A series of allied health courses will be offered starting in January and February at the Newark campus of Essex County College. Call (973) 877-3079 for registration and other information on any of these allied health programs.
CPR for Healthcare Providers is a course that will prepare students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective life support in an emergency. Participants will learn to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) for victims in sudden cardiac arrest. Students will earn an American Heart Association certificate for successful completion of the one session class on January 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of the session is $95. The class will be repeated February 24 and March 24.
Hemodialysis Technician Certificate Program is a 30 session program ideal for people seeking an Allied Health career or looking to change careers. This comprehensive course is designed to prepare students, through hands-on training, for entry-level employment in a dialysis unit. The class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting February 5, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays will be required for some clinical hours at area hospitals. Total cost is $1,310 with a payment plan available.
Medical Insurance Coding/Billing Certificate is a 32 session course that will give students career opportunities in the constantly growing health care field. The curriculum provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of billing and collection processes, with an emphasis on ICD-10 coding. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam in class. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesday, starting February 5 from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. Cost is $1,265 with a payment plan available. The exam fee is $115, due by April 25.
Pharmacy Technician is a 17.5 session certificate program designed to prepare students for employment as a technician working under the direction of a registered pharmacist in a hospital or pharmacy setting. Course content includes medical terminology specific to pharmacies, dosage calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions, production recognition, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the necessary national certificate examination to become a pharmacy technician. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, February 5, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The last session of the course, April 9, will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of the certificate program is $985, with a payment plan available.
Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program is a 20 session class that will teach students medical terminology, physical therapy treatments, exercise and mobility training, and customer service to work in this growing field. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, starting February 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Total cost of the program is $840, 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting February 6, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $1,125, with a payment plan available. A $115 exam fee is due by March 8.
Phlebotomy Technician is a 17 session course covering the basic concepts of phlebotomy and the responsibilities of the phlebotomist. The class includes hands-on training, such as collecting routine capillary and venous specimens for testing. The class is scheduled for Saturdays, starting February 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam in class. Cost of the course is $1,130, with a payment plan available. There is also a $115 exam fee due by May 12.