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  • CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAM
    Total Contact Hours: 106
    Tuition: $850
     
    Application for Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

    Interested in becoming a nurse? Start here! This program provides preparation for entry-level nursing assistants to achieve the necessary knowledge, skill, and ability for providing services to residents of long term care facilities. This course also serves as a great stepping stone towards an LVN or ADN program. Upon passing the state exam, students will be able to enter the field as a Certified Nurse Aide. Classes are offered at various locations and times for your convenience. You must apply through the Continuing Education Department to be accepted into the program, so act fast! 

    "For students interested in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and/or licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and/or certification/licensure, please speak with the Continuing Education Specialist or Director of Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing or certification agency.”

Supplies: A textbook is required and is available at the WCJC Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Scrubs (top and bottom), stethoscope, watch with second hand, and non-skid shoes are also required.

*Students are responsible for the cost of the Certified Nurse Aide state exam. Testing will be conducted after successful completion of classroom and clinical portions of the class.

    • Program Entrance Requirements:
      • Completion of a Certified Nurse Aide Training Program Application
      • Copy of a high school transcript or diploma, college transcript, or G.E.D.
      • Copy of driver's license or other form of government I.D.
      • Copy of Social Security card
      • Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
      • All students must pass a Criminal Background Check, a CNA License Revocation Check, and CNA Employee Misconduct Database Check.
    • Immunizations Required for the Program:
      • MMR – Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
      • Tetanus (Td) – Within the last ten (10) years
      • Varicella (Chickenpox) – Or evidence of disease. A witness statement from an immediate family member is sufficient if no other record exists
      • Hepatitis B Series – Started or completed before the first day of class
      • TB Skin Test – Results can be no older than 60 days old prior to the beginning of the course
      • Flu Vaccine - Proof of Flu Vaccine or Vaccine Exemption Letter (Date must be validated by department)

 

  • MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM
    Total Contact Hours: 325
    Tuition: $2,480
     
    Application for Medical Assistant Training Program
    This comprehensive program was designed to assist students in gaining the skills and procedures necessary to become an effective Medical Assistant. This program includes 48 hours of work base instruction through clinical rotations. Please be aware that additional expenses may arise during clinical rotations.  Upon completion of the program, students may elect to sit for NHA's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certificate examination for an additional fees. All required textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided during class. Clinical Handbook & packet are given on the first day of class.

    "For students interested in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and/or licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and/or certification/licensure, please speak with the Continuing Education Specialist or Director of Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing or certification agency.”

Supplies: Scrubs (top and bottom), stethoscope, watch with second hand, and non-skid shoes are also required.

    • Program Entrance Requirements:
      • Completion of a Phlebotomy Technician Training Program Application
      • Copy of a high school transcript or diploma, college transcript, or G.E.D.
      • Copy of driver's license or other form of government I.D.
      • Copy of Social Security card
      • Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
      • All students must pass a Criminal Background Check.
    • Immunizations Required for the Program:
      • MMR – Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
      • Tetanus (Td) – Within the last ten (10) years
      • Varicella (Chickenpox) – Or evidence of disease. A witness statement from an immediate family member is sufficient if no other record exists
      • Hepatitis B Series – Started or completed before the first day of class
      • TB Skin Test – Results can be no older than 60 days old prior to the beginning of the course
      • Flu Vaccine - Proof of Flu Vaccine or Vaccine Exemption Letter (Date must be validated by department)
      • CPR Certification through the American Heart Association(Healthcare Provider)

 

  • MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAM
    Total Contact Hours: 200
    Tuition: $1,890
     

    Application for Medical Office Specialist Training Program

    The Medical Office Specialist Program is a comprehensive program designed to assist students in gaining the skills and procedures necessary to become effective employees in the medical office. Students of the program will learn basic anatomy, medical terminology, basic diagnostic coding and medical office procedures and support. Additionally, the graduate will develop resume writing, job-seeking and interpersonal skills.

