Health Occupations

The Center for Workforce Development at County College of Morris offers a range of Health Occupations Training Programs to meet the growing demand for entry into healthcare professions, as well as programs for seasoned professionals. Please see below for more information about our programs, and visit our website for updates and course schedules. 

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC)

Substance abuse counselors aid in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process for people who struggle with addiction.  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 as little as 3 - 4 standard college semesters. 

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

The main role of a Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA) is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that they may have trouble completing on their own.  Learn to 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. 

The Certified Nurse’s Aide course combines lecture and labs in a hospital setting, and clinical experience in a long-term care setting, allowing students to successfully master the essential skills to obtain an entry level position in the healthcare field. The comprehensive course includes BLS certification and a a three-day Skills Review & Exam program which concludes with the state required skills evaluation.

Upon the successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the NJ State approved Certified Nurse’s Aide certification examination. 

CPR / Basic Life Support

This five-hour course reflects the current American Heart Association guidelines for healthcare providers.  The course includes adult and pediatric one-rescuer and two-rescuer CPR, adult and pediatric foreign body airway obstruction (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. 

Medical Billing and Coding - New Certification Preparation Opportunities

The Center for Workforce Development’s Medical Billing and Coding program is developing new certification tracks for Fall 2024. The certification program will prepare students for three industry-recognized certifications and students will have the option to obtain one or all three credentials. Earning multiple credentials is an advantage to medical coders and billers which demonstrates their skills and is a pathway to provide opportunities for career advancement.

Nurses' Continuing Education

The Center for Workforce Development at CCM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses' Association.  Programs include Peripheral IV Therapy Skills and our RN Refresher Program.  

This is an intensive program for RNs who want to return to the nursing workforce and need to update their skills and nursing theory, or for current RNs in non-clinical roles wanting to revive their clinical skills. In this program, you will acquire the nursing knowledge and skills to assist with re-entry or initial entry to the acute care and long-term care setting. The program consists of 24 lecture hours, 8 nursing lab hours and 64 clinical hours arranged at an area hospital. The clinical experience is mandatory. Topics include: physical assessment, skills review, pharmacology update, and nursing management of major clinical problems. Objectives include and are not limited to: 1) Employing the nursing process utilizing critical thinking and clinical judgment. 2) Reviewing and increasing 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.

Peripheral IV Therapy Skills Course

The IV Therapy Course is beneficial for RNs, LPNs, Radiology Technologists, EMTs and other allied health professionals whose responsibilities include intravenous peripheral catheter insertion and care and administration of intravenous solutions.

Pharmacy Technician Program

Learn the knowledge and skills needed to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), credentialed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), in CCM’s Pharmacy Technician Certification program. Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists in pharmacies, hospitals, assisted living facilities to properly dispense medications and with insurance companies to ensure the best coverage for the consumer. Through enrolling in the program, students will gain direct connections to employment.