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

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 Ossining Center: CE-HCARE 2005OS, June 3. #5927
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2005, June 17, KNC-4. #5413

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 Thurs., July 20, 5:30-8:30 pm, $80. #5928

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., May 30. #5929
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., June 1. #5930

Healthcare Certification Programs

Pharmacy Technician
Prepare to enter the pharmacy field and obtain NHA certification (CPhT). Learn medical terminology, roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, and interpreting prescriptions; develop the skills needed to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Includes off-campus fieldwork. Admissions application and interview required; application due date is May 12.
CE-HCARE 2061OS, Sa/Su, June 17-Aug. 19, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $1,410 (+ textbook). #5935

Clinical Medical Assisting
CMAs perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Prepare for employment with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. This is a two-semester course. Admissions application and interview required; application due date is May 12.

CMA Part 1: Includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, infection control, routine laboratory procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology basics, and ECG. Review such topics as professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of healthcare.
CE-HCARE 2059OS, M/T/W, June 5-Aug. 23, 5:30-9:30 pm, $2,000 (+ textbook). #5936

CMA Part 2: Includes phlebotomy, urinalysis, computer applications and EMR, medical office procedures, health insurance, and billing. Students will gain hands-on experience in a clinical setting.
CE-HCARE 2060OS, Fall 2017.

After successful completion of Clinical Medical Assisting 1 and 2 and proof of Basic Life Support certification, students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for NHA certification (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: CCMA).


Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program
Medical Administrative Assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon successful course completion, students are eligible to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Coming in Fall 2017; call 914-606-7408 for information.

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, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $340 (+ textbook).
Sec. A: 4 Sat., July 29-Aug. 19. #5937
Sec. B: 4 Sun., July 30-Aug. 20. #5938

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, July 15-Aug. 6, 9:00 am-1:30 pm. #5940
Sec. B: 8 M/Th, July 10-Aug. 3, 3:00-7:30 pm. #5942

Phlebotomy Practicum
Clinical practicum for those who have completed Infection Control for Phlebotomy Students and Phlebotomy Training Program. Admissions application and interview required; application due date is Aug. 4.
Coming in Fall 2017.

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
Clinical Medical Assistant
Home Health Aide
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy Practicum
RN Refresher

Home Health Aide
Learn healthcare skills for the home setting, personal hygiene services, housekeeping tasks and other related support services essential to the patient’s health. Includes 8 hours of hands-on training. Admissions application and interview required; application due date is May 12.
CE-HCARE 2051OS, M/W, June 12-Aug. 14, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $800 (+ textbook/workbook). #5946 

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; application due date is May 12.
CE-HCARE 2001OS, T/Th, June 6-Aug. 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $1,410 (+ textbook/workbook). #5947

 Information Sessions for Allied Health Careers
Tues., May 2 OR Thurs., May 4, 5:00-6:00 pm at the Ossining Center; FREE; call 914-606-7400 to reserve your space.
Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, Mental Health Technician


Mental Health Technician
Includes 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; application due date is May 12.
CE-HCARE 2011OS, Th/Sa, June 8-Aug. 5, Thurs: 5:30-9:00 pm/Sa: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $1,305 (+ textbook). #5948