A series of allied health courses will be offered starting in September at the Newark campus of Essex County College. Call (973) 877-3079 for registration and other information on any of these allied health programs.
Certified Medication Aide is a 20 session program approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for current certified nurse aides, homemaker/home health aides, and personal care assistants. The program includes 40 instructional and 20 clinical hours. Students must have a Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide license. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, starting September 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Total cost is $840, with a payment plan available.
Phlebotomy Technician is a 16 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 September 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 $1,120, with a payment plan available. There is also a $115 exam fee due by December 3. The class runs through January 21, 2017, with no class December 24 or December 31.
Pharmacy Technician is a 17 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, starting September 19, from 5:30 to 9:40 p.m. The last session of the course is February 6. Cost of the certificate program is $985.
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 September 19 through January 23, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. Cost is $1,265 with a payment plan available. The exam fee is $115, due by December 7.
Certified Homemaker Health Aide is a 26 session program providing the training needed to become a Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide. Employment positions are available in private homes, nursing homes, and long-term health facilities. The program prepares students to take the New Jersey Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide exam. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $858 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Total cost of the program is $840.
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 September 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of the session is $95. The class will be repeated October 22 and November 19.