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QCC to Offer Free Healthcare Training in the New Year

December, 2020
  • Free healthcare training delivers a clear pathway for students to enter the workforce.
    Free healthcare training delivers a clear pathway for students to enter the workforce

Quinsigamond Community College's Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center (CWDCE) is offering free, grant-funded Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide and Administrative Medical Professional programs in 2021.

The free 120-hour Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Training program provides students with the necessary theory and entry-level skills to safely provide basic nursing assistant care in a long-term care facility, acute care facility or home health care agency. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Massachusetts Certified Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. A free virtual information session will be held January 5, 2021 via Zoom to learn more. Space is limited. For eligibility requirements or to reserve a seat in the information session, email QCC instructor Jo Sundin at jsundin [at] qcc.mass.edu. The program is funded through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Nursing and Allied Health Initiative, SNAP Path to Work.

The Administrative Medical Professional program will prepare students for a career as a Medical Administrative Assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected employment growth rate for Medical Administrative Assistants from 2019 to 2029 is 19% more than the 4% average growth rate for all occupations. In QCC’s program, students will learn the roles and responsibilities of a healthcare team, interpersonal communication, medical records management and compliance with HIPAA, as well as diagnostic and procedural coding. The course will also include lessons in how to handle medical emergencies. After successfully completing the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association’s (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam. QCC will be holding program classes remotely throughout 2021. To learn more, email Ms. Sundin at jsundin [at] qcc.mass.edu.

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