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Animal Cruelty Investigator

Learn how to become part of the solution to end animal cruelty.  This course is structured for those individuals wishing to understand the issue of animal cruelty and the animal cruelty laws.  This course is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Police Training Commission.  This course is intended for anyone wishing to understand the issue of animal cruelty, the laws and their enforcement.  This includes animal control officers, kennel managers, shelter workers, rescue group personnel and animal welfare volunteers.  For certification, individuals must attend all classes.  Successful completion o this course is required for appointment as an Animal Cruelty Investigator by a New Jersey municipality and meets the requirements of N.J.A.C.  8:23A2.6.

 

Location: Blackwood   CE.ALH 079

 

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Certificate Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Camden County College is pleased to offer the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. The State of New Jersey has established this professional certification program, which is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of nursing care and philosophy. The program follows a series of modules designed to build skill and confidence within the nursing assistant student. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) may practice in long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and home health care environments.

Both the classroom theory and practicum components incorporate such topics as health and disease processes, therapeutic and technical procedures, vital signs, physical hygiene and grooming care, nutrition and hydration, infection control, restorative care, data collection and reporting, psychosocial care skills, and ethical behavior.

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.
• Students should maintain their own health insurance and maintain total responsibility and financing for their medical care while enrolled in the program.
• Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating that they have been examined and are in good health. The PPD must consist of the following: students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return a few days later to have it read by the doctor. A week or two later, you must return to the doctor for a second injection and then return to have it read once again. After the two injections are completed, your doctor must prepare written documentation for us showing the dates the injections were administered, the dates they were read, and the final results of each. This must be presented to us when you register. We cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago.
• Students must come into the Continuing Education Office to pick up a packet of forms on fingerprinting and a criminal background check that must be completed and passed before registration. Students must pass all criminal background checks and be free of all criminal charges with a clean, free record to be eligible for this program.


Students are required to attend every class and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who
violate this requirement. Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and purchase a uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the first class meeting. In addition to class time, clinicals are pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinicals may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement. Students are expected to be professional while at the clinical site and are required to conduct themselves as such. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the clinical site and the program without refund. A final skills exam will be administered to students after completion of the class. Dates will be announced.

Blackwood Location, CIM 106
Cost: Credit Tuition Rates Apply
ALH 122
Wednesday classroom hrs. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clinical hrs. to be announced in class
The packet of forms to register is available in the Continuing Education Division.


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Medical Terminology

This course offers an introduction to the world of healthcare through the language of medicine.  Students are taught strategies needed for word analysis which will assist with the understanding of both basic and complex medical terms.  A correlation of the word elements with basic anatomy, physiology and pathology is included.

The course may be taken for credit or as an audit.  The decision to audit must be made at the time or registration. See Records and Registration for cost and times of the course.  Students may register for any section of HIT 120, Medical Terminology.

 

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Patient Care Technician (formerly MST) 

The Multi-Skilled Technician Program is designed to prepare students to train for one of the fastest growing professions in the health care industry today. The program focuses on building a complete and solid foundation for students in both classroom theory and hands-on clinical components. Students will build skills in basic and complex key concepts of anatomy and physiology; cardiac function; EKG; growth and development; phlebotomy; nursing care; nutrition; therapeutic communication; psychology; and critical thinking. Individuals prepared through the multi-skilled technician program may seek employment in acute care hospitals, sub acute care facilities, long term care, outpatient laboratories, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and various other medical providers.

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.
• Students should maintain their own health insurance and maintain total responsibility and financing for their medical care while enrolled in the program.
• Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating that they are in good health. The PPD must consist of the following: students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return a few days later to have it read by the doctor. A week or two later, you must return to the doctor for a second injection and then return to have it read once again. After the two injections are completed, your doctor must prepare written documentation for us showing the dates the injections were administered, the dates they were read, and the final results of each. This must be presented to us when you register. We cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago.
• Students must sign a release form with us stating you are giving permission to submit to a criminal background check. Students must be able to pass such checks to be eligible for the program. Once
the class begins, full refunds will not be given to those who cannot pass the checks. Students who conceal any criminal charges will not be eligible for a tuition refund. Students who withdraw before class begins will still be charged the $20 background check fee.


