CRANFORD – At Union County College you can receive training to become an EKG Technician or Phlebotomy Technician for free. Thanks to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program, tuition is covered for those who qualify for the program.
To participate in the training, one must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, 18 years old or older, no criminal record, and must have taken and passed the course “Anatomy and Physiology.” For those who qualify for TAA, are a veteran and/or their eligible spouse, priority will be given. Participants will be required to pay for books, certification and licensing fees, uniforms, and parking fees.
The EKG Technician training is held for 16 hours a week, Monday to Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., for four weeks. The Phlebotomy Technician training is held for 16 hours a week, Monday to Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., for seven weeks.
These certifications are offered through the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium, which is a region-wide initiative to strengthen and expand health care industry-occupational training leading to certification and employment. For more information on how to enroll, please contact Mary Malangone, Grant/Intake Specialist for TAACCCT-NJPREP, at (908) 412-3556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Union County College, go to www.ucc.edu.