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.
American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) Child & Babysitting Safety course with
CPR/AED and Basic First Aid
For most new babysitters, building a babysitting business starts with family, friends, and then neighbors. Learn what things you should do to get ready for your first job – like figuring out what to charge, how to help the parents get to know you, getting to know the family you are babysitting for, and letting people know you are open for business. This is an eight-hour Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) course. Download the brochure
Certified 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.
Dental Assisting Program
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.
EKG Technician Certification Program
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram (EKG) tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This comprehensive 54-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and take their national certification exams. Learn more.
Medical 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 youto 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.