TRADITIONAL: 5 Weeks (Day) 7 Weeks (Evening) 8 Weeks (Weekend) HYBRID: 5 Weeks/ 120 Clock Hours
This training course is a four to five-week, 120-hour, certificate program designed to prepare individuals to provide direct patient care in a variety of health settings under the supervision of a licensed health care professional such as an LPN, RN, and or MD. The ratio of students to instructor is ten to one. Upon successful completion of the training program, the graduate will be able to take the National Nurse Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam administered by the District of Columbia and earn the title Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A).
10 Weeks (Day) 8 Weeks (Evening)/ 164 Clock Hours
This 164-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program, certificate prepares students to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture competently and safely. Lectures include basic anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the circulatory system, introduction to collection, risk factors and complications, quality assurance in specimen collection as well as professional behavior and responsibilities in patient care settings. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the ASCP Examination for national certification.
4 months/ 328 Clock Hours (188 hours lecture/140 lab hours)
Patient care technicians are allied health professionals who provide direct patient care within their regulated scope of practice. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks (as delegated by the nursing or medical staff) which may include obtaining patient vital signs and other data, communicating with the healthcare team and patients, assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), complying with confidentiality requirements, and performing ECG's and phlebotomy tasks. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) Exam for national certification.
9 Months / 920 Clock Hours
Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Medical Assistants work directly with patients, whether in small or large healthcare settings, to ensure that patients receive the care they need while providing health professionals with vital patient information. As an essential part of the healthcare team, a medical assistant is responsible for obtaining general health data and performing a variety of back and front office duties. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Exam.
5 Months (Includes 160 Clinical Hours)
Pharmacy technicians are critical members of the healthcare team and are essential to providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy. A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in diverse settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Technicians perform vital functions to support the patient care efforts of the pharmacy team with roles and responsibilities that continue to expand and evolve. In many pharmacies, technicians:
You’ll cover topics such as medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, assisting the pharmacist with office duties, and more to help you prepare to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
12 month Accelerated Program
Diagnostic medical sonography, also known as sonography, uses ultrasound technology to examine the body’s organs, blood vessels, and tissues. Sonographers work one-on-one with patients on the front lines of healthcare and play a critical role in helping to detect and monitor a variety of life-changing medical conditions such as high-risk pregnancies, cancers, and heart defects.
As a full-time, day program, all registered students are required to participate in a mandatory 3-week “SONOGRAPHY BOOTCAMP” before beginning a weekly schedule that includes dedicated time for in-class instruction and clinical rotations. Due to the accelerated nature of this program, it’s important for all students to have good time management skills and be extremely self-motivated to experience educational success through the Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics.
Before being accepted into the One-Year sonography program, all applicants must: be at least 18 years of age, must be a graduate of an accredited High School or high school equivalent (GED), and have successfully completed Human Anatomy I and II, Medical Terminology, and Medical Law and Ethics. By eliminating these classes from SJMCTS's curriculum, students can focus all of their learning on course-specific material right from the start.
A career in diagnostic medical sonography offers exciting rewards and challenges, and certification is a great way to make a strong start. Because of its promising job growth and good salary, U.S. News and World Report rank diagnostic medical sonography #3 in its list of best healthcare jobs. The SJMCTS Sonography Program is a non-credit certificate program. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon graduation from the program.