Healthcare Careers


All of the following classes, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Ossining Extension Center,22 Rockledge Ave. in the Arcadian Shopping Center. Call 914-606-7400 for more information and to register for classes in this section.

Foundation Courses for Health Careers

Infection Control Seminar
New York State approved coursework for practicing MDs, physician’s assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, RNs, LPNs, optometrists, funeral directors, and podiatrists.
CE-HCARE 2010OS, 1 Wed., Sept. 9, 5:30-8:30 pm, $80. #82802

Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students

Prerequisite for students entering Phlebotomy. Designed for entry-level healthcare professionals and includes key infection control concepts and regulations surrounding infection control practices in New York State.
CE-HCARE 2009OS, 5:30-9:30 pm, $85. J Borreggine.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Sept 8. #82804
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Sept 10. #82805

BLS for Healthcare Providers
Designed for medical and dental professionals and those entering a medical or allied health program. The course includes one- and two-person rescue techniques for infants, children, and adults, and use of the AED (automated external defibrillator). In order to participate, you must have a pocket face mask (available at the Campus Bookstore in Valhalla). American Heart Association certification course.
1 Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $80 (+ $5 materials fee + $12.50 for optional textbook, payable to instructor). J Lederman.
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2005, Sept. 19, PEB-4. #82627
At Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2005OS, Nov. 7. #82807

NEW! BLS for Health Care Providers: Refresher
Learn CPR/AED use for the professional rescuer, such as medical professionals and law enforcement personnel. Team rescue is emphasized for single and two rescuer techniques for adults, children, and infants. Other topics covered include use of a bag-valve device, conscious and unconscious choking, and rescue breathing. Intended for medical professionals; open to all. You must hold a current BLS certificate.
At Valhalla Campus:
CE-HCARE 2057, 1 Sat., Oct. 24, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $5 fee for certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #83018

Spanish for Medical Professionals
Focuses on specific vocabulary, communication skills and medical terminology used in realistic, everyday situations in the healthcare workplace.
CE-LANG 2117OS, 5 Sun., Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 12:30-4:30 pm, $115 (+ textbook). #82894

Health Care Certification Programs

Electrocardiography (ECG)
Introduction to the techniques necessary to perform a twelve-lead electrocardiogram, troubleshoot technical problems, and identify normal and common abnormal rates. Prerequisite: Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Certified ECG Tech Examination offered by the NHA. Bring a bag lunch.
CE-HCARE 2007OS, $340.
Sec. A: 4 Fri., Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 3:00-9:00 pm. #82812
Sec. B: 4 Sat., Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #82813
Sec. C: 4 Sun., Nov. 1-22, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #82815

Phlebotomy Training Program
Introduces basic concepts of the procedures used for obtaining blood from veins and capillaries. The use of equipment and types of blood tubes will be explained. Prerequisite: Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students. Upon successful completion, earn a WCC certificate.
CE-HCARE 2044OS, $610 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 8 Sa/Su, Sept. 12-Oct. 4, 9:00 am-1:30 pm. #82818
Sec. B: 8 M/Th, Sept. 15-Oct. 8, 3:00-7:30 pm. #82817

Phlebotomy Practicum
Under the direction and supervision of a certified phlebotomy instructor, students will receive hands-on experience in phlebotomy and will practice venipuncture and capillary sticks in accordance with regulations of the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) on each other. Prerequisite: successful completion of Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students and Phlebotomy Training Program. NOTE: completion of 30 live sticks required to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomist Examination. Application deadline: Oct. 2.
CE-HCARE 2045OS, 15 Sat., Oct. 17-Feb. 13 (skip 12/26), 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $400. #82820Home Health Aide
In this 75-hour course plus 8 hours of hands on training, students will learn health care skills for the home setting, personal hygiene services, housekeeping tasks, and other related support services essential to the patient’s health. Admissions application and interview required; call 914-606-7408 for more information. Application deadline is Sept. 8.
CE-HCARE 2051OS, M/F, Oct. 5-Dec. 4, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $800 (+ textbook). #82821

Certified Nursing Assistant
New York State approved training for nursing assistants. Prepare for employment in hospitals and nursing homes. 120-hour course includes classroom work and clinical experiences at a local nursing home. Admissions application and interview required; call 914-606-7400 for information and an application. Application deadline is Aug. 7.
CE-HCARE 2001OS, $1,140 (+ textbook/workbook).
Sec. A: M/W/Th, Sept. 14-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30 pm. #82823
Sec. B: T/W/Th, Sept. 15-Dec. 22, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. #82824

Certified Nursing Assistant / English for Healthcare
If English is not your first language, you may qualify to take this class. It meets for 3 hrs. per week and will be scheduled during the time that you are enrolled in the above CNA program. Improve your English reading and speaking skills and earn a certificate for future employment as a CNA. Please call 914-606-7744 for additional information.

Certified Patient Care Technician Program (CPCT)
This 120-hour program, including a clinical externship, is designed to prepare you to function as multi-skilled care provider in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, long-term care settings, or skilled nursing facilities. Gain additional skills for routine patient care treatments including simple lab tests, EKG’s, simple dressing changes, and phlebotomy; utilize current technology; and employ physical and occupational therapy safety standards. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the CPCT exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (separate fee of $149 for exam). Prerequisite: valid NY Certified Nurse Assistant license. Enrollment into the program is based on admissions only. Call 914-606-7400 for application and admissions requirements. Application deadline is Aug. 14.
CE-HCARE 2035OS, T/W/Th, Sept. 8-Dec. 17, 1:30-4:30 pm, $1,410. #82895

Mental Health Technician
This 80-hour course will prepare you to understand basic psychiatric terminology, psychopathology, social skills training, and mental health laws and ethics. Mental Health Technicians (MHT’s), also called psychiatric aides, are part of a patient-centered team for individuals who may be mentally challenged or emotionally disturbed, or for psychiatric patients under the supervision of a psychiatrist, registered nurse, or social worker. Admissions application and interview required. Call 914-606-7408 for more information.
CE-HCARE 2011OS, Th/S, Sept. 10-Dec. 6 (skip 11/26), Thurs., 5:30-9:00 pm/Sat., 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $1,305. #82825

Medical Interpreting
Provides the necessary skills for those seeking to become professionals in effective language interpretation in a healthcare setting. Gain additional skills in basic terminology of anatomy and healthcare, ethical principles, and cultural competency concepts. For individuals who are already bilingual/multilingual. A background in healthcare not required; fluency in English and Spanish languages is required. Completion of class plus score of 3.5 or higher on proficiency exam needed to be eligible for national certification.
CE-CERTS 2040OS, T/Th, Sept. 29-Dec. 1, 7:00-9:30 pm, $450. #82827

RN Refresher Course
Designed for registered nurses who have been away from a practice setting and are looking to return to a staff position. Provides an update on theoretical content and clinical practice. Prerequisites: New York State RN license and current CPR certification for healthcare professionals (BLS). Admissions application and interview required. Call 914-606-7408 for more information.
CE-HCARE 2047OS, T/Th, Sept. 29-Dec. 17, 4:30-9:30 pm, $1,000. #82828

Background Check, Drug Test and Immunizations
For programs with a clinical or externship, our affiliates require a background check and drug screening. Positive results on either will result in not being accepted into the program or not being allowed to attend the clinical. The criteria to pass these screens include: no felony or misdemeanor convictions, negative drug screen, negative TB, MMR, Hep B and Varicella Vaccines. Separate fees for background check and drug tests apply and are not included in tuition costs.
Certified Nurse Assistant
Home Health Aide
Phlebotomy Practicum
Patient Care Technician
RN Refresher