Four free health care certificate programs will be offered by Middlesex County College for individuals who are unemployed and fulfill other requirements. These classes are completely free. The grant covers the cost of all fees, including uniforms, materials, etc. Classes are offered multiple times throughout 2018; the first starts February 12. The courses can be completed in as little as three weeks.
Sessions take approximately 90 minutes. No registration necessary.
The Continuing Education Certificate programs include EKG Technician, which can be completed in three weeks; Certified Nursing Assistant, five weeks; Phlebotomy Technician, 10 weeks; and Medical Assistant, eight months.
The programs in Phlebotomy and Medical Assistants offer externships, in which the students work at a job site while they learn. Externships provide the real world experience that so many employers look for in job applicants. Students do a clinical rotation in the applicable work location, which gives them a competitive edge.
The program is funded by grants totaling $120,000 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The College is recruiting 49 individuals who are currently unemployed. They must pass a reading comprehension and mathematics test, be approved by the County One-Stop Career Center, and meet with potential employers.
Students also receive job placement assistance. We have an excellent relationship with employers who are eager to hire our grads.