A series of Allied Health certificate programs will be offered starting in January and February at the West Essex campus of Essex County College, 730 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell. Call (973) 877-1920 for registration information.
Pharmacy Technician is a 14 session certificate program designed to prepare students for employment as a technician working under the direction of a registered pharmacist in a hospital or community pharmacy setting. The class will meet Saturdays, starting January 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association Pharmacy Technician Examination. The cost of the program is $985, with a payment plan available.
Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate Program is a 20 session course for training medical administrative assistants. Students will be exposed to the key topics needed to coordinate and perform administrative functions as needed in a healthcare setting. Upon successful completion of the class, students will be eligible to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, starting January 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $1,125, with a payment plan available.
Telemetry/EKG Technician certificate program is for people interested in becoming certified cardiographic technicians. The 12 session class will meet Saturdays, beginning February 3, from 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. These technicians provide physicians and registered nurses with information needed to evaluate and treat heart ailments of patients in both hospital and other health care facilities. The curriculum covers basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, basic cardiovascular electrophysiology, and the types and effects of cardiac medicine on the heart. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the Certified Cardiographic Technician exam. The total cost of the program is $985, with a payment plan available.