If you think a career in health care is worth exploring, then Baltimore City Community College is a great place to start! With campuses conveniently located in downtown Baltimore City and at the centrally located Reisterstown Plaza Center, BCCC offers affordable, accelerated occupational training taught by industry professionals in state-of-the-art academic facilities that are metro accessible. Our current course offerings for the 2014 Summer and Fall semesters are listed below!

     

    Jobs Outlook

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “employment in occupations related to Healthcare is projected to increase in coming years. Employment growth is expected to be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. Additionally, “the health care occupations with the largest projected employment increases [include] personal and home care aides, home health aides, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants. The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH)confirms that Allied Health “is the nation's largest industry providing more than 13.5 million jobs for people working in hospitals, medical offices, laboratories, nursing care facilities, pharmacies and in a variety of other settings.” The Alliance also notes that in Baltimore “healthcare is the city's largest employment sector. However, like most urban centers throughout the country, there exists a critical shortage of qualified workers to fill Healthcare positions such as nursing assistant, nurse extender…and pharmacy technician.” Let BCCC help you launch your exciting Healthcare career! Below is a list and description of our healthcare offerings. Visit our current schedule of classes for specific price and class schedule information.

    Industry Growth   

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

    Contact Information

     

    Workforce Development and Community Education Services—Healthcare

    710 East Lombard Street

    Baltimore, MD 21202

     

    Reginald Hanna, Education Specialist

    410-986-3207

    healthcareinquiry@bccc.edu

     
     

    Summer and Fall 2014

    Healthcare

    Career Training

     

    *Textbooks and instructional materials for all classes are included in course cost!

    *Prices are subject to change *

    Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Awareness
    awareness of bloodborne and airborne pathogens is critical for first responders, dentists and dental hygienists, lab workers, police, EMTs and paramedics, tattoo artists and piercers, and individuals in other professions that face significant health risks from exposure to bloodborne pathogens in blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM). Bloodborne pathogens commonly found in the U.S. include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The National Safety Council’s course helps reduce those risks by focusing on how to protect oneself from blood and airborne pathogens and what to do if an exposure occurs. This course is designed for health care, emergency service providers and dental professionals who provide direct patient care and have potential contact with patient blood and body fluid. Topics include bloodborne pathogen identification, spread, and protective measures as well as OSHA standards, universal precautions, and personal protective equipment. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.

     

    Dates and Times:

    Courses available on demand

    CPR for Health Care Providers*

    Designed for health care professionals, this 8-hour course includes 1-rescuer and 2-rescuer CPR, pediatric resuscitation, and foreign body airway obstruction management in adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion, participants receive an American Heart Association CPR card valid for 2 years.

     

    Cost: $70 ($50 tuition, $20 fees)

    Dates and Times:

    Saturday, June 21, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, July 12, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, August 23, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, September 27, 9am-6pm

    Sat Saturday, October 4, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, November 22, 9am-6pm

     

    *CPR for Health Care Providers is approved by the American Heart Association.

    CPR Renewal for Health Care Providers
    This course is designed to provide renewal for health care providers who have current CPR for Health Care Providers cards and do not require the entire 8-hour course to prove their competency. Topics include 1-rescuer and 2-rescuer CPR, pediatric resuscitation, and foreign body airway obstruction management in adults, children, and infants. Upon successful completion, participants receive by mail an American Heart Association CPR card valid for 2 years. Note: All materials are included in course fees.
    Prerequisite: Applicants must present a copy of a current Health Care Provider CPR card when registering. You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street.

    Dates and Times:

    Courses available on demand

    EKG Essentials

    A course designed for the person who has little or no knowledge of basic electrophysiology and arrhythmia identification. The course focuses on the identification of normal and abnormal EKG rhythms, atrial/ ventricular arrhythmias, heart block, and pacemakers. Participants are able to relate cardiac rhythms to physiologic occurrences and interpret their degree of clinical significance. This course also prepares participants to operate an EKG (electrocardiogram) machine in a variety of work settings. Topics include basic arrhythmia identification, patient preparation, various leads, and basic EKG interpretation.

