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Continuing education and mandatory programming is essential to keeping knowledge levels current. Courses are designed to fit your needs and offered at convenient times and locations in the area.

Available classes for both the individual and providers help maintain a healthier community.

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Professional Health Care

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Course Date
Community Health Worker 10/17/2023
Basic Life Support for HCP 9/18/2023
Basic Life Support for HCP 10/16/2023
Basic Life Support for HCP 11/13/2023
Basic Life Support for HCP 12/11/2023
Basic Life Support for HCP 1/22/2024
Basic Life Support for HCP 2/19/2024
Nurse Aide Review 9/22/2023
Nurse Aide Review 10/20/2023
Nurse Aide Review 11/17/2023
Nurse Aide Review 12/8/2023
Nurse Aide Review 1/26/2024
Nurse Aide Review 2/23/2024
Nurse Aide 10/16/2023
Nurse Aide 10/16/2023
Nurse Aide 10/17/2023
Nurse Aide 1/9/2024
Nurse Aide 1/9/2024
Medication Manager 9/14/2023
Medication Manager 10/2/2023
Medication Manager 11/2/2023
Medication Manager 1/15/2024
Phlebotomy 1/16/2024
IV Therapy for LPN 9/5/2023
Medication Aide 10/18/2023
Medication Aide 1/22/2023

Professional Health Care

Community Health Worker
The community Health Worker (CHW) course prepares the student to understand the emerging role of the CHW and equipts participants with tools and resources to help navigate health access leading the community to better outcomes.  Community Health Workers use their lived and learned experience to service diverse populations in a variety of settings.  Participants will learn how to bridge the gap between client needs and local resources.  This 80-hour course provides 64 hours of lecture time and 16 hours of clinical time.  This course is free of charge and funded by the Lee County Health Department through grant number 22-117 with Health Resources and service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).  The textbook is provided.  Mileage reiumbursement to clinical sites provided.  Background check required.

90998   $0
  SCC FMC, 106 S Schwerin
  T & Th, Oct 17 - Dec 7 4 - 8 PM

Basic Life Support for HCP
The BLS for Healthcare Provider class is designed to teach the skills of CPR and relief of foreign airway obstruction appropriate for use with victims of all ages. This course follows the American Heart Association guidelines for those required to be trained in Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR including nursing students and various health care providers. Includes AHA workbook. To register for this class, call 319-208-5391.

#90999   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118 C Overhulser
  M, Sep 18 5 - 9 PM
#91000   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118  
  M, Oct 16 5 - 9 PM
#91001   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118 C Overhulser
  M, Nov 13 5 - 9 PM
#91002   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118 C Overhulser
  M, Dec 11 5- 9 PM
#91348   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118 C Overhulser
  M, Jan 22 5 - 9 PM
#91348   $80
  SCC WB, HP 118 C Overhulser
  M, Feb 19 5 - 9 PM

Nurse Aide Review
This 8-hour class is for students who have completed the Nursing Assistant course, have been on the registery in the past, or simply want a refresher prior to taking the state test.  Includes a practice written test and discussion with the rest of the day devoted to practicing skills in preparation for the skill test.  The student receives an updated copy of the skills book with step-by-step instructions and information on contacting the Direct Care Worker Registery in the future.

#91017   $160
  SCC WB, HP 119 D Boeding
  F, Sep 22 8 AM - 4:30 PM
#91018   $160
  SCC WB, HP 119 D Boeding
  F, Oct 20 8 AM - 4:30 PM
#91019   $160
  SCC WB, HP 119 C Sime
  F, Nov 17 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Nurse Aide
Emphasis of this 88-hour course is on students gaining a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident care.  This course meets the requirement of the Department of Inspection and Appeals for nursing assistants/direct care givers working in long term care and skilled facilties.  Upon completion, a student is eligible to take the written and skills performance competency tests to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Iowa.  NOTE: This course will not cover BLS and Mandatory Reporter Requirements. 

#91027   $980
  SCC WB, HP 119 C Sime
  M & W,  Oct 16 - Dec 6 8 AM - 12:30 PM
  SCC KEO, 416 S Grant
  M & W, Oct 16 - Dec 6 4 - 8:30 PM
#91028   $980
  SCC  WB HP120 D Boeding
  T, Oct 17 - Dec 12 8 AM - 12:30 PM
#91365   $980
  SCC WB, HP118 W Carden
  T & Th, Jan - Feb 27 4 - 8:15 PM

Medication Manager
This 20-hour class is designed to certify persons to administer medications or supervise the client who self-administers non-parenteral medications in 15-bed or fewer residential care facilities, supervised apartment living, and community supported living arrangements.  The course content, approved by the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals, covers rules/regulations for all three types of facilities.  Suggested texts are Davis Drug Guide for Nurses or Nursing 2019 Drug Reference. To register for this class please call 319.208.5391

#91013   $300
  SCC WB, HP 124 C Sime
  T & Th, Sep 14 - 28 8 AM - Noon


#91014   $300
  SCC WB, HP 125 C Sime
  M & W, Oct 2 - 16 4 - 8 PM
#91015   $300
  SCC WB, HP124 D Boeding
  Th, Nov 2 - 16 8 AM - 3 PM
#91355   $300
  SCC WB, HP125 C Sime
  M & W, Jan 15 - 30 12:30 - 4:30 PM

This class of 60-classroom hours and 40-externship hours will prepare students to function as a phlebotomist in a medical laboratory setting.  Background check is required and will be explained at the first-class meeting.  Textbook available at the SCC bookstore. To register for this class please call 319.208.5391

#91364   $1200
  SCC WB, HP 205 M Kennedy
  T & Th, Jan 16 - Mar 7 5 - 7:30  PM


IV Therapy for the LPN
This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy, using a peripheral intravenous catheter, a midline catheter, and a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line), in a licensed hospital, a nursing facilty, and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit as identified in 655 IAC Chapter 6.  Major emphasis is placed on the specialized skill needed to provide intraenous therapy related to the expanded scope of the licensed practical nurse for clients who are age 12 or older or for clients who weigh 80 pounds or more.

#91021   $800
  SCC KEO, 416  
  T, Sep 5 - 26 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Medication Aide
This is a 46-hour class with a 10-hour clinical,  totaling 56 hours, to prepare individuals to  safely administer medications in long-term  care and residential care facilities. Successful  completion qualifies the participants to pass  medication according to regulatory standards.  Applicant must be employed at least six months  in the sponsoring facility, be recommended  by their facility, and must be eligible  on the DCW Registry if employed in a certified  nursing facility. All other applicants must provide recommendation from their administrator at the facility where they are employed. Text is available in SCC bookstore and is not included in cost of tuition.

#91004   $690
  SCC WB, HP119 W Carden
  M & W, Oct 18 - Dec 11 4 - 8 PM
#91353   $690
  SCC WB, HP124  
  M & W, Jan 22 - Mar 4 4 - 8 PM

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