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STCC offers new medical training classes

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer the following programs:
STCC’s new certified nurse aides (CNA) program is designed to provide participants with job skills that will allow entry into the health care field a well as preparation for the Massachusetts state board examination to become a CNA.
Classes will be starting Sept. 13 and will take place on Tuesdays, some Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. Clinical experience will be taking place 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in a local nursing home under the supervision of Register Nurse (RN) instructors. Major topics will include vital signs, moving and turning patients, personal care basics, bed making, bed bath and feeding, record keeping and responding to emergencies.
Applications are now being accepted and space is limited. Continuing Education and Workforce Development at STCC also offers a wide variety of other entry-level health career programs including phlebotomy, pharmacy technician, EKG technician, emergency medical technician, and medical and community interpreting.
Interested individuals should go to www.stcc.edu/wd/ or call 755-4502 for information.
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STCC will again offer its very popular Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program during the upcoming term.
The EMT program consists of approximately 127 hours of lectures, a field trip, and workshops designed to prepare the student to challenge the Massachusetts State Certification Examination. The program is based on the Department of Transportation curriculum for Basic Emergency Medical Technician and is approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services. The EMT program gives the student an excellent foundation in Basic Life Support skills and techniques; patient assessment; and safe, sane transportation.
Morning and evening classes are starting Sept. 7. This program always fills up long before the start date and applications are now being accepted.
The Continuing Education and Workforce Development office offers a wide variety of entry-level health programs and interested individuals should go to www.stcc.edu/wd/Healthcare or call 755-4502 for complete details or 755-4225 to enroll.
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The Continuing Education and Workforce Development office at STCC will offer a nine-week certificate program designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level career as a medical and community interpreter. This program, developed and offered in collaboration with TransFluenci, a regional leader in translation and interpretation services, will prepare new and experienced interpreters to work in hospitals, health clinics, law offices, governmental agencies, and more, following the standards and ethics of the profession.
This program begins Sept. 10 and is open to all languages, but students must be able to fully comprehend and communicate in both English and at least one other language. Because a selective interview is required before acceptance, students must register well in advance.
The college will issue the Medical and Community Interpreting Certificate upon satisfactory completion of this program and participants receiving the certificate will be given the opportunity to interview with TransFluenci for potential employment as interpreters.
Space is limited and applications are now being accepted. For more information, visit www.stcc.edu/wd/ or call 755-4502.
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