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Learn More about Allied Health Training Programs Apr. 23

Jefferson Community College (JCC) will hold an information session for anyone interested in allied health training programs in the areas of Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant on Monday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room 6-002 of the Jules Center.   

Information session topics include allied health career opportunities, course prerequisites, and how to apply for the programs at JCC. Program applications will be available for attendees. Prospective students must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

The allied health courses, provided through a partnership between JCC and Boston Reed, are designed to provide fast-paced training to prepare students for employment in the healthcare industry. Courses are conveniently offered evenings to accommodate busy work and family schedules. In addition to classroom instruction, several of the concentrations provide on-the-job training at local healthcare facilities.

The EKG Technician program will run June 4 through August 13, 2012 Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at JCC’s Extended Learning Center. EKG technicians assist physicians with the diagnosis and treatment of various cardiovascular problems through use of an electrocardiogram machine that monitors a patient's heart rhythm. Students in this course will learn EKG unit operation and troubleshooting; lead placement utilizing 12 lead EKG; use and understanding of EKG grid paper recognizing normal and abnormal EKG patterns in all 12 leads and plotting EKG axis. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will be qualified for the optional certification examination offered by the National Center for Competency Testing and the National Healthcareer Association. The course fee of $1199 includes books, course supplies and course certificate of completion.

The Pharmacy Technician program will run from June 5 through August 16, 2012. Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at JCC’s Extended Learning Center. Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist with packaging or mixing prescriptions, maintaining client records, referring clients to the pharmacist for counseling, inventory control and purchasing, as well as collecting payment and coordinating billing.  Upon successful completion graduates will receive a certificate of completion, become eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in New York State and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. The course registration fee of $1099 includes access to online curriculum and course supplies.

The Clinical Medical Assistant program will run from August 7 through November 15, 2012 and consists of classroom instruction and off-site medical office externship. Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at JCC’s Extended Learning Center. Clinical medical assistants help the physicians carry out procedures, care for patients, perform basic lab tests and administer medications. The clinical medical assistant works in a physician’s office or a clinic setting. The registration fee of $2595 includes books, course supplies, externship, and course completion certificate.

The Phlebotomy Technician program will run from August 15 through September 26, 2012 Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at JCC and a 40-hour externship in the local community.  Laboratories rely on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. Upon successful completion of the program the student will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to sit for the national exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The course fee of $2995 includes books, course supplies, externship, and a course certificate of completion.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the information session to pick up the free program application. If you cannot attend, please call JCC’s Continuing Education Division, 315-786-2233.

The allied health training programs are offered by the JCC Continuing Education Division through collaboration with Boston Reed.