BE THE HEART OF HEALTHCARE

With an aging population and new medical technologies, healthcare is an excellent career choice for people who want to make a difference in their communities. Whether you're interested in patient, wellness, or medical support services, our certificate courses are taught by industry experts who will guide you through a comprehensive learning experience that includes both classroom learning and hands-on experience. You'll gain the skills and confidence needed to work in hospitals, physicians' offices, long-term care facilities, and more.

 

PATIENT CARE COURSES

Certified Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to gather vital signs, patient data, and provide care for basic physical and emotional needs of patients. Certified Nursing Assistants are an important asset in nursing homes, assisted living centers, long term care facilities, independent living facilities, adult day care centers, home health agencies, hospice agencies, and clinics. The Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate includes theory, hands-on instruction, and 30 hours of clinical training during the three-month program. This certificate program will assist students in preparing for the State of Georgia Nurse Aide Competency Examination conducted by the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services (NACES).

You will:

  • Explain the legal and ethical responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant, including the importance of Residents’ Rights
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills when giving and receiving a resident’s status report
  • Demonstrate how to recognize and respond to medical emergencies using Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid procedures
  • Describe body systems and define key anatomical terms
  • Explain positioning and demonstrate how to safely position, transfer, and ambulate residents
  • Explain personal care and demonstrate how to provide assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, oral care, and skin care
  • Explain the importance of monitoring vital signs and demonstrate how to measure body temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure
  • Describe the importance of proper nutrition and hydration and list the six basic nutrients
  • Discuss rehabilitation and restorative care and identify the types of residents who are in a subacute setting

The course starts in January, April, May (daytime), and August at KSU Center.

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Course Fee:  $1,899


CNA - KSU Center

Are you passionate about saving lives? Become a critical member of the patient care team and one of the first to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. EKG technicians perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease. Our EKG Technician Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction to assist students in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.

You will learn:

  • The anatomy of the cardiovascular system
  • The placements for 12 EKG leads
  • Types of rhythms and rhythm strip interpretation
  • How to detect myocardial infarction
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Heart rate calculations
  • HIPAA security and privacy

The course starts n February, June, and September at KSU Center.

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Course Fee:  $1,399


EKG Technician - KSU Center

Blood is the source of human life. It possesses the origin of human DNA and is often the foundation for evidence when diagnosing and treating a patient. As a result, phlebotomists represent an integral piece to any healthcare team. If you're striving to break into the healthcare industry, enjoy working with people and are patient and compassionate, this could be a viable career path for you. Our Phlebotomy Technician Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction to assist students in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

You will learn:

  • How to work directly with patients to collect quality blood samples
  • How to prepare samples for laboratory testing
  • Anatomy of the circulatory system
  • Medical terminology
  • Quality assurance
  • Infection control
  • HIPAA security and privacy

The course starts in January, April, July, and October at KSU Center.

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Course Fee:  $1,699


Phlebotomy Technician - KSU Center

Make an impact in the rapidly expanding healthcare field with a certificate that combines fast-track learning with real-world experience — in a fraction of similar programs' time and cost. You will train in our combination classroom and physician office setting — featuring exam room stations, a front office simulation area, and state-of-the-art equipment for skills practice. The program includes lecture and hands-on training from instructors who are experts in their respective fields.

You will learn:

  • Human anatomy & physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical ethics
  • Clinical procedures

The course starts in April and October. Attend in-person at KSU Center in our Medical Assisting lab.

Course Fee:  $7,999

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Medical Assisting - KSU Center

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