Health Care Certificates

Certified Nursing Assistant

Basic Nursing Assistant-90 hours
(+16 hour Career Readiness Class)
Offered:
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters
Cost: $456 (+ books and supplies)

This course prepares the student to work in a nursing home, home health care agency, or group home and/or hospital. The first 60 hours of the course are classroom/lab and the remaining 30 hours of clinical will be in a nursing home.  You will give patient care under the supervision of your instructor. At the end of this course, you must take the Direct Care Worker registry written and skills exam to be eligible for employment.

WTA Students are required to complete the Career Readiness Class at the end of the Basic C.N.A. course and BEFORE enrolling in the Advanced C.N.A. course.

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Advanced Nurse Aide-75 hours
(+16 hour Career Readiness Class)(IF ONLY TAKING ADVANCED CNA)
Offered:
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters
Cost: $456 (+ books and supplies)

This course is designed for CNA’s who have completed the 90 hour state approved course. The course provides an opportunity to gain the additional competencies and clinical experiences needed to seek employment in a hospital. The first 45 hours of the course are held in a classroom/lab and the remaining 30 hours of clinical will be in a hospital. Job opportunities include, but are not limited to, EKG tech, Emergency Tech, Scope Tech, Surgery Tech, and OB Tech. The agency or hospital will provide additional training in these specialized areas. The student must provide proof they have successfully completed a 75 hour state approved CNA course

Pre-Requisite:Students must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into class.

You must complete a DMACC application for admission. On the application, Section 2, question 12 is where you list your “Program of Interest”. If you are taking CNA classes only list: “CNA only”. If you are taking CNA and plan to go on to Nursing list: Practical Nursing (to be an L.P.N.) or Associate Degree Nursing (to be an R.N.)

Possible Job Titles: Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Includes Nursing Care Attendants, Nursing Aides, Nursing Attendants, Direct care Workers and Patient Advocate

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Patient Intake & Billing

(114 contact hours + 24 hour Career Readiness Class)
Offered:
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters
Cost: $1159

This certificate program will give an introduction to the role of Patient Access/Registration AND Coding and Billing in a healthcare setting.  Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to: medical terminology, basic computer skills, insurance and funding regulations, how to recognize and utilize medical coding, healthcare safety, HIPAA, workplace skills and proper communication.  Class will consist of 90 hours lecture and a 24 hour clinical experience. 

Pre-Requisite: Must be able to type 40WPM. Students must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into class.

Possible Job Titles: Receptionist, Clerk Specialist, Office Assistant, Registration Clerk, Medical Secretary, Unit Support Representative, Patient Relations Rep, Billing Assistant, Accounting Assistant, Medical Records clerk/Technician

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Phlebotomy

(5 credit hours + 12 hour Career Readiness Class)
Offered:
Fall/Spring Semesters
Cost: $815 (+ books/supplies)

This certificate course is designed to provide an overall review of the current phlebotomy practices and procedures with an emphasis on the most important competencies in this field. This course will provide a variety of lecture, discussion, lab exercises and exams to provide the student with the opportunity to become skilled and gain confidence to work as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomists play an important role in the health care system and career opportunities are available. Phlebotomists may find employment in laboratories, hospitals, insurance companies, outreach services, patient service centers, research facilities, donor centers and physician’s offices.

You must complete a DMACC application and apply to the Phlebotomy program. You will receive a letter from admissions regarding a required information session with the department. Call 515-965-7145​ or go to this website for more information.

Pre-Requisite:Students must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into class.

Possible Job Titles: Phlebotomist, Mobile Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy Technician

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Sterile Processing Supply Tech

(60 contact hours + 24 hour Career Readiness Class)
Offered:
Fall Semester ONLY
Cost: $639​

This course will give an introduction to the field of the central service/sterile processing department within the healthcare system. Instruction will include communication skills between hospital departments, ethical and moral issues, and safety rules and regulations. The course will review a base knowledge of basic microbiology, disease transmission, asepsis, decontamination, instrumentation, preparation and packaging for sterilization in the central services/sterile processing department. This course will include 20 hours of clinical at Methodist Hospital as well as 40 hours of classroom instruction. 

Pre-Requisite: Students must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into class.

Possible Job Titles: Sterile Processing Technician, Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Central Service Technician (CST), Instrument Technician, Sterilization Technician, Central Processing Technician (CPT), Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Technician), Equipment Technician ​

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