MEDICAL

Monty Tech School of Continuing Education (SCE) runs each course starting every September (Fall Session) and February (Spring Session). Students can begin registering after July 1st (Fall) and December 1st (Spring). To see the current course listing you may do so here.

CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
National Health-career Association Course

This course uses online study materials. Therefore, all students should have access to the internet and a computer, as well as a valid email address.

Are you interested in becoming a certified Phlebotomy Technician? This course will prepare you for work in a laboratory or clinical setting, collecting blood for testing or donation and provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the phlebotomy technician certification exam accredited by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students will examine numerous topics, such as legal issues, infection control, anatomy, medical terminology, proper blood collection, specimen handling, and lead placement for EKG. For students that meet the academic standards during class, instructors will offer a practical hands-on training component. The classroom hours will be equally divided between lecture and lab.

The course has two instructors and a small class size. Students will receive individualized instruction and supervision to learn effectively and safely. The instructors bring extensive experience as lab technicians and use a co-teaching model in the classroom.

Students must be 18 to enroll for the course.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) national examination.

NHA Examination Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED or other equivalency (To sit for the exam, students must be w/in 12 months of receiving their diploma or GED);

  • Successfully complete the classroom training at Montachusett Adult Education Program;

  • The CPT exam fee is $125

Course fee includes online course study resources, quiz modules, and flashcards.

CERTIFIED Pharmacy TECHNICIAN
National Health-career Association Course

This course uses online study materials. Therefore, all students should have access to the internet and a computer, as well as a valid email address.

Most pharmacy employers seek applicants with a certification, and many mandate it as a requirement. Taking the ExCPT exam and earning your CPhT certification from NHA can help you stand out and set you up for success.

As a Pharmacy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Receive and process prescription requests from patients and doctors' offices

  • Accurately count, measure and mix medication amounts

  • Package and label prescriptions

  • Establish and maintain patient records

  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims

  • Manage inventory

Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors' offices and grocery stores. With a CPhT certification from NHA, you'll have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.

This is a comprehensive 50-hour test preparation program that will prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam, earning you an additional Certification as a Pharmacy Technician.

Examination Details:

  • Testing will take place at a PSI Testing Center near you.

  • You must present valid identification

  • Testing Fee $125

  • The test must be completed in one continuous session

  • Exam results are immediate upon completion

Course fee includes online course study resources, quiz modules, and flashcards.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
EMT

Do you want to get into the medical field?

Are you a nursing student who needs experience with patient care?

Just looking to make a career change?

Then training to be an EMT is for you!

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies.

Become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with A.D. Quality EMS Training Inc., at Monty Techs School of Continuing Education with instructors who have years of experience in the field.

Includes Ebook/online access. Course balance must be paid in full by the second class. Exam fees not included in tuition. 

“EMTS PERFORM MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS DRIVEN BY NATIONAL AND LOCAL PROTOCOLS. WE ARE A CRITICAL LINK IN PATIENT CARE IN AN EMERGENCY”

- National EMS Scope of  Practice Model

Contact the School of Continuing Education Office for a complete Schedule.

CERTIFIED BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST
National Health-career Association Course

All students should have access to the internet and a computer with a camera, as well as a valid email address.

Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist. The NHA's new certification is ideal for those looking to enter the Billing and Coding profession by covering:

  • Both Billing and Coding fundamentals

  • Application of coding

  • All aspects of the Revenue Cycle

As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Gather/review essential patient information;

  • Verify the required documentation before the patient information is released;

  • Prevent fraud/abuse by auditing billing;

  • Support coding and billing process;

  • Assign codes for diagnoses and procedures;

  • Submit claims for reimbursement;

  • Coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement.

Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities, and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Open the door to a rewarding career path by becoming a CBCS.

Examination Fee is $125 and is not included in the course fee.

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology (recommended but not required)

Strongly Encourage: Take this six week ONLINE course prior to the start of class:

Medical Terminology Courses: A Word Association Approach

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CERTIFIED EKG
TECHNICIAN

National Health-career Association Course

This course uses online study materials. Therefore, all students should have access to the internet and a computer, as well as a valid email address.

This course prepares students for careers as an EKG Technician. Students are eligible to sit for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.

EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you'll have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.

By administering EKGs - testing the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches attached to the body - you'll be making a life-changing difference by helping people of all ages prevent and treat heart disease.

