Health Science Certificates
Lackawanna College’s Continuing Education Department offers a variety of non-credit Allied Health certificates that can jump-start your career in a rewarding occupation focused on helping others.
Phlebotomists are Allied Health professionals who draw blood from patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or donation purposes. Phlebotomists are responsible for preparing patients and obtaining high-quality specimens for transport to the lab. A competent clinical phlebotomist must have good manual dexterity, special communication skills, good organizational skills, and a thorough knowledge of lab specimen requirements and departmental policies.
This program is a total of 200 classroom/lab hours. In addition, a clinical component is included at a pre-arranged location and consists of a minimum of 100 Venipunctures and 10 Dermal punctures. This is the minimal requirement to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) National Certification Exam, which is given following successful completion of the course.
For more information, please contact Christine Martin at (570) 265-3449.
A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled Allied Health professional whose responsibilities may include administrative/office duties along with clinical skills consisting of obtaining patient vital signs and histories, performing phlebotomy and lab procedures, and performing electrocardiograms (ECGs) on patients. A competent Clinical Medical Assistant must have proficient multi-tasking skills, special communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, and good manual dexterity.
This program consists of a total of 500 classroom/lab hours. In addition, each student will be required to complete 160 externship hours in a clinical setting. After the successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) National Certification Exam.
Medical Administrative Assistants are Allied Health professionals that may also be referred to as a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant. The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant will perform administrative tasks to help keep the physicians’ offices and clinics running efficiently. A competent Medical Administrative Assistant must have proficient multi-tasking skills, special communication skills, and exceptional organizational skills. Training in this program includes medical terminology, managing appointments, communications skills, managing office finances, computer operations, health information management and protection, health insurance and reimbursement, and medical office management.
This program consists of 136 classroom/ computer lab hours. In addition, there is an externship component consisting of a minimum of 70 hours in a clinical setting. After successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certification Exam.