    Cost: $359 ($280 tuition, $79 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 31-September 9, 5:30PM-9:45PM, Biopark

    Mondays and Wednesdays, October 1-November 10, 5:30PM-9:45PM, Biopark

    Heartsaver (CPR for the General Public) 
    This course is designed to teach the general public the basic life support measures necessary to save the life of a person suffering from cardiac arrest. Life support methods include one-rescuer CPR and foreign body airway obstruction management. Upon successful completion, participants receive, by mail, an American Heart Association certification card valid for two years. This course does not fulfill the CPR requirements for health care providers.

    Dates and Times:

    Courses available on demand

    Math Review for Health Care
    Strengthen specific mathematical skills needed in health care occupations through a topical overview of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, the metric system, mathematical terminology, and medication conversions. You must have prior approval and register for this course in person.

    Dates and Times:

    Courses available on demand

    Medical Terminology

    Gain a critical foundation for understanding medical terms commonly used in health care. Participants learn to effectively communicate write, and interpret medical terms in the workplace. Topics include origins of terms, explanations of medical terms with descriptions of basic anatomy and physiology, and pronunciation of terms.

    Cost: $244 ($172 tuition, $72 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 1-July 29, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Biopark

    Mondays and Wednesdays, September 3-September 29, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Biopark

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 30-November 25, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Biopark

     

    Medicine Aide Theory* (Part I)

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    Designed for Geriatric Nursing Assistants currently employed in long-term care facilities, this course teaches participants to recognize, safely prepare, and administer medications. The course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction followed by 30 hours of clinical instruction.

     

    Prerequisites:

    Applicants must submit the following when registering:

    • Proof of current employment as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) in a comprehensive care facility or extended care facility and a letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing at that facility.

    Note: Employment by a health care employment agency does not qualify.

    • Proof of at least one year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a nursing assistant in a comprehensive care facility or extended care facility in Maryland.

    • Proof of experience in basic patient care procedures.

    • Applicants must successfully pass a Math and Reading assessment test.

     

    Cost: $354 ($269 tuition, $85 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Saturdays, September 27-November 1 9:00AM-4:00PM, Biopark

     

     

    Medicine Aide Clinical (Part II)*

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    A continuation of Medicine Aide (Part I), this course comprises the related clinical experience.

     

    Prerequisite:

    ·        Completion of Medicine Aide (Part I), within the same semester. Students are required to attend a one-week clinical. The clinical will be assigned during the course of study. The clinical experience consists of five days (30 hours) using skills acquired in the classroom.

    Note: Participants are required to wear a white uniform during this clinical course. Participants must present a negative Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) or clear chest x-ray if previous PPD results were positive. PPD results must be no more than 12 months old when beginning clinical rotation.

     

    Cost: $218 ($108 tuition, $110 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    TBA

     

    *Medicine Aide is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

    Medicine Aide Update*

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    This 8-hour course provides the training to satisfy recertification requirements for Medicine Aides. New medications, procedures, and protocols are covered. Participants take the certification exam as part of the course.

     

    New Requirements: Effective October 2007 recertification applicants are required to provide proof of 100 hours of CMA practice in a licensed nursing home within the last two years. The Maryland Board of Nursing has established a 90-day window for recertification training.Medicine Aides must attend recertification class from 60 days before expiration of their license to 30 days after expiration. Training outside of this established window will not be recognized by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

     

    Prerequisites: Applicants must present the following when registering:

            Proof of current Medicine Aide certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing.

            Verification (on letterhead) of required hours of practice in a licensed nursing home within the last two years.

            New Maryland Board of Nursing Requirement: The Maryland Board of Nursing requires the following statement on employer letters of verification:

     

    “(INSERT APPLICANT NAME) has practiced for at least 16 hours as a CNA, 8 hours as a GNA, and 100 hours as a CMA in the last two years”.

