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The Board of Directors and Management Team at HECOIN have examined all the critical programmes that are needed in the global nursing and medical environment. We have put together short programmes from 2 weeks to 2 years which can be of benefit to everybody. Health care is regarded as “recession-proof” all over the world and not only are our programmes ‘recession proof’, but internationally accredited programmes. “No robot can replace a health-care worker”. The areas/programmes selected here at HECOIN are specifically designed with you in mind. Although some of our programmes do not require CSEC/GCE O’Level passes, it is very important for students to have at least English Language, Mathematics and Biology at CSEC/GCE or City and Guilds in order to effectively compete globally. Tuition Fees for International Students are doubled. Prices quoted are for the period October 2011 to September 2012. New fees will take effect October 2012.
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING INSTITUTE/HECOIN IS ONE OF THREE ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS IN JAMAICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND THE WORLD FOR CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON WITH THE LICENSE TO USE THE FOLLOWING SYLLABI
ANGUILLA, ANGUILLA AND BARBUDA, AUSTRALIA, BAHAMAS, BANGLADESH, BARBADOS, BELIZE, BERMUDA, BOTSWANA, BRISITH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRUNEI, CAMAROON, CANADA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHANNEL ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS, CYPRUS, DOMINICA, FOLKLAND ISLANDS, FIJI, GAMBIA, GHANA, GIBRALTAR, GRENADA, GUYANA, INDIA, ISLE OF MAN, JAMAICA, KENZA, KIRIBATI, LESOTHO, MABURI, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MALTA, MAURITIES, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NAURU, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NIGERIA, NORFOLK ISLAND, NORTHERN CAMAROONS, PAKISTAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PITCAIRN ISLANDS, ROSS DEPENDENCY, SIERRA LEONE, SINGAPORE, SOLOMON ISLANDS SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA, ST CHRISTOPHER/NEVIS, ST HELENA, ST LUCIA, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SWITZERLAND, TANZANIA, TOKELAW, TONGA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, TUVALU, UGANDA,UNITED KINGDOM/UK, VANUATU, WESTERN SOMOA, ZAMBIA and ZIMBABWE.
The International Diploma in Business Skills is a comprehensive six (6) month programme that combines fundamentals of business, explored in the duration of the programme, with instruction in all subject areas. Students thus extend their general understanding of the key elements of business practice while obtaining specialized knowledge about an area of particular interest to them.
The International Diploma in Business Skills is an International Vocational Qualifications, IVQ of City and Guilds International. These IVQs are designed to demonstrate that learners have both the technical knowledge and the ability to carry out practical tasks within an occupation.
The required underpinning knowledge is measured by theory tests which could be multiple choice or written examination. These written examinations for the Business Skills International Diploma are on demand and are set by City and Guilds International in the United Kingdom. Examinations at HECOIN will be conducted in February and August of each calendar year (subject to change at short notice)
The three (core) subjects taught in the International Diploma in Business Skills are (1) Business Studies, (2) Customer Service and (3) Book-Keeping and Accounts. HECOIN understands that Communication in Business forms a critical role in 21st Century businesses, and has included this area in the curriculum (free of cost). Business English classes will be held during the programme.
Students who complete the International Diploma in Business Skills can matriculate to the Advanced International Diploma in Business Skills; which will take an additional 6 months for completion. This will also attract another similar tuition cost.
With this International Diploma in Business Skills, a graduate can access jobs and live in 80 Commonwealth countries; including Canada, Cayman, UK, Singapore, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, among others. One of the interesting accomplishments for the student is that they can also work in Jamaica as this certification/diploma is recognized and accredited in the Caribbean by City and Guilds International; of which Jamaica is apart.
The aim of the qualification gives learners the opportunity to achieve a qualification that offers a combined range of single subjects that suits learners' specific requirements and interest. The International Diploma in Business Skills is at the Diploma stage or Advanced Diploma stage.
This programme has two cohorts: February and August in each calendar year. Classes are held during the Evenings and Saturdays. However, each campus will have its own schedule; so we suggest that you make contact (email, telephone or visit) (with) the Campus nearest to you.
The schedule for the International Diploma in Business shall be (subject to change with short notice)
Evenings 6PM-8PM, Mondays-Wednesdays
|INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PHLEBOTOMY|
Phlebotomy technicians/Phlebotomists have an essential role in the clinical laboratory process, as their main job duty is drawing patient's blood for testing. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, private practices, medical centres, diagnostic laboratories and other medical facilities.
