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The Fort Scott Community College phebotomy program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and clinical skills to become a laboratory phlebotomist. Coursework includes the role of the phlebotomist, basic anatomy & physiology, safety and infection control principles, techniques for blood draws, and technical complications that can occur. Special emphasis is also placed on understanding life-span differences and legal principles that can effect the actions of a phlebotomist.


Home Health Aide

To work as a home health aide in Kansas, an individual must hold a home health aide certificate issued through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Health Occupations Credentialing. The aide must successfully complete an approved training course and pass a state test to qualify for certification. To qualify for the training course, the individual must be certified by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Health Occupations Credentialing as a nurse aid or concurrently enrolled in a state-approved nurse aide training course.

Geriatric Certified Nurse Aide

This is a 90-hour, state regulated course that follows federal guidelines. It is divided into two parts; Part 1 is lecture and lab, and Part 2 is lecture and clinical experience. Students enrolled in the CNA course must be at least 16 years of age, and have a negative TB skin test or Chest X-Ray with no active signs or symptoms of TB. Clinical agencies may also require an influenza vaccination during the late fall and winter months. 


Suggested Curriculum for the Geriatric Certified Nursing Aide program.


Emergency Medical Technician

The FSCC Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students to provide care for patients in emergency medical settings. The program combines classroom learning with hands-on training in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a certificate and are eligible to take the the Kansas and National Registry certification exams.

Certified Medication Aide

This course prepares participants to administer some medications to residents in adult care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse. QMRP medication aides may administer medications only to residents in an intermediate care facility for the mentally challenged. This course will teach participants to safely administer medications in an adult care home. The course requires both theory and clinical portions and the participant must be able to meet the competencies to be successful.

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