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  • 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.
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  • All students must complete the application process prior to registering for these courses. Class size is limited. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  • Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet or with any questions.

  

Spring 2021

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. 

 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.

NCHCP-CS031-02 / 9.0 CEU / cost: $1,400

Dates Jan 25-Apr 19             Time Various

Sessions 21                Instructor Robin Jones

Day M, W                   NOTES Skills Test date: May 1


Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)  (remote)

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.

West Windsor

NCHCP-CS032-01 / 1.0 CEU / cost: $153 

Dates Apr 17-Apr 24                  Time 9:00am-2:30pm

Sessions     2                         Instructor  Marilyn Wargo

Day    SA                              NOTES  ½ hour lunch


Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)  (hybrid)

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. 

NCHCP-CS029-01 / 9.0 CEU / cost: $1,396 

Dates Jan 26-Apr 13                  Time 5:00-9:00pm (TU, TH);

Sessions 23                           Instructor Deidre Hawkins

Day TU, TH                          NOTES

 


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.

NCHCP-CS091-01 / 4.0 CEU / cost: $360

Dates: Apr 15-Aug 1

 


EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation (hybrid)

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. 

NCHCP-CS028-01 / 5.0 CEU / cost: $1,120 

Dates Feb 1-Mar 29                      Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 17                              Instructor Tyrone McNeil

Day M, W                              NOTES Mar 29 6-8pm only

 


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. 

Module I (remote)

Students will learn introduction to pharmacy, pharmaceutical dosage forms, and Pharmacy Practice I.

NCHCP-CS052-01 / 5.0 CEU / cost: $575

Dates: Jan 26- Mar 9           Time  5:30-9:30pm (TU, TH)

Sessions 13                           Instructor  Yamaris Rivera

Day  TU, TH                        NOTES         

 

Module II (hybrid)

Prerequisite: Module I

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

NCHCP-CS050-01 / 7.5 CEU / cost: $864

Dates: Mar 23-May 25          Time 5:30-9:30pm (TU, TH)

Sessions 19                               Instructor Yamaris Rivera

Day TU, TH                             NOTES

 

Modules III and IV will be offered during the Summer Semester 2021

 


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. 

NCHCP-CS090-01 / 12.5 CEU / cost: $1,975 

Dates: Jan 25-Apr 19                      Time 9:00am-2:00pm

Sessions 25                                Instructor Kimberly Brown

Day M, W                                 NOTES

Classes meets at JKC (Trenton) Campus

 


Global Sterilization (remote)

Prerequisites: H.S Diploma or equivalent

This 36-hour program teaches students to become Sterile Processing Technicians. Students learn the trade of maintaining cleanliness, functionality, and inventory of health care instruments and equipment. You will also learn the responsibility of sterilizing instrumentation, and equipment through a series of critical and important steps. Through the learning of these steps, you will gain the understanding of how their organization ensures that patients avoid infections, and that doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals are able to access the equipment they need immediately. Students will understand microbiology and infection control, as it pertains to decontamination procedures, implement infection control practices to ensure the patients avoid infection, provide instrumentation and equipment chess to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals as required.

The program will prepare the students to work in hospitals, surgery centers, and third-party affiliates. You will be eligible to sit for the IAHCSMM national exam.

NCHCP-CS102-01 / 3.6 CEU / cost: $700 

Dates: Feb 8-Mar 17                      Time 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sessions 12                                 Instructor Brian Stokes

Day M, W                                 NOTES


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. 

 


Introduction to Medical Administration in Billing and Coding (remote)

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. 

NCHCP-CS068-01 / 7.2 CEU / cost: $1,008

Dates  Feb 1-Mar 31               Time 6:00-10:00pm

Sessions 18                                Instructor Eileen Godfrey

Day M, W                                  NOTES

 


Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Prep Course (remote)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction. 

