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Jump start a health care career with short-term, intensive training at MSC Southeast
(Red Wing and Winona, MN) October 16, 2019 -- Minnesota State College Southeast's Continuing Education department is now offering several new options which can jump start a health care career in a matter of weeks! Registration is open now for four new programs, which start in February 2020.
If you are eager to get to work, these short-term, non-credit programs may be the perfect way for you to begin a career in health care as quickly as possible. Classes are intensive, with lecture and hands-on components, and are available at both our Red Wing and Winona campuses.
The Clinical Medical Assistant Program will prepare you to launch an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare! Learn how to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle. This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. (140 Contact Hours plus 160 hour Clinical Externship, starts Feb. 18, 2020 in Red Wing and Winona)
The EKG Technician Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT -- Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other national certification exams. Learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. You will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs, including function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. (50 hours, starts Feb. 24, 2020 in Red Wing and Winona)
In the Intravenous (IV) Therapy Program, students will receive instruction on performing IV therapy with a focus on anatomy and physiology, asepsis, equipment and supplies, review of drug calculations, pharmacology as it relates to IV therapy, and the practice of starting and running an IV. This course is appropriate for Phlebotomist, RNs, LPNs and other caregivers looking to enhance and or refresh their IV Therapy skills. (There is no clinical externship or national certification objective included with this program.) (50 hours, starts Feb. 18, 2020 in Red Wing and Winona)
The Pharmacy Technician Program will prepare you to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Learn pharmacy medical terminology, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining drugs by generic and brand names, and more. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs," the handling of sterile products, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. (50 hours, starts Feb. 25, 2020 in Red Wing and Winona)
For more information about these programs and to register, go to www.southeastmn.edu/training or call 651-385-6320.
About Minnesota State College Southeast&
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.