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Apprenticeship ready at Atlantic CapeDue prior to registration: Prerequisites: Current New Jersey EMT-Basic certification, high school diploma or GED, American Heart Association CPR certification for healthcare professionals, 21 years of age before entering clinical field time. A minimum of 200 patient contact hours in a 911 EMS service or hospital emergency room during the 24 months immediately before registration. Patient contact hours are defined as time spent performing direct patient care in an emergency setting. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Complete the FISDAP Paramedic Entrance Examination with a minimum score of 75. Successful completion of two BLS patient care scenarios, based on National Registry performance checklists, with a minimum score of 33 on each. Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and hepatitis B series. Documentation of health insurance. Successful completion of a criminal background check. Candidates must obtain sponsorship from AtlantiCare/AtlantiCare EMS for all clinical portions of the program. Students must possess the physical capabilities to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Paramedic.

This course prepares experienced EMTs to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP). Paramedics provide advanced medical care in a prehospital setting. Through our highly intensive curriculum, students will gain knowledge and experience through a wide array of disciplines that develop critical thinking and decision-making skills that the life and career paramedic demands.

In addition to classroom and skills laboratory education, students will be able to contextualize and enhance that education through a multitude of patient-centered scenarios, with both live patients and high fidelity simulations. Alongside this experience, students will train in a wide variety of hospital clinical disciplines, culminating in field internship on Mobile Intensive Care Units, where they will progress to a lead role as an entry-level paramedic.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards, the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, and the 2015 Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio, as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting or exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards. As part of this education, students will also receive training and certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and the Difficult Airway Course. Students completing the program will be required to pass the National Registry (NREMT) Paramedic Certification exam.

The Paramedic Science program will utilize technology to enhance our students’ learning experience. As part of their tuition package, each student will receive a tablet, equipped with learning assistance software programs. Our scenario lab comes equipped with a Laerdal SimMan 3G along with enhanced video capabilities for the debriefing of scenarios. The Paramedic Science will provide a superior learning experience for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in advanced prehospital emergency medical care.

The program consists of seven modules:

  • Module 1: Student Success Workshop
  • Module 2: Advanced Assessment/EMS Systems/The Human Body in Sickness & Health
  • Module 3: Advanced Interventions
  • Module 4: Trauma/Special Patient Populations
  • Module 5: Professional and Career Development
  • Module 6: Field Experience
  • Module 7: Capstone Field Internship

College Pathways: Upon successful completion of the program and NREMT credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward a Health Sciences degree from Atlantic Cape.

Student Responsibility: Students are required to purchase a stethoscope, black belt & shoes.

Additional Requirements: Attendance at an Information Session is required for candidates seeking admission to the Paramedic Science program. Individual and group sessions by appointment. Contact EMSTrain@atlantic.edu to schedule.

PARA-501 (1,456 hours) Financial Aid eligible.
Fee: $18,595 (Tuition $15,424, Materials $3,171)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture and Skills Lab: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Beginning October 6 (ends May 2022)

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Apprenticeship ReadyDue prior to registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella, and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening, and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than two months before the first date of class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again before your internship.

Due on first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class, and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order; however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in both primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical duties can include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, assisting the physician during exams, injections, venipuncture, and ECGs.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Professionals certification is also provided during the program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

The program consists of 17 modules:

  • Module 1: Student Success Workshop
  • Module 2: Computer Applications for the Medical Office
  • Module 3: Professional and Career Development
  • Module 4: Medical Terminology
  • Module 5: Vital Signs
  • Module 6: Medical Assisting 1 (Communications, Patient Interview, History, Exam)
  • Module 7: Medical Assisting 2 (Infection Control, Microbiology, Orientation to the Lab, Collecting, Processing and Testing, Blood and Urine Specimens)
  • Module 8: Phlebotomy Internship
  • Module 9: Professional Office Procedures
  • Module 10: Medical Assisting 3 (Pharmacology, Medication Administration, Injections)
  • Module 11: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 12: Medical Assisting 4 (Electrocardiography)
  • Module 13: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (American Heart Association BLS-AED)
  • Module 14: Billing and Coding
  • Module 15: Electronic Medical Records
  • Module 16: Clinical Internship
  • Module 17: Credential Exam Review

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Note: Students are required to achieve a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module. Under supervision, students do practice Phlebotomy draws on fellow students. Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance before starting a clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

Daytime, Classroom Option
MEDA-500 (684 hours) Financial Aid eligible.
Fee: $7,299 (Tuition $6,000, Materials $1,299)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Beginning October 28 (ends August 4, 2021)
    Clinical: Schedule to vary.

