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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
    21FA: 09/22 – 12/17 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    21WB: 03/09 – 06/03 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,795

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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
    21FA: 09/21 – 01/13 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    21FB: 09/22 – 01/05 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    21WC: 03/01 – 06/09 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    21WD: 03/02 – 06/03 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,699

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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
    21FA: 09/21 – 12/14 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: MTC Tuition: $1,269
    21FB: 09/22 – 12/03 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,269
    21WC: 03/08 – 05/19 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: MTC Tuition: $1,269
    21WD: 03/09 – 05/20 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,269

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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
    21FA: 09/21 – 01/28 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    21FB: 09/21 – 06/23 M/W/Th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: AEC Tuition: $4,065

    21FC: 09/21 – 01/28 M/T/W/Th/F 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $4,065
    21WD: 02/01 – 06/08 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
    21FA: 09/21 – 11/25 M/T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    21FB: 09/21 – 02/22 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,690

    21FC: 10/05 – 03/03 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $1,690

    21WD: 01/04 – 03/11 M/T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    21WE: 03/01 – 07/12 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 21SF: 03/22 – 05/26 M/T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: AEC Tuition: $1,690

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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
    21FA: 09/22 – 12/16 T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    21FB: 10/05 – 06/02 M/W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    21SC: 03/16 – 06/09 T/W/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: AEC Tuition: $2,725

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    Phlebotomy

    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
    21FA: 09/22 – 12/17 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location: BTC Tuition: $1,895

    21WB: 01/11 – 04/19 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AEC Tuition: $1,895

    21WC: 02/02 – 05/11 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location: BTC Tuition: $1,895

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    Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Care Worker

    Interested in entering the health care field? An understanding of basic Anatomy and Physiology is a must for the Health Care worker! Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of each body system and how these systems work together to maintain a balanced state. You will learn how chemical reactions drive all the functions of the body and the amazing ability of the body’s tiniest living unit, the cell! Common medical terminology will be introduced. Discover a greater appreciation and understanding of the incredible human body.

    HCA1250
    21FA: 10/13 – 12/22 T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    21SB: 03/16 – 05/25 T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $315

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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/practicalnursing

    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
    09/2021 - 06/2022 M/T/W/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    and Practical Nursing 2
    09/2022 - 04/2023 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
    – OR – Practical Nursing, Full-Time
    09/2021 - 08/2022 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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    Home Health Care Aide

    Home health aides are a valuable part of any health care team. This course will prepare you to assist the disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, and elderly individuals with daily personal tasks such as bathing and dressing, organizing the client’s schedule and planning appointments. The home health aide provides basic health-related services such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times. Light housekeeping, shopping and preparation of meals are also part of the home health aide’s responsibilities. The home health aide’s role is to act as an emotional support and companion to their client.

    LPN1450
    21FA: 09/21 – 12/17 M/W/Th 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: AEC Tuition: $495

    21FB: 09/22 – 02/02 T/Th 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: WTC Tuition: $495

    21WC: 01/04 – 04/07 M/W/Th 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: AEC Tuition: $495

    21WD: 02/23 – 06/24 T/Th 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: WTC Tuition: $495

    21SE: 04/12 – 06/30 M/W/Th 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: AEC Tuition: $495

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    Physical Therapy Aide

    Be part of an emerging trend in health care! Physical Therapy Aides are in demand and are employed in private physical therapy practices, chiropractic offices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers and hospitals. Learn how to assist the physical therapist deliver quality care to their patients. The responsibilities of the Physical Therapy Aide include: moving patients from one therapy area to another, preparing and organizing the location for the patient’s session, setting up any needed equipment, assisting with the patient’s treatment session, fulfilling office and clerical duties such as ordering supplies, calling patients to set up and or confirm appointments. Course of study includes theoretical concepts, practical skills and hands-on experience working in a clinical setting.

    HCA6020
    21FA: 09/22 - 12/22 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    21WB: 03/09 - 06/08 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $715

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