Asnuntuck Community College has announced new degree options for students looking to enter a career in the healthcare field. The college has received approval to award Associate degrees in Massage Therapy. Students who successfully complete the national certification exam and have graduated with 60 credits (a minimum of 30 in their major), are able to gain employment in Massage Therapy clinics, spas and other healthcare facilities. Graduates will be able to obtain a license to perform all duties of a Massage Therapist and they will be certified to work in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The college has also received approval to award Associate degrees for Registered Medical Assisting. Those successfully passing the national certification exam will earn certification. The Department of Labor Statistics reports that people employed in the field can earn $29,000-$39,000. Graduates from the program can seek employment in physicians’ offices, clinics and other medical facilities and upon successfully passing the national certification exam they will be able to work in any state in the United States. There is also a 38 credit certificate available as well.
In addition to the new degrees, the college is also offering certificate programs for Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Health Career Pathway, Health Information Management Technician and Certified Administrative Medical Office Skills.
The college continues to offer career certification and licensure programs where the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected growth. These certificates include Basic Skin Esthetics; Advanced Skin Esthetics; Certified Pharmacy Technician; Certified EKG Technician; Certified Sterile Processing Technician; CNA/Certified Patient Care Technician; Dental Assistant (X-Ray & Infection Control Certified); Emergency Medical Technician; Medical Coding and Billing (CPC-Certified Professional Coderand CIC-Certified Inpatient Coder); Nail Technician; Ophthalmic Assistant; Personal Trainer (National Certification) and Veterinary Assistant. The college will also be offering a certificate in Cosmetology in the near future.
Asnuntuck’s Massage Therapy Clinic is now open to the public. The sessions are available for $25 for 1 hour or $50 for a 2-hour session. Gift certificates are available. Reservations are required. Call 860-253-3081 to schedule your appointment. The Spa at Asnuntuck is also open. Treatments include back facials, waxing, body treatments, customized facials, make up application, manicures and pedicures. Please call 860-253-3083 to make your appointment.
Asnuntuck will host an Open House on Tuesday, November 13th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Registration for the spring semester opens on October 29th. To learn more about Asnuntuck visit www.asnuntuck.edu.