WDCE Summer Course Guide 2014 - page 4

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Health Careers • Herbal Studies
Clinical Medical Assistant
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
predicts 31 percent job growth in the
medical assistant field through 2020,
with starting pay averaging $13 an hour.
Be a part of this in-demand career by
working in a private medical practice,
hospital, clinic or other medical facility.
In TMCC’s 140-hour program, receive
in-depth instruction and gain hands-on
experience to perform clinical skills with
patients in a medical office setting. Learn
how to prepare patients for examinations,
treatments and laboratory procedures,
how to conduct phlebotomy and use an
electrocardiogram. In this comprehensive
program, you will find out how to assist
with minor surgery, obtain lab specimens
and maintain medical equipment.
You will also gain a basic foundation
in pharmacology, the legal aspects of
healthcare, how to educate patients, ethics
and more. Upon successful completion
of the classroom portion of this program,
you will enter a 160-hour clinical rotation
to practice what you have learned. When
you successfully complete the entire
program, you are eligible to sit for the
National Health Career Association’s
Certified Medical Assistant Exam.
5:30 - 9 p.m.
TMCCMeadowoodCenter S300
Why become a medical
ass i stant?
This career path is projected to be one of the
top ten fastest growing professions that do
not require a college degree, according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Work at Home as aMedical
Medical transcription is a $12 billion
industry per year in the U.S. Make
good money, work from home and
transcribe fascinating information.
Find out what it takes to start a medical
transcription business from the ground
up and enjoy being your own boss,
having flexible hours and earning a
great salary. $20 materials fee
W 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
TMCCMeadowoodCenter S324
Herbal Studies
Take one class for fun or earn your certificate
to complement your existing health care career,
work in a natural foods store or to build a
foundation towards becoming a herbalist. See
wdce.tmcc.edu and click on “Programs We
Offer” for certificate requirements.
Practical Herbology II
Engage every sense as you learn
the basics of producing botanical
medicines. Prepare salves, decoctions
and tinctures in this hands-on
lab. While this lab complements
the class Medicinal Plants—A
Systems Approach, you can take it
independently. $35 materials fee
6 - 9 p.m.
TMCCMeadowoodCenter S103
View this video to learn about Herbal
Studies or go to the online course
description for the link.
Herbal Assessment and
Consultation Skills
Help others feel their best by learning
to determine what supplements will
benefit your individual clients. Delve
into patterns and imbalances and what
they indicate, while developing your
interview skills. Learn about personal
and professional interactions, client
privacy and how to define boundaries.
5:30 - 9 p.m.
TMCCMeadowoodCenter S103 $79
Herbal Formulations
Make better informed herbal purchases
by learning how to analyze products
and become a more objective consumer.
Find out how and why certain herbs
are blended together, while discussing
how formulations might be altered or
improved. Discover how to reformulate
a remedy based on an existing
commercial product. $10 materials fee
6 - 9 p.m.
TMCCMeadowoodCenter S300
“Kim is the best instructor. She
and Evert have opened up a new
world for me.”
– Heather S., Herbal Formulations student
Weeds, Worts andRoots—Foraging for
Edible andMedicinal Plants in theUrban
Come outside and explore the wild-
growing plants found around the
Truckee Meadows. Gain practical
knowledge by touching, smelling and
tasting more than 20 plants used for
food or medicine. Recipes and resources
for learning more about foraging will be
provided. $5 materials fee
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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