The Center for Business and Industry - Healthcare Education offers instructional programs which are excellent starting points for individuals wishing to embark on a rewarding career in the healthcare field.
The Nurse Aide Program is an intensive 128 hour course. This program prepares the participant with the entry-level skills needed to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Competency Examination (NNAAP) for placement on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry and begin a successful career as a Nurse Aide in a long term care facility, hospital or other healthcare setting. This course is an excellent starting point in the healthcare field. Potential funding available through PA CareerLink. Visit www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us for more information.
Free Information Sessions
Please click on date to register. Registration is required to attend. Information sessions are held at the Fowler Family Southside Center from 6-7PM.
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.
Nurse Aide Continuing Education
Fall 2013 classes begin in September. Please click on the course name for more information and to register.
Certified Pharmacy Technician Program with Externship
This 30 hour comprehensive program provides entry level pharmacy technician training and prepares students for their CPhT Certification Exam. Those who pass the ExCPT or PTCE Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). The program is excellent for both experienced and non-experienced individuals who wish to work in the field of pharmacy and expand their employment opportunities by earning the title of CPhT. The ExCPT Exam is offered through the National Health Career Association (NHA) and is NCCA approved. Exam fee of $105 is not included in tuition. The next session of this program will be offered in Fall 2013.
New ICD-10 Medical Coding
ICD-10 Medical Coding standards will be fully implemented by October 2014. Take the training now to ensure you and your organization have a seamless transition and uninterrupted government reimbursements. Training is available for new coders and professionals.
Personal Care Home Administrator
Northampton Community College's "Personal Care Home Administrator" program is officially approved by the Department of Public Welfare - under 55 PA Code 2600.64 (a) (2) This program satisfies the Pennsylvania requirements for obtaining (100 hrs) training for certification as a Personal Care Home Administrator. It consists of 20 individual modules, covered in 31 evenings of training. This program is offered in the Spring semester only.
Please visit the DPW website at www.dpw.state.pa.us for information regarding the Personal Care Home Administrator Program Scholarship or call the Director of Training at 717-787-9160. Scholarship must be applied for and approval received PRIOR to beginning the 100-hour Personal Care Home Administrator Course.
DPW Orientation Class
Participants must attend and complete the Department of Public Welfare orientation class for administrators.
Please note: Orientation class may be completed while taking individual modules, but must be completed prior to the end of the series. Visit the DPW website at www.dpw.state.pa.us for dates and times; the orientation schedule is under Provider/Long-Term Living Services/Training: Administrator Orientation Program Schedule.
Local Anesthesia for Licensed Dental Hygienists Review Course
The PA State Board of Dentistry granted registered dental hygienists the opportunity to administer local anesthetic within their scope of practice. To be eligible to apply for biennial permit renewal, a three (3) hour minimum of the hygienists’ twenty (20) hours of continuing education must be related to the administration of local anesthetics. This course will re-familiarize the hygienists with the solutions, instruments, and techniques for safe, effective local anesthesia. We will review topical and injectable local anesthetics agents, appropriate use of local anesthetics/vasoconstrictors based on the dental procedure and patient’s medical history, and proper procedures and techniques for the administration of local anesthesia. Please wear scrubs for the lab portion of the class. CEUs: 3.0. The next session begins June 7, 2013.