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PR # 12 August 13, 2008


The Allied Health department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering a new Patient Care Technician course this fall. The course will be offered on Saturdays, September 13-December 13, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at RVCC's Franklin Center, located 630 Franklin Boulevard & Hamilton Street, Somerset.

The 150-hour course offers important skills and prepares students to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The certification enables one to work as a Patient Care Technician at hospitals, long term and sub-acute facilities and other health care organizations. The course includes 90 hours of classroom lecture and lab experience and 60 hours of clinical practice.

The $2,062 cost includes all fees and texts. Registration is limited and it?s on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis.

Additional courses being offered by CCE?s Allied Health department include:

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Wednesdays & Fridays, September 17-December 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $1,252

EKG Technician National Certification
Saturdays, September 27-December 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Course Fee: $775

Pharmacy Technician
Saturdays, September 20-November 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Course Fee: $1,199

Phlebotomy National Certification
Mondays & Thursdays, September 4-December 15, 6-9:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $1,273

Clinical Research Associate (CRA) & Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)
Saturdays, September 6-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $1,749

Clinical Data Management (CDM)
Saturdays, September 6-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $1,749

Clinical Trails Assistant (CTA)
Saturdays, September 13 & 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Course Fee: $525

Dental Radiology
Wednesdays, September 10-December 10, 1:30-5 p.m.
Course Fee: $666

Personal Trainer National Certification
Saturdays, September 13-October 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Course Fee: $610

Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, OCD & Related Disorders
Friday, September 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Course Fee: $59

To register for any of the courses, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471. For additional information about RVCC's Allied Health programs, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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