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Training Available for Variety of Healthcare Careers this Fall

August 10, 2006

Atlantic Cape Community College offers a variety of training programs to prepare students for entry-level careers in the healthcare industry through its Health Professions Institute.

Programs begin throughout the fall at ACCC’s locations in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House in several specialties, including:

• Surgical Technician—An 11-month program to prepare participants for jobs as surgical technicians who are responsible for passing and counting instruments during surgery.

• Certified Nurse Aide—This short-term program prepares participants to launch an entry-level career in the healthcare profession.

• Medical Terminology—Learn the meaning of medical terms and become familiar with the language of medicine to prepare for a healthcare career.

• Phlebotomy—Students will become skilled in blood collection techniques and handling and transporting specimens in this four-week class.

• Clinical Medical Assistant—Participants prepare for a variety of administrative and clinical duties they will encounter in medical offices during this six-month course.

• Medical Administrative Office Specialist—Receive solid training in appointment scheduling, billing, coding and other skills necessary for this growing field.

• Medical Transcription Certified (offered online)—Learn to transcribe dictated recordings into medical reports. Students should have excellent editing and proof-reading skills and be proficient in keyboarding.

• Pharmacy Technician (offered online)—Students will learn how to assist and support pharmacists in providing health care to patients as well as medical and pharmaceutical terminology and basic anatomy.

• The Art of Mentoring—This three-hour workshop is presented by the Nurse Workforce Solution Project of the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board for nurses who wish to enhance their mentoring skills.

Nearly 10 percent of all workers in Atlantic and Cape May counties will be employed in the healthcare sector by 2010. ACCC will begin construction this fall on a 5,600-square-foot Health Professions Institute at its Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Center.

The institute is funded by a $1.2 million capital grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and $1.8 million in state and Atlantic County funds. The project is also backed by Workforce Investment Board Healthcare Partnerships and executives in the healthcare industry.

For more information about ACCC’s Health Professions Institute, attend a Continuing Education information session held every Thursday at 1 p.m. in Building T, room 103, at our Mays Landing East location, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Cape May County sessions are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 1 p.m. in room 103 at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. No appointment is necessary.

For questions, contact Ghyll Theurer at (609) 343-5652, or 625-1111 or 463-4774, ext. 5652. Information about HPI classes, including dates, times and location of classes, is available at http://www.atlantic.edu/conted/healthProfessions.htm.