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Health Science (Please click on the course to view the dates and times)
Heartsaver CPR AED TrainingAED CPR$40
The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification is a basic CPR course that covers basic CPR skills, and information pertaining to the use of an AED machine. **This course is NOT for individuals who work in the healthcare industry. You will need the extensive HealthCare Provider CPR Training Course**
Child Care AssociateCDEC 1016$700
Our Child Development Associate (CDA) course is based on a core set of 6 Competency Standards developed by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. The first four Standards relate directly to the experiences of young children and the last two Standards relate to program management and professionalism. The CDA program requires 120 hours of classroom instruction covering the 6 subject areas mandated by the council over the course of 5 months. The additional requirement of 480 hours (12 weeks) of experience in a licensed child care center must be completed within three (3) years of submitting the application. The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition requires a $425 Assessment Fee when submitting an application to take the final assessment, paid directly to their office. (This assessment fee is NOT included in the course tuition).
First Aide TrainingFA 1001$40
Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Healthcare Provider CPR TrainingHP CPR$40
The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification is for any license healthcare professionals. The CPR training is more extensive and requires for a written skills test to be passed before the certification card is issued.
Clinical Medical AssistantMDCA 1021$1700
The Clinical Medical Assistant Course is another awesome program of study for students who are preparing for many of the exciting, challenging, and rewarding careers in the healthcare field. This program will prepare students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical duties of a medical office. Clinical instruction includes: preparation of the patient for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, injections, venipuncture, and CLIA approved office tests. These opportunities require people who want to operate in an environment filled with constant challenges and service commitments. Students will study the history and types of healthcare opportunities, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of the healthcare setting. Students will also learn about and use some of the technology in the healthcare field as they undertake and engage in clinical experiences within the surrounding communities’ healthcare facilities.
Medication Aide ProgramNURA 1013$700
Our Medication Aide Program is intended for students who are preparing for one of the many exciting, challenging, and rewarding careers in the healthcare field. This program will prepare students to understand and implement the strict standards needed to protect clients, employees, and employers. The legal, ethical, and cultural issues within the healthcare field will be addressed through written and demonstrations of the safe and effective administration of medications and the functions authorized and prohibited to be performed by Medication Aides. This introductory course is designed to give an overview of the various components of the Medication Aide professional responsibilities. Enrollment Requirements • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English • Be at least 18 years old • Be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications • Be a high school graduate or have a GED • Currently employed in a facility as a certified nurse aide or unlicensed direct care staff person on the first official day of your medication aide training program; and have been employed in a facility for 90 days as an unlicensed direct care staff person
Medication Aide UpdateNURA 1041$60
The Medication Aide Update course is a 7 hour course that is mandated annually for currently licensed Medication Aides. The course is designed to refresh individuals on the “medication aide requirements” originating from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Students will be able to verbally demonstrate scope of practice and be able to voice and acknowledge principals of medication administration updates, FDA updates, medication classifications and side effects, medication error reporting, practicing in different care settings. Students will review the differences of medication administration in the care settings such as long term care, home health, assisted living and corrections and additional areas of discussion will include resource areas for medication aides. The instructor will also lead the students in discussions surrounding current trends and concerns in different settings as well as medications specific to settings.
Pharmacy TechnicianPHRA 1013$800
Our condensed 69-hour Pharmacy Technician course was developed to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. This course is designed for the learner to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in both retail and institutional settings, and to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB) Exam. This course content will include information pertaining to pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, brand and generic drugs and common abbreviations. No externship is included in this program.
Phlebotomy Technician PLAB 1023$700
Our Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to prepare students to enter the healthcare workforce as a phlebotomist. The program focuses on skill development in blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. It includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, blood culture and specimen collection. In an effort to prepare students for the clinical, the class will have the opportunity to practice blood collections in a hospital laboratory setting on each other prior to the end of this course.