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LCHEC Begins Wreath Fundraiser

posted Oct 26, 2017, 2:59 PM by Judith McGinty

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center is ushering in the holiday spirit with its annual Christmas wreath fundraiser. The wreaths are real balsam fir and come in three different styles: Classic, Victorian and Cranberry Splash. Door sprays in matching styles also are available.

Clinical Assistant Program

posted Oct 26, 2017, 2:55 PM by Judith McGinty

Details
The Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program trains students in the skills necessary for employment in any modern medical facility. Students will become proficient in a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures and many administrative roles. Students will study medical terminology, phlebotomy, basic EKG, pharmacology, phlebotomy, and medical billing.
Students will spend 214 hours in the classroom (117 lecture and 97 lab hours) and 100 hours in clinicals (externship) to obtain proficiency in the skills necessary for performing the duties of a clinical medical assistant. The total program is 314 hours.
Graduates of this program may find employment in clinics, hospitals, and laboratories where both administrative and technician skills are required. CMAs perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician, podiatry, chiropractic, and other health practitioner officers running smoothly.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for CMAs in the United States is $30,550. This course will run from October 30th - June 4, 2018. Course cost: $2,950.00

Nurse Aide Course 11/27/2017

posted May 1, 2017, 1:47 PM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 11:50 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

This course prepares you for entry-level work in the field of nursing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to safely care for patients in all health care settings. The class provides special focus on safety, the rights of all residents/patients/clients, and the ability to function within a CNA's Scope of Practice. This tri-level course includes: 1) theory, 2) skills lab, and 3) clinical rotation in a Long-term Care Facility. After successful completion, you are eligible to take the State of Texas nurse aide certification exam. This program is comprised of 60 hours of classroom and skills lab and 40 hours of clinicals (externship) at a long-term care facility. Course Cost: $1045.00. Course Schedule: 11/27/2017- 12/21/2017.   Monday-Thurs, 9:00am-4:00pm  Call 512-556-8226 for more details or to register.

LCHEC College for Kids will return in Summer 2018

posted Apr 17, 2017, 11:42 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 9:09 AM by Derrick Berrios ]






Yoga Comes to LCHEC

posted Apr 5, 2017, 10:30 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 11:58 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

For more information please contact Cheryl Ann Hall with Oo Yoga. You can find her on Facebook or call (254) 317-8527.

New Nurse Aid Course

posted Jan 17, 2017, 11:37 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated May 1, 2017, 6:40 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

Nurse Aid Course, an Allied Health Program, has opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 5:15PM-9:30PM.  New times for the Nurse Aid Course will start June 19th, 2017 and run through July 27th, 2017.
 
This course prepares you for entry-level work in the field of nursing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to safely care for patients in all health care settings. The class provides special focus on safety, the rights of all residents/patients/clients, and the ability to function within a CNA's Scope of Practice. This tri-level course includes: 1) theory, 2) skills lab, and 3) clinical rotation in a Long-term Care Facility. After successful completion, you are eligible to take the State of Texas nurse aide certification exam.

For more information, visit: Nurse Aide

2017 Course Catalog Now Available

posted Jan 13, 2017, 12:12 PM by Judith McGinty

You may now view the 2017 Course Catalog on the LCHEC website.  To view full catalog go here: 2017 Course Catalog

2016 Sip and Stroll - Tickets Available

posted Nov 18, 2016, 10:46 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 9:10 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2016 Sip and Stroll happening in downtown Lampasas during the Carol of Lights event.  Funds raised during the Sip and Stroll directly benefit the Lampasas County Higher Education center, 501(c)3.

Open Registration for Phlebotomy Classes

posted Oct 5, 2016, 12:28 PM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 7:42 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has announced open registration for Phlebotomy classes at LCHEC.

A phlebotomist is a health care worker who is responsible for performing venipuncture on patients in a medical environment such as a hospital, lab, or doctor’s office. A phlebotomist assists other medical workers by focusing entirely on the collection of blood, tissue, and fluid samples. The duties of a phlebotomist can be divided into four general functions: Prepares and maintains necessary equipment and supplies; Performs venipuncture, arterial puncture, capillary puncture, and other fluid collection, procedures on patients, and ensures specimens are appropriately labeled and identified; assists the patient before, during, and after collection of the specimen; must maintain patient confidentiality, keep necessary records, and document results. Jobs include: hospitals, labs, clinics, doctor’s offices, and institutional facilities.

The next class will meet Monday, Wednesday,5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday 9 am-1 pm , from Jan. 8 through Feb. 24.  Course cost is $1400. Payment plans are available.


Open Registration for Phlebotomy Classes

posted Sep 16, 2016, 11:40 AM by Judith McGinty   [ updated Jan 2, 2017, 7:45 AM by Derrick Berrios ]

The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has announced open registration for Phlebotomy classes at LCHEC.

A phlebotomist is a health care worker who is responsible for performing venipuncture on patients in a medical environment such as a hospital, lab, or doctor’s office. A phlebotomist assists other medical workers by focusing entirely on the collection of blood, tissue, and fluid samples. The duties of a phlebotomist can be divided into four general functions: Prepares and maintains necessary equipment and supplies; Performs venipuncture, arterial puncture, capillary puncture, and other fluid collection, procedures on patients, and ensures specimens are appropriately labeled and identified; assists the patient before, during, and after collection of the specimen; must maintain patient confidentiality, keep necessary records, and document results. Jobs include: hospitals, labs, clinics, doctor’s offices, and institutional facilities.

The next class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday5 pm to 9 pm, from Jan. 18 through Mar. 3.  Course cost is $1200. Payment plans are available.

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