Walters State Community College workforce training courses

walters stateBy Kimberly J. Slater

 

Walters State’s Division of Workforce Training will offer a variety of classes at the Morristown, Sevierville, Greeneville and Claiborne County campuses. For more information on any of these classes you may contact Patty Harmon at 865-774-5851 or Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu<mailto:Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu>. The schedule is as follows:

Clinical Medical Assistant: 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Nov.19, on the Morristown Campus. Call for information regarding a Saturday course schedule. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Included is140 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.  To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Upon completion of the externship, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification examination. The course fee is $2,409 and includes all books and supplies.

Phlebotomy Technician: 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 31-Jun. 4 on the Sevierville Campus, 5:30-9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 18-Jul. 29 on the Morristown Campus, 5:30-9 p.m., Jun. 15-Aug. 19 on the Greeneville Campus and 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Oct. 28 on the Claiborne County Campus. This 10-week program, including 70 hours of classroom training, is designed to provide didactic and clinical instruction in venipuncture. Students will learn to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis and will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture completely and safely. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.  The course fee is $814.

Certified Nurse Assistant: 4-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apr. 28-Jul. 14 on the Morristown Campus, and 4-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jul. 7-Sept. 17 on the Sevierville Campus. This is the State of Tennessee approved Nurse Aide Training class for individuals desiring to become licensed as C.N.A.’s in the State. The Nurse Aide is a specially trained individual who works at an entry-level position under the supervision of a licensed nurse and are primarily employed at nursing homes, but may also find employment with hospitals and home health agencies. Nurse Aides perform basic routine patient care, which may include assisting with meals or exercise, taking vital signs, personal hygiene, and reporting signs, and symptoms that may indicate illness. The course fee is $699. Call for information regarding a discount on the courses.

Registered Dental Assistant: 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 19-Oct. 18 on the Greeneville Campus, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 22-Mar. 1 on the Sevierville Campus and 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jul. 28-Dec. 15 on the Morristown Campus. This is a Tennessee Board of Dentistry approved 120-hour course. All aspects of dentistry including, but not limited to, anatomy and physiology; tooth morphology; infection control and restorative dentistry along with all areas of radiology in the dental office are covered. Students must provide verification and documentation of thirty hours of observation at a dental office and are responsible for arranging their own observation experience. After successful completion of the RDA course the students must register as a dental assistant with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.  Students will also be required to complete a background check, obtain a CPR certification (BLS for healthcare providers) and pay the fees required by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry. The course fee is $899.

CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers: 5-9 p.m. on the Sevierville and Morristown Campuses. Call for class dates. This course is an American Heart Association instructed course for students needing the BLS for healthcare providers CPR certification. To enroll in this course students must currently be working in the medical field or enrolled in a medical related course.

 

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