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    PREREQUISITES FOR THE FOLLOWING HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES:

    • U.S. high school diploma or equivalency. Foreign high school diplomas must be evaluated and verified to be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma by an accredited international academic credentialing company prior to registration. A U.S. high school diploma or equivalency is not required for Home Health Aide.
    • Proper photo identification, must be current (non-expired) and contain both a current photo and your signature.
    • Uniform required for most courses (details provided after registration).
    • An ESBOCES physical exam is required and must be completed at student’s own expense (details provided upon registration). This is not required for EKG Technician and Medical Office/Biller Coder Programs.
    • To purchase required textbooks, visit www.esboces.org/bookstore.

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Do you have a passion for personal fitness? Would you like to possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to design safe and effective fitness programs and make a career out of it? This Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program aligns both clinical exercise and practical health fitness coursework, ultimately allowing you to earn nationally recognized certification from the International Sports Sciences Association after completing the certification requirements. Students will also receive CPR training, The cost of both certifications is included in the tuition. Course topics include: anatomy, kinesiology, injury prevention, supplementation and nutrition, as well as weight and strength training.

    HCA4000
    22FA: 09/28 – 01/06 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    22SB: 03/15 – 06/14 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,832

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    Dental Chairside Assistant

    Did you know dental assisting jobs are projected to grow over the next ten years? Would you like to become a member of a dental team as a professional dental assistant? During this course, you’ll learn about multiple aspects of professional dental assisting, including valuable real-world perspectives from an experienced dental hygienist/instructor. The curriculum includes: anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, surgery assistance, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. CPR training is included in the tuition.All students are required to participate in a 25-hour clinical experience. Details will be provided during the first class.

    HCA1120
    22FA: 09/13 – 12/22 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    22FB: 09/14 – 01/04 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    22WC: 03/07 – 06/13 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    22WD: 03/08 – 06/14 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,733

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    EKG Technician

    The EKG Tech is an important member of the patient care team working primarily with patients who experience cardio-related symptoms. This course combines theory and practice, covering important background on the anatomy and physiology of the heart and chest, heart disease and disease processes, medical terminology, and the legal and ethical aspects of patient contact. You will learn all electrocardiograph techniques including the operation of EKG equipment, techniques of tracing, basic interpretations, specialized procedures related to EKG and proper mounting. Completers are eligible to take a certification exam at an additional cost payable to the testing agency.

    HCA1000
    22FA: 09/20 – 12/06 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: MTC Tuition: $1,294
    22FB: 09/21 – 12/09 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,294
    22SC: 03/14 – 05/25 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: MTC Tuition: $1,294
    22SD: 03/15 – 05/31 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,294

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    Clinical Medical Assistant

    Medical assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and health care facilities. The program prepares students through hands-on training, education in medical procedures, patient care, clinical assisting, administrative practices, and fundamentals of health sciences, giving students the qualifications they need to fill a wide-range of health care services. Course content includes: medical terminology, basic clinical skills and procedures of medical asepsis, vital signs, sterilization, assisting with physical examinations, routine office testing, phlebotomy, EKG testing and CPR training. Completers are eligible to take certification exams in Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and EKG at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. Students are required to participate in a 160-hour externship during the course.

    HCA5000
    22FA: 09/13 – 01/19 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    22FB: 09/20 – 06/22 M/W/Th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $4,065
    22FC: 09/13 – 01/20 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $4,065
    22WD: 01/31 – 06/07 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $4,065

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    Nurse Assistant

    Train for an in-demand career as a certified nurse assistant. This course will provide you with the theory and skills necessary to deliver quality care to clients in health care institutions and agencies. Learn how to provide personal care to clients, care for their nutritional needs, perform blood pressures, obtain temperatures, pulse and respirations, and maintain aseptic techniques. This course consists of both classroom and clinical training. Completers are eligible for the NYS Nurse Assistant Certification Examination at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. Day classes meet four days per week and evening classes meet two days per week for classroom and four evenings per week for clinical practice.

    LPN2000
    22FA: 09/20 – 11/22 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    22FB: 09/20 – 03/09 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,724

    22FC: 10/05 – 03/29 T/Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $1,724

    22FD: 11/29 – 02/04 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    22WE: 02/07 – 04/13 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    22SF: 04/25 – 06/24 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: AEC Tuition: $1,724

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    Medical Office Biller/Coder ICD-10

    Earn your medical biller and coder certificate in less than three months! The health care industry depends on skilled, qualified medical insurance billers and coders to accurately record, register and track patient accounts. The course work covers medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health insurance coverage and the fundamental operations of a medical office. Diagnosis and procedure coding will also be covered. You will learn how proper reimbursement can be obtained from various insurance companies such as employer-provided insurance, disability insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers Compensation. Alternative medical treatments as they relate to coding and billing will also be reviewed. Throughout the course, students will work independently to learn how to use the Medical Manager software. Completers are eligible to take a certification exam at an additional cost payable to the testing agency.