As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests

  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring

  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis

  • Schedule appointments

  • Transcribe physicians' interpretations

The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions). Earning your CET will help you launch a successful and meaningful career that can help make a difference in countless lives. Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand. Plus, the added skills of Holter monitoring and stress tests required for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) will help you to be even more competitive as you launch your healthcare career.

Examination Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED or other equivalency (To sit for the exam, students must be w/in 12 months of receiving their diploma or GED)

  • Successfully complete the classroom training at Montachusett Adult Education Program

The EKG exam fee is $125. (not included in course fee)

practical infection control
This is an online course.

MedCA's Practical Infection Control is your pathway to a complete basic understanding of infections that have affected humans and continue to affect the way we live. It's more than just a course, it gives you an insight on how to protect yourself and others. You may be required to have COVID-19 training to be employed, including positions not necessarily in the medical field. CDC regulations and guidelines concerning COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Understanding Infection Control

We believe this is the most comprehensive online course on Practical Infection Control available today. This course tackles: bacteria and virus, what is R/0, immunization, contagion, biosafety levels, isolation rooms, sterilization, plus much more.

Course Includes

The course is made into 14 modules and testing which can be completed in 10 to 15 hours. Start and stop the course at your own pace. There is no time limit and you can stop and return to the course at any time, just login whenever you wish. Also included is a bonus module on epidemics that changed the world.

Course fee is $169. To register for this course:

  1. Visit this website: https://medca.digitalchalk.com/learn/m6388-practical-infection-control-standard-online-course

  2. Click "Register Now" and ten "Checkout". This will bring you to the "Create Account" page, where you will need to fill out your profile.

  3. In the "Special Code" field enter our school's code: M6388

Please note the following information about your course:

  • The course has 14 modules.

  • There is a 100 question multiple-choice final exam.

  • The passing grade is 65%.

  • You can access all the materials from any device, like phone or I-Pad, as long as it has a stable Internet connection.

  • You will be notified of your grade as soon as you complete the final test.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion by mail within 7-10 business days.

CERTIFIED nurse aide & certified home health aide

This course includes online study materials. Therefore, all students should have access to the internet, Google Chrome, and a computer, as well as a valid email address.

This course provides individuals with an opportunity to earn multiple professional certifications in healthcare. In nurse aide training, students will receive instruction on a humanistic approach to provide clients with basic care in diverse healthcare settings. For the home health aide certificate, students will learn the theory and clinical skills necessary to work with clients in homecare settings. The instructor emphasizes homecare safety principles and methods to provide emotional, social, and physical care effectively.

To become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Certified Home Health Aide (HHA), a student must attend all scheduled classroom and clinical hours. Clinical hours will be completed off-site, after the conclusion of the classroom portion. Once completed, students are eligible to take the state certification exams.

In addition to tuition, students are responsible for a Red Cross Certification exam fee of $110.

All students are subject to a CORI.

Students must have their Basic Life Saver (BLS) CPR certification before clinicals. Students without it will be given the opportunity to register for a CPR class with an additional cost.

Note: 25 clinical hours to follow classroom instruction (subject to availability of facility)

basic life support (bLS) CPR

This course is intended for people specifically in a healthcare setting.

The AHA's BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA's BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants;

  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components;

  • Important early use of an AED;

  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device;

  • Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR;

  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants;

  • This is an initial certification course and is 4 hours in length.

CERTIFIED clinical medical assisting
National Health-career Association Course

This course includes online study materials. Therefore, all students should have access to the internet, Google Chrome, and a computer, as well as a valid email address.

Certified Medical Assistants work in physicians' offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare settings, and are in-demand in the Montachusett area. With the health-care industry expanding rapidly, now is the best time to join this exciting field.

 

Students will learn the necessary skills associated with this exciting profession, ranging from clinical tasks to patient care. Students will be able to:

  • Retrieve a patient's history

  • Take vital signs

  • Inform patients about treatments

  • Assist physicians with examinations

  • Conduct general laboratory tests

  • Prepare laboratory specimens

  • Dispose of used materials

  • Sterilize medical supplies

  • Setup EKGs

  • Administer immunizations

  • Chart and submit prescriptions to the physicians

  • Understand medical terminology

  • Learn other numerous diagnostic tests. 

 

Students will also cover professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare.

 

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

 

Examination Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED or other equivalency (To sit for the exam, students must be w/in 12 months of receiving their diploma or GED)

  • Successfully complete the classroom training at Montachusett Adult Education Program

  • The NHA exam fee is $60. (not included in course fee)