Basic Life Support for Healthcare

Basic Life Support (BLS) course teaches both single-rescuer and team-driven basic life support skills for pre-hospital and in-facility environments. Students work with experienced instructors to learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to operate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and important team dynamics for healthcare professionals.

Section A: Saturday, March 28
Section B: Sunday, April 19
Section C: Saturday, May 2
Section D: Sunday, May 17
Section E: Saturday, June 13
Section F: Sunday, July 12
Section G: August 8
 
9:00 am -5:00 pm
One Session, Eight Hours
BLS001: $85

 

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE*

Certified Nurse Aides help patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. The Certified Nurse Aide program provides instruction in the fundamentals of nursing theory and the technical skills necessary to provide patient care. Course content includes basic patient care, infection control, nutrition, and vital signs. Upon successful completion of the program, students take the New York State Certified Nurse Aide Exam.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
April 21- June 26 
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
36 Sessions | 144 Hours which includes a 30-hour clinical practicum** in a long-term care facility.
AH100: $2,310 (includes textbook, materials, BLS certification, CSI registration fee, and exam fee)
Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.
Payment Plans are available
 
*This course is eligible to be paid with an ITG voucher
**All students must submit a Physical Exam/Drug Screening report prior to starting clinical hours. 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.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certificate is the gold standard for medical coders working in physician’s offices and in the healthcare industry. This

CPC program consists of a comprehensive sequence of classes to prepare students for careers as medical coders in many healthcare settings.

 


Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology  (Prerequisite)

This course prepares students to understand how the human body operates, and why knowledge of anatomy is integral to accurate medical coding and record-keeping. Students learn proper terminology for medical coding and reimbursement professions, and how to apply these terms to a career as a coder. This course is for individuals preparing for careers as non-clinical medical professionals.

Section A: Tuesday and Friday
October 4- January 24, 2020 | No Class:  October 1, October 8, November 29, December 24, December 27, December 31 and January 3
27 Sessions, 80 Hours
 

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) – 140 hours

Learn fundamental medical coding skills for professional services (physicians, mid-level providers, etc.) and prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The course covers Current Procedural Technology (CPT), the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Program (HCPCS), and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), each of which Tare the most current applications for professional coding. Students gain broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.

 

Section B: Tuesday and Thursday
February 11, 2020- July 30, 2020 | No Class:  April 9, April 14, and April 16
47 Sessions, 140 Hours
 
*Please note, the Certified Professional Coder course is comprised of three parts: 

1 Certified Professional Coding Training (80 hours)

2 Medical Billing (40 hours)

3 Electronic Medical Records (20 hours)

CPC100: $3,100 (includes textbooks, CSI registration fee, and exam fee)

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM*

Clinical Medical Assistants are an integral part of any medical office. This course prepares students to understand all aspects of medical office procedures, including drawing blood, administering EKGs, monitoring vital signs, prepping patients for exams, and assisting with triage. Anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and administrative duties, including billing and coding and electronic medical record-keeping will also be covered. Upon successful completion of the course, students take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam from the National Healthcareer Association.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm | March 30- August 10 | No Class:  April 8, April 9, April 13, April 15, April 16 and May 25
52 Sessions | 182 Hours followed by a 160-hour clinical internship** at a local medical facility. 
MA100: $3,465 (Includes textbook, BLS certification, CSI registration fee, and exam fee)
Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.
 
*This course is eligible to be paid with an ITG voucher
**All students must submit a Physical Exam/Drug Screening report prior to starting clinical hours. 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

Dental Assistants perform a variety of duties as entry-level employees in one of the fastest-growing healthcare industries. This course offers comprehensive training on the roles and responsibilities of a Dental Assistant by preparing students to provide quality patient care, administer x-rays, keep accurate records, and schedule appointments. The class meets in a working dental office, and students develop hands-on, clinical experience, as well as the soft skills required for a future career as a Dental Assistant.

 

Monday and Friday
5:30 pm—9:30 pm | March 16- July 8 | No Class: April 8, April 13, April 15, and May 25
30 sessions | 120 hours and a 40-hour clinical internship* at a local dental office during the semester

 

DA200: $2,885 (includes textbook, clinical supplies, and BLS certification)

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.

*Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the clinical sites’ business hours, one to five days a week.

EKG TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

EKG Technicians work in various healthcare facilities and monitor patients’ cardiac rhythms using specialized equipment. This course explores the anatomy and physiology of the heart, EKG techniques and interpretation methods, and new developments in cardiac monitoring. Students learn how to prep patients, take vital signs, set up an EKG machine, and analyze reports. Additionally, students perform hands-on simulations to understand the functions of EKG equipment, proper lead placement on the chest wall, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. Upon successful completion of the course, students take the Certified EKG Technician exam from the National Healthcareer Association.
 
Monday and Wednesday
6:00 pm —9:00pm | March 16- June 22 | No Class: April 8, April 13, and April 15
25 Sessions | 75 Hours

EKG100: $1,585 (includes textbook, BLS certification, and exam fee)

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class. 

PERSONAL TRAINER NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Personal Trainers motivate, train, and help other people achieve their fitness goals, and are employed by wellness organizations like gyms and health clubs, or as a coach for private clients. This course partners with World Instructor Training (WITS), whose veteran teachers help students learn all the dos and don’ts in training clients. Students spend 15 lecture hours learning about key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessments. In addition, the course incorporates 15 hours of hands-on practical training in a fitness center setting, where students learn about proper exercise performance, fitness programs, client interaction, and presentation skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students take the Certified Personal Trainer exam.

Sunday
April 19- May 31| No Class: 5/24| 9:00 am-Noon, lecture | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, practical at a local gym | 
Six Sessions | 30 Hours 
PTC100: $835 (includes BLS certification)

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.

Students are qualified to work upon passing the CPT exam. Students must be 18 years of age and have proof of CPR/AED to obtain a Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. After successful completion, students can take advantage of WITS’ 30-hour employer internship to get an advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential for FREE.

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 perform administrative duties and are often the first point of contact between patients and the pharmacy staff.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the topics necessary for employment as a Pharmacy Technician in either a hospital or retail setting. The curriculum prepares students to work on a national level, while clearly defining the role as described by New York State law. Upon successful completion of the course, students take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam from the National Healthcareer Association.

Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | March 5- June 25| No Class: April 9 and April 16
15 Sessions | 45 Hours,  and a 52 - hour internship* at a CVS facility during the semester 

PHARM01: $1,430 (includes BLS certification and exam fee; textbook not included)

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.

*All students must submit and pass a drug test and background check prior to starting internship hours. Internship hours are scheduled by the coordinator and may vary based on the sites’ business hours, one to five days a week. A passing grade in this course is required to attend.

 

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

Phlebotomy Technicians work in medical offices, hospitals, and laboratories to collect blood and other specimens from patients. The Certified Professional Phlebotomy Certificate is one credential necessary for becoming a Patient Care Technician*. This course prepares students to accurately and safely draw blood for tests, transfusions, and donations, label samples for testing and processing, and maintain medical equipment. The Phlebotomy/Laboratory Technician Certificate program is offered in partnership with Northwell Health. Upon successful completion of the course and required clinical hours, students are eligible to take the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) Certification Exam from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

 

Section A: Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm | February 11 – April 2

 

Section B: Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | April 21- June 11

 

Section C: Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | July 7- August 27

 

16 Sessions | 48 Hours followed by 120 hours of clinical experience at a Northwell Health facility.

AH200: $1,735 (Includes BLS certification; Textbook and exam fee are not included) 

Students must register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) class and participate in a Resume Preparation class.

 

*Patient Care Technicians hold EKG, CNA, and Phlebotomy certifications.

**All students must submit a physical exam report prior to starting clinical hours. Clinical hours are scheduled by the coordinator and take place between the hours of 6 am and 4 pm, 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 the 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.
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

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®. Before class, complete online lectures at your own pace, in your own space. Then, learn the basics of EMG/NCV testing in two weekends by participating in concentrated lectures and laboratory sessions. Retain access to online textbook for several months after the course.

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 the 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