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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)


Application: All students must complete the application process prior to registering for this course. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the start of class. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

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 NJ 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 are eligible to take an additional ten-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for more information.
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.
Please bring lunch -- cafeteria is closed on Saturdays.
Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore. For additional information, visit our website at www.mccc.edu/ccs.

 

JKC (Trenton)

Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
9.0 CEU. Tuition Cost: $1,328

NCHCP-CS031-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 22
Aug 17
19 Tu, Sa Various Robin Jones, RN

West Windsor Campus

NCHCP CS031 02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 23
Aug 11
  M, W, F Various Sylvia Anderson

No class May 26, Jun 30, Jul 3,28 and Aug 11

  • Skills Test date: TBD
  • Make-up dates are: Jun 7, June 14, Jul 31, Aug 9, Aug 23 (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed
    in order to continue in the program at the student's expense.
  • Schedule will be provided at time of registration
  • Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet.
  • Classes meet at JKC (Trenton), 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 309
  • Note: Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.



Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Prerequisite: Students MUST be currently certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide. Proof of licensure must be provided in order to register.
This ten-hour program is designed for CNAs who want to become a Certified Home Health Aide (private care). Students will process the application to become a CHHA with the NJ Board of Nursing. There is a licensing fee of $80 paid by money order only.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $53 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.
West Windsor

1.0 CEU. Cost: $153

NCHCP-CS032-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
July 21
Jul 28
2 Sa 9am-2:30pm Marilyn Wargo, BSN


Phlebotomy Technician Program

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Please allow at least three weeks for the application process email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet. Class size is limited! Attendance to all sessions is mandatory!





Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

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 80 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 the college bookstore. Please bring textbook to all classes.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten 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 days before the start of the program. Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 309
9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,396

NCHCP-CS029-01

Class on Saturday, May 12, 9am-3:30pm
No class May 17, 29, 31, Jul 3 and 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 8
Aug 2
22 Tu,Th 5-9pm Fern Harhay



Phlebotomy II Externship (80 hours)

Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for the Phlebotomy II Externship. Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 80 hours of documentation, performing 80 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.

    Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Scrubs are mandatory

  • background checks are completed prior to externship
    **State Mandated**

  • 2-step PPD and aphysical examination are required
  • Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($40)

8.0 CEU. Cost: $725

NCHCP-CS055-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
TBD

EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu
for an application packet. Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory!

This comprehensive 50-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, 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. The certification is provided by NHA following the successful passing of the national exam. High School diploma or GED required.


Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
5.0 CEU. Cost: $1,120

 


NCHCP-CS028-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 14
Jul 18
17 M,W 5:30-8:30pm Tracey Pinkney



Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course.
Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet. Class size is limited! Attendance to all sessions is mandatory!

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with knowledge and skills to confidently take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam. This program offers both retail and hospital settings as part of its hands-on externship. Who should attend? Those seeking nationwide employment opportunities within the field of pharmacy.
High school diploma or equivalency and strong mathematical skills are required. Total program consists of 250 hours.
Total cost of all four modules is $2,877.00.
Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore. Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $50 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten days before the start of the program.

Module I

Students will learn introduction to pharmacy, pharmaceutical dosage forms and pharmacy practice I.
This 50-hour module provides pharmacy calculations, sterile products and pharmacology I. 5.0 CEU.
Cost $575

NCHCP-CS052-01

Sat classes: May 19, Jun 2, 16 9am-2pm
No class May 17
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 15
Jun 26
15 Tu, Th 6-9pm Yamaris Rivera




Module II

Required: Successful completion of Module I
This module provides pharmacy calculations, sterile products and pharmacology I. 7.5 CEU.
Cost $864

NCHCP-CS050-01

Sat Jul 14, 28, Aug 11, 25 9am-2pm
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 10
Sept 6
22 Tu,Th 6-9pm Yamaris Rivera



Modules III and IV will be offered Fall 2018.


Introduction to Medical Administration in Billing and Coding

All students must complete this course in order to take the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist, and/or Electronic Health Records Specialist courses. The topics for this 72-hour class includes: Medical Terminology, Introduction to Allied Health Clinical and Administration, Anatomy, and Clinical Pathology.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore.
7.2 CEU. Cost $1,008

NCHCP-CS068-01

No class May 28, Jul 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 14
Jul 23
18 M,W 5:30-9:30pm Yamaris Rivera



Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate (EHR)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.
This 50-hour course prepares students to perform duties using the Simchart EHR software, an electronic chart used by medical office professionals, billers, and coders in a variety of medical specialties and can be specialized. Students must bring their own flash drive to class to save their work. Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
*Certification is provided by NHA following the successful passing of the national exam.
Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.
5.0 CEU. Cost: $750

NCHCP-CS070-01

No class May 17, Jul 3, 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 15
Jul 19
17 Tu,th 6-9pm Kimberly Brown

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.
This 50-hour course instructs students on how to process insurance claims, perform bookkeeping procedures, and perform clerical functions. You will also learn personal attributes, job readiness, and workplace dynamics. Medical assisting administrative procedures and applications of medical terminology are reviewed. Upon successful completion students are eligible to receive the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate. Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program. Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore.
*Certification is provided by NHA following the successful passing of the national exam. 5.0 CEU.
Cost: $750

NCHCP-CS073-01

No classes May 28, July 2, 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 14
Jul 18
17 M,W 6-9pm Sandra Dingle




Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.
Corequisite: Medical Coding Specialist

This 50-hour course focuses on the process of medical billing and the payment or reimbursement a medical office receives for medical procedures. The various types of billing claims, process and collection of payments, and tracking routing slips are the main focus of this course. Understand the differences between claims, billing, and reimbursements as they apply to commercial, government, and private health insurance. Receive an introduction to CPT. This certificate enables students to work for automobile and health insurance companies, government agencies, medical offices, and hospitals. Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.
*Billing and coding certification is provided by NHA following the successful passing of the national test. 5.0 CEU.
Cost: $750

NCHCP-CS072-01

No Class May 28, Jul 2, 4

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 14
Jul 18
17 M,W 6-9pm Jessica Schutte




Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.
Corequisite: Medical Billing Specialist

The Medical Billing and Coding 50-hour course is a job training program for those seeking employment in the Medical Administration Billing and Coding field. Students gain an understanding of the important link between the provisions of healthcare and reimbursement for services. The multi-step billing process and medical coding procedures are the foundation of the program. Learn healthcare law and ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and the various software programs commonly used in the medical arena. Prepare for employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, billing facilities, and other related businesses. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to receive a Billing and Coding Certificate from NHA.
Please note that if for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten business 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 days before the start of the program.
Textbook is required and available at the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.
*Billing and coding certification is provided by NHA following the successful passing of the national test. 5.0 CEU.


NCHCP-CS071-01

No CLasses May 17 and Jul 3, 5

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 15
Jul 19
17 Tu,Th 6-9pm Carla Johnson