Health, Safety & Wellness
Health, Safety & Wellness Courses
Certified Nurse Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide Training Program – HYBRID FORMAT (LIVE REMOTE with some face to face clinical hours required)!
The Certified Nurse Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide Training Program is designed to introduce you to the nursing assistant profession and prepare you for the Massachusetts Red Cross Nurse Aide Certification Exam. This DPH approved, accelerated 4-week program was designed to deliver course information through lecture, PowerPoint, and videos, as well as hands-on skills lab training and within a clinical setting. 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 dementia care, vital signs, documentation and legal and regulatory healthcare practices. This 81-hour program is delivered in a hybrid format, meaning it is both on-line and in-person. The theory content of the program is delivered on-line, with several mandatory “Zoom” virtual meetings. There is a mandatory skills lab weekend where students will meet with the instructor at the Lawrence Campus and learn important CNA skills in our Nursing Assistant Lab. The final component of the program is a 25-hour clinical experience at a long-term care facility under the supervision of the CNA instructor. It is a great option to enter the in-demand direct care field and can also serve as a gateway to other health care professions.
Student Requirements Prior to Admission:
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid photo ID
- Physical examination
- Immunization Records
- CORI/SORI background check – to be conducted by clinical facility
$1,320 (due at time of enrollment)
Other Required Materials:
- Textbook: approximately $80 – Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care – Long Term Care and Home Care, third edition
- Uniform: approximately $40-$50
The required materials must be purchased by the student upon enrollment.
*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.
Other Important Information:
Please note this course is accelerated and approved by the DPH in the accelerated delivery model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the program does not offer CPR Certification, dementia training, or the Red Cross CNA Certification exam. Although the Red Cross suspended CNA Certification exam testing at this time, you will be able to be employed as a CNA after successful completion of this program. Please be advised that there may be weekend and evening components to this program.
For more information:
Phone: Heather Waniga, RN: 603-489-8907
Email: Heather Waniga, RN: firstname.lastname@example.org
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): Experienced providers of CPR instruction in a variety of settings
Course Information: (Select One)
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.
Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
Please email Sandy Zappala with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This 60 hour classroom course, with an 80 hour externship, is designed to teach students in a retail setting the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Pharmacy Technician. The course will prepare the student to take the National Certification Exam to become PTCB certified. The instructor led portion of the class will review various topics including pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, routes of administration, medical abbreviations, medication dosage forms, interpreting drug orders, regulations and the top two hundred prescription medications.
The externship portion of the course is designed to give the student real world experience setting to reinforce the topics studied in the classroom. Students will also be given practical knowledge on the interview process and what employers are seeking in a candidate. This is a fast-paced class that requires students to have a basic understanding of fractions, formulas, and conversions.
$1399. Not eligible for tuition waivers.
FALL DATES TBD
For more information, contact Sandy Zappala at Szappala@necc.mass.edu
1. Students must have HS diploma or GED and must be at least 18 years of age.
2. It is strongly recommended that students have strong mathematics, spelling, and reading skills. Classes that would be a useful foundation for this work are high school chemistry, algebra, and English.
3. Students are required to take a NECC Math Assessment test. In lieu of the assessment, students can provide HS transcripts indicating High School Math with a C or better.
4. Give permission for a CORI & SORI background check with NECC.
5. Prior to start of Externship hours, students must apply for and receive their Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician in Training License
6. Prior to start of Externship hours, students will conduct a drug test.
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