Training Programs

group of medical specialistsBASIC NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING (Theory 60|Lab 20|Clinical 40)

CIP Code 51.3902

This program is for those individuals who wish to pursue a healthcare career that will provide the bases for employment and also help to make future career decisions. This 120-hour program teaches individuals how to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

This course meets the requirements of the Illinois Nursing Reform Act of 1979 and leads to certification eligibility from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) given by SIUC. Upon completion of this program and passing the SIUC competency, students will be able to perform the 21 basic nursing skills and obtain permit to work in the long-term care area.

(https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=88827)

Admission Requirements:

  1. At least 16 years old
  2. Copy of High school diploma or copy of GED certificate
  3. Standardized exam with 10th grade or higher reading comprehension proficiency
  4. Physical Examination that includes TB test and immunization status (measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis, etc.) and history. (Note: If a student is unable to show proof of immunization status, a titer is needed to determine immunization status.)
  5. Proof of health insurance coverage
  6. Background check

ECG/EKG TECHNICIAN (Theory 30|Lab 10|Clinical 0)

CIP Code 51.0902

This program prepares individuals under the supervision of physicians and nurses to administer ECG diagnostic examinations. It also includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, cardiovascular medications and effects on patient care, ECG administration, equipment operation and maintenance, interpretation of cardiac rhythm, patient record management, and professional standards and ethics. If you have a desire to learn more about the heart or have a desire to start a career as an ECG technician, this program is suitable for you.

Course/Training Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of structure and functions of the cardiovascular system; demonstrate knowledge of cardiovascular medications and effects on patient care; demonstrate concepts related to professional conduct, ethical behavior, and patient confidentiality; and, determine when the patient‘s cardio-graphic results, physical appearance, and/or symptoms should be referred to a nurse or physician among many other skills. Successful graduates are encouraged to obtain a national certification from the National Health Career Association which will assist them with more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.

(https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=88780)

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN (Theory 80|Lab 20|Clinical 20)

CIP Code 51.1009

If you are interested in starting a career in the healthcare services as a laboratory staff, then this is the course for you. This program prepares individuals under the supervision of physicians and other healthcare professionals to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. The program includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations.

Phlebotomists are vital members of the clinical laboratory team, whose primary function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro collection along with transportation of specimens to the clinical lab.

(https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cipid=87636)

Upon completion of this course, successful graduates are encouraged to obtain a national certification from the National Health Career Association. This will help in obtaining a Phlebotomy certification which will allow for more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise. Graduates may find work at acute and long term facilities, outpatient medical offices, home health care providers, private duty, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (PCT) (230|50|60)

A Patient Care Technician (PCT) consists of three programs: BNAT, EKG, and Phlebotomy. Each program is taught independently with a final test in theory and skills performed at the end of each training session. Certification for a Patient Care Technician will only be issued after completion of the three programs and will have the opportunity to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification for PCT.

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