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Classes Offered 2015

***  Financial assistance may be awarded for WIA Certified Course through the 
WorkForce Center contact Rosie Beager at 308-5728 ***  (see below for more information)

2015 Calendar of Courses

Nursing Assistant Test Out General Information

Hemodialysis - September 15th through November 19th

All students must complete an interview with CentraCare, 4 hour shadow shift at site, background check and general orientation at CentraCare prior to first day of class.
Interview dates are July 28th, Aug 12th and Aug 25th between 9-3pm. Students must meet the minimum CentraCare requirements in order to interview. Call Kelly to schedule 320-308-5301.
  • BLS certified through American Heart Association – Certification available through SCTCC
  • DHS Back ground study – students are responsible for $29.10 fee
  • Mantoux done within one year of start date or chest x-ray
  • Flu vaccination
  • Two doses of vaccine against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) or titer
  • Two doses of vaccine against Varicella (Chicken Pox)  vaccination or titer
  • Vaccination/Immunization records to include Hepatitis B series
  • Current health insurance card
  • Drug Acknowledgement/HIPPA
  •  The student must hold degree or certificate in nursing assisting, medical assisting, emergency medical technician, practical nursing, or a medic in the military OR those with a minimum of 1 year experience in a health care setting as a patient care assistant or phlebotomist.

This program will prepare the student in transitioning or expanding their health care career into hemodialysis. This 10 week course which includes a 250 clinical hours will prepare students for the Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Certification through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. Students will attend lectures and complete internships at approved sites determined by the Director of Outreach-Health and the lead adjunct faculty member.

Students will learn:
- Principles of renal failure and dialysis
- Role of the hemodialysis technician in a dialysis unit
- Operation of dialysis devices
- Universal Precautions/Asepsis and Aseptic Technique
- Anatomy And Physiology of the Renal System
- Pre Dialysis Patient Preparation
- Preparing dialysis equipment
- Monitoring treatment
- Other related topics of dialysis, patient care and treatment

Medication Administration for Non-Licensed Personnel (TMA)

Blended course - part in class/part online   Session Dates:            10/15/15
Are you a CNA that is looking for more skills? Are you interested in drug therapy, safe administration of prescribed medications, knowledge of drug action related to body systems, side effects of medications? Take our TMA class and receive the skill boost to expand you professional arsenal. This 40 hour course includes an overview of metric, apothecary, and household measurement abbreviations, with implications for use with medication administration to prepares you for a profession as a TMA in nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, or other non-hospital, assisted living facilities for the physically or mentally disabled. Curriculum used has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and is compliant with their standards.
Click here to see our course offerings.

Nursing Assistant Skills Review

Session dates:           10/23/15,     12/11/15    |     3 hour hands on lab course
Been out of the nursing field or awhile or just need a refresher prior to testing?  This course is designed to provide individuals with a review of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the Minnesota Registry. It is primarily for those with expired certifications and those wanting a refresher prior to testing.  This refresher course is designed to prepare participants for completion of the state certification exam and successfully meet the requirements for listing on the Nurse Aide Registry.

IV Therapy

Sessions:           11/7/15
This 5-hour course is designed to provide professionals with the background and tools to provide intravenous therapy in a safe and effective manner. Participants will learn how to start, monitor and safely discontinue IV therapy on patients. Course can be used to stack on current certificates or licensure such as EMT, Pharmacy Technicians, Nursing Assistants and LPN/RN. Click here to see course offerings.

Pharmacy Technician  Click to Register

Sessions:           11/10/15
The need for Pharmacy Technicians is steadily growing due to the increase of prescription medications needed. A pharmacy technician’s primary job is to receive and fill prescription requests for patients. These prescription requests can come from hospitals, physicians, nurses or directly from the patient. Their work is typically overseen by a licensed pharmacist. This course consists of 45 classroom hours, 20 online hours and 80 internship hours with local pharmacies and will prepare you to take the certification exam.
The duties carried out by pharmacy technicians can include:
- Retrieving prescription orders
- Counting, pouring, measuring and weighing tablets and medications
- Mixing medications
- Selecting the proper prescription container
- Creating prescription labels 

Introduction to Phlebotomy - Part 1

Session dates:     Next session in 2016
Does drawing blood from a patient's finger, heel, or vein, processing of specimens, and clerical duties on a variety of patients excite you? This 48-hour introductory course explores the field of a phlebotomist.. Learn to safely and competently collect blood specimens using venipuncture techniques. SCTCC offers Phlebotomy for those who are already licensed healthcare providers (such as Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians). This course also offers 24 hours of clinical rotation to apply the theoretical learning from the classroom. We also offer night classes!                Click here to see course offerings.

LPN/RN Refresher Next session in 2016

This class consists of 60 hours online theory and 80 hours of clinicals to provides the opportunity for exposure to current nursing theory and practice for the nurse returning to the work force. The class includes online theory review with instructor plus clincial practice in Long Term Care and Acute Care. (Class summary and requirements)             Click here to see course offerings.

Healthcare Provider CPR/AED

Class Dates:           10/12/15,    11/09/15,     12/7/15
The AHA Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide adult and pediatric CPR (including 2 rescuer scenarios), use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Certification is valid for 2 years (1 year for HCP). PTCC teaches according to the latest (2010) guidelines. This course is best for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dentists and dental assistants, physicians’ assistants, medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, phlebotomists and other allied health personnel.  Click here to Register today

Heartsaver CPR/AED with First Aid for Adults

Class Dates:     10/10/15,    11/09/15,     12/12/15
The AHA Heartsaver CPR and AED teaches the basic techniques of adult/child/infant CPR and use of an AED. Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking for adult, child and infant victims. This course provides the class participant with a 2-year certification for Heartsaver CPR. Cost includes an American Heart (AHA) card. Intended Audience: Responders like security personnel, teachers, parents, lifeguards, airline personnel, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, and those who need or want to learn CPR and how to operate an AED. Ideal for workplace training where having trained lay responders may prove invaluable for the safety of customers as well as employees. (CPR and First Aid content meets the 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines.)

Pediatric CPR & First Aid, SUIDS and Abusive Head Trauma   - Regulation changes as of July 2014

Class Dates:            9/26/15,    11/21/15

In addition to the basic techniques of CPR and AED, the AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid teaches the participants to manage illness and injuries in a child in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Topics include: First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies. Intended Audience: For those involved in child care such as parents, child care workers, teachers, camp counselors, youth organizations and coaches for children's sports organizations, other guardians and those who need or want to learn CPR, how to operate an AED, and Pediatric First Aid.

AHA Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver CPR and First Aid - Online Course

The online Heartsaver First Aid/CPR and HCP First Aid/CPR Renewal Courses provide a review for individuals who have prior CPR training. This program recognizes that individuals have knowledge and skills acquired from prior CPR training and/or years of patient care. For the 3-hour online course go to Once you have completed the online course call to schedule a skills exam for $50.00 at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

Documentation of completion of the on-line course must be presented at the beginning of the skills exam. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded either a Heartsaver CPR card or a HCP CPR card, whichever they need.   

To arrange skills exam contact  Kelly at 320-308-5301

Other Classes Catered to Your Business:

WIA Certified Courses:   (click to learn more about each course)
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant/Pediatric)



Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303