Mountain Gateway Community College’s division of Workforce Solutions and Community Education is offering several training courses for in-demand careers in healthcare this fall. There is limited space available.
All of the courses are eligible for tuition assistance through the FastForward program, and students who complete the coursework are eligible to sit for nationally recognized certification exams. Eligible students may be able to train at no cost due to a variety of financial assistance funding sources available.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is scheduled to begin August 21; the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program begins August 22; and Phlebotomy Technician, September 5. All three are hybrid courses, combining in-person labs meeting on the MGCC campus in Clifton Forge, as well as online lectures.
Massage Therapy, Nurse Aide and one of the CMA classes are already full.
The EMT class will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on several Saturdays, through December 11. Instructors are Kayla Cahoon and Kelby Smith. The 164-hour EMT program trains students to provide basic life support care.
The CMA class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on several Saturdays, through January 6, 2024. The CMA program, which includes 144 contact hours, prepares students to assist physicians with patient care management.
The 115-hour Phlebotomy Technician class trains students to collect blood specimens from patients for laboratory analysis. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with several Saturday labs, through December 12. Kristie Evans is the instructor.
For more details on each course, check the MGCC website at https://www.mgcc.edu/workforce.
To register or for more information about tuition assistance, contact FastForward Career Coach Robin Jennings at (540) 863-2899 or email email@example.com.
~ Mountain Gateway Community College