Health occupations training courses offered throughout the Spring
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- February 7, 2013
PASADENA, Texas – The Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division at San Jacinto College offers courses in health care this semester to prepare students for work upon completion.
Phlebotomy, certified nurse aide (CNA), and certified medication aide are all areas experiencing high employment opportunities, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The division offers these courses within short timeframes, allowing students time to prepare and take state exams for certifications.
The certified nurse aide course is available for the following sessions: Feb. 7 to March 19 at the South Campus, March 20 to April 24 at the Central Campus, March 22 to May 24 at the North Campus, and March 23 to May 18 at the Central Campus. Curriculum includes training on how to provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents as well as how to function as a member of the health care team. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and doctors' offices; as well as become eligible to take the State of Texas Certified Nurse Aide Certification Exam. Cost is $725. Students will need to provide proof of a current negative tuberculosis test, Health Care Provider CPR, and a background check prior to training.
The certified medication aide course will be offered from March 20 to May 21 at the South Campus. Students must be currently employed at a nursing home or long-term care facility as a CNA or non-licensed direct care staff on first day of class. This course will provide training on how to prepare and administer drugs in a licensed health care agency. Topics include drug legislation, drug references, basic anatomy and physiology, and common diseases. After completion of the class, students will prepare to take the Texas Department of Human Services Medication Aide Licensure Exam. Cost is $599. A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate and a background check are required prior to training.
The phlebotomy course is scheduled from March 18 to May 5 at the Central Campus and will include training to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. The course will provide instruction on vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis is on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students will also complete 120 hours of actual hands-on training at clinical sites. Cost is $395. Students will need to provide proof of high school diploma or GED certificate, current negative tuberculosis test and other immunizations, Health Care Provider CPR, and a background check prior to training.
The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena; North Campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston; and South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.
For information on how to register for these courses, call 281-542-2067 or visit cpd.sanjac.edu/health-occupations.
About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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