Evening, Hybrid Option
MEDA-151 (620 hours: 270 classroom hours, 350 online)
Fee: $6,035 (Tuition $5,053, Materials $982)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
    Begins November 12 (ends September 23, 2021)
    Clinical: Days and hours vary.
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apprenticeship ready emblemDue prior to registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/ physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than 2 months prior to first date of class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again prior to your internship.

Due on first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order, however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Medical administrative assistants play a pivotal role in ensuring a positive, responsive, and efficient medical practice. In this program, students will learn how to provide outstanding customer service such as professionally greeting and checking in and out patients, scheduling appointments, and obtaining referrals. Instruction will also include proper communications in a medical setting, learning patient chart organization and filing processes as well as using various computer software applications to include billing and coding. Medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, HIPPA, and ethics knowledge will make for a well-rounded employee in the role of a medical administrative assistant. Students will receive a personal tablet as part of the cost of the program. Students successfully completing all classroom and clinical requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification examination. The cost of the exam is included in the program.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following item for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable.

Notes: Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

HMAA-500 (320 hours: 158 hours classroom, 153 hours online)
Fee: $3,549 (Tuition $2,649, Materials $900)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, Beginning October 13 (ends May 18, 2021), 6-9 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary

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Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than 2 months prior to first date of class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again prior to your internship.

Due on the first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may be not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Notes:Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

What is a Hybrid Program? Workforce Developments Hybrid programs are designed to combine traditional classroom instruction with independent online work. Students are required to attend classroom sessions and complete additional work online.

This comprehensive course in central service and sterile processing is designed to equip students for a career in central service, the operating room and infection control, and materials management. Students will be prepared to succeed on the IAHCSMM examination to become Certified Registered Central Service Technicians (CRCST). Mandatory on-site observation will be scheduled on Fridays by the instructor. The clinical internship will follow the lecture and observation hours.

Certified registered central service technicians are vital to any health care operation. Typical duties are to prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or health care equipment. They will also perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment. Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician Exam. American Heart Association, BLS/CPR certification, is also covered in this program. The cost of these exams and certification is included in the program fee.

Content includes:

  • ntroduction to Sterile Processing: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Regulations and Standards, Infection Prevention and Control, Quality Assurance, Safety, Communication and Human Relations Skills
  • Disinfection: Surgical Instrumentation, Complex Surgical Instruments, Sterile Packaging moreover, Storage, Point of Use Processing, High-Temperature Sterilization, Low Temperature Sterilization
  • Inventory Management: Management of Patient Care Equipment, Tracking Systems, Sterile Processing for Ambulatory, Surgery and Other Practices
  • CPR/BLS for Health Care Professionals
  • Clinical

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 12 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

HCST-501 (598 hours Online/Observation, 400 hours Clinical)
Fee: $3,599 (Tuition $3,104, Materials $495)

  • Section 0W03-Cape Regional Medical Center
    Observation: Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, scheduled by instructor
    Clinical: Days and hours vary
    Beginning October 23 (ends August 30, 2021)

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Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella, TB test, and the Flu vaccine.

The physical exam, drug screening, and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than two months before the first date of the class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again before your internship.

Due on the first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class, and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order; however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the clinical/internship.

The phlebotomist is responsible for obtaining blood samples from patients for laboratory analysis. The phlebotomist is skilled in blood collection techniques and handling, transporting, and processing blood specimens. Learning experiences will include laboratory practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities. Students completing all classroom and clinical requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy (CPT) certification examination. The cost of this exam is included in the program.

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 3 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Note: Students are required to achieve a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module. Under supervision, students practice Phlebotomy draws on fellow students. Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance before starting a clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

PHLB-136 (132 hours)
Fee: $2,399 (Tuition $1,852, Materials $547)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., beginning October 5 (ends on February 9)
    All students must attend 4-9 p.m. on January 19

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Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 7 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella, and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening, and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than two months before the first date of the class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again before your internship.

Due first day of class: Fingerprinting and a criminal background check are also required and are included in the cost of the program, and paperwork will be done on the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check will not be eligible for the clinical/ internship portion of the program.

As a CNA, students will be eligible for employment in a long-term care facility, assisted living facility, adult medical daycare, and some hospitals. Becoming a Certified Nurse Aide is a great way to launch a career in the health care profession. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approves this 90-hour program. The curriculum includes 50 hours of classroom lecture with lab, 40 hours of clinical experience, and meets the curriculum requirements mandated by the NJDHSS. This program will prepare students to sit for the NJDHSS written examination and the required skills evaluation.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Notes: Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance before starting a clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

HCNA-146 (90 hours)
Fee: $3,195 (Tuition $2,880, Materials $315)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday-Friday, beginning September 11 (ends October 16), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (based on schedule)
    Clinical: Various long-term care facilities

 

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Prerequisites: MUST currently be certified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide. Proof must be provided before registration.

