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Health & Medical Courses

Venipuncture for Healthcare Providers

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


Medic First Aid Basic Plus CPR, AED, and First Aid

Combines adult CPR, AED, and first aid training in a program designed for the occupational first aid provider. This comprehensive program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.


LPN Refresher (Online)

This course is for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who have been out of practice longer than four years or those who have let their license expire. 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 eleven modules with an exam for each. Successful completion of the course must occur with an 80% or better before a temporary permit can be obtained. Students should contact LSBPNE prior to enrolling.


Phlebotomy Refresher Course

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 of taking the certification examination.


IV Therapy Hybrid Course

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.


Certified Medical Assistant (Hybrid)

This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. This course trains students in a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office – assisting the physician with patient related care
  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing
  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues
  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items

The Certified 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.


Pharmacy Technician (Hybrid)

This program prepares students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.


CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional Assessment (Hybrid)

Prior to registering for this class, the student must first complete the online program offered through AHA at The online program focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. After finishing the online portion, students will complete the hands-on session at Fletcher.


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