Basic Life Support for Healthcare

The American Heart Association’s new instructor led BLS course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR, AED, and team dynamics.

Section A: Saturday, March 24
Section B: Saturday, April 14
Section C: Sunday, May 6
Section D: Sunday, May 20
Section E: Saturday, June 9
Section F: Sunday, July 8
Section G: Saturday, August 4
9:00am-5:00pm
One Session, 8 hours
BLS001: $75

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT*

Certified Nursing Assistants help patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. The Certified Nursing Assistant program provides instruction in the fundamentals nursing theory and the technical skills necessary to provide patient care. Course content includes basic patient care, infection control, nutrition and vital signs. Upon completion of the program, you will take the NYS Certified Nurse Aide Exam. All students will be required to complete a physical.

Section A: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM March 19 - May 8 | No Class: April 2 - April 5|24 Sessions | 144 hours followed by 40-hour clinical** practicum in a local long-term care facility

AH100: $2,300 (Textbook, exam fee, materials, BLS certification and CSI registration fee included)

Payment Plan available
*Eligible for ITG voucher
**Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend internships.

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM*

This course will prepare you to be an integral part of any medical office. You will learn all aspects of medical office procedures. Examples of topics to be covered will be anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and routine office procedures such as drawing blood, taking EKGs, performing vital signs, triage and prepping patients for exams. Administrative duties, including billing and coding and electronic medical records will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. All students will be required to complete a physical and drug screening.
See BLS and Current semester resume preparation class schedule.
Section A: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday | 6:00 PM - 9:30PM

March 26 - August 8 | No Class:  April 2, April 4, April 5, May 28, July 2, July 4 and July 5
52 Sessions | 182 hours followed by a 160-hour clinical internship** at a local medical facility Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class.
MA100: $3,455 (Textbooks, exam fee, BLS certification and CSI registration fee included)

*Eligible for ITG voucher
**Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend internships.

DENTAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Prepare for an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing healthcare positions—Dental Assistant. This program offers comprehensive training on the roles and duties of a dental assistant. Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x-rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. All students receive a combination of classroom and clinical training with an additional focus on the soft skills required for individuals working in a dental office. Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class. See Current semester resume preparation class schedule

Section A: Tuesday and Thursday | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM | March 20 - July 12 | No class: April 3, April 5, July 3 and July 5
30 Sessions | 120 hours and a 40-hour clinical internship* at a local dental office during the semester
DA200: $2,875 (Textbooks, BLS certification and clinical supplies included)

***Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend internships.

EKG TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Become a certified EKG technician. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the heart, modern EKG techniques, basic EKG interpretation, and new techniques in cardiac monitoring. You will learn how to prep patients; take vital signs; set up an EKG machine; and will train with EKG equipment. You will perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for a certified national exam. Students must register for Resume Preparation at start of semester.  See bls AND Current semester resume preparation class schedule

Section A: Tuesday and Thursday |6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | March 20 - June 19 No class: April 3 and April 5 25 Sessions | 75 hours
EKG100: $1,575 (Textbooks, exam fee and BLS certification included)

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER - COMING SOON!

Become a certified medical coder by earning your Certified Professional Coder certification (CPC®), the most recognized medical coding certification in the healthcare industry. The CPC is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.

This course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for professional services (physicians, mid-level providers, etc) and prepares the student to take AAPC's CPC exam. The course covers CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM coding. Assures a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.

CPC: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - COMING SOON!

Medical  Terminology  introduces  the  student  to  the  medical  terminology  used  in  the  medical  coding  and reimbursement profession, and covers medical terminology and anatomy from a coder’s perspective.

This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession, and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for an AAPC certification examination.

ANATOMY - COMING SOON!

The course will guide the student along a journey of understanding on how the human body operates on a daily basis and how anatomy applies to the medical record. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession, and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for an AAPC certification examination.

PERSONAL TRAINER NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Become a part of what Fortune magazine and ABC News.com state is the fourth hottest job in the U.S., at a national average of $34 an hour.
This challenging course is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The national exam is held on the sixth week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training, and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. The Office Workforce Development and Innovation is partnering with World Instructor Training School (WITS), the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. See BLS and Current semester resume preparation class schedule.
Section A: February 11 - March 25
Section B: May 13 - June 24

Sunday | 9:00 AM - Noon, lecture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, practical at a local gym No class: March 18 and June 17

PTC100: $825 (BLS certification included)
5 Sessions | 30 hours followed by a 30 - hour internship*

*Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend internships.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION COURSE

Certified Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in drugstores, supermarkets, hospitals, and mail-order facilities by helping licensed pharmacists prepare and dispense prescription medications and other health-related products. They also often perform administrative duties and are often the first point of contact between patients and the pharmacy staff.

