Courses available to increase skill set for health care professionals

01.28.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

San Jacinto College offers a variety of noncredit health occupations courses for anyone interested in gaining skills and certifications to increase career opportunities.

Courses starting this Spring include Sterile Compounding and IV Certification, available Feb. 27, 28 and March 7 at the San Jacinto College South Campus; Leadership in Health Care- Middle Manager, scheduled from March 30 to May 21 at the South Campus; and Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician Training, scheduled from Feb. 6 to May 15 or March 26 to May 21 at the Central Campus.

The Sterile Compounding and IV Certification course offers 16 hours of self study and is designed to train pharmacy technicians and pharmacists on the topic of sterile product preparation and aseptic technique, including USP. Most health-system pharmacy settings require IV certification and/or prior experience for employment consideration.

The Leadership in Health Care-Middle Manager course is designed for mid-level leaders and teaches leaders how to utilize competency assessment tools, discuss the cycles of leadership development, and analyze and compare the four models of leadership.

The EKG Technician Training course teaches the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and the role of the electrocardiograph in patient assessment. The class prepares participants to take the American Certification agency for Health Care Professionals Certification Exam for ECG Technician.

To register for these courses, call 281-542-2058 or email michele.haugh@sjcd.edu. To view a full schedule of health occupation courses, visit cpd.sanjac.edu/health-occupations.

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838.

 About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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