CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Also known as a Nursing Assistant (NA) a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or a State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), the individual who carries this title needs strong work ethic and ability.
A Medical Assistant (MA) is an essential member of the health care delivery team. Trained in both clinical and administrative duties, the medical assistant can serve in multiple capacities at a medical office. Medical assistants are critical members of the team and can sometimes act as a liaison between the physician and patient.
Medical assistants typically complete the following tasks:
Complete patient history and measure vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature)
Assist the physician with patient exams and/or minor office surgeries
Give patient injections as directed
Draw blood and prepare laboratory tests
Schedule patient appointments
Complete insurance forms
Graduates of the program receive a Medical Assisting diploma.
Patient Care Technicians work along side doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) plays a vital role in the healthcare delivery setting often having more patient contact than any other team member including doctors and nurses. The PCT Program prepares a graduate to work as an high quality entry-level Patient Care Technician in a clinic, hospital, wound care centers or long-term care facility. Graduates will be able to check vital signs, perform CPR and First Aid, and assist in medical examinations, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs), basic laboratory procedures, and phlebotomy.
Electronic Record Specialist
Students will be introduced to the use of health information and the electronic health record for many settings within the health care industry. Topics include basic office skills and procedures, medical terminology, basic coding and billing information and HIPAA. Participants will have a practical understanding of electronic health records, how they are used in all areas of healthcare and the relevance to the job market today.