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Effective training can turn a good employee into a great asset.  Work with our experts who share their real-world experience with your employees. Assess employee skills and identify and remedy gaps through customized training that is catered to your organization.  

Customized training:

  • Increases profitability
  • Builds a more productive and quality-orientated workforce
  • Increases efficiency
  • Enhances employee loyalty and retention

Courses Offered:

  • Safe Patient Handling
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Leadership Training--Leadership Styles
  • Brain Meets Brawn--Changes in Organizational Management
  • Health and Wellness Classes
  • Blood borne Pathogen Training
  • Nitrous Oxide Training
  • Cold Weather Safety
  • Removal of Excess Bonding
  • Business Communications
  • Health Literacy and Communication
  • Digital Radiography Training
  • Simulation Training
  • Safety Training

Contact us to find out how we can partner with you to meet your company's strategic goals at or (320) 308-5940


Are you a PCA? Contact the MAC 800-828-0206 

Minnesota State has partnered with the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota (SEIU) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide training opportunities in the areas of Heartsaver CPR and First Aid for home care workers. If you are a home care worker represented by SEIU, you have access to this combined CPR/First Aid training for free through your Union contract. Please contact the SEIU's Member Action Center (MAC) call-center to register. The SEIU's MAC call-center will process your registration, along with a $10 registration deposit that will be returned to you in full upon completion of the course.

The training offered free through the Union contract is the combined Heartsaver CPR and Heartsaver First Aid course.

Open Enrollment Classes 

When starting out in a new career or perhaps moving up on to next a stackable credential, SCTCC's Health Training Solutions is here to aid in meeting these life long learning goals.  Below are the courses we offer.  Please contact Jennifer Potter at or at (320) 308-5940 if you have further questions or have an inquiry on a class that is not listed.  



***  Financial assistance may be awarded for WIA Certified Course through the 

WorkForce Center contact Jeni Pederson at 308-5728 ***  (see below for more information)

2016-2017 Calendar of Courses

Nursing Assistant Test Out General Information

NA/HHA Candidate Handbook

Hemodialysis (Rolling Enrollment Starting January 2017!)

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

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 48 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

3 hour hands on lab course Click here to register

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

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

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 


Does drawing blood from a patient's finger, heel, or vein, and processing of specimens excite you? This course consists of 48 hours of classroom instruction and 100 clinical hours in order to sit for a national certification in phlebotomy.  The classroom section consists of 24 hours of residential lab work and 24 hours of an online classroom environment.  Topics include equipment and procedures for blood collections by venipuncture and capillary punctures.  Students will learn about basic anatomy and physiology and the circulatory system, specimen handling, clinical relevance of laboratory tests, safety, liability, and professional ethics.  Students who complete this course are eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Technician Examination from the ASCP.   Click here to see course offerings.


LPN/RN Refresher (Rolling Enrollment--Enroll when you are ready!)

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. Click here to see course offerings.




  • 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests happen at home, sadly 70% of bystanders feel helpless and are unable to assist in these circumstances; because they do not know CPR or their training has significantly lapsed 

  • Only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get assistance

Heartsaver CPR/AED with First Aid for Adults

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. Click here to register for our open-enrollment  Adult Hearstsaver classes.

Pediatric CPR & First Aid

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. Click here to register for our open-enrollment  Pediatric Hearstsaver classes.

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 Jennifer Potter at or (320)308-5940

Healthcare Provider CPR/AED

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.


Jennifer Potter
Director of Outreach-Health

Emilee Symanietz
Client Partner

June Hirdler
Office & Administrative Specialist-Intermediate

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