New Veterans’ Benefits for Approved, Nationally Accredited Healthcare Training Programs at Hudson County Community College

The Enhanced Patient Access Representative (PAR) program provides participants with a basic understanding of the healthcare delivery system, the role of the Patient Access Representative, and the tools needed to administer exceptional customer service in a medical office or hospital setting. The five-module program is tailored for individuals with little or no experience in the healthcare field, who wish to pursue an entry-level career. Accredited by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM), those who complete the program are eligible to take the NAHAM Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) credential exam.  HCCC provides assistance in job placement. Online classes will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020.

The Fast-track Patient Care Technician (PCT) program builds upon the Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) credential, and provides advanced skills for performing daily, hands-on care and diagnostic examinations. Program participants earn valued credentials, including the Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy and EKG Certificates from the National Health Association (NHA); the Basic Life Support Certificate from the American Heart Association (AHA); and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certificate of Training by National Safety Compliance. Online classes will begin on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Compete information on pre-requisite requirements, dates and costs may be obtained by contacting Samaya Yashayeva by Monday, May 4, 2020 at or 201-360-4247.

About Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College serves more than 17,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College has more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

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