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TVCCs Continuing Education Department Offers A Variety Of Non-Credit Medical Classes Ranging From Med Aide Update To Fast Track CNA & Phlebotomy Classes.

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Medical personnel in training.

TVCC's Continuing Education department offers a variety of entry level medical classes for non-credit. Ranging from the Medication Aide certification class along with the required yearly update to a set of fast track classes to help you reach your career goal quickly.

 

Fast Track Classes

Nurse Aide for Health Care (CNA Fast Track)

NURA 1001 (Classroom/Lab)

NURA 1028 (Clinical)

This is Classroom/lab/ clinical training to prepare entry level nursing assistant’s for employment to provide basic care at long-term care facilities and for other medical industry employers. This training covers resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting patients in maintaining basic comfort and safety and all other criteria set out by the State of Texas CNA certification oversight agency. Focus is on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Instruction is detailed, work-based with direct patient care clinical training. Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) are often employed by hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities or other related entry level medical industries. This training is 106 clock hours/128 contact hours.

Student Requirements for Training:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in the training.
  • Attendance at all class sessions (no excused absences or make-up sessions).
  • Transportation required to travel to off campus clinical sites which can be up to 50 miles away
  • Criminal background check
  • Student is responsible for costs related to injury/ illness/hospitalization related to training.
  • Submit to random drug test(s) and have a negative results. (Positive drug test will result in student being dropped from the course with no refund.)
  • Students being dropped from CNA training for any reason and seeking re-entry must start over with a new training course. Students cannot enroll in clinical only.
  • See immunization requirements.

Required Student Materials:

  • Maroon scrubs.
  • Closed toed, leather or vinyl shoes.
  • Watch with a second hand.
  • Gait belt (available in TVCC bookstore.)
  • Stethoscope (available in TVCC bookstore.)
  • Textbook and workbook ( available in TVCC bookstore.)
  • State of Texas CNA Curriculum (provided free for students to download from web site. Instructor will provide information.)
  • Purchase of $40 to $72 account with CastleBranch, a records retention company to manage your immunizations, HIPAA completion records, etc. This account remains yours’ to use during job search.
  • Be prepared to pay for the certification test if the student wants to sit for the state certification.

Tuition: $713

Additional student cost for supplies, certification testing, and books may occur.

 

Location: Athens/LA 106 or 105

Will be told upon registration

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Bundle 1

20686*

 

20687*

F

Sun.

Sat.

5 to 9 p.m.

2 to 6 p.m.

8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Jan. 12 to March 4

 

March 9 to 18

Bundle 2

20688*

 

20689*

F

Sun.

Sat.

5 to 9 p.m.

2 to 6 p.m.

8 a.m to 5 p.m.

May 25 to July 22

 

July 28 to Aug. 5

Bundle 3

20690*

 

20698*

F

Sun.

Sat.

5 to 9 p.m.

2 to 6 p.m.

8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Aug 31 to Oct. 21

 

Oct. 26 to Nov. 4

*All entering students are not guaranteed that they will be referred for certification testing—only students successful in training.

Phlebotomy Certification (Fast Track-Entry Level)

PLAB 1023 (Classroom/Lab)

PLAB 1064 (Lab)

Students successfully completing this training will be eligible for participating in the national phlebotomy testing/certification process. This is a rigorous 152 clock hours of training that provides students with didactic and skills practice needed for employment to draw blood and work as part of the medical team with doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and patients.

Minimum age for the course is 18 years old without exception.

Students must be committed to rigorous academic work both in class and outside of the classroom. This is a fast track course and requires continuous student application to learning. Rigorous and rigid student standards of 80% or higher grade on didactic work with no more than 1 absence to be eligible to participate in live sticks and blood draws to progress to, the advanced (practicum) portion of the training and certification testing . 10 of 30 successful sticks will be required from the first phases of the training to progress to the advance portion of the training. Learning Outcomes Description: This course prepare the technician in training to: work with a medical professional team to provide basic point of care testing such as for glucose levels, draw blood from patients for clinic/hospital testing and laboratory analysis, draw blood from blood donors; communicate positively with patients about phlebotomy procedures, maintain safety standards, verify patient/donor identity, maintain written record including confidentiality of records. Applicable medical terminology and applicable concepts of anatomy and physiology are taught. Skills labs include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, and blood cultures and specimen collections on adults, children and infants. Students participate in hands-on skill practice with manikins and perform live sticks and blood draws from each other. Emphasis is on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Safety issues are emphasized along with blood collection procedures.

