July 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will offer short-term certificate and degree course offerings at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville beginning Aug. 20.
Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center at Campbellsville University, said the Tech Center will be offering allied health certificates in state registered nurse aide (SRNA); CPR healthcare provider (AHA); clinical medical assistant (CMA); pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.
“The Brockman Center is a base for many of our university operations in LaRue County and Hardin County. Our friends in Hodgenville continue to support higher education for our region, and we anticipate university service will maintain solid growth,” Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education, said.
Also, being offered and taught by Campbellsville University full-time business professors, will be degree course offerings in the organizational management degree. Some courses will be online and others will be taught at the Brockman Center.
Sullivan said the certificate programs begin and end at different times and are being taught at different times and days of the week. She said the best idea is to call the Technology Training Center at CU at (270) 789-5400 to get further information for each class.
Descriptions of the certificate programs follow:
Students interested in going into the field of nursing can earn their State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) certification in just 75 hours including 16 clinical hours. Many nursing schools require SRNA before applying for LPN or RN programs. Upon completion of the SRNA program, a nurse aide will have a working knowledge of the physiological, psychological and sociological impact of institutionalization on the nursing facility resident. This space is limited to 15 students per class. SRNA clinical hours will be completed at the new Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville.
A phlebotomy technician is a medical professional who draws blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures. Students who enter the phlebotomy training are required to have a high school degree or GED and be at least 18 years of age. Those taking the class must have proof of current immunizations and a TB skin test and be able to complete a criminal background check and pass a drug screen. This class consists of 25 classroom hours and 100 clinical hours. Once the student passes the class, he or she is able to sit for the national exam offered through the National Center for Competency Testing.
Clinical medical assistant training provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for employment in doctors’ offices, medical clinics and hospitals. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to carry our various administrative and clinical duties required for entry-level positions. Students will also learn about and use some of the technology in the healthcare field as they undertake and engage in clinical externships within the surrounding communities’ healthcare facilities. The instruction will be a mix of lecture, skills demonstration, computer simulation and clinical externship. The course will encompass both the administrative and clinical applications. The clinical medical assistant program is a 320-hour program where the participant will take the clinical medical assistant certification exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing.
Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course objectives include: learn medical terminology specific to the pharmacy profession, read and interpret prescriptions, define drugs by generic and brand names, learn dosage calculations, IV flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, and prescription dispensing. The pharmacy technician training program is a 150-hour program that participants will take the pharmacy technician certification exam administered by the pharmacy technician certification board.
The organizational management degree programs are divided into eight-week classes with the first eight-week classes beginning Aug. 27. These are: CIS 100 computer concepts and applications, taught by Chrys Hines, assistant professor of administrative technology/computer information systems, on Wednesday nights;
BA 314, human resource management on Monday nights, taught by Chuck Crain, instructor in business and economics; and ACC 222, accounting 1, taught online.
The first eight-week classes run from Aug. 27 through Oct. 20.
The second eight-weeks classes include: ENG 111, composition I, the professor who will be named soon; BA 301, marketing I, Monday nights, taught by Crain; and ACC 224, accounting II, taught online.
The second eight-week classes run from Oct. 22 through Dec. 15.
Sullivan said community education classes, those being taught for personal enrichment, will be offered soon at the Brockman Center which is located at 813 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville, one mile north of the public square on Hwy. 210.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.