Health Programs

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CPR/BLS for Health Care Professionals

Designed for health care professionals who respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies, this course covers one- and two-person rescuer – adult, child, and infant CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, and the AED. Cost includes: textbook, exam, and course completion card.

Course Offering

September 15 (F); 9AM-Noon
CRN: 3665
Fee: $100
Room: Founders Hall

Register Online

Other Ways to Register

 

(Approved for WIOA Funding)

Central Sterile Processing Technicians are responsible for the sanitation and packaging of surgical instruments in hospitals, surgical centers and clinics. Whether you are looking to begin your career in health care or prepare for the Central Sterile Processing Technician national certification exam, this course may be for you. This 15-week program covers anatomy and physiology; microbiology and infection control; decontamination and sterilization processing; and how to handle, care for, and identify surgical instruments. The course includes clinical exposure to Central Sterile Processing Department. *Medical terminology and hospital setting experience are suggested but not required. Course fee does not include national certification exam. Students must have their book for the first class.


Course Offerings

This program is offered in Spring and Fall semesters.  For detailed information on current course offerings, please open the application packet:

Central Sterile Processing Technician Application

 


Tunxis Community College offers an online six week Medical Terminology course (Ed2Go)


To Apply

Register by Email: Complete application packet with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Email to tx-continuing-ed@tunxis.edu.

Register by Facsimile: Complete application packet with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Application packet and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in the Certified Nurse Aide Program at Tunxis Community College!  This program has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to be listed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry.  The 100-hour program is held over a 12-week period, and offered days, evenings and Saturdays.  Each clinical is limited to 8 students who are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Classroom instruction is held at the college; clinical groups are held at Ingraham Manor.


Program Requirements

You must be at least 17 years old and complete the following:

  • Mail or bring the application and forms along with a non-refundable $35 administrative fee (debit or credit card, check or M.O. payable to TCC– no cash please), to Continuing Education at Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT  06032.

Your application will then be forwarded to the Allied Health Coordinator for consideration. Upon acceptance, you will be notified in writing and given further instructions to complete your enrollment.


Once you are accepted, the tuition must be paid to the College within five business days of notification.  Refunds may be obtained ONLY if your written withdrawal is received by the Continuing Education Office three business days prior to the mandatory orientation session.


Your tuition includes the cost of malpractice insurance and state competency testing.
Additional costs include textbook, uniform and registry fee.


Uniform

Uniforms are to be worn at all times (both classroom and clinical) except the mandatory session.  See Associated Costs sheet (page 3 of the application packet) for details.


Each student accepted into the program must have a health examination along with a TB (PPD) test. Students born after January 1, 1957 must also have documentation of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). See the application packet for details. No one can be permitted to participate in the clinical portion without these requirements. 


Application and Additional Information


Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Certified Nurse Aide Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site

This review may be for you if:

  • your CNA certification has expired and you wish to re-take the state competency exam;
  • you recently completed a CNA program and want to review before the state exam;
  • you failed the written and/or skills portion of the competency exam, and wish to review before re-taking the test;
  • you have successfully completed a course or courses comprising not less than 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in an approved LPN or RN education program.

The written review covers geriatric resident care and the role of the CNA. The skills session provides CNA skills practice in a supervised lab.


Course Offering
Oct. 25, Nov. 1 & 8 (W) 4:30-9:30PM
Fee: $279

CRN: 3662
Room: 202
Instructor: Liz Cricco, LPN


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For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453.

For allied health professionals looking to add to their skill set, with classroom and hands-on experience. Learn basic skills in administering a 12-lead EKG, including cardiac anatomy and function; appropriate skin preparation; proper lead placement; and identification of P, Q, R, S, and T wave forms. Learn to recognize a normal versus abnormal electrocardiogram, prevent artifacts, and adapt to unusual patient situations. Also learn pulse oximetry measurement. Class covers sensor placement and pulse correlation techniques to measure oxygen saturation accurately. Please note: This course does not prepare you to become an EKG technician. It is appropriate for nurse aides, medical assistants and those preparing for patient care technician positions (PCT).