Progression to the Practicum and approval for to sit for the state exam are determined by the instructor.

 

Requirement for course participation:

  • Complete immunizations prior to the first live stick which happens in the second week of training This includes a current TB test and a current flu shot.
  • Students are subject to random drug screening. TVCC drug screen policy
  • Students are required to wear professional medical scrubs (maroon), closed toed and non-porous shoes (leather or vinyl).
  • An easy to read watch with a second hand.
  • Students will be required to purchase the text book from a TVCC bookstore with resource access to learning materials.
  • Students are required to be 18 years of age or older (without exception).
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills (level and ability will be determined by the teacher through testing and coursework).
  • Students must meet essential standards for visual acuity, auditory perception with corrective devices, appropriate physical ability and stamina including manual dexterity of gross motor and fine motor skills and coordination needed for training and employment (as determined by disability services).

Physical and special needs students should contact Disability Services for assistance.

Tuition: $750

Additional student cost for supplies, certification testing, and books may occur.

 

Location: Athens/TBA

Will be told upon registration

Section

Days

Time

Dates

20909*

M-Th

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 28 to Aug. 16

20910

T/Th

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

July 31 to Oct. 02

*After the first week, class will meet on M/TH from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The following immunizations are required by law according to Section 2.09 of the Texas Education Code Revised May 25, 2010 for all students enrolled in higher education courses involved in direct patient care contact. Students enrolled in the following courses MUST have documentation of the required immunizations on file with the TVCC Continuing & Workforce Education office prior to participating in any clinical. This also applies to any student participating in a phlebotomy lab experience where students practice live sticks. Nurse Aide Clinical, Phlebotomy, Procedures in a Clinical Setting, Medical Assistant Externship, Phlebotomy Practicum (must be complete by start of class) and Clinical-Nursing Assistant (Hospital setting). Failure to meet this requirement will result in the student not being permitted to attend the clinical portion of a course. The student may either withdraw or will receive a grade of “F” if unable to participate in a clinical/ practicum. (Reminder: no refunds are possible for failure to complete immunization requirements.)

 

  1. Tetanus/Diphtheria - (Immunization) Students must have proof of tetanus/diphtheria immunization within last 10 years.
  2. Rubella - (Immunization or blood test) All students must have proof of one dose of rubella vaccine administered on or after their 1st birthday OR serologic confirmation of rubella immunity or serologic evidence of infection.
  3. Measles - (Immunization or blood test) All students born after January 1, 1957 must have proof of two doses of measles vaccines administered on or after their 1st birthday at least 30 days apart OR proof of immunity to measles (serologic confirmation). At least one dose must be completed prior to patient contact. Measles is also known as rubella.
  4. Mumps - (Immunization or blood test) All students born after January 1, 1957 must have proof of one dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after their 1st birthday OR proof of mumps immunity (serologic confirmation).
  5. Varicella - (Immunization or blood test) All students must have one dose of varicella vaccine after their 1st birthday if the vaccine was received prior to the 13th birthday, or two doses of varicella vaccine if the vaccine was received after the 13th birthday. Sero­logic confirmation (blood test) of varicella immunity is also acceptable.
  6. Hepatitis B - (Immunization or blood test) Effective February 15, 2007, all students in TVCC Continuing & Workforce Education classes that involve direct patient contact or clinicals, will be required to have all three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or serologic confirmation (blood test) of immunity. (Students needing all three Hep B vaccines may wish to consult their healthcare provider about the TWINRIX a fast track series of this immunization.
  7. Current TB Test - No older than one year prior to class start date.
  8. Current Flu Shot - Flu shots are required each Fall or before student may attend clinicals or perform invasive procedures. Students entering classes in the Spring or Summer will need to have a flu shot that is no older than the Fall semester. Students returning in the Fall semester will need to have a current flu shot prior to attending clinicals.

Note: A MMR immunization includes two measles, one mumps, and one rubella vaccination.

Pregnancy: Requirements for measles, rubella and mumps vaccines are waived during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a medical contraindi­cation for administration of Tetanus/diphtheria toxoids, but it is best to delay until the second trimester. Female students who get the MMR vaccine must take precautions not to get pregnant within the three months following the vaccination.

