma or equivalent   

Domain III Includes Community Resources, Consultation, Documentation and HIV & Resources. Match client needs with community resources; communicate with community resources; develop a plan to strengthen ongoing recovery outside of primary treatment; utilize multiple pathways of recovery in treatment planning and referral; identify community resources; match community resources with client needs. Define consultation goals and benefits and consult with supervisors, counselors, professionals, and/or other public health service providers. Define documentation; know and adhere to Federal & State Laws and Regulations specific to the maintenance of client records. Learn to promote client knowledge, skills, and attitudes consistent with the maintenance of health and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases 

*This program is in collaboration with Bergen County Community College and will be held remotely.  

*This program requires a 3000 hour apprenticeship. While every effort will be made to assist in facilitating, this requirement, the responsibility of identifying, participating and successfully completing is that of the student. 

 5.4 CEU / cost: $625 

 

Offered Spring 

 

 

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. 


Summer 2024 Classes