Healthcare Professions

PLEASE NOTE:  The registration process for Allied Health Continuing Education courses has changed.  Pre-registration for all courses is required. All admission requirements, including immunization records and tuition payment, must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the start of class.  All classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.

VC offers specialized training courses that can get you started in a new career quickly or help you advance in your current career. These are noncredit courses. They do not apply toward a credit degree, credit certificate, or academic transfer. Many of the Allied Health Continuing Education courses can lead to a nationally recognized certificate or state credential. Upon completion, students receive a Victoria College Certificate of Completion. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college or take entrance exams for these noncredit courses.

Allied Health Continuing Education Courses

 

Registration for Fall 2017 classes will open the first week of July 

 

pdf Allied Health CE 2017 Course Details


For Admissions requirements, see the links with the corresponding course below. In addition to meeting all admission requirements, tuition and a completed registration form is required. pdf Allied Health Continuing Education Registration form. Registration documentation will not be accepted until a course date is scheduled. Once all admission requirements including immunizations are complete please call to schedule an appointment for registration at 361-582-2412; 361-572-6443 or 361-572-6446. Incomplete registration packets will NOT be accepted. NOTE: TwinRix accelerated Hepatitis B immunization series is no longer accepted. 

Additional questions? Please email HealthCareers@VictoriaCollege.edu

Interested to see if you may qualify for an Allied Health Continuing Education scholarship to assist with a portion of your tuition?  Processing times and eligiblilty requirements apply.

Click here for the Allied Health Continuing Education Scholarship application. 

 

NOTE: All admission requirements and tuition costs are subject to change beginning in the Fall 2017 semester.

 

pdf Dental Assisting

Dental assistants work alongside dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. This course includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

pdf Certified Nurse Aide

Preparation for entry-level nursing assistance to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the healthcare team and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.

pdf Medical Assisting

An introductory Medical Assisting Program designed to develop basic knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively in a medical office/clinic environment where certification is not required. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Clinical experience will be assigned in area medical clinics.

pdf Medical Coding

This course provides skills and knowledge in the health information field for ICD-10 and CPT coding of insurance forms for reimbursement of medical services. This course emphasizes accurate ICD-10 and CPT coding of office procedures for payment/reimbursement by patient or third party and prevention of insurance fraud. Ideal learning outcomes for the course are to be able to identitfy different nomenclatures and classification systems and assign codes using appropriate rules, principles, guidelines and conventions. Student will learn to describe and explain the differences/similarities among insurance plans. Upon successful completiion of this course and meeting all requirements student will be prepared to take a certification exam.

pdf Medication Aide for CNA

Instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies including the responsibilities associated with such administration.

pdf Medication Aide Update

Intensive training in identified area(s) to meet continuing education and/or review/update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. Pre-registration and tuition payment is required prior to class start date.

pdf Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians review dosage calculations, drug classifications, dispensing of prescriptions, billing and reimbursement in a retail or other pharmacy setting. 

pdf Phlebotomy

Skill development will be administered in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Course topics includes:

  • Vacuum collection devices
  • Syringes
  • Capillary skin puncture
  • Butterfly needles and blood culture
  • Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics 
  • Medical terminology

Emphasis will be on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, and processing and accessioning.  Course includes nine hours of clinical experience that will be assigned in area medical labs.

pdf Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants assist the veterinarian during examinations. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease as well as skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.

 

pdf Documenting History of Illness: Varicella (Chickenpox)

 

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