Copies of records from physician’s offices, public health department, public schools, other colleges and the military are acceptable. Students should provide the college with a copy of the records. Please do not turn in the originals.Records must be completed prior to clinical participation.

Note: Students may call the Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch Hotline for assistance on any immunization-related issue, including the interpretation of immunization records. The phone number is 800-252-9152.

Effective fall 2014 – Waivers or Statement of Illness are no longer accepted for documentation of immunizations due to Texas Administrative Code for students receiving medical training in Texas Higher Education.

 

Med Aide Classes

Medication Adminstration

NURA 1013 (NURA 1015)

NURA 1091 (NURA 1016)

This 144 hour course provides instruction in preparation for the Medication Administration exam for Nurse Aides. Before the class start date, all applicants must be high school graduates or have a general equivalency diploma (GED).

Prior to enrollment, applicants that have attended high school outside of the United States need to have their high school documentation evaluated as being equivalent to a U. S. high school diploma. Students will submit an Experience Documentation Report form documenting current employment on the first official day of the training program. Applicants for the state exam must be employed as Certified Nurse Aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on the class start date OR be employed on class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247 or an ICF-MR facility, State School for the Mentally Retarded AND have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding class start date. (HOME HEALTH AGENCIES, STAFFING AGENCIES, SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES (SNF) IN HOSPITALS, AND HOSPITALS ARE NOT LICENSED FACILITIES UNDER THE MEDICATION AIDE REGULATIONS.) For details or questions please call Continuing And Workforce Ed 903-675-6212. Also, more in-depth questions may be directed to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Medication Aide Program in Austin 512-438-2025. Materials and State Exam included in the tuition. Textbook required and available in the TVCC Bookstore. Recommended (but not required) for students: Current copy of a Nurse’s Drug Handbook. (144 hours)This class includes some medical math. Regular attendance (80%) is required. Students must also pass the course with an 80% or better to qualify to take the state certification exam.

Tuition: $625

Additional student cost for supplies, certification testing, and books may occur.

 

Section

Days

Time

Dates

Location: Athens/TBA Will be told upon registration

Instructor: Logan

20903

20904

T/Th

T/Th

5 to 9 p.m.

5 to 9 p.m.

May 8 to Aug. 17

Aug. 21 to Dec. 20

Location: Palestine/TBA Will be told upon registration

Instructor: Tutt

20683

T/Th

5 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 7 to Dec. 6

Medication Aide Update

NURA 1041 (NURA 1042)

This 7 hour course will fulfill the annual education renewal requirements for the Med-Aide by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Students will review and update rules and standards, as well as new information relating to responsibilities. Be sure to bring your Medication Aide permit number.

Tuition: $60

Days: Saturdays

Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

 

Section

Date

Location

Instructor

20679

May 26

Palestine/PWEC*

Tutt

20680

June 16

Kufman/HSC

Barber

20681

July 21

Athens/LA 105*

Barber

20682

August 11

Palestine/PWEC

Tutt

20898

September 22

Athens/LA 105*

Logan

20899

October 20

Kaufman/HSC*

Logan

20900

November 17

Palestine/PWEC

Tutt

*These classes are guaranteed to make. Students must register at least one week prior to the class start date in order for the class to be guaranteed.

 

Other Non-Credit Medical Classes

Basic Life Support(BLS) for Healthcare Providers

EMSP 1019 (EMSP 1021)

This class is designed for healthcare providers and professional rescuers. The student will learn lifesaving skills of respiratory (choking and near-drowning) and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. (8 Hours)

 

Tuition: $50

Location: Athens/GS 207

Instructor: Miles

Section

Days

Time

Dates

20895

F

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 21

20894

F

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12

Nursing Math

RNSG 1093 (RNSG 1095)

This course is the study of the pharmacology conversions and calculations necessary to be able to safely figure medication dosages for the AND program. The course will involve textbook assignments, review of math concepts, and demonstration of math concepts, drill, practice and testing. Required textbook: Pickar, D. (2004) Dosage Calculations (7th Edition), St. Louis: Mosby. Sign-up in Health Science Center Office or Continuing Education Department. (10 hours)

 

Tuition: $25

Location: Kaufman/HSC or Online

Instructor: Reid

Section

Days

Time

Dates

20673

Th

1 to 3 p.m.

July 12 to Aug. 2

20674

Th

Online

July 12 to Aug. 2

 

For students in these courses who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Posted Date:
5/10/2018 12:59:10 PM

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