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Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician Program combines classroom instruction with practical experience through externships in both an institutional as well as a retail setting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Pharmacy Technician is expected to grow 32 percent from 2010 to 2020. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist licensed pharmacists providing medication and other health care products to patients.

You may work in a hospital, community pharmacy, outpatient clinic, nursing home or pharmaceutical organization. In institutional practice, Pharmacy Technicians prepare a variety of medications including intravenous medications. They also fill medication orders and make the rounds delivering medications to various patient care areas. In the retail setting, technicians take information from customers and health professionals in order to fill prescriptions, measure and compound medications, manage inventories accept payment for prescriptions, and process insurance claims. Lehman’s program will prepare you for this exciting career and, after completion of the required courses, students will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) credentialing examination. Having taken the program at Lehman, you will already have had over 250 hours of practical work experience!

The course is 600 hours in total: 220 hours classroom hours, 40 hours computer lab hours and includes an externship program totaling 340 hours in both retail and institutional environments. Pending approval, this is a great opportunity for veterans. Prerequisites: Attend orientation/open house, complete program application with proof of HS/GED/TASC and essay and documentation of basic microcomputer skills PCW41, or equivalent. Candidates must pass a math pre-assessment at a Free Career Seminar. Please refer here for tuition assistance.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

  • PTP200/ COTC

Program tuition cost total: $3,500*
*Total program tuition does not include application, reg., book and testing fees.

Certificate Program Required Courses:

  • Calculations & Applications I, PTP01
  • Calculations & Applications II, PTP02
  • Calculations & Applications III, PTP03 
  • Calculations & Applications IV, PTP04 
  • Calculations & Applications V, PTP05
  • Computer Lab, PTP12
  • Lab, PTP15
  • Retail Externship, PTP16
  • Institution Externship, PTP17
  • PTCE Exam Preparation, PTP18

Come to our next open house to hear more about the program.

Credentialed HHA, CNA, EKG, PLB and Patient Care Technicians

There is an ongoing demand for qualified, certified and caring health care personnel who work directly with patients and their families. Our programs provide credentialed training for those seeking employment in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, home health agencies and clinics. Students must complete all required courses to be eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) credentialing examination for the EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, or Nurse Technician Program. Requirements: must attend an orientation/career seminar. Proof of high school/GED/TASC completion and short essay indicating reason for completing your program required; medical clearance for CNA and Phlebotomy Tech; current CPR for Health Care Providers. Students may apply for certificates in following: Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant; EKG, Phlebotomy; and Nurse Technician. Students may enroll in individual courses or complete a certificate program.

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Learn the skills needed to work in this growing field! Students are provided with the necessary training to work in private homes and assisted living facilities. Must read at a 6th-grade level as determined by an assessment test. Course contact hours - 75 hours plus 8 hours of coordinator-scheduled supervised clinical experience. This program is certified by the New York State Education Department. Prerequisite or corequisite: CPR100: CPR for Health Care Providers or current national certification from the American Heart Association (AHA). Completed physical exam documentation is due at the 1st class meeting. Classes to be offered full-day and weekends. Call 718-960-8512 or click here for schedule and registration.

  • Home Health Aide, HHA100
  • CPR: BLS with AED for Health Care Providers, CPR100

Certified Nursing Assistant

Uses state-of-the-art SIM Lab. A New York State Education Department approved training for those seeking employment as CNAs in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and home health agencies. Students must successfully complete the course and clinical to be eligible to take the New York State credentialing examination. CNAs work directly with patients and their families providing quality patient care. Duties include: helping with getting dressed; bathing; feeding; toileting; taking vital signs; catheter care; assisting with ambulation; range of motion exercises; and moving patients to bed and from bed to wheelchair. Program includes: Anatomy and Physiology (50 hours), Fundamentals of Patient Care (50 hours), Nursing Home Clinical Rotation (30 hours). (Prerequisites: must attend a career seminar and orientation-see column one; required prior to clinical CPR100: CPR for Health Care Providers or current national certification from the American Heart Association (AHA). Proof of high school/GED/TASC completion and short essay required. Must demonstrate fluency in English, a reading test may be given. Completed physical exam documentation is due at the 1st class meeting. *NOTE: $115 required testing fee to be paid in class; uniform and textbook fee not included..

  • CNA100/$995* COTC Prerequisite or corequisite: CPR100

CNA Hospital Internship Option

  • CLR 200/$330

A unique experience for CNAs to receive training in the hospital setting. Students must have completed their CNA program, have current CPR certification, and submit required health clearance forms prior to the internship.

