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Clinical Medical Assistant

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. More information is available here.


Pharmacy Technician

The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2020. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. More information is available here.


Venipuncture for Healthcare Providers

This course will review the basics of insertion, maintenance, and removal of an IV line.


CPR Assessment (Hybrid)

Preparatory class for students to be ready to take the test for certification.  Prior to registering for this class the student must first complete the online program offered through AHA at


LPN Refresher (Online)

The LPN Refresher course’s curriculum is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) for LPNs requiring completion of the theory component of a refresher course. To determine eligibility status for licensure reinstatement/renewal, nurses should contact LSBPNE prior to enrolling into the course. The course is self-paced, online and covers all topics of the LPN in Louisiana including law, nursing process, documentation, infection control, pharmacology, basic and advanced skills, geriatrics, medical surgical, obstetrics, and pediatric nursing. The course consists of twelve modules with an exam for each. Successful completion of the theory portion of the course must occur with an 80% or better before the LPN can be considered for issuance of a temporary permit. A temporary permit, designated for the nurse enrolled in a refresher course, is required prior to the nurse providing patient care during the clinical component.


IV Therapy (Hybrid – Online and Lab Component)

Pursuant to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE), this is a required education for LPNs in the State of Louisiana. This curriculum, approved by the state board, is designed as a hybrid course for Licensed Practical Nurses desiring education in IV therapy. The course is mainly online with a face to face check off on campus. The implications for intravenous therapy (IV Therapy) including equipment/devices used, anatomy/ physiology, methods and techniques, infection control measures, safety, complications, and related issues are discussed. The role of the practical nurse related to legal and ethical considerations of intravenous therapy and supervised lab performance are integral parts of this course. If you are not sure if you need an IV Therapy course, please contact the LSBPNE. Participants must pass with an 80% or better.


Phlebotomy Refresher Course and Examination (Online)

This course is for students who are already familiar with phlebotomy techniques and principles and require recertification and national examination. The course will review both didactic and laboratory skills of phlebotomy principles with the intention for taking the certification examination. Further review materials are located at


Investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

This class is designed for law enforcement, social workers and coroner investigators but everyone should definitely register. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of deaths in infants 1 to 12 months old. Come experience the aspects of a real investigation and then take part in a 1 hour fact-finding reenactment with the instructor who has 30 years of experience in investigations.


So You want to Learn about Forensics?

Forensics is an interesting field and highly sought after career path. Hear from a Senior Forensics Investigator who has been in the field for 30 years take you through actual cases worked as the case is explained. From crime scenes to investigation you will see case photos and discuss what happens behind the scenes that you never see as a citizen. Be ready to ask all those forensics questions you don’t know who to ask?  Is one of them “How do you become a forensics investigator?”  Enroll and find out!


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