Corequisite: Electronic Health Records

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 sit for the NHA (CMAA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

NCHCP-CS073-01 / 5.0 CEU / cost: $800 

Dates Feb 8-Apr 5                   Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 17                                 Instructor Kimberly Brown

Day M, W                                   NOTES

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 Prep Course (EHR)  (remote)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction

Corequisite: 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. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the NHA (CEHRS) Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore only. 

NCHCP-CS070-01 / 5.0 CEU / cost: $800

Dates Feb 16-Apr 13               Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 17                              Instructor Kimberly Brown

Day TU, TH                              NOTES  Nov 17 6:00-8:00pm only

 


Medical Billing Specialist Certificate Prep Course (remote)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction, Medical Administrative Assistant and Electronic Health Records

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. Upon successful completion of Billing Specialist and Coding Specialist, students are eligible to sit for the NHA (CBCS) Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate. Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

NCHCP-CS072-01/ 5.0 CEU / cost: $800

Dates Feb 8-Apr 5              Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 17                            Instructor Jessica Schutte

Day M, W                             NOTES Apr 5 6:00-8:00pm only

 


Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Prep Course (remote)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction, Medical Administrative Assistant and Electronic Health Records

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 of Coding Specialist and Billing Specialist, students are eligible to sit for the NHA (CBCS) Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate. Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore. Please bring book to first class.

NCHCP-CS071-01 / 5.0 CEU / cost $800

Dates Feb 2-Mar 30                  Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 17                                  Instructor Eileen Godfrey

Day TU, TH                               NOTES Mar 30 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 .

 


Community Health Worker (remote)

Prerequisites: H.S Diploma or equivalent

This 130-hour program prepares students to work as Community Health Workers (CHWs) providing services and support to enhance the physical health of patients suffering from chronic illness. CHWs motivate clients to engage in activities that will promote their physical well-being. They have a unique understanding of and trusting relationship with the communities they serve. Responsibilities may include outreach, community education patient advocacy informal counseling.

NCHCP-CS104-01 / 14.4 CEU / cost: $1900

Dates: Feb.16 - June 17         Time 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sessions 33                   Instructor TBA

Day Tu, Th                      NOTES

  


Infrared Body Temperature Screening

[ offered through MCCC's Mercer Institute]
self-paced online program to be completed within two weeks of registering

A specialized 5 unit theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to detect elevated body temperature in humans. Equivalent to a five hour classroom course with a two hour period allotted for the online exam at the end of the course.

Course completion may be applied toward training requirements for Infraspection Institute Level I, II, or III Thermographer certification.

Covers:

  • Infrared theory
  • Heat transfer concepts
  • Equipment operation and selection
  • Current regulations
  • Standards compliance
  • Screening area setup and procedures
  • Adjunctive equipment
  • Safety issues

Designed for program managers and for operators of infrared body temperature screening systems. Students are trained to set up and operate both purpose-built and industrial grade thermal imagers suitable for human body temperature screening. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have an infrared imager to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, downloadable Student Reference Manual, online exam, and written proof of course completion. Student must complete training within 14 days of registration.

NCHCP-MI021-01 / tuition: $595


Vaccinator Refresher Training

This program is open to licensed healthcare providers (nurses, physicians, pharmacists) who can administer vaccinations within their scope of practice. The course will include didactic and hands-on skills. No continuing education units are provided but a certificate of completion will be given to all attendees who successfully complete the course. Multiple dates are offered; attendees should only attend one two hour session.
Course fee: $20

One course per date:

NCHCP-CS107-01
Saturday, January 23rd 10am-12pm

NCHCP-CS107-02
Tuesday, February 2nd 6pm-8pm

NCHCP-CS107-03
Saturday, February 20th 10am-12pm

NCHCP-CS107-04
Thursday, March 11th, 6pm-8m

NCHCP-CS107-05
Saturday, March 20th, 10am-12pm

Course location: West Windsor campus, MS building, room TBD


 

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