Course Offerings

August 14, 15 & 16 (M/T/W); 9AM – 2PM
Fee: $279
CRN: 2257
Instructor: Mark Rouleau, R.N.
OR
Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 (TH); 5:30-8:30PM 
Fee: $299
CRN: 3663
Instructor: Mark Rouleau, R.N.
1.5 CEU’s

You must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.


Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the EKG and Pulse Oximetry Skills Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site


Other Ways to Register

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EMT Basic 2017

Training offered in cooperation with Bristol Hospital Office of Emergency Medical Services. The curriculum prepares you to take the exams to become nationally registered and State of Connecticut certified at the basic level. Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training provide the knowledge and skills required for certification. Students must complete the 10 clinical hours with Bristol EMS. There are no prerequisites for this course, but you must be at least 16 years of age.

Sept. 6 – Dec. 11 (M/W); 6-10PM
Plus select Saturdays, 9AM-2PM
Fee: $799 (includes text, CPR manual, and stethoscope)

EMT Accelerated Summer Program 2017

Our Accelerated Program is the same course just conducted in few days. This class is very rigorous and you must make room in your summer to successfully complete the class.

Will open spring 2018


Long term EMT training is intensive in nature and will require a commitment of time and energy on your part. It is your responsibility to make time in your life to successfully complete the course and pass all certification requirements.


EMT Basic Refresher 2017

This program is accelerated over four days to fast track your re-certification process.

August 17 – August 20; (TH) Noon – 4 PM, (F/SA/SU) 8AM-4PM
Fee: $275
OR
Nov. 30 – Dec. 3; (TH) Noon – 4PM, (F/SA/SU) 8AM – 4PM
$275

To Register

Open the registration form, print and complete the form, and follow these instructions:

Register by Telephone: Have VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card information and call 860.314.4700.

Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MC, American Express, or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 1.860.606.9722.

Register in Person or by Mail:
Tunxis@Bristol
430 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8AM-4PM

Registration must be completed in full with date of birth.


For more information, contact Tunxis@Bristol at 860.314.4700.

(Approved for WIOA Funding)

Classes run every Spring and Fall!

Learn to oversee the administrative operations of a medical office or facility. This program prepares you to undertake the vital duties of the front office, from scheduling appointments and billing insurance to handling records and correspondence. Learn to manage charts, oversee finances, interact with patients and act in accordance with HIPAA rules and guidelines. Play a key role in running a medical office!

Program Components Include:
Computer Skills for the Workplace
Customer Service
Electronic Health Records
Financial Management
Health Care Insurance Processing, Billing, and Coding
Medical Law & Ethics
Medical Office Procedures
Medical Terminology
Risk Management

For more detailed information, see the Application below in the “To Apply” section.

Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Medical Administrative Assistant Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (Any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site


To Apply

Open the MAA Application Packet, fill in the information and follow these instructions:

Registration Information

Register by Facsimile: Complete application with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) may be sent to:

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.


For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453.

An Affordable Way to Pursue Your Career!

(Approved for WIOA Funding)

Program Information

Starts Sept. 13

Thank you for your interest in the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) Program at Tunxis Community College!  This 720-hour, 10-month accredited program approved by the American Medical Technologists, runs every Spring and Fall semester. The program is limited to 24 students who are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists’ RMA National Examination.  Classroom instruction and lab groups are held at the college; lab groups are limited to 12 students. Clinical internships are held at physicians’ offices and clinics within our college service area.


Program Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old and complete the following:

  • Fill out the MA Application
  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED
  • Mail or bring the application and forms along with a non-refundable $35 administrative fee (credit card or check payable to TCC– no cash please), to Continuing Education, Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT  06032.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all materials have been received.  Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Your application will be forwarded to the Allied Health Coordinator for consideration.  If accepted, you will be notified in writing and given further instructions to complete your enrollment.


Required Uniform

  • Ceil blue scrub top and pants
  • White lab coat
  • Black sneakers, shoes or Crocs (cannot be open-toed)
  • Watch with a second hand

Tuition Payment

Once you are accepted, tuition must be paid to the College within five business days of notification.  Refunds may be obtained only if your written withdrawal is received by the Continuing Education Office five business days prior to the Mandatory Orientation Session.

