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Phlebotomy, Patient Care and EKG

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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.
  • Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet or with any questions.

  

Spring 2021

 

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 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

 


 

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 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

 


 

 

SUMMER 2021

 

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 this course. 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.

 

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 May 17-Aug 9              Time Various

Sessions 21          Instructor Robin Jones

Day M, W            NOTES Skills Test date: August 21

 


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  Jul 24-Jul 31                   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 May 18-Aug 3            Time 5:00-9:00pm (TU, TH);

Sessions 23               Instructor Deidre Hawkins

Day TU, TH               NOTES Aug 3 5-7pm only


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: Aug 5-Dec 31


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. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

 

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

Dates May 17-Jul 19             Time 6:00-8:00pm

Sessions 17            Instructor Tyrone McNeil

Day M, W            NOTES Jul 14 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: May 11-Jun 22         Time  5:30-9:30pm (TU, TH)

Sessions 13                           Instructor  Yamaris Rivera

Day  TU, TH                        NOTES    Jun 22 5:30-7:30pm only    

 

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: Jul 6-Sep 7         Time 5:30-9:30pm (TU, TH)

Sessions 19                               Instructor Yamaris Rivera

Day TU, TH                             NOTES Sep 7 5:30-8:30pm only

 

Modules III and IV will be offered during Fall 2021 semester


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.

 

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

Dates: May 17-Aug 16          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: Jun 7-Jul 14                     Time 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sessions 12                                 Instructor Brian Stokes

Day M, W

NOTES  Course supplies must be purchased by the student. Please contact the program coordinator for more information at bercaws@mccc.edu


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 and informal counseling.

Coming FALL 2021


Introduction to Dental Assisting (Hybrid)

Prerequisite: High school Diploma or equivalent
Become a valuable member of the dental health team as a dental assistant. This ninety (90) hour hybrid course will introduce participants to the various entities of one of the fastest growing healthcare fields. Seventy-five (75) hours of on-line instruction will provide an overview of the many skills required to function effectively as a dental assistant. Fifteen (15) hours of on-site pre-clinical and laboratory experiences at the Kinder Smile Foundation Dental Home in Trenton, NJ will be incorporated into course sessions. The on-site sessions will provide the opportunity for students to better understand learned concepts through observation and participation in simulated basic dental procedures which highlight the role of the dental assistant. Course content includes an overview of charting, oral and dental anatomy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and infection control awareness, instrument identification and use, chairside assisting, equipment, Basic First Aid and CPR, and general dental procedures. Upon fulfilling all course requirements, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mercer County Community College, Division of Lifelong Learning.

 

NCHCP-CS105-01 / cost: $1400

Dates TBD            Time 6-9pm 

Sessions 30                Instructor: Ethan Glickman, Michelle Redd

Day Tu, Th,               NOTES Site location for designated pre-clinical /laboratory sessions:
Kindersmile Foundation Dental Home:
101 N. Broad Street Trenton, NJ


Medical Cannabis Training - REMOTE

This 15-hour class is for individuals looking to enter the medical adult-use cannabis labor market or those curious about the industry.  The class is taught by subject-matter experts from industry and academia.  The course explores the regulatory provisions relating to medical and adult-use cannabis, basics of the plant and available products, the Endocannabinoid system, counseling patients and much more.  Register today to start working in the Cannabis industry.

NCHCP-CS106-01 / cost: $500

Dates May 3 – Jun 1           Time 6-9pm

Sessions 5               Instructor: Sarah Trent

Day M                NOTES Limited veteran waivers available, on a first come first bas

* Students must be at least 18 to register for the class.
Most employers will require you to be 21 years old and pass a background check.

 

 

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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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