Other Health Career Courses

New ! Pharmacy Technician
Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.  This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Pharmacy Technician.  The course will consist of a 60 hour instructor led class followed by an 80 hour externship in an actual pharmacy setting.   The course will prepare the student to take the National Certification Exam to become PTCB certified.  The instructor led portion of the class will review various topics including pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, routes of administration, medical abbreviations, medication dosage forms, interpreting drug orders, regulations, and the top two hundred prescription medications.  The Externship portion of the course is designed to give the student real world experience in a pharmacy setting to reinforce the topics studied in the classroom. Students will also be given practical knowledge on the interview process and what employers are seeking in a candidate. Students must have HS Diploma or GED and must complete a CORI/SORI check.  (60 hours classroom and 80 hours Externship) $1,299
02/02 - 05/03   6:30pm - 9:00pm      T/R     L     GOMATOS
HLT 741 80      18313      LC 103
No class 03/15, 03/17, and 04/28
To enroll contact Mary Wheeler: wheelerm@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3680                                                                     

Local Anesthesia Refresher Course: Hands-On Review
If you are a RDH with a Permit L, or 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 will include four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture.  
Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH
Course Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8:30a - 3p.   Lowell Campus. Lowell Talbot Building. 44 Middle Street, Lowell, MA
Tuition: $279. 6 CEUs awarded upon completion
Enrollment:  Call 1-800-818-3434 to enroll by March 10, 2016. Course Number CAR 753-80. 
See below for form requirements. 
Required Forms:  In order to participate you must have your Permit L or passed a certification course and sit as a patient for this hands-on course.  Please submit the following forms/copies: RDH license, CPR certification, Permit L or proof of certification course, medical history, consent form.  Memo of Understanding is not required.   

To download forms:  www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhla
Please fax or email forms to fax # 781-280-3812 or e-mail campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu no later than March 11. 
Note: This course does not meet the requirements for a recertification course. Questions call 781-280-3570. 

Caring for the Person with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias
This course is designed for healthcare professionals that are either new to the health care industry or who are unfamiliar with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The student will learn how to care for persons with Alzheimer's and other dementias with understanding, sensitivity, and respect.  In this course, the student will learn about different types of dementias, communications skills, approaches to personal care, environmental engineering for safety, as well as, learning how to work as a team in caring for this population in a stress-free environment. (12 hours) $199
02/04-03/10     6:00pm -8:00pm R     B     GIANAN
HLT 740 30      18250      HH 113

04/07-05/19     6:00pm -8:00pm R     B     GIANAN
HLT 740 30      18251      HH 115
No Class 4/28

Veterinary Assistant.  Course # GES 118
This ONLINE program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You will learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs. You will also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals. (170 hours). $1,995.  To enroll or questions for MCC, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Terminology. Course # GES 124
This ONLINE program that will prepare you to take your place in the rewarding field of healthcare. You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.  You will learn important terminology and study the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system. Upon completion you will be ready to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. (300 hours).  $1,995.  To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Physical Therapy Aide.  Course # GES 125
In this ONLINE program, you will master all the skills you need to begin a career as a physical therapy aide. You will learn what physical therapy entails, identify the responsibilities of a PT aide, and develop a working knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. In addition, you will get a solid grounding in patient care skills, infection control, and the legal and ethical regulations that affect healthcare providers. By the end of the program, you will be fully prepared to obtain an entry-level position as a PT aide in a healthcare facility. (150 hours). $1,895. To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.


Optician Certification Training.  Online Course # GES 126
You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician while you prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Optician (ABO) certification.  You will master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know, discover how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, explore the basics of eyewear styles and materials, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, learn about prisms and lens types, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases.  ONLINE. (150 hours). $1,895.  To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.



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