Sunday, February 5, 2023

SCCC Adds Two New Courses to Allied Health Programs

NEWTON, N.J. – Sussex County Community College’s Allied Health Program is adding two new three-credit courses that expand the program. 

The first course is Electrocardiography and Cardiac Monitoring Technician which is designed to prepare students to perform electrocardiography and other cardiac monitoring. Included in the course work is training in interpretation of normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. It prepares students to work as ECG, telemetry or ambulatory cardiac monitoring technicians.

Upon completion, students can sit for the National EKG Certification exam and acquire the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR/AED card for healthcare professionals.

The second course is Phlebotomy and Specimen Collection Technician to train in and to perform various techniques in venipuncture and capillary puncture (finger stick) for obtaining human blood samples in a health care facility or lab. OSHA standards are also taught. The course prepares students to work as lab or phlebotomy technicians.

These courses do not require pre-requisite college courses but applicants must provide proof of a high school diploma, higher degree or a letter certifying work.

“Both courses offer opportunities for students to expand their medical knowledge and better position themselves for jobs in the healthcare industry,” stated Dr. Suzan Melik, program supervisor of the Medical Assistant and Allied Health programs.

The courses start Tuesday, Feb. 21, and run for six weeks. To apply visit  sussex.edu/apply.

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