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the topics and subjects necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in either a hospital or retail setting. The curriculum will prepare you to work on a national level, while clearly defining your role as prescribed by New York State law. Upon successful completion of this course, students would be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

Section A: Thursday | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | March 1 - June 14 | No Class: April 5| 15 Sessions | 45 hours, followed by a 120 - hour internship* at a local pharmacy
PHARM01: $1,300 (Includes BLS certification; Textbook and exam fee not included)

Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class. SEE CURRENT SEMESTER BLS CLASS SCHEDULE.

 

*Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend internships.

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. This course is for healthcare professionals or individuals seeking to become a Patient Care Technician.* The Phlebotomy/Laboratory Technician Certificate program is a partnership with Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). All classroom instruction will take place in the facilities of SIUH and affiliated locations. Classes are held at Island Diagnostics. Upon successful completion of this course, students would be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. All students will be required to complete a physical.

Section A: February 20 - April 19 | No Class: April 3 and April 5
Section B: May 1 - June 21
Section C: July 10 - August 30
All sections are Tuesday and Thursday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class.
SEE CURRENT SEMESTER BLS CLASS SCHEDULE.

AH200: $1,725 (Includes BLS certification; Textbook and exam fee are not included) No Class: April 3 and April 5
16 Sessions | 48 hours followed by 120 hours of clinical experience at a SIUH facility*
*Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and take place between the hours of 6:00am–4:00pm, one to three days a week.

THE BODY ELECTRIC: YOUR GUIDE TO FUNCTIONAL DISSECTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis and the College of Staten Island
Enrollment is offered to any healthcare practitioner who has a state license where interpretation of EMG/NCV is within his/her scope of practice. Additionally, internationally trained medical doctors (upon documentation of training) may enroll in this course.  3 CEUs for physical therapists in New York State. For information: www.emgncv.net or call 717.585.8473, $299

 

CERTIFIED NERVE CONDUCTION TECHNICIAN (NCT-C):
Embark on a new career in healthcare as a Certified Nerve Conduction Technician. As a Nerve Conduction Technician, you work closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals to help find the source of the patient’s pain, weakness, and discomfort. The certification will stand as proof of your proficiency to potential employers. Must have a High School diploma or High School Equivalency graduates.
Certificate available from the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis and the College of Staten Island.
For information: www.emgncv.net or call 717.585.8473, $2,100

 

EMG/NCV CERTIFICATION COURSE
Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis and the College of Staten Island
Enrollment is offered to any healthcare practitioner who has a state license where interpretation of EMG/NCV is within his/her scope of practice. Additionally, internationally trained medical doctors (upon documentation of training) may enroll in this course. Learn the basics of EMG/NCV testing in two weekends. Listen to online lectures before investing two weekends in concentrated lecture and laboratory sessions onsite. Have access to our online textbook for several months after the course.
Further your education through a stepwise hybrid education of online lectures and onsite lecture/laboratories to achieve full certification as a specialist in EMG/NCV by becoming certified as a fellow in EMG/NCV and earn the credential as F-EMG®. All material is centered on evidence- based principles.

 

CEUs: Up to 162 CEUs available for physical therapists in New York State. Chiropractors CEU available in all states through the Western States University Certificate available from 
the College of Staten Island. For information: www.emgncv.net or call 717.585.8473, $7,100

 

INTERPRETATION OF EMG/NCV STUDIES
Enrollment is offered to any healthcare practitioner who has a state license where interpretation of EMG/NCV is within his/her scope of practice. Additionally, internationally trained medical doctors (upon documentation of training) may enroll in this course.

 

This highly interactive course provides the licensed healthcare practitioner with the basic skills to read, understand, and interpret the results of an EMG/ NCV report. The interpretation allows the licensed healthcare practitioner the opportunity to identify important markers for case management. This course is not skill-oriented in that techniques and laboratory are not included as content. Topics included in the course include anatomy, physiology, biomedical instrumentation, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, ethics, and other related basic science items at a technical level. CEUs available for physical therapists in New York State. 16 CEUs available for chiropractors in all states through the Western States University. Certificate available from the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis and the College of Staten Island. For information: www.emgncv.net or call 717.585.8473, $425