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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program
with Jenny Bamford-Perkins
Do you want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare? We 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. We include 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs. In addition, students will receive brush up on workforce skills and job preparation, BLS CPR/First Aid and Digital Literacy certifications. This portion of the course is self-paced and hours for completion may vary. Please call 469-2129 for information regarding prerequisites and schedule orientation. National Exam fee: $160 (payable 6 weeks prior to exam date).
with Condensed Curriculum
This comprehensive program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs," I.V. flow rates, sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing, and reimbursement. 15 Sessions.
with Condensed Curriculum
This course 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. This program includes a clinical externship rotation for all students. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 90 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. 24 Sessions.