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Healthcare Courses

EKG Technician - Wheeling Campus

$899

with Bob Barsch

Calendar May 4, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

This course prepares students for the EKG Technician role in a healthcare setting.  Students will be taught the principles of quality control, infection control, safety procedures, pathology, medical terminology, and patient care's legal and ethical aspects.  This course includes classroom instruction and campus laboratory skills practice.   Students are required to obtain 10 EKGs on live individuals.  Students who complete all aspects of the course are eligible to sit for the EKG Technician Certification Exam, provided by the National Health Career Association.

Additionally, program completers of EKG and Phlebotomy can receive college credit towards WVNCC’s Patient Care Technician Certificate – a one-year program.     

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

EMT Bootcamp - Summer 2024 (Wheeling Campus)

$900

with Linda Steele

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is offered in a condensed format at the Wheeling campus during the month of June.  Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch

This course prepares students to provide emergency medical care for critical patients who need health care access. Students can choose to continue their education and become advanced EMTs, paramedics or continue their education and transition into another health care field.

If you are interested in the medical field and helping people, you might consider becoming an emergency medical technician. These healthcare professionals provide immediate assistance to patients in emergencies before bringing them to a doctor's care. 

An emergency medical technician, or EMT, is a first responder trained in basic medical knowledge and skills to provide immediate medical care to patients in an emergency. They are often the first emergency service providers to arrive on the scene of a crisis, such as an accident, medical emergency, fire, or natural disaster. An EMT's main responsibility is to provide basic and emergent medical care to stabilize patients in crisis before transporting them to a hospital where a physician can further assist them.

EMTs can have several levels of responsibility and certification, and each has different requirements. Some areas use EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate or advanced levels. In contrast, others classify levels of training and certification as emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician, and advanced emergency medical technician before advancing to the level of a paramedic. While many EMTs work on private ambulances, they can also work for other emergency services, such as a fire department or search and rescue teams.

EMT salaries vary based on their level of certification, employer, experience, and location. The national average salary in the United States is $15.04 per hour, while some salaries range from $7.25 to $38.90.

Source: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/what-is-an-emt 

This program meets all the requirements of state and national certification and/or licensing requirements.

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

Will run

Phlebotomy Technician - Wheeling Campus

$899

with Amanda Logston

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

-----  HYBRID COURSE -----

Program Length: 40 hours of instruction

This course prepares the student for the Phlebotomy Technician role in a healthcare setting. The student will be instructed on techniques & skills related to preparing and monitoring patients for relevant procedures, and gain an understanding of infection control measures. Students are required to successfully demonstrate adequate skills related to Phlebotomy techniques, including 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary draws which are required for the student to be eligible to take the Phlebotomy Certification exam. This exam will be taken at the end of the course.

Additionally, program completers of EKG and Phlebotomy can receive college credit towards WVNCC’s Patient Care Technician Certificate – a one-year program.      

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

Phlebotomy Technician - New Martinsville Class

$899

with Amanda Logston

Calendar May 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

New Martinsville Campus

------5 Week HYBRID Course ----- 

Program Length: 40 hours of instruction

This course prepares the student for the Phlebotomy Technician role in a healthcare setting. The student will be instructed on techniques & skills related to preparing and monitoring patients for relevant procedures, and gain an understanding of infection control measures.  Students are required to successfully demonstrate adequate skills related to Phlebotomy techniques, including 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary draws which are required for the student to be eligible to take the Phlebotomy Certification exam. This exam will be taken in the last week of the course.

Additionally, program completers of EKG and Phlebotomy can receive college credit towards WVNCC’s Patient Care Technician Certificate – a one-year program. 

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

AHA Heartsaver AED/CPR/First Aid - Weirton Campus

$50

with Linda Steele

Calendar Jun 8, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This course is also eligible for college credit at WVNCC (HPE 110).

This course is designed to instruct non-medical personnel on how to recognize and treat a life-threatening emergency.  Topics include cardiovascular emergencies, external and internal injuries, stroke, heart attack/cardiac arrest, and basic first aid. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid card valid for 2 years.

AHA BLS CPR - Wheeling

$35

with Anthony McDaniel

Calendar Jun 13, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

This American Heart Association BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support. This course reflects the updated 2020 American Heart Association guidelines.  It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.  Certification is good for two years.  

Certified Nurse Assistant - Wheeling Campus (seat reservation)

$25

with Kyla U'Ren

Calendar Jul 1, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 5:30pm . For any questions, please email Karri Mulhern @ kmulhern@wvncc.edu

Class Schedule:

Orientation:     Monday, July 1, 2024 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Lecture/Lab:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 7/8/24 - 7/31/24

Clinical Orientation:  Friday, August 2, 2024 (TBA)

Clinicals:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturdays (8/10 & 8/17) - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Program length: (65 contact hours of classroom instruction, 55 contact hours of clinical instruction)

There is a $25 seat reservation that is refundable if you are qualified for financial aid.  Total cost of the program is $1,999.

The Certified Nursing Assistant program prepares individuals for an entry-level position in the health care field. Graduates work closely with patients under the supervision of a registered nurse. The nursing assistant provides important information on patient conditions to nurses and is vital to the daily operations of a skilled nursing facility, home health organization, or hospital. After program completion, prospective Nursing Assistants take a competency examination to become certified. 

Additionally, program completers can receive college credit towards WVNCC’s Patient Care Technician Certificate – a one-year program.

For THIS class, Uniforms and Certification Costs are included with tuition. There is also additional funding for those who qualify. For any questions please contact Karri Mulhern - kmulhern@wvncc.edu.

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures and forms

  

Will run

EMT Bootcamp - Summer 2024 (Weirton Campus)

$900

with Linda Steele

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is offered in a condensed format at the Weirton campus during the month of July and August.  Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch

This course prepares students to provide emergency medical care for critical patients who need health care access. Students can choose to continue their education and become advanced EMTs, paramedics or continue their education and transition into another health care field.

If you are interested in the medical field and helping people, you might consider becoming an emergency medical technician. These healthcare professionals provide immediate assistance to patients in emergencies before bringing them to a doctor's care. 

An emergency medical technician, or EMT, is a first responder trained in basic medical knowledge and skills to provide immediate medical care to patients in an emergency. They are often the first emergency service providers to arrive on the scene of a crisis, such as an accident, medical emergency, fire, or natural disaster. An EMT's main responsibility is to provide basic and emergent medical care to stabilize patients in crisis before transporting them to a hospital where a physician can further assist them.

EMTs can have several levels of responsibility and certification, and each has different requirements. Some areas use EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate or advanced levels. In contrast, others classify levels of training and certification as emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician, and advanced emergency medical technician before advancing to the level of a paramedic. While many EMTs work on private ambulances, they can also work for other emergency services, such as a fire department or search and rescue teams.

EMT salaries vary based on their level of certification, employer, experience, and location. The national average salary in the United States is $15.04 per hour, while some salaries range from $7.25 to $38.90

Source: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/what-is-an-emt 

This program meets all the requirements of state and national certification and/or licensing requirements.

Note: Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. See details about funding options here and contact Jenna Derrico with questions – jderrico@wvncc.edu / 304-214-8962.

Non-Discrimination Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate based on race, sex (e.g., sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status), disability, religion, color, national origin, or age in admission, employment, educational programs, or activities; nor does it discriminate based on genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. WVNCC will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s CTE offerings. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full Non-discrimination notice and associated policies, procedures, and forms





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