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 Mon., Jan. 25, 5:30-8:30 pm, $80. #13073

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 Mon., Feb. 1. #13074
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Feb. 25. #13075

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, Jan. 23, PEB-4. #12719
At Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2005OS, Feb. 27. #13145

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., Mar. 6-Apr. 10, 12:30-4:30 pm, $150 (+ textbook). #13076

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., Apr. 29-May 20, 3:00-9:00 pm. #13077
Sec. B: 4 Sat., Apr. 30-May 21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #13078
Sec. C: 4 Sun., Apr. 24-May 15, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #13079

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, you’ll receive a WCC certificate.
CE-HCARE 2044OS, $610 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 8 Sat./Sun., Feb. 20-Mar. 13, 9:00 am-1:30 pm. #13080
Sec. B: 8 M/Th, Feb. 15-Mar. 10, 3:00-7:30 pm. #13081

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: March 4.
CE-HCARE 2045OS, 15 Sat., Mar. 19-June 2 (skip 5/21), 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $400. #13082

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.
Programs:
Certified Nurse Assistant
Home Health Aide
Phlebotomy Practicum
Patient Care Technician
RN Refresher

NEW! Postpartum Doula Training
The period immediately following birth is a time of bonding and transition for mother and child. A postpartum doula provides an extra pair of hands so mom and her partner can settle into their new role as parents, offering emotional and physical support. Topics covered include newborn care, postpartum depression, breastfeeding, baby wearing, herbal support, honoring our stories, partner support, cultural diversity, and much more. This training is the first step to becoming a Certified Postpartum Doula through Birth Arts International.
CE-CERTS 2045, 1 Sat./Sun., Apr. 23 & 24, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, $375. #13237

NEW! Pharmacy Technician
Prepare to enter the pharmacy field and obtain NHA certification (Pharmacy Technician Certification: CPhT). Students will learn medical terminology, the role and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, and interpreting prescriptions. Develop the skills needed to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Prerequisites: high school diploma, personal interview, and math and reading assessment. For more information please call 914-606-7400.

Home 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 914-606-7400 for information and an application. Application deadline is Feb. 15.
CE-HCARE 2051OS, M/F, Mar. 14-May 13, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $800 (+ textbook). #13083

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 Feb. 5.
CE-HCARE 2001OS, $1,410 (+ textbook/workbook).
Sec. A: M/W/Th, Feb. 29-May 12, 5:30-9:30 pm. #13084
Sec. B: T/Th, Mar. 1-May 12, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #13085

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.

Information Sessions for Allied Health Careers
Tues., Jan. 5 OR Thurs., Jan. 7, 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Ossining Center; FREE; call 914-606-7400 to reserve your space.
Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Phlebotomy


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. Admissions application and interview required; call 914-606-7400 for information and an application. Application deadline is Jan. 15.
CE-HCARE 2035OS, M/F, Feb. 8-May 13, 4:30-9:30 pm, $1,410. #13086

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 914-606-7400 for information and an application.
CE-HCARE 2011OS, Th/S, Feb. 4-Apr. 20, Thurs.: 5:30-9:00 pm/Sat.: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $1,305. #13146

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, Feb. 2-Apr. 28, 7:00-9:30 pm, $450. #13087

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 914-606-7400 for information and an application. Application deadline is Feb. 5.
CE-HCARE 2047OS, T/Th, Feb. 16-May 5, 4:30-9:30 pm, $1,000. #13088