Why Harris School?

Discover the Harris Difference.

If you are looking at business schools, here are some great reasons why you'll want to attend Harris School. The most obvious? We're leaders in career-focused education, which means we help you learn what you need to move from the classroom into the working world.

One-on-one education support.

Once you're a student at Harris School, we will work individually with you throughout your experience with us. You will never feel like a number. And after you graduate, you will always be welcome back for refreshers or career advice. And Harris School maintains an "open-door" policy with our students, which means that the School Director and Director of Education are available for personal and academic advisement at any time during a student's course of study.

At Harris, we major in careers.

Your education is just the start of our work together. Whether it's about class work or your next career, we're part of your team from Day One. We'll work with you to complete your application, help you fill out financial aid paperwork, and provide tutoring if you need it to support your studies. And when it comes time to look for that next job, our Career Services team will help you with your job search, create a resume, and work one-on-one to practice interview techniques. We also have job postings for part-time positions to help students looking for work while they're completing their program. Learn more about Career Services at Harris.

Real-world experience: What you learn in the classroom you'll try out in the workplace.

Our programs and the courses you will take are all about getting you a new career. When you learn something in the classroom, be ready to practice what you learn, either with a class team member, or in an externship or practicum. That's where you go out into the workplace as part of your education. You'll get real-world skills and experience you can add to your resume so that when it's time to go on an interview, you'll feel confident that you have the right skills for the job. Learn more about Harris externships.

Location, location, location.

As one of the region's long-standing business schools, we offer career-preparation programs in eight convenient locations in New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.. Find a location near you.

Questions about financing?

Whether it's grants, loans, or other types of financing options, we'll work with you individually to come up with a plan, from filling out the FAFSA, to making sure you keep track of all your expenses. Learn about Financial Aid options.

Post-graduation course auditing and lab access.

Once you've been a Harris School student, you're always part of our family. To help our graduates maintain their skills, Harris School of Business makes refresher sessions available in courses you've previously taken, at no additional cost. Graduates may audit classes or use the lab facilities and resource center. And once you graduate, you can come back any time for career consultations.

At Harris, it's about more than just schoolwork.

At Harris, we believe in the well-rounded educational experience. That means you'll be invited to special events, such as picnics and holiday parties, or you can take part in local civic events and functions. We also invite outside speakers who speak on personal and professional development. And who doesn't love a field trip? We have those, too!

Our mission as one of the region's long-established business schools

Harris School was founded in 1965 and we are proud of tradition and our mission. Harris School of Business is committed to providing students with the necessary skills and attitudes for securing employment in their fields of training. Through the combination of professional faculty, focused support services, and modern, well-equipped facilities, Harris School strives to foster pride, dignity, and self-respect in its student body. Fundamental to its mission is the emphasis on individual advising and guidance. The faculty and staff seek to empower students with industry specific knowledge, which will gain them both the respect and means of rewarding self-support. Harris School provides students with a solid educational foundation with which to build their future professional development.

Health Claims Specialist

Do you want to pursue a career in the business side of health care? As a health claims specialist, you will work in medical billing and coding, and prepare, submit, and process medical insurance claims.

In addition to processing routine claims, a health claims specialist might also investigate pending claims and resolve medical billing discrepancies. Becoming a health claims specialist is a great way to work in a fast-growing, medically related field, especially if you prefer not to work directly with patients on a clinical level.

The Harris School health claims specialist program also prepares students for national certifications, a significant advantage for Harris School graduates as they enter the workplace.

All in a Day's Work

As a health claims specialist, you will perform a variety of tasks, which could include some the following:

  • Code diseases, surgeries, medical procedures, and other therapies for billing and collection by using classification systems software
  • Submit new claims and audit existing insurance claims
  • Organize and analyze health insurance claim forms
  • Review bills and statements

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Imagine trying to survive a winter without heating or a midsummer heat wave without air conditioning. Imagine lasting a week without a refrigerator. There is no doubt about it. We rely on heating and cooling systems every day.

If you want an interesting job with outstanding career prospects, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry is a fast-growing segment of the economy. HVAC/R technicians are busy year-round, installing, maintaining, and repairing these systems in residences and commercial establishments.

The HVAC/R industry is evolving to address concerns about the environment. Environmentally sustainable technologies and more efficient buildings are the future of HVAC/R. Harris School is committed to providing students with skills that are up-to-date with new energy technologies and conservation standards.

Students in the HVAC training program at Harris School's Technical Training Center work with the latest tools, equipment, and technologies, and will be trained by instructors with industry experience who know what today's employers expect.

EPA 608 Certification is included in this program and is required in order for students complete this program. EPA 608 certification is required for all graduates wishing to work in the field of HVAC.

