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Three Rivers offers non-credit training programs and certification in some of the fastest growing health care careers in Connecticut. Here are our offerings.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

Basic Life Support is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This four-hour course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn more.

ASHI Child & Babysitting Safety with CPR/AED and Basic First Aid

This eight-hour course by the American Safety and Health Institute gives students everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting from getting started with their business to relating to parents and children, from key safety and caregiving to first aid training. Learn more.

Nurse AideCertified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program

This 120-hour Certified Nurse Aide training program is designed to prepare individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a Certified Nurse Aide, the first step to a career in the medical field. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduate will be qualified to be placed on the State Certified Nurse Aide Registry. Learn more.

Community Health Worker Program

According to the Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut, a Community Health Worker is a front line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of, and ability to communicate with the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison-link-intermediary among the community, health and social services to facilitate access to resources and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Learn More

Dental Assisting Program

Dental Assisting

A dental assistant works on the delivery of quality oral health care and is a big part of the dental care team. This two-course program provides an introduction to Dentistry and Dental Assisting as well as Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. It prepares students to sit for the “Radiation Health & Safety” (RHS) and the “Infection Control Exam” (ICE) portion of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification. Learn more.

ECG Technician Certification Program

ECG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram (ECG) tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This comprehensive 54-hour ECG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as ECG Technicians and take their national certification exams. Learn more.

Medical AssistantMedical Administrative Assistant Program

This one-year program will train you as an entry-level medical administrative assistant, able to perform a variety of tasks that include communicating with patients, scheduling appointments, electronic medical coding, filing insurance claims, and maintaining records. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam (CMAA). Learn more.

Medical Billing and Coding Program

This one-year program trains you to work with billing systems, insurance coding, and patient charts in physician offices, outpatient hospital facilities, even insurance companies, and more. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to apply to become nationally certified as a CPC-A (Certified Professional Coder Apprentice) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Learn more.

Pharmacy Technician Program

This one-course program trains you to be a pharmacy technician who will work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist at pharmacies in hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies, and other facilities. A pharmacy technician’s main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors’ order for dispensing to patients. Learn more.


Phlebotomy Technician Program

This accelerated one-course program trains you to be an important member of the clinical laboratory team, drawing blood from patients, transporting the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing, and entering patient data into computer systems. You will be prepared for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and other healthcare settings. Learn more.

Veterinary Assisting Program

Veterinary Assistants are a critical part of the veterinary practice team. From patient care to client education, veterinary assistants contribute in many important ways. The Veterinary Assistant program trains people for a career working as a veterinary assistant. Learn more.


The Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) and  Pharmacy Technician programs are WIOA and SNAP Eligible.

The Dental Assisting, Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG), Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Billing and Coding programs are WIOA eligible.