Blood Draws – Phlebotomists acquire training to learn how to draw blood quickly, efficiently and safely, with little discomfort to the patient. Using venipuncture and other methods, they become very skilled on the job, because they draw numerous samples every day.
Specimen Handling – Phlebotomy technicians properly label and store samples and deliver them to the laboratory or drop-off point
Quality Control – their job duties include ensuring quality control throughout the process, making sure specimens are not contaminated
Computer Work – Phlebotomy technicians do data entry and record-keeping on the computer, entering patient information and blood testing results
Clerical Duties – they may be expected to do some clerical tasks as well, including reception work, answering the phone and writing down requests for blood draws
Phlebotomy technicians are in high demand in foreign countries. As a result of the recession, some jobs are fading away, but the health-care field is expanding quite fast and there is a large need for phlebotomists. Based on recent statistics, the demand for phlebotomy technicians/phlebotomists is expected to rise as much as 25-35 percent in the next 5-10 years worldwide, making this field a very secure one in the medical industry for many years to come.
Phlebotomy is often an excellent stepping-stone to other positions available within the health-care industry. By earning your phlebotomy certification at HECOIN, you quickly get your foot in the door to this lucrative and prestigious medical field. Candidates will gain practical experience in obtaining blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis, making them suitable for employment in laboratories, hospitals, clinics and other health-care facilities.
As the health-care field becomes more competitive, recognition of phlebotomy certification throughout the industry is becoming much more common. Many states and provinces in the USA and Canada legally require all persons who are not doctors, nurses or clinical lab scientists to be certified phlebotomists in order to draw blood. However, employers hiring phlebotomy technicians in some countries rarely hire those who do not hold a phlebotomy certification.
In order to practice phlebotomy, it is advantageous to pursue a phlebotomist certification. The task of collecting blood is a very complex and delicate skill and as a result, it needs to be done with great care and expertise. Therefore, employers hiring phlebotomists will be looking for phlebotomists who have obtained their phlebotomist certification.
As with any field, there will be changes in the field. Obtaining a phlebotomist certification will require that you continuously upgrade your skills and learn new information. As a result, a certified phlebotomist will always be informed of new processes and procedures. Hence, increasing job opportunities are very beneficial as phlebotomist jobs are in-demand.
The students of phlebotomy must learn proper bedside manners which is extremely critical with exact training on patient care. A phlebotomist must show an exact mixture of skill and empathy.
In phlebotomy training, the students learn in detail human anatomy, needle technique, creating patient rapport, medical safety and processes of keeping record. Additionally, one goes through academic as well as hands on training on handling several medical equipment including containers and biohazardous-spill kits, dermal puncture devices, syringes of various sizes, vacuum tubes, blood-culture bottles, bandages and tape, tourniquets, locking arm rests, etc.
Other names for a phlebotomy technician are Phlebotomist, Blood Drawer, Patient Care Technician or Patient Care Aide.
HECOIN offers a International Diploma in Phlebotomy course which makes you a professional phlebotomist. This course will make you job-ready in only three (3) months. We offer our students a well-rounded education which includes hands-on training as well as instruction on patient needs. Our training is your foundation for your career as a Phlebotomist or in any crossover medical career you may pursue in the future.
SUMMARY OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PHLEBOTOMY
• Health, Education and Counselling Institute, HECOIN has over 20 years experience in health-related training with International Diplomas in Health Care, Practical Nursing and Business Skills
• 2 CSEC passes at General I/II/III or GCE O'Level A/B/C in English A/Language and a pass in any other subject
We do encourage all categories of persons to enroll in this programme;
The Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist course.
|HECOIN DIPLOMA IN MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT/MLA|
WHO IS A MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT/MLA
A Laboratory Assistant or Medical Laboratory Assistant or Medical Laboratory Technician works under the supervision of a Medical Technologist/Laboratory Technologist to perform laboratory tests and procedures that require limited technical skill and abilities. The emphasis is on the practical performance of the procedures. Recognition of problems and errors is required, but the technician is not required to correct errors or provide solutions except within certain prescribed guidelines. The terms Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Assistant are often used interchangeably. Because of increasing automation and centralization of laboratory services, forecasts for the future indicate employment opportunities for laboratory technicians with a broad base of skills.
MLA MAJOR DUTIES
Graduates may be employed in hospitals, private laboratories or specimen collection centres. Shift work and evening work are usually required. Completion of this programme may not on its own qualify the graduate for entry into a full-time laboratory sciences programmes.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (June 2009), Medical Assistant careers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2018. That means there are terrific job opportunities available for individuals interested in helping others. If you’re looking for a career that is both financially and personally rewarding, now is a great time to take advantage of the opportunities open to you as a Medical Laboratory Assistant/MLA.
