Career Development and Accreditation Courses


Advanced Blueprint Reading

This 20-hour in depth course is an extension of CD 405 Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading going into greater detail on commercial and heavy commercial construction including site work, mechanical and electrical systems, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and provides updated information on the National Electrical Code, (NEC), LEED Certification information and more.

Please bring the textbooks to the first class session.

Required Prerequisite: CD 405 Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading,  All prerequisites must be completed prior to registering for this program.
Required text: Building Trades Print Reading for Heavy Commercial Construction – Fourth Ed., “Heavy Commercial Construction,” Building Trades Print Reading “ Heavy Commercial Construction Plans”. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore, order online or call 201-447-7174.

Advanced Excel 2016

This course is designed for users who want to explore Excel’s table feature and database capabilities.You will learn to create and manage tables, and use the sort and filter commands. Use the Data commands to import, extract, group, and subtotal your spreadsheet data. Create sparklines,charts, pivot tables and pivot charts. Create simple macros.

Advanced Patient Care Skills

This 90 hour course will combine theory and laboratory skills in order to provide proficiency and confidence when caring for clients who have complex care needs. Students will practice advanced skills in the laboratory and use simulation/skills manikins in order to obtain proficiency and confidence in providing acute care.

Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading

This 40-hour in depth course is an introduction to reading blueprints and architectural working drawings, understand how to use scales, read symbols, learn to locate and interpret sections, profiles and cross sections, learn to read and understand schedules, details and notes.

Please bring the course textbook to the first class session. This course must be completed prior to registering for: CD 582 Construction Estimating Basics and CD 136 Advanced Blueprint Reading.

Required texts: Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 – Sixth Ed. – Residential & Light Commercial Construction, Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 “Plans” published by American Technical Publishers. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore.

BLS for Healthcare Providers

This five-hour course follows the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers, professional rescuer level certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

Central Sterile Processing Technician (previously HY 008)

This 460-hour course provides students with theoretical and practical skills required to decontaminate, sterilize, prepare, assemble and dispense surgical and procedural instruments. Technicians are hired by acute care facilities, ambulatory care and dental facilities responsible for performance of sterile surgical procedures. Upon completion of the 60 hour theory portion of the program students will continue their studies by working in the clinical setting for a required 400-hour clinical (non-paid) internship.

Construction Project Organization and Management

This course provides an overview of the construction industry; exploring details of the total construction project sequence from start to finish including: 

  • Inter-workings between various trades
  • Construction systems and procedures
  • Organizational planning
  • Decision-making techniques

The management of various types of construction projects, fees, and organizational systems will be explained. An overview of roles and responsibilities of various parties will be discussed to establish the flow of action for project completion.

Required TextbookConstruction Project Management: A Complete Introduction, by Allison Dykstra, Kirshner Pub Co Inc. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore.

EKG Skills Certification

This course prepares students to enhance job skills and performance in hospitals, cardiology offices, cardiac rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and continued care facilities. Proper 12 lead ECG electrode placements, performance, troubleshooting technical problems, and application of a 24-hour Holter Monitor will be practiced. Recognition of normal and abnormal tracings, medical terminology and medical abbreviations applicable to ECG's will be discussed.

ESL 3

This 40 hour course will introduce intermediate grammatical structures and will provide a review of structures covered in ESL II. Each unit will expand on language functions in natural settings and conversation strategies. Pronunciation practice and production will focus on individual sounds and the rhythm, stress and intonation patterns of English.

ESL for Health Professions

This ESL course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry, and whose first language is other than English.  ESL for Healthcare provides foundational healthcare concepts as students learn important language to use when in the healthcare setting with patients, physicians, and fellow workers.  Language skills are practiced in realistic ways to simulate English use in the workplace.  (Prerequisite: Placement Test, ESL III, or Advanced II)

Intermediate Excel 2016

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to find a specific entry in a worksheet, paste a dialog box, format cells in a dialog box, use absolute cell references, use financial functions (i.e. PMT function), use logical functions (i.e. IF function, nesting IF functions), use date/time functions (i.e. DATE/NOW function), create/modify charts, sort/filter records, link worksheets.

Introduction to Teaching

This pre-service course is framed around two critical areas: (1) an overview of and preparation for the skills and tools needed for the teaching profession; and (2) essential attitudes and dispositions needed to maintain poise as novice teachers in diverse communities. This course is comprised of 50 hours including 30 hours of instruction, 8 hours of classroom observation, and 12 hours of clinical experience. The course will provide the participant with a “clinical” opportunity through structured observations in a school setting. In addition, 12 hours of clinical work such as tutoring or substitute teaching will offer candidates the opportunity to work with students in an authentic environment. 

 

Medical Billing Certification Course

This 200-hour program introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. In this course the student will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process.

Medical Terminology

This 40-hour course is designed to provide a foundation for all health profession programs. Students will learn the universal language of medicine by identifying root words, prefixes and suffixes commonly used in the healthcare industry.

Microsoft Office Specialist Training Program

Microsoft Office Specialist Training intense curriculum provides students with comprehensive instruction in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Training is hands-on and may lead to proficiency and the ability to be certified in these three programs. Students will have opportunities to practice for the credentialing test during this 192 hour course, using the appropriate software package. We are a Certiport Testing Center and students have the opportunity to take each of three exams in at our testing facility.

Practice resource information will be provided prior to the class start date.

Students who do not successfully pass any of the exam’s will be allowed to re-take the exam one additional time on a designated scheduled date up to 6 months following the last day of class.
Homework: A minimum of 2 hours per day is expected to successfully pass each of the 3 exams.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of MS Word

Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

This 300-hour comprehensive course, will provide instruction for entry level employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (ChPT) within the healthcare industry. This program focuses on employment in health care facilities (hospitals or long term care) , direct order pharmacies and/or pharmaceutical companies. Retail pharmacy employment is also an option for graduates of this program.

Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification

This 80-hour course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques of phlebotomy by providing skills necessary to perform venipuncture and capillary (finger) sticks for the purpose of drawing and processing blood samples within a health care facility or laboratory setting. Course includes: review of anatomy and physiology of the hemapoetic system and common blood diseases; associated medical terminology; blood borne pathogen education; laboratory clinical practice skills. During clinical laboratory sessions, students perform technical skills for collecting capillary and venipuncture blood specimens on manikin arms and on volunteer human subjects.

Praxis Core Acad Skills

This workshop will prepare you for the Praxis Core Academic Skills test, which is a requirement in order to earn your Certificate of Eligibility to teach from the Department of Education. The workshop covers 12 hours of math, 3 hours of reading and 3 hours of writing.

QuickBooks Certified User & Basic Bookkeeping

Focus is on the basic principles of Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Pro. In 13 weeks, students use hands on training, working with two different business cases: Inventory and Non–Inventory. This training takes the student with no knowledge to a Certified User, fully prepared for the workplace. Practice tests and official exam are included.