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Allied Health

 

The Allied Health Industry is growing. Now is YOUR chance to be a part of it!

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FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Wednesday, August 2,10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 3, 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11, 10:00 a.m.

 


Learn about the following programs:
• Certified Nurse Aide
• Certified Home Health Aide
• EKG Technician
• Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
• Pharmacy Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician

 

 

James Kerney Campus / Trenton Hall

137 North Broad Street

Room 309

Trenton, New Jersey

Lot parking available on the corner of Academy and Broad Streets.

 

Please arrive promptly for session start times.

 


Brush up on your skills with our FREE Smart Start Class!

October 9 - October 20

Registration code NCCOL-CS009-01

Two weeks (10 sessions)

Mondays through Fridays

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*

*1/2 hour provided for lunch

- Learn basic medical terminology.
- Improve writing, math and reading comprehension.

- Earn your CPR certificate.
- Get a jump start on our other programs!

No high school diploma or GED required if you are interested

in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide.

Must be 18+ to register.

For more information or to register, e-mail Andrea Bash or call her at 609-570-3122.


Certificate Programs

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer currently offers a variety of educational programs in the growing area of healthcare. These on-campus and online programs are designed to meet the needs of the professionals that we serve and, in many instances, offer clinical externship opportunities at area hospitals and facilities.

Ongoing courses are scheduled within the following health programs:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs
  • Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs
  • CT Scan
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • MRI Scan
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students who are eligible for funded job skills training through New Jersey's Ready to Work grant are provided with program orientation, classroom and skills training, career coaching and tutoring. Cost of additional required textbooks, uniforms and/or certification fees are not included in the funding.

For additional information, please contact Andrea Bash.



Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

This high-demand occupation involves caring for patients in long-term care facilities, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care and some hospitals. The 90-hour CNA course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and consists of 50 classroom hours and 40 hours of clinical instruction. At the culmination of this program, students are prepared to take the NJ State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Licensed CNAs are eligible to take an additional 10-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA.). Class size is limited and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Students who wish to continue their education in the area of Allied Health are eligible to receive academic credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mercer County Community College.

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course. Please allow at least 3 weeks to complete that process.

Requirements:

- A clear understanding of written and spoken English.

- Up-to-date inoculations

- A clear background check

Scrubs, Student liability insurance, PPD and state examination fees are additional. There is a $76 testing fee or the CNA license (money order must be provided the day of the Skills Test). Students must pass their background check and Skills Test in order to successfully complete this program.

For information and application packet, please contact Andrea Bash.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

James Kerney Campus (JKC) - Trenton Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,328

September 9 - December 9*  

NCHCP-CS031-01

19 mandatory sessions* / Tuesdays and Saturdays / Class begins at 8:00 a.m. End times vary. Schedule given at the time of registration.

*No class November 25

Skills test: January 6, 2018.

*In case one of the mandatory dates are missed, make-up dates are: September 27, October 4, November 18 and December 2.

Classes meet in Trenton Hall, Room 309, at the James Kerney Campus, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton

Clinical session times vary and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Instructor: Robin Jones, RN

Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609-989-6824 for more information.

West Windsor Campus - 1200 Old Trenton Road,

West Windsor

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,328

September 16 - November 11 

NCHCP-CS031-02

16 mandatory sessions* / Saturdays and Sundays / Class begins at 8:00 a.m. End times vary. Schedule given at the time of registration.

Skills test: December 2 and December 3.

*In case one of the mandatory dates are missed, make-up dates are: September 24, October 5, October 19, November 9 and November 12.

Clinical sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care,1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Instructors: Estella Brown, RN

Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609-989-6824 for more information.

 

Please note: In the case that one of the mandatory sessions is missed, a make-up date must be scheduled with the instructor AND completed in order to continue in the program. If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $100 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) for CNAs

Prerequisite: Students must be currently certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Proof of licensure must be provided to register.
This 10-hour program is designed for the CNA who wants to become a Certified Home Health Aide (private care). Students will process the application to become a CHHA with the NJ Board of Nursing. There will be a licensing fee of $80 (subject to change) paid by money order only. CEU 1.0. Cost: $153

West Windsor Campus

Two sessions:

NCHCP-CS032-02

August 17 and August 19

2 sessions / Thursday and Saturday / 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

or

NCHCP-CS032-01  

October 21 and October 28

2 sessions/ Saturdays / 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

* Please bring lunch - cafeteria is closed.

