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

Advanced Clinical Calculations
For nursing students and licensed nurses. Topics covered include IV calculations, powdered medications, pediatric dose ranges, heparin IV problems, and critical care calculations.
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2034, 1 Thurs., Jan. 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $40. K DeLuca. #13116

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. 26, 5:30-8:30 pm, $80. #13025

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. 2. #13026
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Feb. 5. #13027

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). This is an American Heart Association certification course.
1 Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $80 (+ $5 materials fee and + $12.50 for optional textbook, payable to instructor). J Lederman.
At Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2005, Feb. 21, PEB-4. #12867
At Ossining: CE-HCARE 2005OS, Feb. 21. #13034

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 Sat., Mar. 7-Apr. 4, 12:30-4:30 pm, $115 (+ textbook). #13039

NEW! “Connect with Care” Patient Satisfaction
This seminar is designed for anyone who is entering or returning to a healthcare profession and will have patient and family contact. Being aware of the patient’s feelings and concerns and responding in a timely and empathic way are key to ensuring a high level of patient satisfaction. This course will provide the practical communication skills that are essential in today’s healthcare setting.
CE-COMM 2030OS, 2 T/Th, 6:00-8:00 pm, $65.
Sec. A: Jan. 13 &15. #13353
Sec. B: Apr. 7 & 9. #13354

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, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $340.
Sec. A: 4 Fri., May 1-May 22. #13028
Sec. B: 4 Sat., May 2-May 23. #13029
Sec. C: 4 Sun., May 3-May 24. #13030

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 M/Th, Feb. 16-Mar. 12, 3:00-7:30 pm. #13031
Sec B: 8 Sa/Su, Feb. 21-Mar. 15, 9:00 am-1:30 pm. #13032

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: Mar. 2.
CE-HCARE 2045OS, 15 Sat., Mar. 21-July 11 (skip 5/30 & 7/4), 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $400.

NEW! 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 914-606-7408 for more information.

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 due date is Feb. 6.
CE-HCARE 2001OS, $1,410 (+ textbook/workbook).
Sec. A: M/W/Th, Mar. 2-May 14, 5:30-9:30 pm.
Sec. B: T/W/Th, Mar. 3-May 14, 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

Certified Patient Care Technician Program (CPCT)
This 120-hour program, including a clinical externship, is designed to prepare Patient Care Technicians to function as multi-skilled care providers 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 of the program, 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 due date is Jan. 12. CE-HCARE 2035OS, T/F, Feb. 10-May 15, 4:30-9:30 pm. $1,410.

Information Sessions for Allied Health Careers
Tues., Jan. 6 OR Thurs., Jan. 8, 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

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

Medical Interpreting
This training program will provide 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 health care, 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, Mar. 3-Apr. 30, 6:30-9:00 pm, $450. #13040

RN Refresher Course
Designed for registered nurses who have been away from a practice setting and are looking to return to a staff position. This training will provide an update on theoretical content and clinical practice. Prerequisites: New York State RN license and current CPR certification for healthcare professionals (BLS). Call 914-606-7400 for application and admissions requirements.
CE-HCARE 2047OS, T/F, Feb. 16-May 8, 4:30-9:30 pm, $1,000. #13041

Doula Training Workshop
This 2-day interactive doula training explores the physical, scientific, and spiritual aspects of birth and being a doula. Gain the hands on tools to support women during pregnancy and birth. This training is the first step in certification through Birth Arts International. After completion of training, participants are considered Birth Arts Trained Doulas and receive a completion certificate. Additional requirement for certification must be completed through BAI.
CE-CERTS 2041OS, 2 Sa/Su, May 16 & 17, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, $375. #13063

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