    Additional requirement: basic computer skills are required.

    HCA1400
    22FA: 09/21 – 12/15 T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    22FB: 10/04 – 05/23 M/W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    22SC: 03/15 – 06/08 T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: AEC Tuition: $2,779

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    Phlebotomy Technician

    Our phlebotomy training program will prepare you to become a skilled technician and will enhance the skills of the individual currently employed in the health care field, i.e., CNA, LPN, or RN. You will learn various techniques of phlebotomy such as: vacuum method for venous blood withdrawal, autolet blood withdrawal for glucose level, the proper use of a microhematocrit centrifuge, proper use of a hemogloginometer, and obtain a hemoglobin level. Students are required to draw blood on each other. Students on anticoagulant medications must call for information before registering. Completers are eligible to take a certification exam at an additional cost payable to the testing agency.

    Additional information: it is recommended that all students have the Hepatitis B vaccine.

    HCA1100
    22FA: 09/14 – 12/16 T/Th 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,933
    22FB: 10/19 – 01/27 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location: BTC Tuition: $1,933
    22WC: 01/10 – 04/11 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,933
    22WD: 02/08 – 05/17 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location: BTC Tuition: $1,933

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    Practical Nursing Program

    Additional prerequisites for the Practical Nursing Program:

    • Successful score on the Nurse Entrance Exam for Practical Nursing candidate is determined based on a test performance. Students must earn a combined total of five or more points to move forward with the application process. Registration for the Entrance Exam can be completed online at www.esboces.org/AEV
    • Satisfactory faculty interview.
    • Completed application packet.

    The Licensed Practical Nurse serves as an integral part of the nursing and health care team who, under the supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse, Physician or Dentist, shares in the responsibility, accountability and performance of health care services. The Practical Nursing Program at ESBOCES serves as a forum for bringing transcultural nursing students with diverse interests together to learn about and provide culturally congruent nursing care to society.

    The mission of the program is to provide a safe environment to promote clinical competence, self-confidence, reflective practice, teamwork and inter-professional collaboration for students and faculty. Practical nurses are central to our health care system, advocating and delivering transformational care in community health care clinics, home care, and acute care settings. The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing program includes a simulation lab which provides students with interactive, practice-based instruction.

    The cost of the tuition includes the NYS Licensure Exam (NCLEX®), NYS Licensing fee and the ATI Learning System Package which offers a wide variety of NCLEX® preparation assessments. At the completion of the program, an ATI Review Week will be offered at an additional cost. All costs are subject to change.

    The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing is located at the Adult Education Center in Brentwood. Upon acceptance, students are required to complete a background check and random drug screening. For more information related to Federal Student Aid or Gainful Employment, please visit our Adult Education site at www.esboces.org/nursing

    Upon completion, students receive a diploma issued by the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and are eligible to take the NYS Practical Nursing Licensing examination.

    Practical Nursing 1
    09/2022 - 06/2023 M/T/W/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    and Practical Nursing 2
    09/2023 - 04/2024 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

    – OR – Practical Nursing, Full-Time
    09/2022 - 08/2023 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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    Preparation for Practical Nursing Entrance Exam

    A career in nursing is both challenging and rewarding. The first step in the process for entry into the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing is a successful score on the entrance exam which assesses vocabulary, reading comprehension, English, and math skills. Prospective candidates seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Program who want to improve their reading comprehension, English, and math skills are encouraged to take this course. Students will be pre-tested and post-tested to assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension, English and math. Students enrolled in the prep course will be eligible to take the Nurse Entrance Exam immediately following completion of the course. The completion of this course does not guarantee admission into the Practical Nursing Program.

    LPN1200
    22FA: 10/18 – 12/20 M/W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    22WB: 01/10 – 03/21 M/W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    22SC: 04/04 – 06/13 M/W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: BTC Tuition: $689

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    Nurse Entrance Exam

    Candidates must take and pass the Nurse Entrance Exam to be considered for enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program. The exam assesses vocabulary, math, English and reading comprehension. A successful exam score grants the candidate an interview with faculty and does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing Program. You MUST arrive ½ hour prior to your scheduled exam time. LATE ARRIVALS will NOT be permitted to take the exam and will have to reschedule at a cost of $35.

    Register for exam at www.esboces.org/AEV. Testing is ongoing; several dates are available. Please note: the fee for the Nurse Entrance Exam is non-refundable.

    LPN1210
    Location: AEC Tuition: $179

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