Instructor: Marylyn Wargo, BSN

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $53 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


EKG Cardiac Telemetry Technician

General Course and Test Preparation

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certificate Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, and electrocardiograph and stress testing. Practice on EKG equipment through hands-on labs. Be introduced to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, to learn proper machine function and use the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Class size is limited and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course.

High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process.

E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 5.0 CEU. Cost: $1,070

Please note: There is an additional $115 fee for the national exam payable to NHA at the time of testing. The certification is given by NHA following the successful passing of the national exam.

James Kerney Campus, Trenton

NCHCP-CS028-01

September 11 - November 6 

17 sessions / Mondays and Wednesdays / 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.*

* Monday, November 6: class ends at 7:30 p.m.

Class meets in Trenton Hall, Room 308

Instructor: Tracey Pinkney

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $100 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


Computed Tomography – CT Scan

Required: Prospective students must hold ARRT primary certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy.
Mercer County Community College is offering a completely updated Computed Tomography Certificate Program to registered Radiographers. The Continuing Studies Department at Mercer will offer ASRT-approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the ARRT credentialing exam. The program is approved by the ASRT for 42 Continuing Education credits. Please refer to ARRT for education requirements.

Program enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
Classes will be conducted two times per year (fall and spring term).
Students who successfully pass the didactic and clinical components of the curriculum will receive a certificate of completion from Mercer County Community College and Continuing Education credits from the ASRT.

The CT Scan Certificate Program contains the following components:

 

Didactic: Students receive 42 hours of classroom instruction which incorporates instructional videos as well as demonstrations. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for seven (7) consecutive weeks.


Topics include:

Physical Principles

Instrumentation

Indications for Procedures
Patient Education and Preparation

Orientation and Positioning
Contrast Media Usage

Selectable Scan Parameters

 

Students will be able to recognize CT images in a variety of planes while they evaluate image quality, anatomy and pathology.

 

Clinical: Students are provided a four (4) month time frame in which to complete 125 clinical experiences as required by the ARRT to be eligible to take the credentialing exam in CT. The clinical component begins two to three weeks after beginning the didactic portion of the program. With the assistance of the Clinical Coordinator, MCCC will assign students to ARRT-approved clinical locations involved with this program. Students will be required to commit to at least 16 hours per week in order to complete the required studies. Students may need to attend an additional clinical site in order to complete the required studies. Verification of studies will be documented by the clinical coordinator on a weekly basis after the student has logged the studies online through the ARRT. See handbook for details. Please refer to ARRT for the required procedures.

CT Course Description
The first part of this class covers CT imaging procedures in detail.

 

Procedures include, but are not limited to:

Indications for the procedure

Patient Education

Preparation, Orientation and Positioning

Patient History and Assessment

Contrast Media Usage

Localizer Image
Selectable Scan Parameters

Image Networking and Archiving

 

Because CT procedures often vary among facilities due to radiologist preference, students will:

Differentiate between specific structures, patient symptomatology, and pathology

Study CT images for quality, anatomy, and pathology

Understand the characteristics of x-radiation, CT beam attenuation, linear attenuation coefficients, tissue characteristics, and Hounsfield numbers application

Explore computed tomography systems and operations, covering radiographic tube configuration, collimator design and function, detector type, characteristics and functions, and the CT computer and array processor.

Review data acquisition and manipulation techniques and image reconstruction algorithms such as filtered back projection

Examine CT image processing and display as well as the elements affecting image quality

 

NCHCP-CS079-01

Didactic and clinical component - $3,500

 

NCHCP-CS080-01
Didactic component only - $2,500


October 28 – December 16*

7 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*No class November 25

Christina McCormack, M. Ed., R.T.(R)(CT). Penn Health,

 

For more information or to apply to this program, please contact The Center for Continuing Studies.


MRI Scan Certificate
Required: Prospective students must hold ARRT primary certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Sonography.
Mercer County Community College is now offering the MRI scan Certificate program to registered Radiographers. The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College will offer ASRT-approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the ARRT credentialing exam. This program is approved by the ASRT for 42 Continuing Education credits. Please refer to ARRT for post primary structured education requirements.

Program enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
Classes will be conducted two times per year (fall and spring term).
Students who successfully pass the didactic and clinical components of the curriculum will receive a certificate of completion from Mercer County Community College and Continuing Education credits from the ASRT.

