WSCC to offer workforce training classes in September

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Walters State’s division of Workforce Training will offer a variety of classes at the Morristown, Greeneville and Sevierville Campuses, beginning in September. The schedule is as follows:

Phlebotomy Technician: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 8 to Nov. 12 on the Morristown Campus and Sept. 15 to Nov. 19 on the Greeneville Campus. This 10-week program is designed to provide didactic and clinical instruction in venipuncture. The 70-hour program prepares students for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures, hands-on specimen practice and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises; live blood draws and practice with a training arm to prepare students to function at an entry-level job. Externships will be offered as a separate class and is optional. The fee is $814. For more information, contact at Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu<mailto:Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu> or 865-774-5851.

Certified Nursing Aide Training (CNA): 5 to 10 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 15 to Nov. 24 on the Sevierville Campus and 4 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 15 to Nov. 24 on the Greeneville Campus. Nurse aides perform routine patient care, which may include assisting with meals or exercise, taking vital signs and personal hygiene. The course is divided into three components, lecture, classroom skills lab and 35 hours of supervised patient care (clinical) in a long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the state certification examination for nurse aides. The fee is $699. For more information, contact at Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu<mailto:Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu> or 865-774-5851.

Registered Dental Assistant: 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 4 to Feb. 12 on the Sevierville Campus. This course is a Tennessee Board of Dentistry approved 120-hour course. Students will cover all aspects of dentistry including, but not limited to, anatomy and physiology, tooth morphology, infection control, and restorative dentistry along with dental office radiology. Students are required to provide verification of thirty hours of observation at a dental office by the last day of class. A high school diploma or GED is also required. After completion of the RDA course, the students should register as a dental assistant with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry, complete a background check and obtain a CPR certification. There will be fees required from the Board. The course fee is $999 and includes textbooks. For more information, contact at Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu<mailto:Patricia.Harmon@ws.edu> or 865-774-5851.

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