EKG / Phlebotomy Technician

Prerequisites: Current NYS Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or LPN or coordinator's permission; Attend information orientation/career seminar. Prerequisite or corequisite: CPR100: CPR for Health Care Providers or current national certifi cation from the American Heart Association (AHA). Proof of high school/GED/TASC completion and short essay required. *NOTE: $105 EKG, $105 PLB or $149 PCA/PCT required testing fee to be paid online at NHANOW.com; white lab coat and textbook fee not included.

  • Electrocardiography, EKG100
  • Phlebotomy: Part I, PLB101
  • Phlebotomy: Part II: Advanced Clinical Skills, PLB102
  • CPR: BLS (Basic Life Support) with AED for Health Care Providers, CPR100
  • First Aid (AHA Certification), MAS17

Patient Care / Nurse Technician

The Nurse Technician (Patient Care Technician/Associate) Program trains students for positions as advanced nursing assistants. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam. Prerequisites: Attend information orientation/career seminar, complete program application, bring proof of HS/GED/TASC and short essay indicating reason for completing your program.

This program is qualified for Workforce1 ITG Vouchers. Individual Training Grant (ITG) vouchers are issued from Workforce1 Career Centers and provide funding for occupational skills training that leads to employment in New York City high-demand occupations. Become a member at a Workforce1 Center near you. Visit www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1. for more information

  • Tuition $2380 COTC

Nurse Technician Program

  • Certified Nursing Assistant CNA100
  • Electrocardiography, EKG100
  • Phlebotomy: Part I, PLB101
  • Phlebotomy: Part II: Advanced Clinical Skills, PLB102
  • CPR: BLS (Basic Life Support) with AED for Health Care Providers, CPR100
  • First Aid (AHA Certification), MAS17 (Recommended)

Nurse Technician Program for CNAs

Includes all courses for Nurse Technician except for CNA100 and MAS17.

Dental Assistant

The 80-hour Dental Assistant program prepares students for entry-level positions in Dental Assisting. The course familiarizes students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provides training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in dental practice. The course covers the following key areas/topics: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines as well as an introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment; introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. The course tuition includes textbooks, registration fee, certificate fee and materials.†The course tuition includes textbooks, registration fee, certificate fee and materials.

  • DEA100/$1199 COTC

* No Discounts Apply to this course

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program combines classroom instruction with practical experience through an internship in a community-based medical practice or a hospital. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of medical assistant is expected to grow 34 percent in five years and they will become more and more an integral part of the health care system. Clinical medical assistants provide both administrative and clinical services in various health care setting such as private offices, ambulatory centers and hospitals. Lehman’s program is approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). After completion of the required courses students will be eligible to take the NHA credentialing examination and be ready to join the workforce. The program also provides a test preparation class for the exam.

The Clinical Medical Assistant program prepares students through hands-on training, education in medical procedures, patient care, clinical assisting, administrative practices, and fundamentals of health sciences, giving students the qualifications they need to fill a wide-range of health care services. We offer a 180-hour externship program to give you work experience in the field. You will learn essential skills to assist you as you advance your career.

The course is 531 hours in total: 351 hours (including 253 classroom and 98 practical hours) plus an externship program of 180 hours. This is a great opportunity for Workforce1 applicants and other voucher candidates. Prerequisites: Attend orientation/career seminar, complete program application with proof of HS/GED/TASC and essay, and documentation of basic microcomputer skills PCW 22, PCW 40 or 41, or equivalent. Please click here for tuition assistance.

Full Program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program

  • $4500* COTC *Total tuition does not include application, registration fees, book and NHA testing fee.

Certificate Program Required Courses:

  • Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology: Part 1, MAS01
  • Medical Office Business Practice, MAS03
  • Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology: Part 2, MAS02
  • Fundamentals of Medical Assisting, MAS10
  • Clinical Practice, MAS04
  • CPR, Clinical Medical Assistant Externship, Job Readiness Workshop, Certification Exam Review

Recommended Courses

The program above is qualified for Workforce1 ITG Vouchers. Individual Training Grant (ITG) vouchers are issued from Workforce1 Career Centers and provide funding for occupational skills training that leads to employment in New York City high-demand occupations. Become a member at a Workforce1 Center near you. Visit www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1. for more information

Come to our next open house to hear more about the program.

 

First Aid - American Heart Association (AHA) Certification

MAS17/$35 (1 session)

Medical Math - Online short course
6 weeks/$105 Register at www.ed2go.com/lehmance

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals - Online course
6 weeks/$105 Register at www.ed2go.com/lehmance