Certificate Courses

CST 100 – Central Sterile Processing Technician

Credits: Non Credit

This program represents the basic study of Central Sterile Processing and preparation for national certification as a Central Sterile Processing Technician.  The 42-hour certificate program includes human anatomy/physiology, microbiology and infection control, decontamination and sterilization processes, handling, care and identification of surgical instrumentation.  This course is designed to provide application of sterile processing functions through in-class and on-site didactic, lecture and demonstration.


HPR 110 – Lay Navigator

Credits: 3

Lay Navigator is an individual who is familiar to the communities and acts as an advocate or liaison between community members and the health care system.

 


HPR 350 – Patient Navigator

Credits: 3

The Patient Navigator is a trained clinical professional who will guide a patient with a suspicious finding through and around barriers to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. The Patient Navigator will work with patients in healthcare settings once patient receives diagnosis and will continue through treatment or disease management, into the health maintenance phase and sometimes at the end of life.

Pre-requisites: HPR 325, BIO 331 or BIO 334


NUR 002 – RN Refresher

Credits: Non Credit

This seven week (152 hour) program is designed to update the registered nurse who has been away from the acute care practice setting and who is looking to return to staff positions. The program will provides: reinforcement of previous nursing knowledge as it relates to the nursing process and clients in the acute care setting with varied health issues and acuity levels; current therapeutic practices, advances and technology in the acute care setting; hands-on practicum in nursing skills lab and acute care clinical settings. Classes are offered three days per week. Theory and laboratory classes are held at St. Vincent’s College and clinical sessions are held at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The program is open to applicants who hold a current Connecticut license as a registered nurse.


PCT 100 – Patient Care Technician

Credits: Non Credit

Patient Care Technicians are allied healthcare workers who, upon completion of this certificate program  (total of 384 hours of theory and clinical), are , CPR certified, technically competent in basic phlebotomy, electrocardiogram, data entry skills and eligible for state certification as a nurse aide. These skills enable the Patient Care Technician to work with a variety of patients in physicians’ offices, clinics, extended care facilities, surgical centers, hospitals, and community agencies.


PHT 100 – Pharmacy Technician

Credits: Non Credit

Offered in cooperation with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, this 60-hour certificate program prepares individuals to enter the pharmacy field in a hospital, home infusion or community pharmacy as an ancillary working under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.  Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam to receive national certification.   Course content in the program includes:  medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, drug distribution systems, IV admixture procedures, medication packing techniques, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, aseptic technique and pharmacy law and ethics.  A strong background in mathematics is recommended and a math placement test may be required.


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