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Atlantic Cape to Offer Health Care Training Programs

July 5, 2012

The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of programs this summer for health care professionals interested in advancing their skills.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification will prepare students to perform basic life support. Participants will learn adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support, use of AED, assisting patients with medication administration, splinting, bleeding control, lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients, 7-10:30 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturdays, beginning Sept. 4.

In Patient Care Technician, students will learn basic patient care skills and behaviors needed to gain an entry-level position as a Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist or EKG Technician, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, and 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning Sept. 11.

Multi-Skill Technician will prepare students to function as EKG and Phlebotomy Technicians. Curriculum includes: anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical terminology, medical disease processes and appropriate treatments, medical ethics, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning Sept. 18.

In Administrative Healthcare Specialist, participants will learn a variety of administrative duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists and other health care facilities, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday beginning Sept. 10.

Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs is designed for the CNA who wants to become a Certified Home Health Aide, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., two Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 20.

Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings and students will also gain field experience on paramedic units.

For more information, or to register, contact (609) 343-4829 or visit