Health Occupations

County College of Morris offers a range of Health Occupations Training Programs to meet the growing demand for entry into the healthcare profession as well as programs for seasoned professionals. Please see the listings in the left navigation bar to click through for more information on the following programs. 

See our current course schedule at www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity for details.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC)

Substance abuse counselors aid in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process for people who struggle with addictions.  Courses cover topics including, but not limited to, assessment, addiction recovery, counseling skills, crisis intervention, group and family counseling, consultation, disability, employment and child and family services, ethics and culture. A supervised externship of 3000 hours is part of the certification requirement.  This certificate can be completed in 4 standard college semesters.

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

This entry level credential will promote competence and skill development in peer recovery support and peer delivered services in a variety of contexts; addiction crisis intervention, referral to treatment services and aftercare planning, prison re-entry, as well as in non-clinical settings, such as, peer run recovery centers.  Students who successfully complete this course will fulfill the curricula requirements for N.J. state certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.  This course is also intended to qualify individuals to work in the newly emerging Peer Recovery Specialist workforce emerging nationwide.  The CPRS is reciprocal with peer credentials in 48 of the 50 states, parts of South America, Europe and Asia. Some form of lived experience with addiction and recovery (in self-defined terms) is required for this course.

CPR

This five-hour course reflects the current American Heart Association guidelines for healthcare providers.  The course includes adult one-rescuer CPR, adult two-rescuer CPR, adult foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), pediatric CPR, pediatric FBAO, the use of bag mask ventilation devices for all victims and automated external defibrillators (AED).  This course is appropriate for nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police, fire personnel, lifeguards, and other first responders. 

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

As a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) your main role is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that they may have trouble completing on their own.  Care for people living in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation settings or hospitals. The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services regulates and approves the CCM training program.  Training may be conducted in CCM nursing labs or actual care facilities and includes 50 lecture and 40 clinical hours.  This certificate can be completed in as little as 6 to 9 weeks.

Home Health Aide Certificate (CHHA)

Participants will learn how to properly care for the daily living needs of people who cannot do it for themselves.  Learn how to feed, bathe, and dress someone without making them feel less of a person or harming them.  Care for someone who wants to live at home rather than in a hospital setting.  Certified by the NJ Board of Nursing, CHHAs are the true front lines of healthcare in an aging population.  Training, conducted in CCM Nursing labs, includes 60 hours of lecture and 16 hours of clinical practice. This certificate can be completed in 4 to 6 weeks.

Medical Billing and Coding (CMBC)

CCM is pleased to partner with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to prepare candidates for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification.  These coding courses introduce the classification system used by health care facilities, physicians, and insurance companies.  Coding patient records for diagnoses and procedures has become an integral part of the health care reimbursement system.  You may apply for entry level administrative, coding and billing positions upon completion of courses. This certificate can be completed in 6 months.

North Jersey Imaging Academy

County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College have partnered to develop the North Jersey Imaging Academy in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography. These certificate programs will offer didactic (lecture) courses that meet the ARRT requirement for “structured education."  In addition, we offer clinical education for our CT and MRI participants.  These programs are intended for a Radiologic Technologist who has a current NJ license and ARRT certified Radiographic Technologists looking to advance their career with additional advanced certifications.

Nurses' Continuing Education

The Career and Professional Program of CCM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association.  Programs include IV Therapy, RN Refresher Program and a variety of course offerings from Ed2Go, CCM's on-line learning partner.  See RN Refresher program for a direct link to Ed2Go nursing courses.

IV Therapy Course

The IV Therapy Course is beneficial for RNs, LPNs, Radiology Technologists, EMTs and other allied health professionals whose responsibilities include intravenous maintenance, insertion and administration of IV medications. This course will provide the learner with necessary skills and theoretical knowledge to initiate and maintain intravenous therapy.

RN Refresher Program

This is an intensive program for RN’s who want to return to the nursing workforce and need to update their skills and nursing theory. Also excellent for current RN’s in non-clinical roles wanting to revive their clinical skills. The purpose of the activity is to enable the learner to review and update nursing knowl¬edge and skills to assist with re-entry or initial entry to the acute care and long-term care set¬ting. Objectives include and are not limited to: 1) Employ the nursing process utilizing critical thinking and clinical judgment in the acute care and long term care setting. 2) Review and increase knowledge related to care of patients with common medical surgical conditions, including use of technology and psychomotor skills. It also meets criteria required of RN Refresher Programs by  the NJ Board of Nursing.