    The office skills required to work in a medical or physician's office are quite different from other clerical jobs. This program prepares students for employment in a medical office setting (e.g., physician's office, dental office, therapy clinic, chiropractic clinic, etc.) or other related business environment. The medical office specialist will play a vital role in the daily operation of the medical facility or office. Students will also learn the keys to positive patient relations in the medical office and how to build and maintain a loyal patient base to maximize their success at work. All required textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided during class. Upon completion of the program, students may elect to sit for NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certificate examination.

    "For students interested in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and/or licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and/or certification/licensure, please speak with the Continuing Education Specialist or Director of Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing or certification agency.”

Supplies: Students are responsible for the cost of the NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certificate examination. Approximate cost of the exam is $105. Testing will be conducted after successful completion of the program.

    •    Program Entrance Requirements:
      •  Completion of a Medical Office Specialist Training Program Application
      •  Copy of a high school transcript or diploma, college transcript, or G.E.D.
      •  Copy of driver's license or other form of government I.D.
      •  Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
      •  All students must pass a Criminal Background Check. 

 

  • PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
    Total Contact Hours: 183
    Tuition: $1,710

    Application for Pharmacy Technician Training Program

    The Pharmacy Technician Training Program is a course that trains students in the following: pharmaceutical calculations, state and federal laws, IV admixture, prepackaging, inventory control, pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, computer applications, and the practice of pharmacy. A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations usually in community, retail, and hospital pharmacies, but can also work for long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use. They may also perform administrative duties in pharmaceutical practice, such as reviewing prescription requests with doctor's offices and insurance companies to ensure correct medications are provided and payment is received. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but must be received prior to the registration deadline. Students will be eligible to sit for the ExCPT (Pharmacy Technician Certification) exam through the National Healthcareer Association at the completion of this course.

    "For students interested in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and/or licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and/or certification/licensure, please speak with the Continuing Education Specialist or Director of Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing or certification agency.”

SuppliesAll required textbooks are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided during class.

    • Program Entrance Requirements:
      • Completion of a Medical Office Specialist Training Program Application
      • Copy of a high school transcript or diploma, college transcript, or G.E.D.
      • Copy of driver's license or other form of government I.D.
      • Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
      • All students must pass a Criminal Background Check. 

  

  • PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
    Total Contact Hours: 174
    Tuition: $1,320
     
    Application for Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

    This course provides skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Emphasis is placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Additional topics include professionalism, ethics and some medical terminology. Class meets for 9 weeks prior to clinical rotations. This course includes 120-hours of work based instruction through clinical rotations. Clinical assignments are given to students by their instructor during class. Clinical assignments are decided by the college and cannot be revised. 

    "For students interested in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being certified and/or licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and/or certification/licensure, please speak with the Continuing Education Specialist or Director of Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing or certification agency.”

Supplies: Textbooks are available at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Clinical Handbook & packet are given on the first day of class. Disposable lab coat or scrubs (top and bottoms), non-skid shoes (tennis shoes are okay).

*Students are responsible for the cost of the national phlebotomy technician certification exam. Testing is optional in the state of Texas and can be conducted after successful completion of classroom and clinical portions of the class under the student’s discretion. 

    • Program Entrance Requirements:
      • Completion of a Phlebotomy Technician Training Program Application
      • Copy of a high school transcript or diploma, college transcript, or G.E.D.
      • Copy of driver's license or other form of government I.D.
      • Copy of Social Security card
      • Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
      • All students must pass a Criminal Background Check.

    • Immunizations Required for the Program:
      • MMR – Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
      • Tetanus (Td) – Within the last ten (10) years
      • Varicella (Chickenpox) – Or evidence of disease. A witness statement from an immediate family member is sufficient if no other record exists
      • Hepatitis B Series started or completed before the first day of class
      • TB Skin Test – Results can be no older than 60 days old prior to the beginning of the course
      • Flu Vaccine - Proof of Flu Vaccine or Vaccine Exemption Letter (Date must be validated by department)

 

For questions and information please call 281-239-1531 or email ce@wcjc.edu

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