Your tuition includes the cost of malpractice insurance.  Additional costs include textbooks, uniforms, and National Examination fee (see “Associated Costs” in application packet).


Health Requirements

Each student accepted into the program must have a health examination along with required immunizations.  See the program cost sheet for details.  No one can be permitted to participate without these requirements.


Online Requirements

This program contains an online portion.  An internet access point, like the Tunxis Library or your home computer, is required for successful completion.  Online classes are listed in the schedule portion of the application packet and must be taken in the order listed.


Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Medical Assistant Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (Any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site


For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453 or Shaina Hamel, L.P.N. at 860.773.1454.

(Approved for WIOA Funding)

Designed for entry-level students or for certified nurse aides or LPNs who want to add to their skill set. The Patient Care Technician Certificate can help you advance your skills, increase your earning power, and  provide you with opportunities within the health care sector. PCTs are valued members of the health care team in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics and long-term care facilities. They provide direct patient care including but not limited to: obtaining vital signs; turning and repositioning; bathing; patient transfers; patient care set-up; performing EKGs and phlebotomy; performing basic life saving techniques.

To earn the PCT/PCA Certification from Tunxis, you must successfully complete the following:

  • Certified Nurse Aide program, or provide  proof of current CNA certification or LPN licensure
  • Phlebotomy Technician program (must be taken at Tunxis)
  • EKG Skills course (must be taken at Tunxis)
  • CPR/BLS for Allied Health course (must be taken at Tunxis)

PCT Application Form Submit this form with the individual program application.


Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Patient Care Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site


For more information, contact Cheryl Conaty, R.N. at 860.773.1453.

Program Information

This comprehensive, 60-hour course will prepare students for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. It is also an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. Topics will include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculation; I.V. flow rate; drug compounding; and dose conversion. Dispensing of prescriptions; inventory control; billing, and insurance reimbursement will also be discussed. The course fee does not include the PTCB exam fee. Anyone convicted of a felony is not permitted to sit for the exam.

Course Prerequisite: Fluency in basic math and algebra is required to perform necessary calculations, or complete Medical Math from ed2go.com/tunxis.

 


Application Packet

Pharmacy Technician Application Packet

 Fee: $1,134 (includes text) plus $35 administrative fee

Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Pharmacy Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site


To Apply

Fill out the Pharmacy Technician application (above) and submit it to the Continuing Education Office.

Register by Facsimile: Complete application packet with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to: 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders payable to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.

(Approved for WIOA Funding)

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in Certified Phlebotomy Technician training at Tunxis Community College.  This program is approved by the National Health Career Association. It provides approximately 160 hours of training, including classroom and a hand-on laboratory.  Enrollment is limited to 15 students accepted on a first come, first served basis. Course content includes: basic aspects of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, venipuncture, specimen collection procedures, safety and universal precautions, common laboratory tests with clinical significance to body systems and disease processes, and laboratory equipment. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Certification examination (administered at the college), as well as a clinical internship.


Program Requirements:

You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, and complete the following:

  • Mail or bring the application and forms along with a non-refundable $35 administrative fee (debit or credit card, check or money order payable to TCC — no cash please), to Continuing Education, Tunxis Community College,  271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT  06032.

Your application will then be forwarded to the Allied Health Coordinator for consideration.  Upon acceptance, you will be notified in writing and given further instructions to complete your enrollment.

Once you are accepted, the tuition must be paid to the College within five business days of notification.  Refunds may be obtained ONLY if your written withdrawal is submitted to Continuing Education three business days prior to the first class meeting.

Each student that applies to the program must submit a completed health form. See the application packet for details. No one can be permitted to participate in the lab portion of the program or internship without this requirement.


Application and Additional Information


Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the Phlebotomy Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site

Register in the
Continuing Education office:
Mon.- Thurs. 9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain allied health courses or programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a health care setting.

Course financing assistance may be available from CTWorks.  To see if you qualify, please visit the Course Financing Assistance page.

Need something else? Programs can be customized for your needs: classes are designed for staff or managers, at your facility or ours, at a time most convenient for everyone. For one low price, you can train 5 or 50 employees. For more information, see our customized programs page.

For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.

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