Galveston College strives to bring you the latest in healthcare education. Many of our healthcare programs have specific prerequisites. Please make sure that you have the required documentation prior to enrolling.
Certified Nurse Aide
Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a long-term care facility. Explore the key components set by Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Course topics may include residents’ rights, communication, safety observation, reporting, and basic comfort and care. Emphasis is placed upon effective interaction with the health care teams. CPR Training is provided as part of the course but may be outside of stated class time. Students must enroll concurrently in both NURA 1001 (classroom 60 hrs) and NURA 2005 (clinical 40 hrs) to complete the program and be eligible for examination.
Study the heart’s anatomy, function, how it produces electricity, and how one records this electricity with the EKG and telemetry monitor. Course also covers the EKG changes of commonly seen diseases, especially coronary artery disease and the important heart rhythm disturbances. This course prepares students to take the NHA certification exam to be EKG and/or telemetry monitor technicians and introduces them to skills necessary for employment in exercise laboratories.
Get started as an entry level phlebotomist, and obtain your certification from the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Study the skills used in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods. Study to use proper techniques and safety precautions, as well as an understanding of professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology related to obtaining specimens from adults, children and infants. Healthcare program requirements must be met prior to clinical days.
Health Unit Coordinator
Learn to perform the tasks and responsibilities of a health unit coordinator in support of medical staff, nursing personnel, hospital departments, as well as to assist patients and visitors… the next class offering will be in the Spring of 2018
Patient Care Tech CPCT/A
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals rely on Patient Care Technicians/Assistants to assist with the critical day-to-day care some patients require. As a CPCT/A, you’ll provide hands-on assistance to serve patients’ basic needs, as well as work alongside other healthcare professionals. This certification is the culmination of a series of stackable credentials offered through NHA. In order to be eligible to take this course a student must be a Certified Nurse Aide, and have taken and passed the NHA CPT and CET exams.
More and more patients require special care, sometimes around-the-clock. Needs vary from patient to patient, making it vital that the Patient Care Technician/Assistant has a diverse range of knowledge and skills to provide their basic care. This course is offers on an as needed basis. Please see the Director of Continuing Education if you are interested in taking this course.
Medical Coding & Billing
This certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the medical billing departments in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors’ office. Students will learn proper and accurate diagnostic coding and procedures used by today’s health care agencies…