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 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Monday, February 3 | 6:00pm

Conference Center | West Windsor Campus

 

Medical Billing and Coding

Wednesday, March 4 | 6:00pm

Conference Center | West Windsor Campus

 

Phlebotomy and EKG

Tuesday, April 7 | 6:00pm

James Kerny Campus | Trenton

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FOR ALL ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

  • If for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten (10) 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 (10) days before the start of the program.
  • Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.
  • All students must complete the application process prior to registering for these courses. Class size is limited. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  • To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)

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.
  • To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

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). Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

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.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $1,400

NCHCP-CS031-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

 Jan 13

Mar 25

19 M, W

 Various

 Robin Jones

Skills Test date: Apr 4
Make-up dates are: Jan 31; Feb 11, 25; Mar 10, 26 (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed and scheduled with the instructor in order to continue in the program.)
Schedule will be provided at time of registration.
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus
Clinical sessions are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690


Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Required: 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 to register.

This ten-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 paid by money order only.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

1.0 CEU

Cost: $153

NCHCP-CS032-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 28

Apr 4

2 SA

 9:00am-2:30pm

 Marilyn Wargo

1/2 hour lunch


Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.
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 40 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 in the college bookstore.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

9.0 CEU

Cost: $1,396

NCHCP-CS029-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 16

Mar 28

22 TU, TH, SA

5:00-9:00pm (TU, TH)

9:00am-3:30pm (SA 1/2 hr lunch)

Fern Harhay

Saturday class Mar 28 9:00-3:30pm (1/2 hr lunch)
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus


Phlebotomy II Externship (40 hours)

Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for the Phlebotomy II Externship
  • Scrubs are mandatory
  • Background checks must be completed prior to externship. **State mandated**
  • 2-step PPD/immunizations and a physical examination are required
  • Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($40)

Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 40 hours of documentation, performing a minimum of 40 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.
Note: Students have 6 months after completing Phlebotomy I to complete externship.


To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

4.0 CEU

Cost: $360

NCHCP-CS091-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 1

Aug 31

 


EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.
The 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, and 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.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

5.0 CEU

Cost: $1,120

NCHCP-CS028-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 22

Mar 18

17 M, W

6:00-9:00pm

Tyrone McNeil

Mar 18 class is 5:30-7:30pm only
Class meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus


Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; strong mathematical skills.
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. Total program consists of 250 hours. Total cost of all four modules is $2,877.00. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

Module III

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

6.5 CEU

Cost: $748

NCHCP-CS053-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 18

Apr 9

16 TU, TH

5:30-9:30pm (TU, TH)

5:30-10:00pm (Apr 7 & 9)

Yamaris Rivera

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus

Module IV - Externship

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I, II and III
This professional pharmacy and clinical externship occurs off-campus. Students are required to complete a drug test and background check as well as maintain up-to-date inoculations. Student liability insurance must be obtained prior to starting the externship. Lab coat must be worn during the duration of the externship.

6.0 CEU

Cost: $690

NCHCP-CS054-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 10

Aug 31

 

 


Patient Care Technician

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.
This 125-hour course prepares Patient Care Technicians via NHA National HealthCareer Association. The course provides instruction related to advanced fundamentals of patient care with phlebotomy and EKG practice to include but not limited to lectures, discussion, audiovisuals, demonstration of skills, and clinical skills validation. The course further expands content to include the key practice elements of the Patient Care Technician providing a conceptual framework of practice to include advanced nursing assistant, phlebotomy, EKG and monitor technician and unit secretary. “Patient Care Technician Practicum” is the final course where students are evaluated with their hands-on patient care tech skills. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

12.5 CEU

Cost: $1,975

NCHCP-CS090-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 13

Apr 8

25 M, W

 9:00am - 2:00pm

Kimberly Brown

No class Jan 20

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus


Medical Billing and Coding Certificates

Accurate medical billing/coding is necessary to secure maximum reimbursement for the healthcare provider while ensuring legal compliance on claims. The Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding is designed to prepare participants for an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing industries. This administrative position assists medical research and reimbursement in medical offices, hospitals, or other healthcare settings. Prepare for a career change or advancement today.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

To apply: Please contact Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator at basha@mccc.edu or 609.570.3112. Setting up an appointment with our program coordinator prior to applying is highlight encouraged.

Introduction to Medical Administration in Billing and Coding

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.
All students must complete this course 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 include Medical Terminology, Introduction to Allied Health Clinical and Administration, Anatomy, and Clinical Pathology. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

7.2 CEU

Cost: $1,008

NCHCP-CS068-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 15

Mar 18

18 M, W

6:00-10:00pm

Eileen Godfrey


No class Jan 20

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. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS073-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 22

Mar 18

17 M, W

6:00-10:00pm

Kimberly Brown


Mar 18 6:00-8:00pm only
Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CMAA exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 101: Medical Ethics and Office Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant. Terms and conditions apply. Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.

Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate (EHR)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction and Medical Administrative Assistant
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. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS070-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 21

Mar 17

17 TU, TH

6:00-9:00pm

Kimberly Brown


Mar 17 6:00-8:00pm only

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 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. Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS070-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 22

Mar 18

17 M, W

6:00-9:00pm

Jessica Schutte


Mar 18 6:00-8:00pm only

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction
Corequisite: Medical Billing Specialist.
The Medical 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, and billing facilities while learning the steps necessary to become a Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Biller (CPB), or a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Upon successful completion, you are eligible to receive a Coding Certificate. Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS070-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 21

Mar 17

17 TU, TH

6:00-9:00pm

Eileen Godfrey


Mar 17 6:00-8:00pm only
Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CPC exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 103: Medical Billing and Coding Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant. Terms and conditions apply. Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.