As a professional in this field, you will have a steady career with many rewards including a sense of satisfaction for contributing to the well-being of your community and the first-hand knowledge to help keep your family healthy. Medical Assistants’ job duties include a range of tasks both clinical and administrative, so there is plenty of variety to keep it interesting and challenging.
MLAs work in the healthcare industry in offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, clinics, medical groups, managed care groups, hospitals and other health practitioners.
Check Out Some of the Tasks of a Skilled Clinical Medical Assistant working under the supervision of a Medical Technologist:
After completing the classroom portion of the program, students participate in a rewarding externship in a professional Medical Office for four weeks. Prior to the commencement of the Externship, the student must complete Basic Life Support/BLS from a reputable international organization. During the externship, students gain hands-on instruction in all aspects of Medical Assisting. This experience enables students to make a smooth transition from on-the-job training to a healthcare career
PRE-REQUISITE FOR HECOIN GRADUATES ONLY:
Passes in CSEC English Language plus International Diploma in Phlebotomy Technician from City and Guilds.
COST OF THE PROGRAMME:
Tuition Cost is JA$185,000 for HECOIN graduates only
Payment Plan Option I $35,000/deposit + $15,000 for 10 months OR
Payment Plan Option II $20,000 for 8 months + $25,000 for the 9th month
OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAMME:
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HECOIN Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant/MLA, Level I
QUALIFICATION OF TUTORS:
Medical Technologists with relevant teaching and work experience
SALARIES PAID TO MLS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES:
Our foreign partners in immigration and employment have indicated that foreign programmes of this nature are best completed in 12 months; no less. MLAs can earn on average salaries from US/CA$30,000-US/CA$40,000 per year or US/CA$2,500-US/CA$3,000 per month.
COMMENCEMENT, DURATION AND SCHEDULE:
Programme is set to commence no later than July 2012, November 2012, March 2012 and so on. Theory classes will be held for the first 9-10 months and then students will go on Externship during the 11th and 12th months. The schedule shall be Evenings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30PM-8:30PM or Saturdays, 9AM-5PM.
|INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY TECHNICIAN|
Pharmacy Technician/PT is an International Diploma Programme, accredited internationally by the prestigious UK-based City and Guilds of London. City and Guilds Diplomas are accepted/recognized in 100 Commonwealth countries. The PT training provides knowledge and skill development in carrying out the procedures in prescription filling, sterile product preparation, compounding and various other duties as required in a health-care setting. The relationships between other health-care professionals and health care consumer are emphasized.
The Role of Pharmacy Technicians/PT
A PT helps licensed pharmacists provide medications and other prescription products to patients by counting tablets and pills and bottling them; administrative tasks like routine customer service and answering patients’ questions or providing information regarding prescription medications.
Prescription Verification – PTs receive written prescriptions/prescription requests from patients/physicians either over the phone or in person. It is the pharmacy technician’s job to verify that the request is complete and accurate to prevent injury or illness to the patient, as well as preventing prescription drug fraud.
Graduates work under the supervision of licensed Pharmacists who can find employment in rural and urban hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and pharmacies. Other career opportunities may arise as quality assurance specialists with pharmacy software companies and administrators in third party health plans.
Career Advancement Potential
Methods of Payment of Fees
The entry requirement can be modified for mature candidates who are employed and over the age of 25 years
Duration of the Programme
Cost for Year 2012
Projected Salaries in USA and Canada for the Year
Schedule of Theory Classes
|DIPLOMA IN HOME HEALTH AIDE/HHA|
Home Health Aides/HHAs or Home Care Assistants, HCAs provide healthcare to ill or injured individuals in the patient's home, in a residential care home or in Assisted Living Facilities/ALFs. Often, patients are confined to their homes and need assistance to perform basic daily tasks; for example eating, toileting, maintaining hygiene, etc. The HHA assists the patient in performing such tasks.
The main duties of a Home Care Assistant/Home Health Aide include
Education and Qualifications
Salary and Job Prospects in the USA
Enrollment options include:
Employment Opportunities in Commonwealth countries
Employment Opportunities in USA
Courses include (but not limited to)
If you enjoy working with patients one-on-one in their homes, HHA training is for you. Classes include subject matter and skills to prepare you to work for home health agencies and assisted living facilities regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration that requires a minimum number of hours for training and practical experience. At HECOIN, we ensure that our students do an additional 40 hours of practicum at Nursing Homes.
|DIPLOMA IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/SERVICES, EMT/EMS HECOIN DIPLOMA|
Emergency Medical Technicians, EMTs vary by jurisdiction, but in many countries, they respond to emergency calls, perform certain medical procedures and transport patients to hospitals in accordance with protocols and guidelines established by physician medical directors. They may work in an ambulance service, as a member of technical rescue teams/squads, or as part of an allied service such as a fire or police department.
EMTs are trained to assess a patient's condition and to perform such emergency medical procedures as are needed to maintain a clear airway with adequate breathing and cardiovascular circulation until the patient can be transferred to an appropriate destination for advanced medical care. Interventions include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, controlling severe external bleeding, preventing shock, body immobilization to prevent spinal damage and splinting of bone fractures.
In the United States of America, Canada, The UK and many other countries, EMTs are certified according to their level of training. Individual states/provinces set their own standards of certification or licensure, in some cases and all EMT training must meet the minimum requirements as set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's NHTSA standards for curriculum. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians NREMT is a private organization which offers certification examinations based on NHTSA education guidelines. Currently, NREMT exams are used by 46 states in the USA as the sole basis for certification at one or more EMT certification levels.
The NHTSA recognizes four levels of EMTs
Entry Requirements may vary from college to college. HECOIN requires passes in CXC/GCE O'Level English Language and any other subject.
Some states in the USA and other countries also recognize the Advanced Practice or Critical Care Paramedic level as a state-specific licensure above that of the paramedic. In addition, EMTs can seek out specialty certifications such as Wilderness EMT, Wilderness Paramedic and Flight Paramedic.
EMT-Basic is the entry level of Emergency Medical Services, EMS. The procedures and skills allowed at this level are generally non-invasive such as bleeding control, positive pressure ventilation with a bag valve mask, oropharyngeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, supplemental oxygen administration and splinting (including full spinal immobilization). Training requirements and treatment protocols vary from area to area. The EMT-Basic is being offered at HECOIN at the Diploma Level One.
EMT-Basic course includes Basic Life Support/BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association; AHA and is designed to equip persons with the requisite knowledge and skills to help the sick/injured in an emergency. EMT-Basic classroom training can run up from 115-180 hours in total plus 35-45 hours of practicum skills usually for one-two week/s at the ending of the programme. Practicum hours will be conducted in the Accident and Emergency Department of a General Public hospital in close proximity to the Campus. Students must complete an addition 50 hours after practicum within 4 weeks after completing the programme as voluntary hours.
EMTs are employed in varied settings ranging from industrial and entertainment first aid positions to hospital and health care settings and the prehospital environment. The prehospital environment is loosely divided into non-emergency; for example hospital discharges and emergency calls services, but many ambulance services operate both non-emergency and emergency care.
Other names associated with the EMT are Ambulance-man, Ambulance-woman, Ambulance Orderly or Ambulance Attendant; however, the modern name used internationally is EMT.
Based on surveys conducted in Canada, the UK and the USA, the results have shown that the basic average salary for an EMT-Basic is (approximately)
SUMMARY of EMT-Basic/Diploma Level I course by HECOIN
• Health, Education and Counselling Institute, HECOIN has over 20 years experience in health-related training with
We do encourage all categories of persons to enroll in this programme; the Emergency Medical Technician,EMT, as soon as possible.
"The life you save may well be your own"
|DIPLOMA IN MENTAL HEALTH, MH HECOIN DIPLOMA|
Mental health nurses, also known as psychiatric nurses, work in hospitals or in the community helping people who suffer from a range of conditions such as anxiety and stress-related illnesses, to more severe problems including personality disorders, eating disorders, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Topics covered in the curriculum include
Monthly – CA/US$2,700 (HCA with experience in Mental Health)
Cohorts and Shifts
Our GSAT BLAST (extra classes) is a very exciting programme. We have specially designed this programme for students of Grades 3-6 in our primary schools. Our programme is holistic as it incorporates not only subjects in the curriculum but extra curricular activities to stimulate our young powerful minds.
Our main GSAT BLAST programme is on Saturdays and during the Summer break. Reading and Mathematics are core subjects and are taught each time a class is timetabled. Our Grade 7 classes in Summer Blast prepare our students for High School where the curriculum is introduced to them.
Our GSAT programme incorporates areas of our nursing programme where the body systems are taught by persons in the nursing profession.
Our exciting GSAT BLAST programme includes (Grades 3-6)
Our Saturday classes run from 10AM-12:15PM and our Summer Blast runs for four (4) weeks in the Summer break.