Clinical Medical Assistant
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical rotation opportunity at a local healthcare provider.
The clinical rotation is not part of the scheduled course and must be completed after the January 21 lecture end date.
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 2013 - January 21, 2014 from 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $2,399 (includes textbook)
Phlebotomy Technician Program
This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 7 - November 25 6-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,599 (includes textbook)
Extended and Continuing Education does not currently offer financial aid for these classes.