MCC Credit-Free Programs Offers Free Allied Health Info Sessions

Manchester, Conn. (Aug 2, 2017) – For people considering making a career change or who wish to enter the workforce,  Manchester Community College’s Continuing Education division is offering four free allied health information sessions about its short-term certification courses.

Phlebotomy – August 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., LRC room B144. Registration is required. Instructor: Kim E.S. Jenack, CPT, NPA/ASCP

Certified Nurse Aide Training – August 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m., LRC room B125. Registration is required. Instructor: Andrea Dillon, RN, M.Ed.

Emergency Medical Technician – August 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., LRC room B125. Registration is required. Instructor: Members of the Glastonbury Volunteer Ambulance Association.

Pharmacy Technician Certification – August 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., LRC room B144. Registration is required Instructor: Members of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association

For more information, or to register for an information session or other credit-free courses, call 860-512-3232. For more general information on Credit Free programs, call 860-512-2800. To download the catalog, visit

Certified Nurse Aide, is offered in partnership with Glastonbury Health Care Center. At this facility, students are exposed to a ‘real world’ clinical setting and gain valuable hands-on experience. The 120-hour course prepares students with the entry-level skills needed to work as a CNA in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and home health agencies. A CNA provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff.  WIOA and VA approved; classes start in September and October.

MCC partners with Glastonbury’s Volunteer Ambulance Association for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. EMTs are the first responder on the scene in the event of accident or illness. An EMT must assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, extricate trapped individuals, and transport injured or sick people to medical facilities. This course prepares students to sit for the initial State of CT EMT examination and national board certification, and is offered in a unique classroom setting that allows students to gain valuable working experience. VA approved; classes start in September.

This comprehensive 60-hour Pharmacy Technician course prepares students for an entry-level position in a community hospital, long-term care setting, or pharmacy and is an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. VA approved; classes start in October.

Phlebotomists collect blood samples for a variety of reasons, including medical testing, blood transfusion and blood donation. This course includes classroom lecture and a clinical rotation at Eastern CT Health Network (ECHN) facilities. WIOA and VA approved; classes start in September.