Health Care


Did you know the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks health care as the fastest growing job sector? It is estimated that more than 1 million new jobs will be created in the health care field within the next 10 years. If you think a career in health care is worth exploring, you may find health care training at BCCC is just right for you! Below is a list and description of our health care offerings. Visit our current schedule of classes for specific price and class schedule information.

For upcoming training offerings, please visit our Schedule of Classes.

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 fromblood 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.

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 by mail an American Heart Association CPR card valid for 2 years. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
 
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. Contact Reginald Hanna  Education Specialist at 410-986-3207  rhanna@bccc.edu for an appointment.

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. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
 
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.
 
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 at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  Education Specialist at 410-986-3207  rhanna@bccc.edu for an appointment.
 
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. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
 
Medicine Aide (Part I):
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. The Medicine Aide course is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. The clinical experience consists of five consecutive days (30 hours) using skills acquired in the classroom. Participants must be available for day clinical rotations Monday through Friday,7am–2pm. The clinical site and schedule will be determined at a later date. To complete the training, you must complete both Medicine Aide Part I (theory) and Part II (Clinical). Full attendance is required to successfully complete this course. Note: All texts and instructional materials are included in course fees. 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 experience in basic patient care procedures.

  • Valid Maryland Board of Nursing GNA and CNA cards.
  • Applicants must successfully pass a Math and English assessment test.
  • Students must register for both Medicine Aide Theory and Medicine Aide Clinical at the same time.
  • You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  Education Specialist at 410-986-3207  rhanna@bccc.edu for an appointment.
 
Medicine Aide (Part II)–Clinical:
A continuation of Medicine Aide (Part I), this course satisfies the required 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. Note: Participants are required to wear a white uniform during this clinical course.
You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  Education Specialist at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu for an appointment.

Medicine Aide Update:
This eight 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.This course is endorsed and approved by 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 eight hours of practice in a licensed nursing home within the last two years.
  • Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
  • You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna Education Specialist at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.

Multi-Skilled Medical Technician:
The Multi-Skilled Medical Technician training series provides participants key skills to broaden their employment prospects. The training consists of 252 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of instruction in a clinical setting. The following modules are included:Nursing Assistant,Medical Terminology, Venipuncture and Specimen Collection, and EKG Essentials. The Nursing Assistant module is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Prerequisites: Must be presented when registering.

  • Present 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.

  • Provide proof of measles, mumps, and rubella(MMR) immunizations. If you do not have records of your childhood MMR immunizations, you can be either reimmunized for the MMR or have a blood sample tested for the presence of antibodies for the diseases.

  • Provide proof of at least initial inoculation of the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver releasing the College of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

  • Applicants must successfully pass an English assessment test.

  • New requirement: Effective January 1, 2007,Certified Nursing Assistants must be able to pass both a federal and state background check.

Note: All texts and instructional materials are included in course fees. Note: Students are required to wear a lab coat in Venipuncture classes and a nursing uniform in Nursing Assistant classes. Please call 410-986-3207 for details.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.
You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street.Contact  Reginald Hanna  Education Specialist at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu for an appointment.
 
Nursing Assistant:
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 nursing assistant theory of health and disease across the life span, client care skills in a practice lab setting, and medical terminology. The course consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction in conjunction with 40 hours of instruction in a clinical setting using skills acquired in the classroom. Participants must be available for day clinicals Monday through Friday, 7am–4pm. Clinical sites and schedules will be determined at a later date. The course is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, 410-585-1990. Note: All texts and instructional materials are included in course fees.Participants who successfully complete Nursing Assistant training are eligible to be placed on the Maryland Board of Nursing Registry. A $20 application fee must be paid by the student to the Board of Nursing.Participants who successfully complete this course will be scheduled to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)examination. Those who pass the exam are eligible to work in long-term care facilities. BCCC sponsors participants for the exam. Exam fees are included in course fees; however, participants are responsible for paying the $20 application fee for placement on the State GNA Registry. Contact the GNA Testing Service at 1-866-257-6470. Prerequisites: Applicants must provide the following when registering:
 
  • Present 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.

