Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog
Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
Medical & Health Phlebotomy Technician Certificate New Standards and Requirements This introductory course on the basic procedures used for obtaining blood from veins and capillaries is available to students who have a current NYS Certified Nurse Aide certificate, RN or LPN licenses. Students will learn the skills and responsibilities of the professional phlebotomist. Topics include standard precautions, collecting blood specimens for diagnosis and treatment, performing capillary punctures, and more. This course is a combination of theory and practical training. Live veinipunctures, conducted in class, will be a component of this course. Participating students and volunteer subjects must sign an "Acknowledgement of Risk" form. Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for the NHA Certification exam. (The Hostos coordinator’s permission is required to be admitted into this class.) Textbooks and exam fee not included in tuition. M & W 5:00pm to 9:00pm 10/7-12/16/13 Sat 9:00am to 2:00pm 10/5/13-3/1/14 CE2004-F01 80 hrs. 20 sessions $995 CE2004-F02 80 hrs. 16 sessions $995 Electrocardiography Technician Certificate The Electrocardiography/Holter Monitoring Technician program will prepare you for a challenging career in cardiac testing. Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) Technicians prepare patients for testing on ECG machine Holter monitors and also assist physicians with ECG stress testing. They take patient history and administer actual ECGs for physicians to interpret. Employment Opportunities: Hospitals, nursing homes, cardiovascular clinics, medical offices, laboratories. Excellent for: CNA, Home Health Aides and Nurses. Textbooks and exam fee not included in tuition. Electrocardiography Certificate Required Course: 1. Anatomy & Physiology or CNA Electrocardiography An introductory course on the techniques necessary to perform a twelve lead resting electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG). Students will also learn about normal rhythm and arrhythmia, basic cardiac physiology, electrophysiology and how to troubleshoot technical problems. Upon completion, the students will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam. T & Th Sat 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/8-10/31/13 2:30pm to 5:30pm 11/2/13-1/4/14 CE2005-F01 24 hrs. 8 sessions $329 CE2005-F02 24 hrs. 8 sessions $329 ECG Telemetry Technician Certificate NEW As an add on to current EKG students or EKG certified holders, this course is also available to all RN’s, LPN’s, LVN's, Medical Assistants, and Certified Nursing Assistants. Students will learn to interpret such rhythms as Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Premature Ventricular and Atrial contractions, Type I, II and III heart blocks and many more. The ECG course will cover the entire anatomy and physiology of the heart muscle, and delve into the rhythmicity and excitability of cardiac tissue. Students learn to correlate the different heart medications to specific cardiac rhythms. As a member of the patient care team, the Technician is responsible and accountable for proper notification of changes in cardiac rhythms and rates, which may necessitate treatment. Textbooks and exam fee not included in tuition. Sat 9:00am to 2:00pm 10/19-12/14/13 CE2014-F01 40 hrs. 8 sessions $550 718-518-6656 c e d u @ h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u w w w. h o s t o s . c u n y. e d u / c o n t e d u 21