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Train to Be a Health Professional through RCC Continuing Education

DATE: March 17, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher

Train to Be a Health Professional through RCC Continuing Education
five classroom-based courses beginning soon

RAMAPO – Jobs in healthcare are growing faster than any other industry in the country, with thousands of new positions every month. You can get on the fast track to a career as a health professional through the Continuing Education program at Rockland Community College.

Five courses are beginning soon at RCC’s Suffern campus that will prepare students for a healthcare job in a matter of weeks. Space is available in each of these classes, but interested candidates need to act fast.

A program in Dental Assisting gets underway on March 27. This 60-hour course prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing healthcare areas.

Two courses begin on April 1: a Phlebotomy Technician program, which prepares graduates to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis; and an EKG Technician Certification program, a comprehensive course which prepares students to take national EKG certification exams.

On April 3, an Ophthalmic Assistant program gets underway at RCC. This program trains students for entry-level positions in ophthalmology, another fast-growing segment of the healthcare industry.

Finally, May 2 marks the start of the Clinical Medical Assistant program. This comprehensive program trains students to assist physicians by performing key functions of a medical office. At the end of the classroom segment, students have the opportunity to gain direct experience through an externship with a local healthcare provider.

Details, complete class schedules and fees for all of these courses can be found online at  Registration can also be completed online.

For more information on Continuing Education programs at RCC, call 845-574-4151 or email