Health, Safety & Wellness
Health, Safety & Wellness Courses
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Training Program
This DPH approved 150 hour program introduces participants to the fundamental nursing assistant skills and information and prepares them to take the state (MA) examination to become a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide) to be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry and also to obtain a Home Health Aide Certificate. Students will also be certified in Health Care Provider CPR. Emphasis is placed upon communication, safety and infection control procedures and basic personal care skills for patients/residents in sub-acute, long term care and in an individual’s home. Other topics include vital signs, documentation and the legal and regulatory practices. This full-time daytime program is held at the Haverhill campus, Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. for six weeks and includes classroom instruction, skills practice and clinical experience at a local long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse. Students will receive assistance with resume development and the opportunity to speak to a representative from a variety of health care facilities during Career Day at the end of the program.
This is a great opportunity to enter the in-demand direct care field and can also serve as a gateway to other Health Care professions. Program fee of $2019 includes books, materials, testing fee, CPR and CORI fee. For more information email Nancy Tariot at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not eligible for tuition waivers.
Spring/Summer Session Courses
*Students who successfully complete this program and pass the Massachusetts CNA exam may also earn 6 credits as the equivalent of HES 112 applicable towards the NECC Health Care Technician Certificate Program. See website for additional information.
ServSafe Certification – Food
Safe food handling is critical to keeping customers and co-workers safe. Offered in association with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, ServSafe is a comprehensive eight-hour course that provides an overview of basic sanitation policies and procedures and prepares you to pass the ServSafe Certification exam given during the last class. Students who pass the exam will be awarded the ServSafe Certification by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Instructor: Mark Zagranis, certified ServSafe instructor for 15 years with 45 years of experience in the food service industry, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and owner of Common Sense Food Safety
Health Care Provider CPR
Intended for the healthcare provider who cares for patients in a variety of settings, this course teaches CPR for victims of all ages. Topics include ventilation with a barrier device, bag-mask device, oxygen, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Includes the adult signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking. Students are encouraged to register early, obtain their books from our office one week prior to class start, and become familiar with the contents prior to the start of class.
Lunch on your own.
Book and training shield included in materials fee and available in the classroom!
Instructor(s): Joao Laranjeira, experienced EMS and AHA instructor with extensive experience in Emergency Medical Services, EMS management and clinical standards
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Additional Health Care Provider CPR courses for the late spring/summer time frame will be available. Please contact Dianne Lahaye at email@example.com or 978-556-3065.
Online Medical Interpreting Certificate Program – New
There is a critical need for trained medical interpreters! This 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. Open to those who are fully bi-lingual in English and either Spanish or Portuguese, this online course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. This program is taught by an experienced medical interpreter, offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, a leader in the medical interpreter training field and meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement. It also prepares you to pass the certification exam. For information on certification prerequisites visit the Certified Medical Interpreters website.
A brief language assessment is required and conducted by phone prior to the start of the course. The course start date is flexible so register and start whenever it is convenient for you! Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college.
Course fee of $1,065 includes all materials and online access.
Not eligible for tuition waivers.
For more info, please contact Dianne Lahaye
CRN: 215 Course Number: HLTH1022 Section: OA
Advanced Directives and Living Wills: Who Will Speak for You?
In the event of illness or disability, is there someone you trust who can speak for you and communicate how you wish to be cared for if you are unable to do so? Learn the different types of Advanced Directives including Massachusetts Health Care Proxy and the “Five Wishes”. Class held at Merrimack Valley Hospice’s main office at the Riverwalk (360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Entrance I, 4th floor) in Lawrence. Registration for this course is mandatory.
End of Life Care: Become a Hospice Volunteer – Merrimack Valley Hospice
Learn to make a profound difference in someone’s life! Using lecture, real life stories and small group exercises you will learn how to provide practical help and emotional support to those with life limiting illness and their loved ones. At the end of this in-depth comprehensive 5 week training, you will receive a certificate and become part of a very special group – ordinary people making an extraordinary difference! There is a special need for veterans to support other veterans, bilingual (Spanish) volunteers and licensed massage therapists.
Class includes 5 live classes and online study. Students should plan to spend about two hours (weekly) on homework including online study.
Class held at High Pointe House (formerly Merrimack Valley Hospice House) at 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Registration required.
Promote your physical, emotional, and spiritual healing by triggering your body’s own ability to heal itself. Instruction in working with energy & the chakra system, hand positions for both self-healing & client healing. Attunement & certificate upon completion.
Instructor: Angela Sakakeeny, Reiki Master
Learn the Reiki symbols which increase the power of the hands-on healing technique & learn distance healing. Learn more about chakras and the flow of energy by doing more extensive hands-on work. Attunement & certificate upon completion.
Instructor: Angela Sakakeeny, Reiki Master
Weight Management & Lifestyle – New
Have you seen this on T.V. “Lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks!” or “Lose 30 lbs in 30 days!? All of it is designed to play off the unrealistic dreams of consumers, who frankly, still hang on to the “magic bullet” to solve all of their weight-loss issues. There is so much conflicting information out there! This course will break it down so you will know the truth and sift through all that conflicting information. You will learn 12 various topics that all relate to weight management such as carbohydrates, digestion, how to reduce stress an lots more! You will also receive a 12 Week Transformation Journal to hold you accountable.
Instructor: Talia Erinna, Personal Trainer of 6+ years, a Gym owner, and Certified Women’s Fitness Trainer
Latin Social Dancing – New
Learn how to dance Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. We will learn to find the beat in the music and practice beginner footwork (right and left turns as well as the cross body lead). We will also learn how to dance with a partner (lead and follow). This is a great way to learn something new, make new friends and stay physically active. Bring comfortable shoes.
Instructor: Deborah Hilse, Social dancer and experienced instructor with over 20 years experience in East Coast Swing, Latin Dance and other partner dances.
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