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Allied Health

 

The Allied Health Industry is growing. Now’s your chance to be a part of it!


Attend one of our FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
• Wednesday, April 12, 5-6pm
• Thursday, April 13, 10-11am


Join us to learn about the following programs:
• Certified Nurse Aide
• Certified Home Health Aide
• EKG Technician
• Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
• Pharmacy Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician


For more information contact Andrea Bash:
James Kerney Campus of Mercer County Community College
102 North Broad Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Room 409C
609-570-3122

 

 

Brush up on your skills with our FREE Smart Start Class!

APRIL 3 - APRIL 19

Two weeks

Mondays through Fridays

9:00am - 3pm

- Learn basic medical terminology
- Earn your First Aid and CPR certificates
- Get a jump start on our other programs!

No high school diploma or GED required if you are interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide.

Must be 18+ to register.

For more information or to register, e-mail Andrea Bash or call her at 609-570-3122.


Certificate Programs

 

We offer a variety of opportunities in the growing area of healthcare and offer both on-campus as well as online programs to meet the needs of the professionals that we serve. With many of our programs, we offer clinical externship opportunities at area hospitals and facilities. Our James Kerney Campus located in Trenton boasts a brand new Allied Health building where students can learn with brand new tools in sparkling new facilities.

Upon entering this building, see Officer Jarvis or any of our other friendly and experienced Security staff if you need help in finding your class location.

Ongoing courses are scheduled within the following health programs:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs
  • Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students who are eligible for funded job skills training through New Jersey's Ready to Work grant are provided with program orientation, classroom and skills training, career coaching and tutoring. Cost of additional required textbooks, uniforms and/or certification fees are not included in the funding.

For additional information, please contact Andrea Bash.



Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

The high demand occupation of CNA (Certified Nurse Aides) involves caring for patients in long-term care facilities, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care and some 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 10-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Class size is limited! Attendance at all sessions is mandatory! Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive academic credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mercer County Community College.

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process.

Requirements:

- A clear understanding of written and spoken English.

- Up-to-date inoculations

- A clear background check

Scrubs, Student liability insurance, PPD and state examination fees are additional (approximately $300). In addition, there is a $76 testing fee or the CNA license (money order must be provided the day of the skills test).

Tuition assistance may be available!

For information and application packet, please contact Andrea Bash.

For textbook requirements and specific information, please contact Martha Redondo.

 

James Kerney Campus (JKC) - 102 North Broad Street, Trenton

9.0 CEU. Tuition Cost: $1,328 (tuition $1,228, administrative fee $100).

January 21 - May 6*

NCHCP-CS031-01

19 sessions / Tuesdays & Saturdays / Times will vary**

*No class April 15

**Schedule will be given at the time of registration

Clinical session times vary and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Instructor: Robin Jones

Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609-989-6824 for more information.

West Windsor Campus - 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

9.0 CEU. Tuition Cost: $1,328 (tuition $1,228, administrative fee $100).

February 18 - April 22*  

NCHCP-CS031-02

16 sessions / Saturdays & Sundays / Classroom sessions** begin at 7:30am

**End times vary each week - Schedule will be provided at time of registration.Some clinical sessions may be held on Sunday mornings

*No class April 15.

Please bring a lunch-cafeteria closed on Saturdays.

Clinical session times vary and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Instructor: Marilyn Wargo, BSN

*Note: Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609-989-6824 for more information.

 


Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) for CNA's

Prerequisite: Students must be currently certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide. Proof must be provided in order to register.

This 10-hour program is designed for the CNA who wants 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 will be a licensing fee of $80 (subject to change) paid by money order only.

CEU 1.0. Cost: $153 (tuition $100, administrative fees $53).

West Windsor Campus

NCHCP-CS032-01  

February 25 - March 4

2 sessions/ Saturdays / 9am-2:30pm*

* Please bring lunch - cafeteria is closed.

Instructor: Marylyn Wargo, BSN


EKG Cardiac Telemetry Technician

General Course and Test Preparation

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 will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiograph 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. Class size is limited and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process. E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

For textbook requirements, please contact Martha Redondo / 609- 570-3187.

7.0 CEU. Cost: $1,070 (tuition $970, administrative fee $100)

Please note: There is an additional $115 fee for the national exam payable to NHA at the time of testing. The certification is given by NHA following the successful passing of the national exam.

James Kerney Campus, Trenton

NCHCP-CS028-01

February 1 - April 5*   

17 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / 5:30-8:30pm**

* No class March 13 and 15

** April 5 - class meets 5:30 - 7:30pm

Instructor: Tracey Pinkney


Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with knowledge and skills to confidently take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam (cost of the National Health Care Association's certification is $105.) Our Pharmacy Technician program offers both retail and hospital settings as part of its hands-on externship.

