Health Career Training
I. Health Career Technician Training Programs
Dialysis Technician Program ▲, HHS064, 50 Hours
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as a dialysis technician. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, dialysis technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and maintain and repair equipment. Technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures, monitor and record vital signs, and administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. They also assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure and must be ready to take necessary emergency measures like administering oxygen or performing basic CPR.
Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally, there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. ▲This course is eligible for Tuition Installment Plan.
EKG Technician ▲, HHS051, 50 Hours
Prepare to take the Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam offered by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). EKG technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities, and are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course includes background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact. Learn the function and proper use of the EKG machine and the Holter Monitor, and demonstrate lead placement for a 12-lead electrocardiogram. Compare normal and abnormal EKG printed readings and measure various “peaks and troughs.”
▲This course is eligible for the Tuition Installment Plan.
Phlebotomy Technician - Classroom▲♥, HHS034, 90 Hours
Classroom work includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology review, blood collection procedures, specimen collection practice, and specimen processing and handling. Laboratory operations are reviewed including safety, quality control, universal precautions, routine laboratory tests, confidentiality, and ethics. This class must be taken with Phlebotomy Technician Clinical (HHS115). ▲This Course is eligible for Tuition Installment Plan. ♥This course is Veterans Administration Approved.
Phlebotomy Technician—Clinical Internship, HHS115 40 Hours
This class includes a 40-hour clinical opportunity at a local healthcare provider. In addition to other requirements, to be eligible for this Phlebotomy Technician Clinical Internship class, you must have completed or currently be enrolled in Montgomery College’s 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program. Additionally, you must submit to a thorough background check and meet other requirements. These costs are not included in the tuition and fees for this class. Special requirements include Hepatitis B immunization, negative tuberculosis test, and blood test to check immunity statutes: Varicella Zoster IgG Ab; Rubella IgG; Rubeola IgGAb; and Mumps IgG Ab. Information concerning these requirements will be provided the first night of class. This class must be taken with Phlebotomy Technician (HHS034).
Pharmacy Technician/ Certification▲♥, HHS105, 72 Hours
This comprehensive 72-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. A GED or High School diploma is required to sit for the PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other health care settings— working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.
Students successfully completing this course will receive pre-paid vouchers to take the PTCB exams. These vouchers are valid for 90 days past the date of the last class. Exams must be taken during that time. ▲This Course is eligible for Tuition Installment Plan. ♥This course is Veterans Administration Approved.
II. Other Entry Level Health Career Training Programs:
This comprehensive program will prepare students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service, and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patient’s healthcare experience. This program covers important background information on the healthcare profession including interpersonal skills, patient confidentiality, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, and medical records management. Additional key program topics include customer service, referral/ transfer services, resource scheduling, patient check-in, admission, registration, revenue cycle and information systems, statistical reporting, customer satisfaction and retention, leadership and management, and other relevant topics.
Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM), or the Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) national certification exams, depending upon your professional experience level and other factors.
▲This Course is eligible for Tuition Installment Plan. ♥This course is Veterans Administration Approved.
This course prepares you to work under the direction of a registered physical therapist in a physical therapy setting performing supportive activities, such as routine therapeutic treatments by physical or mechanical methods. The course includes medical terminology, legal, and ethical aspects of physical therapy including OSHA and HIPAA, oral and written communication in a healthcare setting, customer service, anatomy and physiology focusing on the musculoskeletal system, assisting with treatment procedures, and review of common medical conditions particular to physical therapy.
▲This Course is eligible for Tuition Installment Plan.
I. Massage Therapy: Basic Fundamentals Part I, WEL021 16 Hours
Learn the fundamentals of Swedish massage, including at least five hands-on techniques. Explore credentialing and licensing requirements for massage therapy careers in the state of Maryland. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a pair of shorts, a short-sleeved shirt, and your favorite oils and lotions to each class. (You will remain fully clothed during massage practice sessions.) Mats will be provided.
2. Massage Therapy: Basic Fundamentals Part II, WEL066 16 Hours
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of the basic therapeutic massage techniques acquired in the Basic Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Part I. More emphasis is spent on the areas of the human body that generally require more therapeutic massage work, i.e. hands, feet, shoulders and back. Learn some basic reflexology. Learn the anatomy of the human body in more detail. Receive a one-hour massage session in each class. What a wonderful way to end a busy work week!
This noncredit course does not meet the licensing requirements of the State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia, or District of Columbia, and completion of this course does not allow the student to sit for the national massage therapy exams; nor does this course permit students to practice therapeutic massage for compensation in any of those three states. The course is designed to teach how to safely and effectively create a basic therapeutic massage session for friends and family members. Further assistance is offered for those who wish to learn more about becoming licensed In the State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia. Students remain fully clothed; shorts and t-shirts are permitted but not required.
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