     

    Cost: $78 ($63 tuition, $15 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Saturday, June 21, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, July 19, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, August 16, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, September 20, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, October 25, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, November 22, 9am-6pm

    Saturday, December 13, 9am-6pm

     

    *Medicine Aide Update is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

     

    Multi-Skilled Medical Technician*

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    The Multi-Skilled Medical Technician training series provides participants key skills to broaden their employment prospects. The training consists of 260 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of instruction in a clinical setting. The following modules are included:

    MSMT: EKG Essentials Module

    MSMT: Medical Terminology Module

    MSMT: Nursing Assistant Clinical Module

    MSMT: Nursing Assistant Theory Module

    MSMT: Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Theory Module

    MSMT: Venipuncture Clinical Module

    Note: Participants are required to wear a white uniform, a stethoscope, and a watch with a second hand for this clinical experience.

    Note: Students are required to transfer a patient from a bed to a wheelchair. If you have a medical condition that limits your ability to lift, or you are pregnant, you must bring a written statement from your doctor attesting you can lift a patient under normal circumstances.

     

    Prerequisites:

    Applicants must provide the following when registering:

    • The results of a Tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or clear chest X-ray if PPD results were previously positive. PPD results must be no more than 12 months old when beginning clinicals.

    • Proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations or positive titre 

    • Proof of completion of Hepatitis B vaccination series or sign a waiver releasing the College and clinical site of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

    • Proof of varicella immunization or positive titre

    • Proof of influenza vaccination (seasonal)

    • Applicants must successfully pass reading and arithmetic tests.

    • Must be able to pass both a federal and state background check.

    Cost: $2,406 (tuition $1,495, fees $911).

    Note: You save 10% over the individual course costs!

     

    Dates and Times:

    Classes are scheduled twice a week in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30pm–9:45pm or on Saturday from 8:00AM–5:00PM. (excluding Venipuncture and Nursing Assistant Clinical assignments)

     

    *Nursing Assistant is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

     

    NURSING ASSISTANT Theory (Part I)*

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    This course provides the knowledge and skills required of people seeking employment as Nursing Assistants in long-term and acute care facilities. The course combines the nursing assistant theory of health and disease across the life span, client care skills in a practice lab setting, and medical terminology. The course combines 96 hours of classroom instruction with 40 hours of instruction in a clinical setting using skills acquired in the classroom.

    Prerequisites:

    Applicants must provide the following when registering:

    • Successful completion of a Medical Terminology course

    • The results of a Tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or clear chest X-ray if PPD results were previously positive. PPD results must be no more than 12 months old when beginning clinicals.

    • Proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations or positive titre 

    • Proof of completion of Hepatitis B vaccination series or sign a waiver releasing the College and clinical site of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

    • Proof of varicella immunization or positive titre

    • Proof of influenza vaccination (seasonal)

    • Applicants must successfully pass reading and arithmetic tests.

    • Must be able to pass both a federal and state background check.

    Cost: $703 ($463 tuition, $240 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 15-September 25, 5:30PM-9:45PM, Biopark

    Mondays and Wednesdays, October 6-Decemberr 17, 5:30PM-9:45PM, Biopark

     

    Nursing Assistant Clinical (Part II)

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    A continuation of Nursing Assistant Theory (Part I), this course comprises the related clinical experience. The clinical experience consists of five days (40 hours) using skills acquired in the classroom. Participants must be available for day clinicals only, Monday through Friday, 7am–4pm. 100% attendance is mandatory.

    Note: Participants are required to wear a white uniform, a stethoscope, and a watch with a second hand for this clinical experience.

    Note: Students are required to transfer a patient from a bed to a wheelchair. If you have a medical condition that limits your ability to lift, or you are pregnant, you must bring a written statement from your doctor attesting you can lift a patient under normal circumstances.

     

    Prerequisite:

    ·        Completion of Nursing Assistant Theory (Part I).

    Cost: $487 ($417 tuition, $70 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Clinical rotation days, dates, and times will be scheduled during the theory portion of the class.

     

    *Nursing Assistant is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

     

    Pharmacy Calculations

    The ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations using basic math is an important part of a Pharmacy Technician career. This pre-requisite course will develop the foundation

    you need to apply math calculation skills in a pharmacy. The course provides a stepped approached to pharmacy calculations by laying a foundation of number sense building to more complex calculations related to medications. The course covers decimals, fractions, ratios, percentages, and proportions as well as applying metric measurements and the basics of dosage calculation.

