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The growing field of healthcare demands competent, skilled, and caring professionals. MassBay’s accredited degree and certificate Health Sciences programs will provide you with quality, comprehensive education you need for a rewarding career in health and medical fields.
Located on our Framingham campus, our Health Sciences programs are taught by experienced faculty. You will experience hands-on learning in our well-equipped classrooms and laboratories, as well as field experience in hospitals and clinics. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to transfer to a bachelor's degree program or earn your certification or licensure as a nurse, radiologic technician, paramedic or EMT, surgical technologist, and more.
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This program is designed to meet the educational needs of students pursuing a career in nursing who wish to attend college full-time during the day. The core curriculum is a full time program that is designed to be completed over four semesters. The theoretical and clinical components of nursing courses must be taken concurrently and sequentially as outlined in the applicable curriculum sheet. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and MassBay graduates boast a 100% passing rate on the exam. The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
The radiologic technologist provides diagnostic imaging services to patients in hospitals, clinics, private imaging centers, and medical offices. Comprehensive, rigorous, multi-faceted, and interrelated experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings are designed to prepare the student to enter the field as a competent, compassionate professional. The successful program graduate will be capable of assuming many responsibilities associated with meeting each patient’s needs, satisfying the requirements associated with the performance of high-quality imaging exams, and assuming accountability for the radiation safety of the patient as well as oneself. Graduates of the program are eligible to seek Massachusetts State Licensing and take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination.
The goal of this program is to prepare graduates for a rewarding career in hospitals, physician and dental offices, biotech and veterinary hospitals, and surgical centers. Lecture and Laboratory classes occur in the evening. Clinical experiences take place in the late afternoon and early evening. Central services is the “hub” of the medical care environment especially in those health care agencies performing surgical procedures and need equipment that is sterile, packed correctly, and delivered on time to the operating room. Central Service Technicians also provide critical services to all departments, healthcare professionals and patients.
The Computed Tomography (Advanced Certificate) (CT) program has been designed to meet the healthcare demand for high-skilled Computed Tomography (CT) Technologists. This imaging program prepares students for the ARRT post-primary registry examination in CT, as well as for entry level CT positions. It is designed for certified technologists, i.e., Diagnostic X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiologic Technologists.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide prompt basic emergency care to the critically ill and injured, and safe, expeditious transportation to medical facilities for emergent and non-emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. EMTs are the link from the scene to the emergency health care system and function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, under medical oversight. An EMT possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent and compassionate patient care and transportation. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. EMTs are trained in patient assessment, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, management of medical and trauma patients, medication administration, as well as safe and effective EMS operations.
This program is designed to prepare students in medical records coding in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. This program offers training in medical terminology; inpatient and outpatient medical office administrative practice; pathophysiology and pharmacology for medical coding; medical records management, ICD-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding, coding regulatory issues, medical-legal and ethical issues, computer usage and medical data entry, and insurance and billing practices. It is appropriate for entry-level job candidates, and for those wishing to build on a current skill base in order to make a career change.
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This program is designed to prepare the students for administrative assistant career opportunities in a variety of health care settings, including medical clinics, physician practices, hospital-based practices or units, or in health-related businesses. This is a hands-on training course in administrative procedures and computer usage specific to a medical facility or business. It is appropriate for entry-level job candidates, as well as for those wishing to make a career change.
Paramedics provide the most advanced level of pre-hospital emergency patient care for critically ill and injured patients who access the emergency medical system. A Paramedic possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate, comprehensive advanced patient care in dynamic and often stressful environments.
A phlebotomist is skilled in blood collection, and in the preparation of certain specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing as ordered by a physician. This is a one-semester program that prepares students for a career as a phlebotomist in various health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, HMOs, surgical centers, and independent laboratories. This program includes the profession’s history; medical terminology; venipuncture; microsampling; special blood collection procedures; OSHA and safety procedures involving bloodborne pathogens; basic pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory procedures, and point of care testing; and electrocardiography procedures.
The Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed to meet the educational of those who wish career entry as a licensed health care worker. Graduates are employed in various health care settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, home health, and community health facilities. The day option of the Practical Nursing Program is conducted over a 40-week period beginning in the fall and continued through June. Classes, labs, and clinicals are scheduled full-time during the day. The theoretical, lab and clinical components of nursing courses must be taken concurrently and sequentially. The Practical Nursing Program has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). A minimum grade of C, 75% is required for progression in all Practical Nursing courses.
he Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to function as members of the surgical team, assisting the surgeon, professional nurse, or anesthetist in a variety of surgical arenas. Theory and practice of surgical asepsis are the focuses of the program. Students develop knowledge and skills in maintaining aseptic technique within the surgical areas of health care delivery. The curriculum combines didactic, college laboratory and clinical experience with an emphasis on acquiring clinical skills. The study of operating room technology is planned sequentially, making use of all prior learning so that students can synthesize course material and focus on applying it in operating room practice. Students will have clinical experiences in a variety of surgical cases, including endoscopic and obstetrics. Students must pass the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Association) Certifying Examination, which is approved by the NBSTSA Advisory Board. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.
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