A Day in the Life

As an HVAC/R technician, you will help install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Travel to worksites, both residential and commercial
  • Follow instructions or blueprints to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Connect HVACR systems to water and fuel lines, air ducts, and other components
  • Install electrical wiring and controls
  • Trouble-shoot individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Replace or repair parts that are no longer working
  • Inspect and maintain customers' HVACR systems

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician

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Culinary Arts

Do you love to cook and bake? Can you picture yourself in a career as a chef? If so, Harris School's Culinary Arts program may be the program for you.

If you're considering culinary arts schools, the Culinary Arts program at Harris School will prepare you with skills you need to begin this exciting and versatile career. Before you know it, you may become a sous chef, prep cook, pastry chef, or head chef. With so many different types of cuisine, and such a wide variety of restaurants and food service businesses, the possibilities for a career in the culinary arts are wide-ranging.

Our training program is very hands-on, and it includes areas such as knife skills, spa cuisines, beverages and alcohol safety, bakeshop and desserts, international cuisines, preparation of meats, preparation of soups and sauces, and business operations.

A Day in the Life

As a cook or chef, you will be handling and preparing foods in a kitchen environment. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Check ingredients for freshness
  • Measure and mix ingredients
  • Cut, chop, dice, slice, and prepare ingredients to be cooked
  • Prepare seasonings
  • Fry, roast, bake, grill, boil, steam, or broil meats, vegetables, and other foods
  • Operate equipment, such as broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders
  • Arrange, garnish, and serve food
  • Clean utensils, equipment, work surfaces, and dishes
  • Organize food supplies

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding is a vital function for any healthcare facility where insurance is accepted. The healthcare industry relies on medical billing and coding specialists to keep accurate records, including patient treatment records, insurance information, payment plans, outstanding bills, and payments received.

As a medical biller and coder, you will be trained in medical terminology, insurance forms, diagnostic codes, procedural codes, and procedures for processing medical claims. In this profession, you may work for a doctors' office, hospital, extended care facility, diagnostic center, or insurance company.

The Medical Billing and Coding program at Harris School helps prepare students for taking the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Certification demonstrates your commitment to your new career, and may provide you with better career opportunities.

A Day in the Life

As a medical biller and coder, you will handle medical billing and coding responsibilities. In a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Use a computer-based system to assign codes for reimbursement
  • Process insurance claims and submit to insurance companies
  • Check and re-submit any claims that have been rejected
  • Organize health insurance claim forms
  • Input data into patient databases
  • Review patient bills and statements
  • Manage Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Paralegal

Are you interested in joining the exciting legal world? You can, with paralegal training from Harris School Career Institute. Paralegals support the day-to-day activities in law offices and other legal environments including private law firms, corporations, and the government. If you're considering paralegal schools, learn more about out program at Harris School.

The Paralegal program includes comprehensive instruction in areas such as civil litigation, trust and probate, real estate law, commercial law and business organization law, as well as computer technologies. You will also learn how to conduct legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing.

The Paralegal program at Harris School features online courses as well as on-campus courses. The online courses offer you the convenience of learning from home, while the on-campus courses give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with instructors and classmates. Together, the courses aredesigned to provide a comprehensive education that can position you for successful entry into the legal field.

A Day in the Life

As a paralegal, you may be working for a busy law firm, a private company, or perhaps a government agency. During a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Help lawyers prepare for closings
  • Investigate the facts presented in cases
  • Prepare written reports for future legal cases
  • Assist in legal research
  • Prepare correspondence and legal papers
  • Help attorneys during trials
  • Draft documents, such as contracts or mortgages
  • Organize and track case files
  • Coordinate the law office activities
  • Maintain financial records

Professional Medical Assistant

Do you feel fulfilled when you are helping others? Are you interested in helping patients feel more comfortable and cared for when they visit their doctor or local medical clinic? Are you considering medical assistant schools? Do you want the sense of fulfillment that comes from joining a professional health care team?

Become a professional medical assistant and you can help patients and doctors experience more productive and meaningful relationships.

As a medical assistant, you will serve as the primary link between patients and their doctors. You will play a key role in helping medical practices run smoothly. And you will have the option to work in a wide range of clinical settings.

And if you enjoy variety in your day-to-day responsibilities, becoming a professional medical assistant is the right choice for you.

Professional Medical Assistant Plus Program

The Professional Medical Assistant Plus program is offered at our campuses in Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Linwood, Dover, and Danbury. This program is similar to our standard Professional Medical Assistant program, but it also includes specialized Electronic Health Records (EHR) training. Read more about the added value that you will get from enrolling in this program.

What Medical Assistants Do

As a medical assistant, you will seldom have time to be bored. While the skills you need to bring to your job require a great deal of mastery, they are anything but routine. Here are some of the daily duties you might engage in:

  • Gather medical histories
  • Record vital signs
  • Explain procedures and reassure patients
  • Prepare patients to be examined
  • Assist the physician while the examination is taking place
  • Sterilize medical instruments
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Teach patients about special diets and medications
  • Prepare and administer medications
  • Authorize prescription refills
  • Draw blood and administer EKGs
  • Remove sutures
  • Change dressings

Massage Therapy

Massage is a healing art as well as a science. As a massage therapist, you can help people in a direct and meaningful way using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage therapists can help their clients reduce stress, manage pain, rehab athletic injuries, and improve overall health.

