Health Profession Course List with Details

HH 008 | Central Sterile Processing Technician

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 the 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.

HH 008 | Central Sterile Processing Technician (previously HY 008)


Course: Central Sterile Processing Technician (previously HY 008)

Start Date End Date Fee
May 18th, 2021 July 20th, 2021 $2400
Course Content
Central Sterile Processing Technician (previously HY 008) - HH-008 007WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
May 18th, 2021 Jul 20th, 2021 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MIchelle Dembin Online Synchronous 6


(more…)

HH 133 | Pharmacy Technician Certification Program


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

Bergen Community College is approved as a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program. Students who complete the program (or are within 60 days of completing) are eligible to apply to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) to earn their PTCB CPhT credential.


(more…)

HH 183 | Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Program

This program provides coursework and skills required to obtain the credential of Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) within the State of New Jersey through the NJ Board of Nursing. Students will learn to care for ill and disabled individuals in their residence or work as a personal caregiver in an assisted living environment. The program requires 60 theory hours and 16 laboratory hours (total of 76 hours) conducted on campus.


(more…)

HH 190 | Advanced Patient Care Skills

In today’s health care environment, nursing assistants are responsible for caring for clients who are receiving advanced care in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, sub-acute care facilities, assisted living facilities, and private residences. This 90-hour course will combine theory and laboratory skills 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 to obtain competence and confidence in providing acute care. American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS/CPR) certification is included in this program. The use of a scrub uniform is highly recommended for this course and can be purchased in any color for this class. Participants in the BCC HH 772 Certified Nursing Assistant program are encouraged to utilize the BCC scrub set uniform issued for this course. Due to the number and nature of skills presented in this program, attendance is required at all sessions. Prerequisites: High School Diploma/GED

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.

Course: Advanced Patient Care Skills

Start Date End Date Fee
June 29th, 2021 July 28th, 2021 $695
Course Content
Advanced Patient Care Skills - HH-190 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Jun 29th, 2021 Jul 28th, 2021 Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Denise Johnson Hybrid Paramus 9


(more…)

HH 193 | Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification

This 80-hour course introduces the methods and techniques of phlebotomy by providing skills necessary to perform venipuncture, and capillary (finger) sticks for drawing and processing blood samples within a health care facility or laboratory setting. The course includes a review of anatomy and physiology of the hematopoietic system and common blood diseases, associated medical terminology; bloodborne pathogen education; laboratory clinical practice skills.

HH 193 | Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification


Course: Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification

Start Date End Date Fee
June 1st, 2021 June 28th, 2021 $1250
Course Content
Phlebotomy Technician Skills Certification - HH-193 007am
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Jun 1st, 2021 Jun 28th, 2021 Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Denise Johnson Hybrid Paramus 8


(more…)

HH 194 | Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation Course

This 20-hour comprehensive course will assist healthcare workers in acquiring essential skills for the identification of primary cardiac arrhythmia’s. This program promotes a step-by-step method of rhythm strip analysis and incorporates “hands-on” skills practice sessions. The instructor will assess competency by written examination and with the use of simulation.


(more…)

HH 211 | EKG Certified Technician

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 ECGs will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG/MonitorTechnician (CET) examination.

HH 211 | EKG Skills Certification


Course: EKG Skills Certification

Start Date End Date Fee
April 5th, 2021 May 4th, 2021 $425
Course Content
EKG Skills Certification - HH-211 002PM
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Apr 5th, 2021 May 4th, 2021 Monday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Shkelzen Badivuku Hybrid Paramus 4

Course: EKG Skills Certification

Start Date End Date Fee
May 17th, 2021 May 27th, 2021 $425
Course Content
EKG Skills Certification - HH-211 003a
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
May 17th, 2021 May 27th, 2021 Monday, Wednesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Denise Johnson Paramus 4


(more…)

HH 266 | Medical Terminology

This 40-hour course is designed to provide a foundation for all health professional programs. Students will learn the universal language of medicine by identifying root words, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in the healthcare industry. Proper use of medical terms provides effective communication related to client care in the workplace. Terms, abbreviations, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic procedures, and pharmacology terms will be presented in detail during this course.

HH 266 | Medical Terminology


Course: Medical Terminology

Start Date End Date Fee
May 17th, 2021 July 5th, 2021 $275
Course Content
Medical Terminology - HH-266 004
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
May 17th, 2021 Jul 5th, 2021 Monday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jaime Lijo Online Synchronous 4


(more…)

HH 287 | Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Conversion Course

This 10-hour course is designed to train and qualify current NJ Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to provide care to clients in their residence or Assisted Living Facility as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) through the NJ Board of Nursing. Students learn how to provide safe care in a home environment and review differences in standards of care for facility vs. residence. Also, the CNA will learn how to administer care to hospice clients and their families in the home.


(more…)

HH 337 | 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 standard 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.

HH 337 | Medical Billing Certification Course


Course: Medical Billing Certification Course

Start Date End Date Fee
May 17th, 2021 October 4th, 2021 $3800
Course Content
Medical Billing Certification Course - HH-337 004AM
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
May 17th, 2021 Oct 4th, 2021 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jaime Lijo Online Synchronous 20


(more…)

HH 339 | Patient Care Technician Skills, Fast Track

This 210-hour program provides them with the skills necessary to work in acute care facilities (hospitals), urgent care centers, dialysis units, and ambulatory care settings. Coursework includes Medical Terminology, HIPAA regulations EKG and Phlebotomy skills, advanced patient care skills with laboratory, the emergency response including American Heart Association Adult First Aid, and Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification. All participants will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) examination for Patient Care Technician/Associate after completion of BOTH required modules for the Patient Care Technician program.