MRI Scan Certificate Program contains the following components:

Didactic: Students receive 42 hours of classroom instruction which incorporates instructional videos as well as demonstrations. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for seven (7) consecutive weeks. Classes are held at Mercer County Community College. Tests and quizzes will be administered online.

Clinical: Students are provided a six month time frame in which to complete 125 repetitions required by ARRT to become eligible to sit for the credentialing exam in MRI. Students will begin the clinical component two to three weeks after beginning the didactic portion of the program With the assistance of the Clinical Coordinator, MCCC will assign students to ARRT-approved clinical locations involved with this program. Students will be required to commit to at least 16 hours per week in order to complete the required studies. Students may need to attend an additional clinical site in order to complete the required studies. Verification of studies will be documented by the clinical coordinator on a weekly basis after the student has logged the studies online through the ARRT. See handbook for details. Please refer to ARRT for the required procedures.


MRI Course Description

Week 1- Magnetism, Nuclear Magnetism, and Nuclear Excitation

Week 2- Nuclear Relaxation, MRI Hardware, and MRI Safety

Week 3- Timing Diagrams, Pulse Sequences and Image Formation

Week 4 & 5 – Anatomy and Imaging Procedures
Week 6 – MRA Techniques
Week 7 Parameters and Review for Final

 

4.2 CEU.
NCHCP-CS077-01 Didactic and clinical component - $3,500
NCHCP-CS078-01 Didactic component only - $2,500

October 28 - December 16*

7 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*No class November 25

Instructor: Anthony Festa B.S.R.T (R)(MR), Penn Health, MR Education Coordinator

 

For more information or to apply to this program, please contact The Center for Continuing Studies.

 


 

Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with knowledge and skills to confidently take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam. This program offers both retail and hospital settings as part of its hands-on externship.

Total program consists of 250 hours. Total cost of four modules is $2,877.00. Modules III and IV will be offered in the spring.

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course.
High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process.
E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. The same textbook is used throughout the program.

All modules meet at the James Kerney Campus, Trenton Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.

Module I for students beginning the program

Students will learn Introduction to pharmacy, pharmaceutical dosage forms and pharmacy practice 1.

5.0 CEU. Cost $575

NCHCP-CS052-01

September 19 - October 19

14 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays*, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Saturday classes: September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14

Instructor: Yamaris Rivera

Module II

This module provides pharmacy calculations, sterile products and pharmacology I.

7.5 CEU. 75 hours. Cost $864

NCHCP-CS050-01

October 28 - January 16*

22 Sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and designated Saturdays**, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*No class November 22 and December 18 to January 3.

**Saturday classes: October 28, November 11, December 2, December 16 and January 6

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $50 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.


Phlebotomy Technician Program

Application: All students must complete the application process before registering for this course.

High School Diploma and/or GED required. Please allow at least 3 weeks for the application process. E-mail Andrea Bash for an application packet.

Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

This 90-hour lecture course is the first step to becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This program teaches venipuncture and capillary techniques as well as medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection. Class size is limited and attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Upon successful completion of Phlebotomy I, students will be recommended to start our Phlebotomy II Externship Program at a local healthcare facility. Students who complete the entire program (Phlebotomy I & II) will be fully prepared to take the National Certification Exam given by NHA for Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The Certification test cost is the student’s responsibility.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

9.0 CEU. Cost: $1,396

James Kerney Campus, Annex Hall, 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ.

 

NCHCP-CS029-01

September 14 - December 5*

23 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (class ends at 7:00 p.m. on December 5)

*No class November 23

Instructor: Fern Harhay

Please note: If, for some unforeseen reason, you wish to withdraw from the course at least 10 days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus the $53 administrative fee. If you withdraw less than 10 days prior to the start of the program, no refund will be issued.

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Phlebotomy II Externship (80 hours)

Externship follows successful completion of Phlebotomy I program

Requirements: High School diploma and/or GED

Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for Phlebotomy II. Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 80 hours of documentation, performing 100 vein punctures. This externship is at a local healthcare facility under direct supervision. Schedules will vary and will be assigned by the Phlebotomy I instructor. Students must adhere to their schedule and complete the hours assigned to them.

• Scrubs are mandatory

• Background checks are completed prior to externship. **State mandated**

• PPD and a physical examination are required

• Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($31).

8.0 CEU. Cost: $725

NCHCP-CS055-01  

Dates and time to be determined. 


CONTACT US :

Allied Health Prep Counselor: 609-570-3122
Registration Desk: 609-570-3311
Questions about the health programs or the TAACCCT-NJ grant? E-mail us.

REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 



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