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Credit Classes

Medicaid Nurse Aide/ Nursing Assistant - NAA 100

Get on the fast track to an exciting and rewarding career in the health care industry as a nurse aide.

How to register

The first step is to apply to the college. This can be done online at OCTC admissions or come to the start center located in OCTC campus on 4800 new Hartford rd. After applying, students will receive a letter stating that your application has been processed, return to the start center or admissions where you will be registered for the class. Students must register for the 8 week, hybrid course prior to the start date of the section they wish to complete.

After registering students will be directed to pay their fees at the OCTC business office.

Schedule of courses

There are a variety of classes offered. Please contact 270-686-4410 for more information.

Cost of course estimation:

Course fee $174 (per credit hour)

Mandatory fee $8 (per credit hour)

Malpractice insurance $11

State testing fee $75

Books(estimate)

*note: cost is subject to change without notice.

Requirements

Students may purchase books and name tag from the OCTC campus bookstore. The program approved nurse aide textbook with the workbook is required and these are sold as a package in the bookstore.

Required background check

The background check must be completed prior the first day of the clinical. The student is responsible for any fees associated with obtaining the background check. The clinical facility has the right to deny student clinical placement based on the results of their background check. Students not allowed to attend clinical cannot meet the requirements of the program.

Kentucky Medication Aide-KMA 100

This course prepares the Medicaid nurse aide to administer specific medications in a long-term care facility, as delegated and supervised by a licensed nurse. Additional duties the employer may delegate are not covered in this course (krs 314.001 and 201 kar 20:400 section 2).

The Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA 100) course is a 5-credit hour class (10 weeks) offered twice a year on the downtown OCTC campus located 1501 Frederica street.

How to register

The first step is to apply to the college. This can be done online at OCTC admissions or come to the start center located in OCTC campus on 4800 new Hartford rd. After applying, students will receive a letter stating that your application has been processed. After registering students will then contact Allyson sanders to receive a KMA packet to be filled out, after meeting all requirements (must be an active SRNA/CNA 6 months or longer). Once enrolled the applicant will be directed to pay their fees at the OCTC business office.

Schedule of courses

There are a variety of classes offered. Please contact 270-686-4410 for more information.

Cost of course estimation:

Course fee $174 (per credit hour)

Mandatory fee $8 (per credit hour)

Malpractice insurance $11

State testing fee $50

Books $110 (estimate)

*note: cost is subject to change without notice.

Requirements

Students may purchase books and name tag from the OCTC campus bookstore. The program approved nurse aide textbook with the workbook is required and these are sold as a package in the bookstore.

Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker- Phlebotomy Course: PHB 151, PHB 152, and MLT 101

The course prepares students to obtain blood samples from patients for testing and other medical reasons. Their duties and responsibilities center on evaluating patients to determine whether they are fit to have blood drawn, drawing blood, handling samples properly, and cataloging them correctly for lab analysis. 

The 3 PHB courses (5 credit hours) are taken concurrently in one semester (10 weeks) and can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as part of the health science technology program, and financial aid may be available. 

How to register

The first step is to apply to the college. This can be done online at OCTC admissions or come to the start center located in OCTC campus on 4800 new Hartford Rd. After applying, students will receive a letter stating that your application has been processed, return to the start center or admissions where you will be registered for the class.

Schedule of courses

There are a variety of classes offered. Please contact 270-686-4410 for more information.

Cost of course estimation:

Course fee $174 (per credit hour)

Mandatory fee $8 (per credit hour)

Malpractice insurance $11

ASCP State testing fee $135 (Not included or required)

Books $102 (estimate) and BOC study guide $101.10(estimate and not required)

*note: cost is subject to change without notice.

Requirements

Documentation of the following must be submitted to instructor by the end of the first week:

Varicella immunization or titer - within past 10 years
Hepatitis b series or titer - within past 10 years or must sign a declination form
Negative 2-step tb skin test (requires 2 separate placements with readings) - within past 1 year
Rubeola and rubella immunizations or titer (mmr) - within past 10 years
Tetanus immunization - within past 10 years
Liability insurance ($11 fee assessed at time of registration)
Current influenza vaccination 
Background check and drug screen $35-60 - certain items on the background check and drug screen may affect the ability to attend clinical and to complete the course.  (please contact the allied health department for further information.)
The PHB courses have strict classroom and clinical attendance policies. In addition to the regular in-person meeting time, students must complete approximately 105 clinical hours outside of class at a facility with whom OCTC has a contractual agreement. The course instructor will work with students to schedule these clinical hours, and will only consider academic course schedules when assigning clinical time. 

There will be activities and meetings held outside the classroom and possibly at times other than scheduled class times.  These activities are mandatory and students must attend.

To begin pursuing a career in phlebotomy, contact Allyson Sanders at allyson.sanders@kctcs.edu  

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Prep

The nine-week course will prepare individuals who are new to the field, as well as those who are current pharmacy technicians, to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam that leads to thenational PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technical Certification. The course will meet virtually.
The course will provide an overview of the field of pharmacy technology in a variety of healthcare settings. It will focus on the skills required of a pharmacy technician and the legal requirements andresponsibilities for assisting a pharmacist. Some course topics include professional communicationand customer service, patient care processes, and safety issues in addition to the exam contentareas of medications, federal requirements, patient safety and quality assurance, and order entry and processing. 
This certification prep course also aligns with the OCTC course PHA 110: Pharmacy Proceduresand Skills, so participants also will earn six college credits upon completion. It’s also required in apharmacy technology pathway leading toward certificate and diploma options at several KCTCS colleges if individuals who participate wish to continue their education.

If you are interested in the Pharmacy Tech class, call 270-686-4444 to add your name to the waiting list for the next class.

For more information about credit classes, contact:
Allyson Sanders
Success Coach
270-686-4410

 

Non-Credit Classes

Dental Assisting Program
The 60-hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in dental assisting. Additionally, this course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology Health and Safety Examination (RHS).

$1299 e-learning 6 month access


ICD-10 Medical Coding
Effective October 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and the process for which they receive reimbursement. This program will include a detailed review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system).

$1299 e-learning 6 month access

 

For more information about non-credit classes, contact:
270-686-4444