CEU & Health Courses

NEW! Medical Interpreting
This 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. Open to all languages, students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. Course is designed for those preparing for entry level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. For information on certification prerequisites visit http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/prerequisites Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance. This program is offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the college. Not Eligible for Waivers (60 hours) $1,199
For more information or to register contact Caitlin Campopiano at campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu

02/28 - 05/16                   6:00pm - 9:00pm                 T/R                 L                  TBA
HLT 607 80                               19561                              LC 210
No Class March 19 & 21

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NEW! Cultural Competency in Healthcare – 3 CEUs Eligible

This course is for individuals preparing for health care jobs and current health care providers. Learners gain an understanding of how individuals and systems provide quality care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors. They also learn how to tailor health care delivery to meet patient’s social, cultural, and linguistic needs. In addition, learners gain an understanding of their own cultural influences and how these may affect perceptions, diagnoses and interactions with patients and colleagues. Finally, learners examine how cultural competence serves both as a vehicle to increase access to quality care for all patient populations and as a business strategy to attract new patients and market share. Students will receive a certificate of completion. This course fulfills the qualifications for 3 Continuing Education Units for Registered Nurses. (25 Hours) $249

04/23 - 05/16                     6:00pm - 9:15pm                  T/R                B                  SHAW
HLT 745 30                                19562                                HH 213


UPDATED! Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health Concerns Certificate - 3 CEUs Eligible
This course is designed for health care professionals that are either new to the health care industry or who are unfamiliar with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health issues and Elder care. The student will learn how to become more aware of the needs of individuals with varied developmental and mental health problems and care for them with understanding, sensitivity, and respect. Each week with review a specific disability outlining the definition & diagnosis, signs and symptoms, age of onset/causes, pharmacological and therapeutic treatment methods, & methods to communicate in real world settings. Students will receive a certificate of completion. This course fulfills the qualifications for 3 Continuing Education Units for Registered Nurses. (25 Hours) $249

02/27 - 04/24                      6:00pm - 9:15pm                 W                    B                     SPINOSA
HLT 611 30                             18805                              HH 210
No Class March 20

Weekly topics outline:

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Autism and High Functioning Autism (Asperger)
  • Bipolar/manic depression
  • Schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder
  • Bulimia, Anorexia, and other eating disorders
  • OCD, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Generalized Depressive Disorders
  • Alcoholism and Drug Dependency/Opioid Epidemic
  • Other Student Interests
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Medical Emergencies for the RDH and CDA - 3 CEUs
Medical emergencies do occur in the dental setting, and we all need to be prepared!  This course will provide participants with guidelines for preventing and managing medical emergencies.  Prevention strategies will include reviewing the patient medical history, obtaining medical consultations and modifying treatment for medically compromised patients.  Participants will learn how to conduct a patient risk evaluation, the importance of emergency equipment in the office, and how to manage common medical emergencies as part of the dental team.  3 hours, 3 CEUs.  $50. Taught by Dr. Mary Terkoski, D.D.S.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Assess a patient’s emergency risk
  • Request necessary physician consultations before providing treatment
  • Modify treatment to prevent emergencies from occurring
  • Assemble an emergency medical kit
  • Describe basic medical emergency management protocol
  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies
  • Manage several common medical emergencies

Tuesday, February 12, 2019  6p - 9p    Lowell campus   Talbot Building, Room LT 215 
Course # HLT 721-80
Register:  Call 1800-818-3434 between December 3 - February 1
Please provide a valid email and phone number


What You Need to Know for Accurate, Safe, Effective Local Anesthesia for RDH:  4 hours, 4 CEUs
Do you know why when you give an IANB, you do not achieve complete anesthesia or anesthesia at all? What is the safest local anesthetic for your pregnant patient, cardiac patient or a patient with liver disease? What new advances are there in local anesthesia? This presentation will address how to ensure the safest anesthetic for your patient, and how to troubleshoot and improve your injection techniques. A review of how to calculate the MRD to prevent toxicity will be covered including other risk management principles for safe local anesthesia administration. Lecture class only; no clinical component. Open to any dental professional.

4 CEUs awarded upon completion. Tuition=$89. Lecture course only; no clinical component.
Presenter: Debra November-Rider. At completion, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify critical anatomical landmarks for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
  2. Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
  3. Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
  4. Calculate the maximum recommended dose (MRD) based on the patient’s weight and medical status.
  5. Determine factors to consider when formulating a safe treatment plan for local anesthesia.
  6. Describe the most recent advances in pain control.

Course # HLT 744-30. Course Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9a - 1p
Bedford, MA campus, 591 Springs Road.  room TBA.  Call 1800-818-3434 December 3 through April 24
Please provide a valid email and phone number


Hands-on Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques for RDH:  10 CEUs
If you are a Registered Dental Hygienist with a valid, current state permit/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 already learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered. This course includes four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture. Participants are required to sit as a patient.  Please submit the following forms/copies to the Community Education and Training Department at MCC: state RDH license, CPR certification, state permit to Administer Local Anesthetic, medical history form, and consent form. Memo of Understanding is not required. Liability insurance covered by MCC. Note: If you have passed a local anesthesia certification course within 2 years of this refresher class date you may attend with proof of passed local anesthesia certification course in substitution for your state Permit L. 

Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH
Questions call 781-280-3570. (6 hours, 10 CEUs) $300 which includes all clinical supplies.
Course Date:   Saturday, April 6, 2019
Enrollment by calling 1-800-818-3434 between December 3 - March 19, 2019
Course Number:  CAR 753-80
Lowell, MA campus, Dental Clinic
Last Modified: 11/14/18