Students are required to attend every class and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement. Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and purchase a uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the first class meeting.

In addition to class time, clinicals are pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinicals may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement. Students are expected to be professional while at the clinical site and are required to conduct themselves as such. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the clinical site and the program without refund. 18.3 CEU

Blackwood Location, CIM 106
CE.ALH 056-01

Registration for this program is conducted in the Continuing Education Division

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New Jersey State Certified Animal  Control Officer

The Animal Control Officer (ACO) course is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.   This course in intended for anyone interested in the welfare of animals as well as those who wish to pursue ACO as a career.  This includes kennel managers, shelter workers, rescue group personnel and animal welfare volunteers.  There is no pre-requisite or prior experience necessary for this class.  For certification, individuals must attend all classes.  Individuals must also arrange for and complete 20 hour field training components in addition to the classroom hours to receive certification.  In addition, individuals completing the course receive certification by the American Red Cross for Pet Frist Aid and Incident Command Systems 100 and National Incident Management 700 by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.  Successful completion of this course meets the requirements of the N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.2  for appointment as an Animal Control Office by a New Jersey municipality.

 

Location:  Blackwood   CE.ALH 058




Peace in the Pack I – Connecting with your Dog

Learn how to create a more positive connection with your dog through clear communication and explore creative ways to eliminate negative behavior.  Learn the importance of body language, verbal cues and how energy is recognized and conveyed.  Understand how positive reinforcement, combined with structure exercise, safe boundaries, affection and calm gentle leadership will lead to your dog’s success.  Nan Talleno is the resident animal behavior expert and pet reporter for top-rated KYW NewsRadio and hosts the popular “Teacher’s Pet”, a program on training tips and techniques.

Blackwood location  CE.ALH 074


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Peace in the Pack II – Connecting with your Dog

This course is a follow-up to Peace in the Pack I.  In this course we will delve deeper into canine behavior and body language and view various types of aggression, phobias and aggressive behaviors.  There will be an introductory overview of natural approaches to caring for our pet, providing a discussion of the basic principles of natural health care, the importance of proper diet and nutrition, the effective use of massage therapy, aromatherapy as well as the use of touch and scent to improve communication and overall health.

Blackwood location  CE.ALH 075


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Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive course is for those interested in entering the world of pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam as well as be in a competitive position to seek employment in the field. Course content will include pharmacy law, interpreting prescriptions and computer entry, defining drugs by brand and generic names, ethics, inventory control, routes of administration, and side effects of medications.

This course will also focus on mathematical calculations as they relate to dosage conversions and calculations and IV flow rates. It is suggested that individuals have a high school diploma or GED to enter the program due to the reading and math requirements of the course. Students are asked to bring a calculator to class. 6.0 CEU

Class Locations
Blackwood Location

CE.ALH 009 



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Spanish for Health Care Professionals

This course will provide medical personnel with the basic concepts required to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. No previous knowledge of the Spanish language is required. Participants willl earn basic communication skills that will prove helpful in the patient care setting. Gain a working knowledge of Spanish medical terminology; the parts of the body, numbers, and key phrases to help enhance your communication skills. 1.2 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 014-51

 

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Survey Course in Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities

This introductory course introduces students to the human companion-animal bond and its therapeutic aspirations. The course serves as a starting point for individuals seeking vocational or voluntary opportunities in this interdisciplinary field. Students typically are the general public seeking to make their lives and work more meaningful through AAT, health care workers, allied health professionals, humane and human service workers, therapists, veterinary technicians and animal care workers. Through the study of the human-animal bond and its therapeutic applications from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives, students will be able to develop and enhance quality AAT and AAA programs. The course includes seminars with a high level of student participation, demonstrations, lectures, guest speakers and videos. 

 

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TEAS-V Exam Preparation Course

This course is designed to assist students in preparing to take the TEAS-V exam and helping them to achieve the high score required for acceptance into nursing school.  Passing the TEAS-V has become one of the primary requirements for entrance into nursing programs.  The exam is based primarily on a 12th grade high school educational level.  There are a total of 170 questions on this exam and the content includes Reading, Mathematics Science and English language usage.  This course will cover each of the content areas as well as study skills and test taking strategies.

 

Blackwood location  CE.ALH 081

 

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