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Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification

Prepares individuals to enter into the medical profession as a certified phlebotomist. This nine-week training prepares students for this entry-level career in the demanding healthcare field. Students complete 60 hours of theory, lecture and review, 60 hours of lab and a 100-hour clinical experience at a local clinical site.

To apply, prospective students will need to verify all prerequisites.

Advantages of the UNMCE Phlebotomy Certificate:

  • Employment stability
  • Variety of job opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement

Benefits of our program include:

  • Small class size
  • Textbooks included in tuition
  • Needle stick insurance
  • Inpatient and/or outpatient clinical experience

CLA/Phlebotomy Application
Work Keys Guide
CLA/Phlebotomy Program – what tuition includes and other costs

Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows UNMCE to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner.

Class Name

In addition to clinicians, nurses and patient support personnel, the medical laboratory serves a vital role in the healthcare system, providing clinicians with excellent diagnostic tests. Specimens must first be collected and assessed for quality before being analyzed by the clinical laboratory; this is the essential role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant or phlebotomist. In this 9‐week program, you will learn best‐practices and industry standards used in the medical laboratory and can begin a rewarding, patient‐centered career during the first six weeks in‐class training. Become comfortable with medical terminology and the science of venipuncture, or drawing blood samples. With hands‐on training you will learn to first draw blood from an artificial model and when comfortable, will advance to drawing from fellow students. The last 3 weeks of class are spent drawing blood from actual patients in a local clinical laboratory where you will experience the real world of a phlebotomist/CLA and have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment. Participants must be 18 or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Participants are required to take WorkKeys workplace assessments in reading and math. WorkKeys may be waived with a post‐secondary degree. Clearance must be given from Caregiver Criminal History Background Screening (CCHBS). All immunizations need to be up‐to‐date prior to clinical rotations in the laboratory. Don't wait, Apply Today with your application, age and education verification.

38205 | $2,995

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification - SPA‐PD

02/24/2020 - 05/05/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM and Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM (45 Session Total)
Sharon Whetten,
CE South Building, Offsite

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Clinical Medical Assistant Certification

This program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office—assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit
  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items
  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

Clinical Medical Assistant Application

Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows UNMCE to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner.

 

Class Name

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 143 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the 160 hour externship opportunity ‐ students must successfully complete the 143 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Examination voucher included in tuition

38210 | $2,995

Clinical Medical Assistant - Spring 1

03/02/2020 - 06/12/2020
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (44 Session Total)
Venitia Moreno
CE South Building

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EKG Technician Certification

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National
Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact,
electrocardiography and stress testing.  Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and 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.

EKG Application

Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows UNMCE to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner.

 

Class Name

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKGequipment and 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. NOTE: This is an in‐class course. No externship is available.

38215 | $1,399

EKG Technician Certification Program - Spring 1

04/07/2020 - 05/26/2020
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM (15 Session Total)
Venitia Moreno
CE South Building

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Pharmacy Technician Program with Clinical Externship

Pharmacy Tech - This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician exam. Please note this exam is not able to be proctored at UNMCE. Exam fee is $129.00 and is not included in your tuition. Student is to register on their own, after they complete the program at: https://www.ptcb.org/

Clinical Externship: If you meet requirements, you are eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship at a local pharmacy.

 

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Pharmacy Tech ‐ This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs", I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician exam. Please note this exam is not able to be proctored at UNMCE. Exam fee is $129.00 and is not included in your tuition. Student is to register on their own, after they complete the program at: https://www.ptcb.org/ Clinical Externship: If you meet requirements ‐ You are eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship.

38214 | $1,399

Pharmacy Technician Program with Clinical Externship - Spring 1

03/24/2020 - 05/12/2020
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM (15 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Dental Assisting with Clinical Externship

The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. Textbooks and Materials included with tuition.

 

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The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre‐clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand‐pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry‐level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. Textbooks and Materials included with tuition.National Certification Exam ‐ Students are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health and Safety Exam (RHS) and the Infection Control (ICE) exam upon finishing program.The Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) ‐ requires 3 components: RHS, ICE, and the General Chairside Assisting (GC) exams. The GC Route II requires 3,500 chairside work hours before taking. Tests are not able to be proctored at UNMCE. Student is responsible for registered for exams after they complete the program. Exam fees are not included with tuition. For testing information go to: www.danb.org

38213 | $1,299

Dental Assisting with Clinical Externship - Spring 1

04/13/2020 - 06/10/2020
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM (18 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Please contact the program supervisor for more information and to apply to any of the above programs.


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