Certified Nurses Aide
Certified Nurses Aides, also called Certified Nursing Assistants or CNA’s, are professionals in the nursing field who provide basic care for patients. They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, or other healthcare settings. If you enjoy helping others, the CNA program may be a good fit for you. This program is designed to prepare students to sit for the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam. Learn more about the Certified Nurses Aide program.
Patient Care Technician I and II
Patient Care Technicians are healthcare professionals who assist doctors and nurses in providing direct patient care. The Patient Care Technician programs at Harris are for students who are interested in advancing beyond the level of Certified Nurses Aide training. These programs train students in more advanced areas, such as administering electrocardiograms, performing phlebotomy (drawing blood), and more. The coursework helps students prepare for the Patient Care Technician certification exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Learn more about the Patient Care Technician I and II programs.
Phlebotomy Technicians are healthcare professionals whose main responsibility is to collect blood samples from patients. Phlebotomists can work in a number of settings, including hospitals, laboratories, and doctor’s offices. The Phlebotomy Technician program at Harris trains students with the skills they need to perform blood draws successfully. Students who meet the school’s achievement requirements may sit for the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Read more about the Phlebotomy Technician program.
Professional Medical Assistant Plus
Medical assistants perform a wide variety of clinical, administrative, and human relations functions, which keep physicians’ offices, clinics, and other medical practices running smoothly. This program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, patient care procedures, pharmacology, medical office procedures, communication skills, as well as computer skills. Learn more about becoming a Professional Medical Assistant Plus.