(more…)

HH 352 | Blood Borne Pathogens Certificate

This classroom course, led by an American Heart Association certified Instructor or Facilitator, teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. It is intended for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens, which would include all practicing health care providers.


(more…)

HH 354 | Pharmacy Technician Compounding

This 80-hour course provides technician-focused instruction and training for the successful production of non-sterile and sterile preparations, a significant responsibility of the pharmacy technician in hospitals, long-term care, and other healthcare facilities. This course includes the study of sterile products, hand washing techniques, pharmaceutical calculations, references, safety techniques, aseptic techniques in parenteral compounding, proper use of equipment, preparation of sanitary products, and safe handling of antineoplastic drugs. This critical work requires the mastery of aseptic technique: the procedures that avoid introducing pathogens into sterile products, ensure patient safety, and maintain product consistency.


(more…)

HH 356 | 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 the critical vocabulary to use when in the healthcare setting with patients, physicians, and fellow workers. Language skills will be practiced in realistic ways to simulate English as used in the workplace. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ESL III, or Advanced II


(more…)

HH 703 | 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). The course includes Adult, Infant, and Child CPR skills and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED); Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) clearance skills competencies.


(more…)

HH 772 | Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

This 90-hour lecture, laboratory, and the clinical program prepares the student to care for residents in long term care, sub-acute rehabilitation facilities, and some hospitals. This course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and complies with regulations and standards of the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). The program requires 50 hours of lecture/laboratory and 40 hours of clinical rotation in a long term care facility (Clinical Rotations will start in the facility at 7:30 am). After successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the NJ Certified Nursing Assistant Examinations (skills test and computer written examination). Tuition includes textbooks, uniform vouchers, and all certification/testing fees.


(more…)

HH-177 | CADC Domain I

Domain I – Assessment

  • C101- Initial Interviewing 6 hours
  • C102 – Biopsychosocial Assessment 12 hours
  • C103 – Diagnostic Summaries 12 hours
  • C104 – Differential Diagnosis (DSM) 12 hours
  • C1O5 – Pharmacology and Physiology 6 hours
  • C107 – Compulsive Gambling 6 hours

Total Program Hours: 18 sessions, 54 hours


(more…)

HH-178 | CADC Domain II

Domain II – Counseling

  • C201- Intro to Counseling (6 hours)
  • C202 – Intro to technique and Approaches (6 hours)
  • C203 – Crisis intervention (6 hours)
  • C204 – Individual addiction counseling (18 hours)
  • C205 – Group Counseling (6 hours)
  • C206 – Family Counseling (12 hours)

Total Program Hours: 18 sessions, 54 hours


(more…)

HH-179 | CADC Domain III

Domain III – Case Management

  • C301 – Community Resources (18 hours)
  • C302 – Consultation (18 hours)
  • C303 – Documentation (12 hours)
  • C304 – HIV & Resources (6 hours)

Total Program Hours: 18 sessions, 54 hours


(more…)

HH-180 | CADC Domain IV

Domain IV – Education

  • C401 – Addiction Recovery(6 hours)
  • C402 – Psychological Client Education (6 hours)
  • C403 – Biochemical/Medical Client Education (18 hours)
  • C404 – Sociocultural Client Education (6 hours)
  • C405 – Addiction Recovery and Family Psychological Education (6 hours)
  • C406 – Biochemical and Sociocultural Family Education (6 hours)
  • C407 – Community and Professional Education (6 hours)

Total Program Hours: 18 sessions, 54 hours


(more…)

HH-181 | CADC Domain V

Domain V – Professional Responsibility

  • C501 – Ethical Standards (6 hours)
  • C502 – Legal Aspects (6 hours)
  • C503 – Cultural Competency (6 hours)
  • C504 – Professional Growth (6 hours)
  • C505 – Personal Growth (6 hours)
  • C506 – Dimensions of Recovery (6 hours)
  • C507 – Supervision (6 hours)
  • C508 – Community Involvement (6 hours)
  • C509 – Consultation (6 hours)

Total Program Hours: 18 sessions, 54 hours


(more…)

HH-350 | Dietary Aide for Health Professionals

The dietary aide works with multiple healthcare team members to provide quality food and nutrition services to their clients. Job duties include delivering food to residents or patient rooms, preparing and serving snacks, and taking inventory of food and kitchen supplies. The dietary aide in a healthcare environment has the added responsibility of being mindful of the unique needs of the clients they serve. Education in safe food preparation through the SafeServ certification course is a mandatory requirement in this program. Additional certifications include American Heart Association Blood Borne Pathogens and Adult Heartsaver CPR.
Total Program Hours: 60 hours


(more…)

HH-404 | Adult IV Therapy & Phlebotomy Skills for Nurses

This program is a hybrid course requiring a valid or pending nursing license (LPN or RN) and the use of a personal computer (PC). The online theory portion is a required 6-hour session, which must be completed by all students before attendance at the scheduled live clinical skills session. Nurses will learn the skills required to perform peripheral IV therapy and Phlebotomy skills according to the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) guidelines. Prerequisite: Pending or Current RN or LPN License


(more…)