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, October 26
Section B: Sunday, November 10
Section C: Saturday, November 23
Section D: Sunday, December 8
Section E: Saturday, December 14

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 completion of the program, you will take the NYS Certified Nurse Aide Exam. All students will be required to complete a physical.

Dates To Be Announced
19 Sessions | 135 Hours Includes 30-hour clinical** practicum in a long-term care facility which will be held during the daytime on the final week of the course (Monday – Friday). Students are responsible for making arrangements with their employers for this practicum week.

Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class.  See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

AH100: $2,310 (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.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER

All students enrolling for Certified Professional Coder are required to take Medical Terminology and Anatomy as prerequisites


Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology - 80 hours (Prerequisite)

The course will guide the student along a journey of understanding of 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.

During this course, students are also introduced to the medical terminology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession and cover 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.

Section A: Tuesday and Friday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | September 17 - January 10 | 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

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.

The 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.

Section B: Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | January 28, 2020 - June 18, 2020 | No Class:  April 14, and April 16
40 Sessions, 120 Hours
 
Section C: Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | July 7, 2020 - July 28, 2020 
Seven Sessions, 20 Hours

*Please note that the Certified Professional Coder module (140 hours) 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 (Textbooks and exam fee are included in tuition)

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.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM | October 16 - March 5 | No Class:  November 28, December 23- January 2, January 20, February 12 and February 17
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. See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

MA100: $3,465 (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 BLS Class Schedule.

Monday and Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM | October 18- February 21 | No class: November 29, December 23- January 3, and January 20
30 Sessions | 120 Hours and a 40-hour clinical internship* at a local dental office during the semester

DA200: $2,885 (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 the start of the semester.  See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

Monday and Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | October 21- January 29 | No class: December 23- January 1, and January 20 
25 Sessions | 75 Hours

EKG100: $1,585 (Textbooks, exam fee and BLS certification included)

PERSONAL TRAINER NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

The College of Staten Island has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a personal trainer course as a great way to prepare for the on-campus national exam and live your dream of becoming a successful personal trainer.

Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge.

The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessments. The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs. You will role play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. Reading a book and testing does not get it done in the real world. Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class. See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

Sunday

October 27 - November 24| 9:00 AM - Noon, lecture | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, practical at a local gym | Certification Exam: December 8

6 Sessions | 30 Hours 

PTC100: $835 (BLS certification included)
 

 

*Students can work right after passing the CPT exams. 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 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). Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class. See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

Thursday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | October 17 - February 13 | No Class: November 28, December 26 and January 2
15 Sessions | 45 Hours, followed by a 120 - hour internship* at a local pharmacy 

PHARM01: $1,430 (Includes BLS certification; Textbook and exam fee not 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.

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 Northwell Health. All classroom instruction will take place in the facilities of Northwell Health 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. Students must register for Basic Life Support Class and participate in the Resume Preparation Class. See Current Semester BLS Class Schedule.

Section A: Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | September 24- November 21 | No Class: October 1 and October 8

 

Section B: Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | December 3- February 6 | No Class: December 24- January 2

 

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

 

SEE CURRENT SEMESTER BLS CLASS SCHEDULE.

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

*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 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

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. 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 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