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Healthcare Programs at RCC

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Preparing Future Healthcare Leaders for Success

At RCC, we take pride in preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed for immediate career success or transfer to four-year schools.  RCC offers a suite of health science programs designed to meet current workforce needs.  If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, we have a program that can help you meet your goals!

RCC’s NEW Nursing Program

Now more than ever, Boston needs skilled nurses to provide exceptional patient care in a variety of settings.  RCC’s New Nursing Program offers an affordable, quality education to prepare you for the NCLEX exam and transfer to a four-year nursing program.  Located within walking distance of the Longwood medical area, our state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab and mock hospital ensure that you’ll have time to practice your skills in a real world setting before starting your clinical hours. 

Visit the Nursing website for more information.  You can also sign-up for an information session, submit a request for more information, or contact Director Stephanie Victoria at svictoria@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1637.

Radiologic Technology

Radiographers are responsible for ensuring accurate patient X-rays in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. RCC’s Radiologic Technology Program is a full-time, two-year Associate in Science degree program providing professional training for radiographers. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national radiology exam, a prerequisite to seeking employment as a registered entry-level radiographer.

Visit the Radiologic Technology landing page to apply, sign-up for an information session, or request more information.  You can also contact Director Gary L'Abbe Jr., MHA CNMT, RT(R)(N)(CT) at glabbe@rcc.mass.edu.

Short-Term Certificate Programs

The short-term certificate programs at RCC prepare you for a career in healthcare in as little as 3-4 months! RCC staff provide one-on-one support throughout the enrollment process; and throughout your studies, you will continue to receive individual guidance from our team of experienced administrators. With small class sizes, there is a balance of cooperative learning as well as individual time with the instructor in every course.

 

Clinical Medical Assistant
This course introduces you to the clinical responsibilities of healthcare facilities and hospitals. Topics covered include preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, as well as stress and diagnostic testing. The program also covers ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare.

Medical Billing and Coding

This course will introduce you to ICD-10 guidelines, basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements, and specialty fields such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory. You will also learn to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and streamline billing procedures.

Pharmacy Technician

This course introduces you to the theoretical knowledge and hands-on training necessary to work as pharmacy technicians in retail, hospital, and fulfillment pharmacy settings. Topics include the history of medicine, pharmacy terminology, prescription processing, and compounding, inventory management, and state and federal pharmacy regulation. RCC offers this course in partnership with CVS Pharmacy.

Phlebotomy

This course provides an overview of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, OSHA regulations, bloodborne pathogens, universal precautions, ethics, and applicable law. Students will familiarize themselves with test requirements, tube identification, procedures, and protocols for lab safety.

For more information on short-term certificate programs at RCC, visit www.rcc.mass.edu/cwd or contact Assistant Director Evelyn Everton at cwd@rcc.mass.edu.