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Northwest Career and Technical Center



Health Science

Licensed Nurse Assistant Training Program - Saturdays Only

$1,200

with Lori Williams

Calendar Aug 27, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 9 weeks

Class begins Saturday, August 27 and ends October 22, 2022. Takes place on Saturdays, 8:30am - 5:00 pm, plus clinicals (dates to be determined based on availability of facilities). Total of 72 classroom hours + 32 clinical hours.  Tuition DOES NOT INCLUDE the testing fee of $175.  The testing fee company will only accept credit cards when registering for the exam.  It also EXCLUDES the $20 application fee that is to be paid directly by the student to the Vermont Board of Nursing. If clinicals are completed at the Northwestern Medical Center, students are to pay $20.00 to have their criminal background processed. 

Due to COVID-19, clinicals may need to take place at the Valley Crossroads training site.

The course focuses on safe and effective practices for care in a health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, communication, and preparing for the licensing exam. The written and skills LNA licensing testing is done at the Valley Crossroads training site, 27 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans (where the class is held).

Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.

Financial aid may be available through VSAC's Non-Degree Grant. Call them at 800-642-3177. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 12 payments of $84.61, paid weekly. Final payment of $84.68.

Phlebotomy Training & Certification

$1,944

with Kelly Ross

Calendar Aug 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 24 weeks

Class starts August 30 2022 and ends February 7, 2023; Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:30pm for 24 weeks, plus clinicals. Access to a computer and internet is required to complete some work online (cell phones cannot be used).

Includes CPR/First Aid/AED Training. Tuition includes textbook and online practice exams. Exam fee of $117.00 is not included.

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Northwest Career and Technical Center has developed a hybrid phlebotomy program that has been approved by the National Healthcare Association in order to offer the nationally approved Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation course and to be a testing site for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination. The hybrid and model encourages students to attend in person instruction, however with the help of Google Classroom, students are able to utilize the material and pace themselves when unable to attend in person. In order to sit for certification, students must attend 84 classroom hours and complete the necessary venipuncture and capillary punctures as outlined by the National Healthcare Association.

Due to the growing need for phlebotomists, Northwest Career & Technical Center has created relationships with Northwestern Medical Center and University of VT Medical Center in order to provide students with observational clinicals that will help each student gain insight and knowledge as to what working as a phlebotomist looks like. Each student will be offered up to 10 hours of clinical time with a skilled phlebotomist who will work with the student in order to answer questions, provide knowledge and demonstrate phlebotomy skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students are then eligible for interviews with the Northwestern Medical Center when jobs are posted and at the University of VT Medical Center via the HiTech program when jobs are posted. Students should visit Northwestern Medical Center’s public website for job listings, whereas students should visit HiTech’s website for University of VT Medical Center job listings

With the growing demand for phlebotomists, Northwestern Medical Center and University of VT Medical Center both offer a variety of shifts and career ladders in order to help you grow as a medical professional. As the face of the laboratory, you will work with patients, families and other health care professionals in order to deliver quality patient care. Now more than ever is the time to join a healthcare team and be part of someone's life. Join our phlebotomy program and take the first step towards a rewarding and exciting career.

This course is taught by two instructors.

Financial aid may be available through VSAC's Advancement Grant. Call them at 800-642-3177.

Payment plan available: $190 deposit plus 12 payments of $134.92, paid weekly. Final payment of $134.96.
Online Learning
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Online Learning

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Calendar Jan 1, 2026

Ed2Go offers various types of online learning opportunities. You can contact Vermont Student Acceptance Corp (VSAC) and ask about their non-degree grants. If VSAC pays for the course, let us know and we'll work with you to get registered and on your way. If you want to pay for it yourself, you can take care of that directly with Ed2Go by entering your credit card information. Please see the following links:

Career Training (can lead to certifications): https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

Shorter Courses: https://www.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

 

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - Online Only
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - Online Only

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Please visit this site for more details: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/training-programs/certified_clinical_medical_assistant/

If you're paying for the course, you can register directly on the website given above.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding. If you receive funding, please contact the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC) as the final step to registering and starting a new career. You can call NCTC at 802-527-0617 or email careertraining@maplerun.org

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. Medical assistants enable a healthcare facility to operate more efficiently, which increases revenue and provides a positive experience for patients.

In this course, you will medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a medical record, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, phlebotomy theory, injections, and routine treatment and laboratory duties.

You will also learn medical terms and their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

You will be also able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. Upon completion of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain access to our Externship Starter Kit.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced - Online Only
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced - Online Only

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Please visit this site for more details: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/training-programs/certified-clinical-medical-assistant-training-for-cmaa/

If you're paying for the course, you can register directly on the website given above.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding. If you receive funding, please contact the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC) as the final step to registering and starting a new career. You can call NCTC at 802-527-0617 or email careertraining@maplerun.org

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. To stand out in this high-demand field, you need a specialized skill set and certification. This National Healthcareer Association-certified course will train you for an entry-level position as clinical medical assistant and prepare you for the certification exam.

You will learn how medical law, ethics, and HIPAA rules factor into a clinical medical assistant's work. In addition, you will be trained to use scheduling systems, facilitate patient check-in and check-out, assess medical record, administer injections, and more. You will also study body systems and their main functions, so you can assist with patient exams. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. You will also have the opportunity to gain access to our Externship Starter Kit.

Dental Assistant: Includes Paid Training Position
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Dental Assistant: Includes Paid Training Position

$2,500

Exciting News! Train to become a Dental Assistant in as little as six months.  This hybrid program includes online learning as well as a paid dental assisting training position with a local dental practice which allows students to earn while they learn.  Online learning topics include dental health and disease, infection control, radiology, and dental office management.  Clinical skills include dental procedures and protocols, dental charting, laboratory procedures and safety, and clinical safety.  This program is a collaboration of the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association and the Vermont State Dental Society.  

A complete description of the entire process can be found here. Please read carefully.

There is an application process that consists of a pre-invterview with the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC). Candidates who are accepted through the pre-interview are recommended to the participating Dental Practice(s) for an official interview and job shadow. Candidates who are accepted by the Dental Practice, work with NCTC to finalize funding and enroll in the online course through Ed2Go. 

If you have further questions or you're interested in scheduling a pre-interview, please contact careertraining@maplerun.org or call 802-527-6433.

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Candidates who are not accepted by the Dental Practice, can still enroll in the online course through Ed2Go, however, it does not include paid training. The cost is $1,995. It does include an externship that can be explored with Ed2Go.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding.

Please contact NCTC at 802-527-6433 or email careertraining@maplerun.org. 

Dental Assistant: Online Training, does not includes paid training position
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Dental Assistant: Online Training, does not includes paid training position

$1,995

Exciting News! Train to become a Dental Assistant in as little as six months.  

Please visit this site for more details: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/training-programs/clinical-dental-assistant/

The online course does include an externship that can be explored with Ed2Go. 

If you're paying for the course, you can register directly on the website given above.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding. If you receive funding, please contact the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC) as the final step to registering and starting a new career. You can call NCTC at 802-527-6433 or email careertraining@maplerun.org. 

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