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Health Professions


Richland’s Health Professions certificate programs and related courses include:

  • ACPE Approved IV Technician
  • ACPE weekend refresher course
  • Community Pharmacy Technician
  • ECG Certified Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Institutional Pharmacy Technician
  • Insurance Coding and Billing for the Medical Office 
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assistant refresher course
  • Medical Office Technology
  • Medical Practice Manager 
  • Medication Aide renewal
  • Patient Care Technician (NCPT)
  • Patient Care Tech courses for Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs)
  • Patient Care Tech exam review
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Phlebotomy refresher course 

Students may attend health professions classes part-time or full-time, days or evenings, and pay as they go. All these programs may be completed in one year or less. Most require that students have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. Proficiency in written and spoken English, math, keyboarding and word processing skills are also important. Some programs require a criminal background check and drug screening.

For more information about health care programs and information sessions, call 972-238-6950 or visit the Richland College Health Professions Division Web page.