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 Valhalla Campus: CE-HCARE 2005
Sec. A: Sept. 17, PEB-4. #83378
Sec. B: Dec. 3, PEB-4. #83381
At Ossining: CE-HCARE 2005OS, Nov. 5. #83716

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. 7, 5:30-8:30 pm, $80. #83713

 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. 13. #83714
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Sept. 15. #83715

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. 2-30, 12:30-4:30 pm, $115 (+ textbook). #83717


Healthcare Certification Programs

NEW! Pharmacy Technician
This program will prepare students 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, and 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 Aug. 26.
CE-HCARE 2061OS, Sa/Su, Sept. 24-Dec. 18, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $1,410. #83998

NEW! Clinical Medical Assisting
CMAs perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, and preparing patients for examination. Prepare for employment with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. This is a two-semester course (fall and spring semesters). Admissions application and interview required. Application due date is Aug. 26.

CMA Part 1: Includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, infection control, routine laboratory procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology basics, and ECG. Students will review important topics such as professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of healthcare.
CE-HCARE 2059OS, M/T/W, Sept. 12-Dec. 21, 5:30-9:30 pm, $1,000 (+ textbook). #83999

CMA Part 2: Includes phlebotomy, urinalysis, computer applications and EMR, medical office procedures, health insurance, and billing. In addition, students will gain hands-on experience in a clinical setting.
CE-HCARE 2060OS, Spring 17, $1,000

After successful completion of Clinical Medical Assisting I and II 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
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. This 100-hour, 12-week program will be offered in the evenings at the Valhalla campus starting in mid-September. Cost: $1,000 (+ student fees, textbooks and exam). The class is limited to 16 students. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

 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 (+ textbook)
Sec. A: 4 Fri., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 3:00-9:00 pm, #83718
Sec. B: 4 Sat., Oct. 29-Nov. 19, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, #83719
Sec. C: 4 Sun., Oct. 30 1-Nov. 20, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, #83720

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, Sept. 19-Oct. 13, 3:00-7:30 pm. #83721
Sec. B: 8 Sa/Su, Sept. 17-Oct. 9, 9:00 am-1:30 pm. #83722

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. Admissions application and interview required. Application due date is Oct. 2.
CE-HCARE 2045OS, 15 Sat., Oct. 22-Feb. 18 (skip 11/26 &12/24), 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $400. #83723

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
In this 75-hour course plus 8 hours of hands-on training, students will learn healthcare 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 information. Application due date is Aug. 11.
CE-HCARE 2051OS, M/F, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. $800 (+ textbook/workbook). #83724

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 914-606-7408 for information. Application due date is Aug. 5.
CE-HCARE 2001OS, $1,140 (+ textbook/workbook).
Sec. A: M/W/Th, Sept. 19-Dec. 22, 5:30-9:30 pm. #83725
Sec. B: T//Th, Sept. 20-Dec. 22, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #83726

Information Sessions for Allied Health Careers
Wed., July 13 OR Wed., Aug. 3, 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. Admissions application and interview required. Call 914-606-7408 for more information.
CE-HCARE 2011OS, Th/S, Sept. 15-Dec. 10 (skip 11/24): Thurs., 5:30-9:00 pm/Sat., 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $1,305. #83730

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 healthcare, ethical principles, and cultural competency concepts. For individuals who are already bilingual/ multilingual. Background in healthcare not 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. 27-Nov. 22, 7:00-9:30 pm, $450. #83732

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). Admissions application and interview required. Call 914-606-7408 for information. Application due date is Sept. 6.
CE-HCARE 2047OS, T/Th, Sept. 27-Dec. 13, 4:30-9:30 pm, $1,000 (+ textbook/workbook). #83734