CEU & Health Courses

Effective January 2022:  All students (including non-credit students enrolled in any on-campus courses or off-site clinical) will be required to provide Middlesex Community College proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming on-campus.  More info will follow on the documentation process for non-credit students.  

NEW Certified Addictions Recovery Coach (CARC)

This training will provide you with the strategies for cultural competence, effective communication, motivational enhancement, and crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed supports within the community. Recovery Coaches are an important member of a person’s recovery support network, providing motivation, encouragement, and support during difficult emotional states.  This program is intended upon completion to prepare students to apply to the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification to become a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC). Once issued the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) Certification covers a two-year period, after which it must be renewed. Renewal information will be forwarded with the CARC Certificate of Certification.  All course materials, 10 supervision hours and career assistance are included in the cost of program.  Supervision hours will be determined with instructor when class begins. Please note: The format to this hybrid course will be 4 hours of classroom work and 1 hour of virtual work weekly.  (80 hours) $1999

3/07 - 6/01         5:00pm - 7:00pm             Tuesday/Thursday     Lowell Campus Cowan Center, room 102
Course Number: CAR 978 80                      CRN: 20236        
Professor BURNS


ONLINE - Nutrition Considerations for Oral Health

This course provides participants with a review of core nutrition concepts with a focus on oral health. We will explore the foundations of a nutritionally balanced diet and the implications of diet and nutrition on oral health, both broadly and in consideration of specific populations and life stages. Participants will be empowered to confidently apply their diet and nutrition knowledge in their clinical practice and further support the health and healthy actions of their patients. Open to any dental professional.  3 CEUs, 3 hours.  $65

Course Objectives: After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the essential nutrients and describe their functions, common dietary sources, imbalance manifestations, and oral health implications.
  • Describe the key elements of a balanced diet.
  • Explain the roles of diet and nutrition in caries risk.
  • Explain the roles of diet and nutrition in periodontal health.
  • Discuss the implications of diet and nutrition on oral health across life stages and specific populations.
  • Discuss how to perform a dietary assessment in the dental setting and apply findings in effective patient education.
  • Identify evidence-based nutrition resources for clinicians and patients.

03/25     9:00am - 12:00pm       Saturday
Online with Class Meeting Times           Instructor SHUTOFF
Course Number: HLT 751 75       CRN: 19973        


Local Anesthesia Refresher Course: Hands-On Review
If you are a RDH with a state license to administer local anesthesia and would like to have faculty oversee your technique, this class is for you. We will review maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks. Specific injection techniques will be determined by participants. The goal of this course is to become more comfortable with injection techniques that you have learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered. This course will include four hours clinical practice and a two hour lecture. 4 students to 1 instructor during clinic.  6 CEUs

Requirements: In order to participate you must have your state permit license to administer local anesthesia, valid RDH license, and sit as a patient for this hands-on course. Note: If you have passed a local anesthesia course within 2 years of course date,  you may enroll with proof of successful completion of a local anesthesia certification course in lieu of state permit to administer Local Anesthesia.  Tuition: $399 - includes all clinical supplies.

04/22   8:30am - 3:00pm     Saturday            
Lowell Campus, On-Site Clinical               
Course Number: CAR 753 80       CRN: 20240        

Submit the following forms/copies no later than March 20 to Ellen Wright at wrighte@middlesex.mass.edu 
Medical history and consent forms
Current/valid RDH license
Permit L or state license to administer Local Anesthesia
CPR certification
COVID-19 vaccination card

Click here for: Medical history and consent forms


Dental Office Administration   ***NEW***
Are you looking for a career in dental office administration? Join us for a complete introduction to dental front office administration. We will provide a foundation of dental knowledge and administrative skills for anyone interested in starting a career in a dental practice with little to no experience, or dental assistants seeking to expand their knowledge. Course is taught online with instructor via Zoom. Topics:
- Intro to Dental Practice
- Dental Terminology/Infection Control
- Superior Customer Service and the Patient Experience
- Treatment plan, Insurance, and HIPAA
- Review and Professional Opportunities
15 hours, $299
03/30 - 04/27            6:30pm-9:00pm         Thursday
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number: HLT 782 75      CRN: 
Professor: LAROCHE

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through an office. Job duties can include scheduling appointments, entering demographic and insurance information into practice software, managing patient check-in and check-out, answering phone calls, filing and retrieving records, maintaining electronic records, composing correspondence, performing daily financial practices, assigning medical codes and processing insurance claims. Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National HealthCare Association (NHA).  Exam Voucher Included. This is a fully online course in partnership with Cengage Learning.  Enrollment and payment is through Cengage Learning by calling 855.520.6806.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. $2,195.  160 hours.

Course outcomes:

  • Learn what is required to succeed as a Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Master multitasking as it relates to scheduling appointments, processing insurance requests, maintaining records and corresponding with patients
  • Learn best financial practices for a medical center
  • Master the fundamentals of medical terminology and ethical best practices
  • Understand the basics of working with medical documents, medical billing, and coding processes
Last Modified: 11/12/22