Total program consists of 250 hours.

Total cost of four modules is $2,875.00

Who should attend?

Those seeking nationwide employment opportunities within the field of pharmacy.

High school diploma or equivalency and strong mathematical skills are required.

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process. E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

For textbook requirements, please contact Martha Redondo / 609- 570-3187.

All modules meet at the James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.

Module I for students beginning the program

Students will learn Introduction to pharmacy, pharmaceutical dosage forms and pharmacy practice 1.

5.0 CEU. 50 hours.

Cost $575 (tuition $525, administrative fee $50)

NCHCP-CS052-01

February 28 - April 6  

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6 - 9pm*

Saturdays** / 9am - 2pm

*April 6 class ends at 8pm.

**Saturday classes held March 4 and 18 and April 1

Instructor: Yamaris Rivera

Module II

This module provides pharmacy calculations, sterile products and pharmacology I.

7.5 CEU. 75 hours.

Cost $864 (tuition $814, administrative fees $50.00)

NCHCP-CS050-01

April 11 - June 6*  

21 Sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays with designated Saturdays / 6 - 9pm**

*Saturday classes will be held on April 22, May 6 and 20 and June 3, 9am - 2pm

**June 8 class ends at 8pm

 

Module III (for those students currently in the program and completing Module II)

Module III for those students currently entering Modules I or II will be offered in the summer.

This module provides a continuation of pharmacology II, hospital pharmacy, trends in pharmacy and community pharmacy.

6.5 CEU. 65 hours.

Cost $748 (tuition $698, administrative fee $50.00)

NCHCP-CS053-01 

January 3 - February 21* 

19 Sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6-9pm**

** Saturdays, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18 ONLY - class meets 9am-2pm

Instructor: Yamaris Rivera

 

Module IV  Externship (For those students currently in the program and completing Module III)

Module IV for those students currently entering Modules I or II will be offered in the summer.

Requirements: Successful completion of Modules I, II and III.

The Pharmacy professional and clinical externship takes place off campus. As such, you are required to complete a drug test, background check, inoculations (if they are not current) and provide student liability insurance prior to beginning the externship. Scrubs must be worn at all times at the place of externship.

6.0 CEU. 60 hours.

NCHCP-CS054-01  

February 20 - March 20

Days and Times to be determined by the instructor

Cost $690 (tuition $640, administrative fee $50)

Externship Hours TBD

*Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Health Career Association Certification. The cost for the certification is $105.

Instructor: Yamaris Rivera

 


Phlebotomy Technician Program

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course.

High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process.

E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

This 90-hour lecture course is the first step to prepare you to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This program teaches venipuncture and capillary techniques, medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection. Class size is limited and attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Upon successful completion of Phlebotomy I, students will be recommended to start our Phlebotomy II Externship Program at a local healthcare facility. Students who complete the entire program (Phlebotomy I & II) will be fully prepared to take the National Certification Exam given by NHA for Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The Certification test cost is the student’s responsibility.

For textbook requirements, please contact Martha Redondo / 609- 570-3187.

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,396 (tuition $1296, administrative fee $100)

James Kerney campus:

Cost: $1396 (tuition $1296; administrative fee $100)

NCHCP-CS029-02

January 17 - March 7 

20 sessions /Tuesdays & Thursdays*, 5-8:30pm and Saturdays**, 9am-4:30pm

*Tuesday & Thursday classes meet January 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, March 2 and 7
(February 28 class starts at 5:30pm)

**Saturday classes meet January 21, 28, February 4, 11 and 18 (1/2 hour lunch break included)

Instructor: Fern Harhay

Phlebotomy II Externship (80 hours)

Externship follows successful completion of Phlebotomy I program

Requirements: High School diploma and/or GED

Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and recommendation are required to register for Phlebotomy II. Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 80 hours of documentation, performing 100 vein punctures. This externship is 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 to them. Students' schedules vary.

• Scrubs are mandatory

• Background checks are completed prior to externship. **State mandated**

• PPD and a physical examination are required

• Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($31).

NCHCP-CS055-01  

March 13 - May 5

8.0 CEU. Cost: $725 (tuition $625, administrative fee $100)

 


CONTACT US:

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Allied Health Prep Counselor: 609-570-3122

Questions about the Allied Health programs or the TAACCCT-NJ grant? E-mail us.

 

 

Please note our refund policy:
You will receive 100% refund if cancellation is made 10 or more days before the beginning of a class. 
We cannot refund if cancellation is made less than 10 days before the class start date.

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