Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. (Interested students should attend an Information Session on July 10 at 5 p.m. at The Estes Community Center in Chase City. The next program is slated to start in August in Chase City.)
Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures or finger-sticks. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives and accurately explaining the procedure to the patients.
If you have completed a Nurse Aide program or a Direct PatientCare certificate program you should consider adding this credential. Medication Assistants are allowed under the Code of VA to assist patients with medications in Assisted Living Facilities. The need for this level of training is growing as our population ages and more persons need placement in assisted living care facilities. This is the full 68 hour course as required by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
The healthcare industry is actively seeking professional Nurse Aides. This seven week course is designed for individuals desiring to work as a CNA. Upon successful completion of the program students receive the certificate needed to take the Virginia NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
This curriculum is designed to provide specialized administrative support technology education in the medical field. The curriculum is designed for students interested in a professional career as an administrative medical assistant or medical biller/coder in a private medical practice, in a hospital setting, and in other health care organizations. In addition, the Administrative Support Technology curriculum offers basic skills training and advanced training complementary to the information systems demands of the electronic office.
The Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Emergency Medical Services field and personal development of volunteer or career emergency medical service personnel for positions as an emergency medical technician, paramedic, EMS officer, EMS instructor, rescue technician, emergency manager, or other related positions.
The Career Studies Certificate designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Emergency Medical Services field. It will prepare students for an exciting position in emergency medical services as a volunteer or career member, while enhancing career hiring and advancement opportunities for existing career personnel. This program is designed to qualify students for securing a job in any of the multiple opportunities that exist within the emergency medical services field.
The program in Nursing equips the student with the knowledge and skills needed to begin professional practice in the care, counseling, and education of healthcare consumers in a variety of settings. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse).