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Healthcare Programs

Workforce & Continuing Education, offers healthcare programs in

  • Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • ECG/EKG Technician (CET)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Economic & Workforce Development provides opportunities and individual student support to increase potential for more job opportunities, increased pay scale, and medical skills that are in high demand.
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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

The Phlebotomy Technician Certification program includes theory and hands-on instruction during a 48-hour, 9 week program, that includes clinicals. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, prospective client care technicians, current nurses, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. This certification program will assist students to prepare for a phlebotomy certification exam.To qualify for clinicals, a student must first pass a background check, drug screen, and other health screenings.

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Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET)

ECG/EKG Technicians are one of the first people to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. As a Certified ECG/EKG Technician (CET), you will operate machines that record the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. ECG/EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. ECG/EKG Technicians are a critical part of the patient care team found in physician offices, emergency rooms and hospital-based cardiology clinics.
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) is an unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures.
  • Respond to patient phone calls and requests for medication refills or questions with medications.
  • Monitor and record vital signs - temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates.
  • Observe, record and report a patient’s physical, mental and emotional condition during primary assessment of patient during office visit.
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs), collecting blood (phlebotomy) and other clinical tasks.
  • Moving patients, transferring patients to and from a bed or wheelchair and assisting with walking.
  • Assisting doctors and nurses during examinations and treatments.

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