Skip to main content

Health Career Training Programs

Health Career Technician Training Programs 

Dialysis patient and equipment
Dialysis Technician Program

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 Program

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 and Clinical Internship

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 IgG Ab; 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

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.

Other Entry Level Health Career Training Programs

Medical paperwork and records
Healthcare Access and Registration Professional Program▲♥, HHS108, 90 Hours

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.

Physical Therapy Aide
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide Training▲, HHS041 50 Hours

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.