  • Provide proof of measles, mumps, and rubella(MMR) immunizations. If you do not have records of your childhood MMR immunizations, you can either be reimmunized for the MMR or have a blood sample tested for the presence of antibodies for the diseases.

  • Provide proof of at least initial inoculation of the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver releasing the College of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

  • Provide proof of at least initial inoculation of the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver releasing the College of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

  • New requirement: Effective January 1, 2007, Certified Nursing Assistants must be able to pass both a federal and state background check.

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.

Nursing Assistant (Part I) Theory:
Eight hours of the class will be scheduled individually for students for a mandatory training session prior to scheduled GNA test date.Students must register for both Certified Nursing Assistant Theory and Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical at the same time. Cost: $698 ($463 tuition, $235 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street.Contact  Reginald Hanna at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.
 
Nursing Assistant (Part II) Clinical:
Prerequisites: Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (Part I), within the same semester.
Cost: $482 ($417 tuition, $65 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street.Contact Reginald Hanna  at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.
 
Pharmacy Technician Part I:
This comprehensive course prepares students to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, and community pharmacies and work 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. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees. Note: Clinical locations may require a high school diploma or GED.Prerequisites: Math and English test. Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and a Maryland background check which must be administered within two weeks of his/her clinical experience. Note: Fees for both the background check and drug screen are included in course cost. Students must register for both Pharmacy Technician Theory and Pharmacy Technician Clinical at the same time. Cost: $794 ($469 tuition, $325 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.
 
Pharmacy Technician Clinical (Part II):
This course is designed to supplement the training provided in the Pharmacy Technician Part I course. Participants will gain practical experience in a clinical setting. The start date,time, and clinical sites for this clinical placement are arranged individually.Prerequisite: Completion of Pharmacy Technician (Part I), within the same semester. Cost: $250 ($30 tuition, $220 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street.Contact Reginald Hanna at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.
 
Phlebotomy Technician Optional Certification Exam:
via the National Center for Competency Testing.
$150 exam fee ($90 for students within six months of training) For more information, call 1-800-875-4404.Venipuncture and Specimen Collection.

Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques (Part I):
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. The training consists of 59 hours of lecture and 25 hours of simulated lab. Students must be available for day clinicals Monday through Friday, 7am–4pm, for a two week(80 hour) period (see Venipuncture Clinical). 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. Note: All texts and instructional materials are included in course fees. Prerequisites: Must be presented when registering.

  • Present 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.

  • Provide proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations when registering. If you do not have records of your childhood MMR immunizations, you can either be reimmunized for the MMR or have a blood sample tested for the presence of antibodies for the diseases.

  • Provide proof of at least initial inoculation of the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver releasing the College of any legal or medical responsibilities resulting from exposure to the Hepatitis virus.

  • Applicants must successfully pass an English assessment test.

Note: Participants are required to wear white lab coat for the lab sessions.
Cost: $664 ($430 tuition, $229 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.

Venipuncture Clinical (Part II):
This course is designed to supplement the training provided in the Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques course. Participants will gain practical experience in a clinical setting. Each student must perform a minimum of 100 venipunctures. The start date,time, and clinical sites for this clinical placement are arranged individually. Two-week time is set by clinical location (DAY ONLY).Prerequisite: Completion of Venipuncture and Specimen Collection (Part I), within the same semester. Venipuncture clinical dates and times to be determined on an individual basis. Cost: $250 ($30 tuition, $220 fees) You must have prior approval and register for this course in person at 710 E. Lombard Street. Contact Reginald Hanna  at 410-986-3207 rhanna@bccc.edu  for an appointment.
 
For more information, please contact:

Reginald Hanna 
Community Education Specialist
410-986-3207
rhanna@bccc.edu