CROSSVILLE – Roane State Community College will offer three new health care related courses this spring at the school’s Cumberland County campus.
As part of its Workforce Development program, RSCC will offer training for careers in phlebotomy, ECG technician and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Phlebotomists, ECG technicians and CCMAs are all sought-after medical professionals.
Phlebotomists specialize in drawing blood and work in a variety of health care systems including hospitals, clinics, medical group practices, laboratories and public health facilities. The course will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays (6-9 p.m.) from March 27-May 24.
ECG technicians use specialized equipment to record electrical impulses transmitted by a patient’s heart. Roane State’s course includes instruction in anatomy and physiology and technical skills. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday (6-9 p.m.) from March 28-May 25.
Students must complete both phlebotomy and ECG to qualify for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) course. Clinical medical assistants work directly with patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor.
Generally, a CCMA will prepare patients for examinations and assist the doctor during the procedure, collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests and draw blood. Roane State’s course includes lecture and hands-on laboratory instruction. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays (6-9 p.m.) from April 17- July 10.
All three courses help prepare students to take national certification exams in the respective fields. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working adults.
To register or to learn more, visit www.roanestate.edu/workforce, call (865) 539-6904, ext. 4782, or email Rebecca Buntrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Hageman at email@example.com.
Roane State’s Cumberland County campus is located at 2567 Cook Road in Crossville.