Other Health Career Courses
Personal Trainer National Certification
According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers are earning on average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the thousands of club employers that seek out our graduates each semester. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over an 8-week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. The national exams are held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that walks many graduates right into a job!! The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship are required to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. You will be prepared to work with clients and stand out in any gym as the expert in your field. (9 weeks) $749
Enroll online at www.middlesex.mass.edu/personaltrainer
Course # CAR 836 30
Course Dates: March 4 - May 6 Saturday 9a - 2p Bedford NA G17
Purchase of a textbook is required: Fitness Professional’s Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson, ISBN 13:9781450411172 or eBook, ISBN-13: 9781450423946. The textbook can be ordered directly from W.I.T.S. at http://www.witseducation.com/store/Store.htm#Textbooks or by calling 1-888-330-9487.
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Medical Assistant Exam Prep
This comprehensive Medical Assistant Exam Certification exam prep course is in preparation for the 2017 National Healthcare Certification Exam (NHA). This lecture prep course will review topics: patient care, phlebotomy; electrocardiogram, office admin, communication, medical law and ethics as they pertain to the Medical Assisting Scope of practice. Additionally the CCMA exam will be administered on the last class date. Required textbook and exam fee is a separate fee and is not included in the tuition. For qualification to sit for the exam please contact NHAnow.com. Required study guides (online and print) can be purchased through NHAnow.com: http://www.nhanow.com/certifications/clinical-medical-assistant (21 hours) $199
02/28 - 04/18 6:00pm - 9:00pm T L GUILLEN
HLT 742 80 18770 LP304/407
No class March 21
NEW! Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health Concerns
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. In this course, the student will learn about different types of disabilities and learn communications skills, approaches to personal care, environmental engineering for safety, as well as, learning how to work as a team in caring for these populations in a stress-free manner. (15 hours) $199
02/23-03/16 6:00pm-9:00pm T Bedford Spinoza
HLT 611 30 18805 HH-116
NEW! Alzheimer's Habilitation Training
This curriculum is based on the model of dementia care called Habilitation Therapy. This workshop is designed for staff and care givers who work in agencies or home settings that serve people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or a related dementia. The goals of this program are to create an understanding of how damage to the brain impacts function, promote understanding how to tailor tasks and activities to disease stage and to provide practical strategies for accommodating, responsive behaviors. (13 Hours) $199
02/23-03/16 6:00pm-9:00pm Thursday Lowell Regan
HLT 612 80 18763 LC-103
Hands-on Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques
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. Required Forms: In order to participate you must have your permit/license to administer local anesthesia from your state dental board and sit as a patient for this hands-on course. 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 between April 2015 to the present, you may also participate in this class with proof of passed L/A certification course. Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH. To download forms: www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhla. Questions call 781-280-3663
(6 hours, 6 CEUs) $300
4/8/2017 8:15am - 3:30pm Saturday Lowell NOVEMBER-RIDER
CAR 753 80 LT-215
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.