CEU & Health Courses

NEW Certified Addictions Recovery Coach (CARC)

This training will provide you with the strategies needed to assist individuals seeking recovery from substances and or co-occurring challenges. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed support within the community to build recovery capital.

Recovery Coaches are an important member of a person’s recovery support network. Recovery coaches assist people to focus on increasing their motivation, identifying, and creating a plan to reach their goals, and help them remove barriers to their recovery.  Upon completion students will have the required 60 hours of training to become employed as a recovery coach. Once in the field and the 500 hours of supervision are met, students will apply to Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC) to become a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC).

All course materials, CEUS, 10 supervision hours and 5 hours of career assistance are included in the cost of the program. Supervision hours will be determined by the instructor when class begins. Please note: The accelerated hybrid format will include 30 hours of Recovery Coach Academy, 16 hours of Ethical Considerations, 3 hours of Motivational Interviewing, 5 hours of Addiction 101, 4 Exploring Culture through a DEI Lens and 3 hours of Mental Health and wellness.  Not eligible for tuition waivers (75 total hours).

Note: The registration deadline for the CARC program is Friday September 1, 2023.

9/18 – 10/17 5:00pm – 8:30 pm

All class meetings will be online with meeting times.

Wk 1  9/18 – 9/22  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Wk 2  9/25 – 9/27  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Wk 3 10/2 – 10/3  Monday, Tuesday

Wk 4 10/9 – 10/10 Monday, Tuesday

Wk 5 10/16 – 10/17 Monday, Tuesday

Course Number: CAR 978 80 CRN: 18403

Professor: BURNS

Grant funding is available for this course for the underemployed and/or unemployed. E-Mail   career_training@middlesex.mass.edu for more information.


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.

Date: To Be Determined           
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

Click here for: Medical history and consent forms



Dental Radiography: Putting Theory to Practice
Remote Online Live Lecture CE Course – 2 CEUs

This online refresher course will provide the dental radiographer the basic principles of x-ray production and biology. The fundamentals of intraoral radiographic exposures and interpretation will be reviewed, as well as troubleshooting common challenges through technique and armamentarium modifications. Attendees will leave with reinforced understanding of and confidence in dental radiography theory and application in patient care.
Course is open to any dental professional working with x-ray production. 

 Define x-radiation and explain the basic steps of x-ray production.
 Describe the biological effects of ionizing radiation on a living organism.
 Outline fundamental principles of intraoral radiographic exposure selection and technique.
 Identify features of normal anatomy and common deviations from health in the interpretation process.
 Troubleshoot challenging intraoral exposures through technique and armamentarium modification.

Course Date:Saturday August 5, 2023 from 9AM-11AM
Course HLT 759 75
Enrollment Deadline: July 20 or until seats fill
To Enroll Send Email to: wrighte@middlesex.mass.edu
Provide: Full name, Date of Birth, Home Address, Email for course communication, Cell Number

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.

Date To Be Determined 

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: 5/19/23