     

    Cost: $239 ($179 tuition, $60 Fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 16-October 9, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Biopark

     

    Pharmacy Technician Theory (Part I)*

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    This comprehensive course prepares students to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion- and community pharmacies working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to pharmacies, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names.Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversions. Dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement will also be discussed.

     

    Prerequisites:

    Applicants must present the following when registering:

            High School diploma or GED

            Successful completion of a Pharmacy Calculations

            A negative Tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or clear chest x-ray if PPD results were previously positive. PPD results must be no more than 12 months old when beginning clinical rotation.

            Applicants must pass Math and Reading assessment tests administered at the time of registration.

            Clinical placement is dependent on the results of a background check and drug screening.

     

    Cost: $799 ($469 Tuition, $330 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, October14-December 23, 5:30PM-9:45PM, Biopark

     

    Pharmacy Technician Clinical (Part II)

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    These courses are designed to supplement the training provided in the Pharmacy Technician Part I course. Participants will gain practical experience in a 160-hour clinical setting.

    Module 1: Retail Pharmacy

    Monday–Friday: Dates/Times-TBA

    Module 2: Retail Pharmacy

    Monday–Friday: Dates/Times-TBA

    Prerequisite:

    Completion of Pharmacy Technician Theory (Part I)

     

    Cost: $255 ($30 tuition, $225 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    The start date, time, and clinical sites for this clinical placement are arranged individually.

     

    *This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and meets the criteria required for registration as a pharmacy technician in Maryland.More information can be found at the following link: http:// dhmh.state.md.us/pharmacyboard/ license/tech/index.htm.This course also prepares participants to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.Applicants for the optional, national PTCB exam apply directly to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.ptcb.org

     

    Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques Theory (Part I)

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    This two-part course covers how to collect blood and other specimens such as urine and stool samples and throat cultures and how to prepare samples for testing as a phlebotomist. Included is an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the systems requiring specimen collection.Proper documentation of each skill and correct use of Universal and Standard Precautions are emphasized. This course prepares students to take the National Center for Certification Testing (NCCT) phlebotomy exam. More information about the NCCT exam can be found at the following link: http://www.ncctinc.com/documents/ NCPT.pdf.

    Note: Phlebotomists are not currently required to be registered with a State board in Maryland; however, many employers prefer applicants that are nationally certified.

    Prerequisites:

     

    ·        The results of a Tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or clear chest X-ray if PPD results were previously positive.PPD results must be no more than 12 months old when beginning clinicals.

    ·        Proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations or positive titre 

    ·        Proof of completion of Hepatitis B vaccination series or sign a waiver releasing the College and clinical site of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

    ·        Proof of varicella immunization or positive titre

    ·        Proof of influenza vaccination (seasonal)

    ·        Applicants must successfully pass a reading assessment

    ·        Must be able to pass both a federal and state background check.

    Note: Participants are required to wear white lab coat for the lab sessions.

     

    Cost: $664 ($430 tuition, $234 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Mondays and Wednesdays, July 15-September 25, 6:00PM-9:45PM, Biopark

    Mondays and Wednesdays, September 29-Decemberr 17, 6;00PM-9:45PM, Biopark

     

    Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques Clinical (Part II)

    You must have prior departmental approval to register for this course.

    This course is designed to supplement the training provided in Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques Theory. Participants will gain practical experience in a clinical setting. Each student must perform a minimum of 100 venipunctures.

     

    Prerequisite:

    Applicants must present the following when registering:

    • Completion of Venipuncture and Specimen Collection (Part I), within the same semester.

    • Proof of current Health Care Provider CPR certification.

    • Clinical placement may be dependent on the results of a background check and drug screening.

     

    Cost: $255 ($30 tuition, $225 fees)

     

    Dates and Times:

    Individual Assignments

    Monday–Friday: Dates/Time-TBA (10 sessions, 80 hours) Off Campus Location–TBA

    Venipuncture clinical dates and times to be determined on an individual basis.

     

    Contact Information

     

    Workforce Development and Community Education Services—Healthcare

    710 East Lombard Street

    Baltimore, MD  21202

     

    Reginald Hanna, Education Specialist

    410-986-3207

    healthcareinquiry@bccc.edu