The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is offering its Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy Technician programs at the college’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, to prepare residents for health care careers.
Patient Care Technician teaches you basic patient care skills and behaviors you need to gain an entry-level position as a patient care technician, phlebotomist or EKG technician. This program includes classroom, lecture, lab practice and a clinical externship in a local medical facility.
Coursework includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs, patient care and HIPAA awareness. Students will be prepared for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Patient Care Technician, Certified Phlebotomist and Certified EKG Technician certification exams upon program completion. The 440-hour program begins Feb. 22.
Phlebotomy Technician educates students on obtaining blood samples from patients for laboratory analysis, as well as collection techniques and handling, and transporting and processing blood specimens. Learning experiences include laboratory practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities. Students who complete the classroom and clinical requirements are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association exam. The 180-hour program begins March 14.
For details on an upcoming information session or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/hpi.