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MCC to Offer Health Care Capstone Classes[Friday, January 20, 2017]
McHenry County College is offering two health care capstone classes for Clinical Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician that will take place concurrently from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 6 through April 5 at MCC in Room A112. The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.
The Clinical Medical Assistant capstone course is the final course for the Clinical Medical Assistant Program, which includes the following courses: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or good standing on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) CNA registry and/or Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Electrocardiograph Technician. Students will review the knowledge and skills gained through the prerequisite courses and train to work under the supervision of a Practice/Operations Manager or their designee to provide the following duties: scheduling appointments, patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, maintaining medical records, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, medicine administration, first aid, recording vital signs, and taking medical histories. Coursework will include basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient psychology and communications, medical office procedures, clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to qualify for Clinical Medical Assistant positions, as well as sit for the National Health Careers CCMA Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam. Class will run concurrently with Patient Care Technician.
This course includes a 30-hour clinical experience to be completed outside of classroom hours. Prerequisites for Clinical Medical Assistant Medical Assistant are: good standing on the state CNA registry or current EMT, Electrocardiograph Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.
The Patient Care Technician capstone is the final course for the Patient Care Technician Program, which includes the following courses: Certified Nurse Assistant and Electrocardiograph Technician. This course will review skills gained through Basic Nurse Assisting and Electrocardiograph Technician, which are needed for individuals to perform the duties of a patient care technician under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting. It will include the review of direct patient care to promote the patient’s personal, emotional, physical, and hygiene needs as well as review of basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology; and communications.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to qualify for Patient Care Technician positions, as well as sit for the National Health Careers PCT certification exam. This class runs concurrently with Clinical Medical Assistant capstone. This course includes a 12-hour clinical experience to be completed outside of classroom hours. Prerequisites for Patient Care Technician are: CNA in good standing on the IDPH registry and Electrocardiograph Technician. EMTs will also be considered.
Cost is $605 for the two courses and includes all books, materials, and the cost of the initial CCMA certification exam and the NHA PCT initial certification exam. Note: No class on March 27 and 29. Register for the Clinical Medical Assistant capstone, using course code: QHC C17 003 and the Patient Care Technician capstone, using course code: QHC C16 003.
For more information, contact: Ruth Kormanak at (815) 479-7879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To enroll, contact the MCC registration at (815) 455-8588, or register online at: www.mchenry.edu/proed and use the appropriate course codes listed above.