This 10-hour program is designed for the CNA, who wants to become a Certified Home Health Aide. Upon successful completion of this New Jersey Board of Nursing approved program, students will be eligible to apply for certification as a Certified Home Health Aide. All materials and certification fees are included in the program fee. Note: A clinical skills exam may be required.

CHHA-200 (10 hours)
Fee: $369 (Tuition $219, Materials $150)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Thursday and Friday, December 10 & 11, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Due before registration: Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; CPR certification will be provided during class for students and is a required element regardless of certification status at the beginning of the course. Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and Hepatitis B series. Candidates must be 18 years of age by the last day of the program and have the physical capability to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Basic. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).

Due on the first day of class: Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation of health insurance will not be eligible for the required clinical/internship portion of the program. Students are required to register with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services Certification System. This includes a criminal background check. Students with a criminal history may not be eligible for state of national EMT certification. Workforce Development tuition refund policy applies.

Atlantic Cape Community College, in partnership with Mutual Aid Emergency Services, is proud to provide the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician Course. This course is open to candidates interested in obtaining the necessary skills and education to provide emergency medical care as an entry-level pre-hospital health care provider. This program will enable successful candidates with the proper training and critical thinking skills to obtain their EMT certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certification qualifies the candidate for various volunteer and career positions available throughout the State of New Jersey as well as other states recognizing NREMT or NJ certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts, and bike teams.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting and exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards.

Students completing course requirements will earn certificates in I-100 Incident Command, I-700 National Incident Management System, I-907 Active Shooter, Hazardous Materials Awareness, CBRNE Awareness, and WMD Awareness.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 6 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

Note: Students failing to clear a criminal background check and failure to provide proof of insurance documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

EMTC-501 (265 hours: 85 classroom/lab, 10 clinical, 175 online)
Fee: $2,029 (Tuition $1,457, Materials $572)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday & Wednesday, 6-9:30 p.m.
    Beginning September 22 (ends January 13)
    First-week schedule Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 22, 23, 24

 

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Workshops

This self-paced, 4-module workshop through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) will benefit those in the healthcare industry such as medical assistants, nurses, social workers, care coordinators and front office staff to build the necessary skills to better communication, education and engagement with their patients. A final assessment will be given following the modules.

The program will provide instruction on the following topics: Introduction to health coaching; collaboration & communication; relationships and responsibilities of a health coach and motivational interviewing (featuring virtual simulation).

Upon successful completion of this ANCC accredited certificate workshop built to meet ACAP accreditation, 7 continuing education units will be awarded for any NHA certificate holder or Nursing Association member.

HPHC-100 (7 hours)
Fee: $329

  • Section OW01- Online classroom, ongoing enrollment. To get started, call (609) 343-5655.

This course is designed for medical and dental personnel, nursing students, physical therapists, other health care providers, and those entering the health care profession. American Heart Association certification, valid for two years, will be awarded for the successful completion of this course.

Students will receive hands-on practice in infant, child, and adult CPR, plus first aid for obstructed airways. The signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and the basic anatomy of the cardiopulmonary structures will be reviewed. Drowning, spinal injuries, Ambu bag, two-rescuer CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) are also covered.

Note: Students will receive their Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual upon registration to study before the workshop. Manual must be brought to class. If the workshop is canceled or the student chooses to withdraw and requests a refund per the refund policy, a refund will be given minus $14.50 for the cost of the manual. If the manual is returned unused/in its original packaging, a full refund will be granted.

HCPR-134 (5 hours)
Fee: $99 (Tuition $69, Materials $30)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Friday, October 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Saturday, October 10, 4-9 p.m.

The Heartsaver CPR course trains lay rescuers to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies with an adult, child, and infant victims. American Heart Association certification, valid for two years, will be awarded for successful completion. Training includes CPR/AED and relief of choking for adults/ child/ infant and is ideal for first responders. First aid for lay rescuers on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives is also covered.

Note: Students will receive their Heartsaver FIRST AID, CPR, and AED Student Workbook upon registration to study before the workshop. Manual must be brought to class. If the workshop is canceled or the student chooses to withdraw and requests a refund per the refund policy, a refund will be given minus $2.50 for the cost of the manual. If the manual is returned unused/in its original packaging, a full refund will be granted.

HCPR-101 (8 hours)
Fee: $105 (Tuition $77, Materials $28)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Friday, December 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)

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