Workforce Development Programs in Healthcare offered at Ossining
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.
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. Prerequisite: valid NY Certified Nurse Assistant license.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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. A background in healthcare not required; fluency in English and Spanish languages is required.
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.
Clinical Medical Assisting II
Clinical Medical Assistants 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, preparing patients for examination, and other clinical procedures. Prepare for employment in assisting in administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. This is a two semester course.