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Allied Health

 

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

 


FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
• Wednesday, May 3, 10am
• Thursday, May 4, 5pm

• Wednesday, August 2, 10am
• Thursday, August 3,3pm


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

 

 

James Kerney Campus / Trenton Hall

137 North Broad Street

Room 309

Trenton, New Jersey

Lot parking available on the corner of Academy and Broad Streets.

 

Please arrive promptly for session start times.

 


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

July 10 - July 21

(Course code # NCCOL-CS008-02)

Two weeks (10 sessions)

Mondays through Fridays

9:00am - 3pm*

*1/2 hour provided for lunch

- 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

The Center for Continuing Studies currently offers a variety of educational programs in the growing area of healthcare. These on-campus and online programs are designed to meet the needs of the professionals that we serve and, in many instances, offer clinical externship opportunities at area hospitals and facilities.

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. After the culmination of this program, students are 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 and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Students who wish to continue their education in the area of Allied Health 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. There is a $76 testing fee or the CNA license (money order must be provided the day of the Skills Test). Students must pass their background check and Skills Test in order to successfully complete this program.

For information and application packet, please contact Andrea Bash.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

James Kerney Campus (JKC) - Annex Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,328

May 13 - August 26*

NCHCP-CS031-01

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

*No class May 27, July 1 & 4. Skills test: September 9 & 10.

**Schedule will be given at the time of registration

Classes meet at JKC, Annex Hall, Room 309

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

Instructor: Robin Jones, RN

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. Cost: $1,328

June 3 - August 5*  

NCHCP-CS031-02

16 sessions / Saturdays & Sundays / Classroom sessions** begin at 8am

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

*No class July 1 & 2. Skills Test: August 19 & 20.

Please bring a lunch-cafeteria closed on Saturdays.

Clinical sessions begin at 8am and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Instructors: Estella Brown, RN & Sharon Macik, RN

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

 

Please note: In the case that one of the mandatory sessions is missed, a make-up date must be scheduled with the instructor AND completed in order to continue in the program.


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 is required 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

West Windsor Campus

NCHCP-CS032-01  

June 3 - 10

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

* Please bring lunch - cafeteria is closed.

Instructor: Marylyn Wargo, BSN

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $53 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


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.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 7.0 CEU. Cost: $1,070

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

May 15 - July 17*   

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

* No class May 29 & July 3

Class meets in Annex Hall, Room 138

Instructor: Tracey Pinkney

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $100 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


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.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. The same textbook is used throughout the program.

All modules meet at the James Kerney Campus, Annex Hall, 137 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

NCHCP-CS052-01

Currently in session  

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6 - 9pm*

Saturdays** / 9am - 2pm

*April 6 class ends at 8pm.

**Saturday classes: 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

NCHCP-CS050-01

April 11 - June 8*  

22 Sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays & designated Saturdays / 6 - 9pm**

*Saturday classes: April 22, May 6 and 20 and June 3, class meets 9am - 2pm

**June 8 class ends at 8pm

 

Module III

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

6.5 CEU. 65 hours. Cost $748

NCHCP-CS053-01 

June 13 - August 5 * 

19 Sessions / Tuesdays, Thursdays & designated Saturdays / 6-9pm**

** Saturday classes: January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18, class meets 9am-2pm

Instructor: Yamaris Rivera

 

Module IV  Externship

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. Cost $690

NCHCP-CS054-01  

February 20 - March 20

Days and Times to be determined by the instructor

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

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $50 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


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.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,396

James Kerney Campus, Annex Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.

Cost: $1396

NCHCP-CS029-01

May 16 - August 1* 

20 sessions / Tuesdays, Thursdays & designated Saturdays**/ Times vary

*No class on May 18 & 30, June 1, 17, & 29 and July 6

**Saturday classes: May 20 and June 10 & 17, 9am - 5pm (June 17 class ends at 4:30pm)

Instructor: Fern Harhay

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $53 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.

 

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  

Currently in session. Next one to be announced soon.

8.0 CEU. Cost: $725

 


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:
Unless otherwise specified, 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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