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Pathway Grant Programs at CCM


Contact info:

Barbara McShane
Learning Specialist
(973) 328-5735 
John A. Johnson
Health Professions Site Coordinator
(973) 328-5189
Fax: (973) 328-5082
Dr. Jane Armstrong
Dean, Corporate and Community Programs
Health Professions Pathways Grant
(973) 328-5083 

Certified Assisted Living Administrator Course

Become an executive in the fastest growing field of eldercare. This course meets the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services criteria to be credentialed as an Assisted Living Administrator and /or Administrator of an Adult Day Service. Learn how to successfully manage an assisted living community and related senior facilities. Focus is on ethics, services, regulatory compliance, human resource management and budgeting. Comprehensive tools and techniques to pass the N.J. DHHS test are provided.

Clinical sessions scheduled at an assisted living residence.

Eligibility Requirements: Age 21 or older, criminal background clearance and high school degree.

INSTRUCTOR: Longtree and Associates

Phlebotomy Technician

PREREQUISITE: High school diploma or GED (bring to first class), minimum 18 years of ages, acceptable score in an assessment of reading and math skills. A physical exam is required (bring to first day of class). This program is accredited by the National Health career Association.

SUBJECTS COVERED: The focus of this course is on basic blood drawing procedures for an entry level position as a technician or as required for Clinical Medical Assisting. Hands-on labs provide the student with opportunity and setting required for skill practice and proficiency in venipuncture, emergency care and basic lab procedures.

Students are allowed only 2 absences and are required to have blood drawn by other students in the lab setting under instructor supervision. A module of CPR for certification is also included in the course.

Upon successful completion, students will be recommended to the National Certification Examination at an additional charge.

Certified Electronic Health Records System Technician (EHR)

With the federal mandate for the use of health information technology, the healthcare industry is beginning to see a dramatic increase in career opportunities for individuals to assist in the widespread adoption and optimized use of Electronic Health Records systems (EHR).

Jobs that are currently available include: support staff in physician offices and hospitals, implementation consultants, account managers, project managers and training staff. Health information technicians work at a number of healthcare providers such as physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and home healthcare services. Technicians that demonstrate a strong understanding of technology and computer software will be in particularly high demand.
Many jobs are experience based. The certificate is the visible recognition that demonstrates that you have received the theory and practical education to enhance your experience. The course content develops a foundational knowledge of what is involved working in a facility with EHR systems, how these systems work from a process flow and user experience perspective, and the impact that they have on day-to-day responsibilities within the workforce. Successful completion includes attendance and passing test scores.

Entrance Requirements:
  • Associate Degree or higher
  • Computer Ability
  • Nursing or Healthcare Background Preferred
You receive a certificate of completion for each course. You do not need to enroll in the certificate program to benefit from these courses. Upon completion of these six courses, you are awarded the CCM’s Electronic Health Record System Technologist Career Certificate by the college.
Career Certificate Requirements: Classes should be taken in this order:
    Based on the Department of Labor curriculum requirements, this course focuses on the Healthcare categories, the history of healthcare, public health in the United States and the impact of healthcare reform on the current environment. Understand the culture of healthcare and offers specific terminologies, how care is organized in practice settings, job expectations within healthcare, and privacy and regulatory issues.
    Per requirements of the Department of Labor category for Information Technology, this course provides basic and detailed information associated with the use of information technology in a physician practice for standards, data structures and architectures. Learn the essential components to implement information technology for effective reporting of quality data, quality improvement analysis and workflow redesign. Understand utilization of outcomes within a healthcare system to improve care standards. Applied Information Technology is prerequisite for rest of curriculum.
    In alignment with the Department of Labor’s Health Information Technology category, this course provides an understanding of EHR system components, and the environment surrounding information technology in the healthcare industry. Learn about architectures, networking requirements and key functions. Identify barriers, challenges to adoption, and interventions for successful implementation. Explore National efforts such as the National Health Information Network. Understand Health IT readiness and requirements gathering. A laboratory portion also is provided. Prerequisite: Applied Informatics.
    In alignment with the DOL’s categories of Health IT and Environment, this course will provide a framework for understanding the features of leading EHR systems, components associated with selecting an ERR system and how the systems integrate. Emphasis will be given to key selection and contracting considerations, the business case and purchase negotiations. Further focus on the installation and maintenance of systems will be provided, along with review of implementation issues tied to information technology. This course also offers access to tools that are proven to work in the “field”. Prerequisite: Applied Informatics, Essential Components.
    Based on components of the DOL’s categories for Health IT, Soft Skills and Other that focuses on project management, process analysis and change, this course covers the fundamentals of leadership, project management and change management within the clinical operations setting. This course will also provide an understanding of project management tools and techniques resulting in the ability to create and. follow a project management plan, in addition to addressing styles that work for effective Health IT deployment. Prerequisite: Applied Informatics, Essential Components, System Selection.
    In alignment with elements of the DOL’s Soft Skills and Environment categories, this course will introduce students to the field of human factors analysis and the role it plays in enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in. the workplace amongst teams. Additionally, human factors analysis will be applied to improving health, safety and customer and staff satisfaction Specific attention will be given to human-computer interaction as it pertains to workflow and process redesign, user profiling, data gathering, and transi¬tions. Prerequisite: Applied Informatics, Essential Components, System Selection, Project Management.


CNA Certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works under the direction of physicians, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses to provide daily basic care for patients. A CNA provides both physical and emotional support for patients in nursing homes and hospitals. CNA's must be able to provide personal assistance to individuals who are unable to care for themselves and help regain and maintain daily functions.

To be certified as a nursing assistant, the student must successfully complete the New Jersey curriculum for Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).

Our program is approved by the New Jersey Senior Service & Health Department.

ACE Healthcare Training Institute is designed to help fulfill those requirements and help prepare the student for the State Certified Nurse Assistant examination in just 4-6 weeks.

Requirements to complete program include:

Completes MOD I=14HR (CR) + 2HR (CL) =16 HRS
Completes MOD II=8 HR (CR) + 2HR (CL) = 10 HRS
Completes Mod III=23 HRS (CR) + 33 HRS (CL) = 56 HRS
Completes Mod IV=5 HRS (CR)+ 3 HRS (CL)= 8 HRS