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Workforce Training for Healthcare Careers

Build stackable credentials with MCC's noncredit healthcare certification programs. Receive a nationally-recognized certification through National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as an electrocardiogram technician, phlebotomist, patient care technician, or clinical medical assistant.

By completing patient care technician training, taking the National Health Careers Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification exam and completing the phlebotomy course, you're eligible to sit for the National Health Careers Medical Administrative Assistant (CCMA) certification exam and increase your earning potential and career opportunities as clinical medical assistant.

Each course includes the price of taking your initial certification exam through NHA on campus after successful completion of the course.

  • Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    This course meets the requirements for recognition as a basic life support rescuer for healthcare providers by the American Heart Association (AHA). It’s intended for those entering, or currently working in, all healthcare settings. After successfully completing this course, you’ll receive a certification in basic life support CPR and credit for 4.5 contact hours.

    The cost of the book is included in the $70 course fee. Course code UHL U02

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician Training

    Prepare to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET)! Study basic to advanced concepts in ECG (also referred to as EKG in the medical community). Learn basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, proper lead placement for 5- and 12-lead, technical aspects of an ECG machine and how to calculate heart rate, how to interpret a rhythm strip, and several advanced concepts working with the 12-lead ECG machines. You’ll learn how to prep a patient for ECG monitoring and troubleshoot ECG artifact.

    This course is designed for those who have completed CNA, EMT, CPR, or other medically-related coursework. This training, along with your previous certification, allows you to assist the physician diagnosing myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart rhythm irregularities. ECG machines are used in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities.

    The $999 fee for this course includes all books, materials and the cost of the National Health Careers (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam to be taken at the end of the class. Course code QHC C06

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training

    Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. As an NHA-Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), you can work in a variety of healthcare settings and perform critical work in the healthcare field. The job outlook through 2024 shows 25% growth, much faster than average. Median pay: $32,710 per year, $15.72 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    MCC’s certification program consists of 60 classroom and lab hours in which you’ll be required to complete a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks.

    The $2,310 fee for this course includes all books, materials and the cost of the National Health Careers (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam to be taken at the end of the class. Course code QHC C20

  • Patient Care Technician Capstone and Clinical Medical Assistant Capstone

    In the patient care technician capstone, you'll hone skills from your Basic Nursing Assistant and electrocardiograph technician training. Such skills are needed to perform the duties of a certified patient care technician (CPCT/A) under the supervision of a registered nurse in a hospital setting. The course includes review of direct patient care to promote the patient’s personal, emotional, physical, and hygiene needs as and reviews basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient psychology, and communications. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to sit for the National Health Careers Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification exam and eventually qualify for patient care technician positions. This class runs concurrently with the Clinical Medical Assistant Capstone QHC C17.

    Prerequisites:

    • Basic Nursing Assistant Certificate or be a CNA in good standing on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Registry or, complete EMS 105 and EMS 110 or, be an EMT with proof of current certification
    • electrocardiogram technician training QHC C06

    Fee: $999

    In the clinical medical assistant capstone, you’ll draw upon the knowledge and skills gained through the prerequisite courses as you train to work under the supervision of a practice/operations manager, or their designee. In your role as a medical assistant (CCMA), you'll perform the following duties: schedule appointments, patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, maintain medical records, prepare patients for examination, draw blood, medicine administration, first aid, and record vital signs and medical histories.

    Coursework includes basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to sit for the National Health Careers Medical Administrative Assistant (CCMA) certification exam and qualify for clinical medical assistant positions. This class runs concurrently with the Patient Care Technician Capstone QHC C16.

    Prerequisites:

    • Basic Nursing Assistant Certificate or be a CNA in good standing on the IDPH Registry or, complete EMS 105 and EMS 110 or, be an EMT with proof of current certification
    • electrocardiogram technician training QHC C06
    • phlebotomy technician training QHC C04

    Fee: $999

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