Healthcare Professions

PLEASE NOTE:  The registration process for Allied Health Continuing Education courses have changed.  All admission requirements, including immunization records and 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

For more information about any of the courses listed below, or to see our complete online course offerings, including specific course dates, and times, please view the current pdf Workforce & Continuing Education Course Schedule. Allied health continuing education course offerings will resume in the fall.

For Admissions requirements, see the links with the corresponding course below. In addition to meeting all admission requirements a completed registration form is required with packet (pdf Allied Health Continuing Education Registration Form). Only completed registration packets may be submitted to the Health Sciences Center office 137-P, or drop box outside office 137-P. Incomplete registration packets will NOT be accepted. 

Questions? See our pdf Frequently Asked Questions document, call (361) 582-2412 or email HealthCareers@VictoriaCollege.edu.

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 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.

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.

Nurse Aide Continuing Education

Intensive training in identified area(s) that include training in geriatrics and the care of residents with a dementia disorder, including Alzheimer's disease. This training is designed 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 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 Phlebotomy Exam Prep

A continuation of Phlebotomy I, this certification exam prep course provides skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.  Course includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants.  Emphasis will be on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning.  Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.  Course includes 9 hours of clinical experience that will be assigned in area medical labs.

Professional Development Conference

  • School Nurse Conference

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