Health Care programs for spring
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education is offering health care programs on the UT Martin campus to prepare participants to become phlebotomy, EKG and pharmacy technicians.
“Pharmacy Technician Program” is scheduled from 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 26-April 24. The cost of this course is $999, including textbooks. This course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Technicians will work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology, dosage calculations, drug compounding and dispensing of prescriptions.
“Phlebotomy Technician Program” is planned from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, March 17-28, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, April 5, 26 and May 17. The cost of this course is $1,599, including textbooks. This program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Classroom and lab work include terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, hands-on practice and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.
“EKG Technician Certification Program” will be taught from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, March 17-May 5. The cost of the course is $999, including textbooks. This program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician-Electrocardiograph Technician exam, as well as other national certification exams. This course includes practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical terminology and ethics and laboratory assisting. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs.
Advanced registration is required. To register, call ECCE at (800) 482-5199 or 881-7082 or register online at www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php.