There are more than 80 different types of massage, including acupressure, deep tissue massage, reflexology, and Swedish massage. Treating an elderly client requires a different set of skills than massaging a pregnant mother-to-be or a professional athlete. The massage therapist program at Harris School prepares students to work with a wide range of clients.

Become a Massage Therapist

Are you considering attending massage therapist school? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economic outlook for massage therapy is excellent since public awareness and interest is growing in alternative healthcare options that promote well-being and a better quality of life. Regulation and licensing requirements vary from state to state. The Massage Therapy program at Harris School will prepare you to take certification exams.

All in a Day's Work

There is no such thing as a typical day for a massage therapist because of the flexibility of this career path. Your day would depend on your schedule and the setting in which you would be working. But here are some of the tasks you might perform regularly, in addition to the actual massage you will offer:

  • Interview a new client
  • Fill out a client intake form
  • Study/review existing client files
  • Prepare products, choose music, light candles
  • Change linens
  • Administrative work, including marketing, billing, networking

Pharmacy Technician

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Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, you can develop meaningful relationships with both patients and doctors. Medical assistants are the link between doctors and patients, and they help to keep the daily functions of medical offices running smoothly.

Medical assistants are needed in a wide range of office and clinical settings, from hospitals and outpatient centers to private practices or surgical centers.

If you want to be an important part of a professional medical team, then the Medical Assistant Program at Harris School Career Institute may be the program for you.

What do Medical Assistants do?

At Harris School, you will learn the skills you need to be a medical assistant. Here are some of the daily duties you might have:

  • Measure and record patients' vital signs
  • Take down patients' medical histories
  • Discuss procedures with patients and offer reassurance
  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Sterilize medical equipment and instruments
  • Provide assistance to physicians during examinations
  • Collect and process lab specimens
  • Perform phlebotomies (blood draws)
  • Administer EKGs
  • Handle the preparation and administration of medications
  • Share information with patients about medications and special diets
  • Authorize refills for prescriptions
  • Remove surgical sutures
  • Remove and reapply dressings

Medical Assisting

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Health Information Technology

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Legal Office Technology

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Dental Assistant

Have you considered a career in the rapidly developing field of dental technology? By becoming a dental assistant, you will join a team of professionals focused on oral care.

Because new techniques and materials in dentistry are constantly being introduced, dentists need the support of qualified dental assistants, and job prospects in this field are excellent.

Become a Dental Assistant

Are you considering dental assistant schools? The Harris School's Dental Assistant program prepares graduates to assist in a variety of dental office procedures. This program gives students a background in dental anatomy, pathology and terminology, and includes the study of dental materials and chair-side assisting techniques. Graduates of the program will be trained and prepared to assist dentists with exams, perform a variety of dental procedures including instrument preparation, conducting dental laboratory procedures, as well as reception and office management procedures.

All in a Day's Work

Dental assistants perform a variety of tasks, which could include the following:

  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment
  • Prepare and lay out the instruments and materials required to treat each patient
  • Obtain and update patients' dental records
  • Help patients feel more comfortable in the dentist's chair
  • Hand instruments to the dentist during oral care procedures
  • Keep patients' mouths clean and dry using tools such as suction hoses
  • Instruct patients on general oral care as well as post-operative recommendations

Associate in Science in Medical Assisting

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Medical Office

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Associate in Science in Office Administration: Medical

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Computer Networking Management

Are you interested in computers? Do you want to be part of the IT world? Harris School's Computer Networking Management program prepares students for the high-tech world of computer support and networking.

In our program, you will become skilled in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, network administration, network security, and trouble-shooting. The training will give you the qualifications to become a bench technician, desktop support technician, network specialist, IT support technician, or other similar IT role.

No computer experience is required to enroll in our program. With the Computer Networking Management program at Harris School, we will help you gain the essential foundation you need to enter the IT field and build your career.

A Day in the Life

Working in computer networking management is never dull, since the day-to-day operations of many businesses rely so heavily on a smoothly functioning computer network. Some of your daily tasks might include:

  • Installing operating systems
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Configuring networks
  • Adding and deleting users
  • Backing up servers
  • Loading new software applications
  • Maintaining network security
  • Trouble-shooting when programs are not working

Surgical Technology

Do you want to work in the fast-paced environment of healthcare? As a Surgical Technologist, you will work alongside surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, and other surgery professionals inside the operating room.

You'll be setting up instruments and equipment, preparing patients for surgery, and helping the surgical team throughout the process. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment as a surgical technologist is growing much faster than average*.

If you're considering surgical tech schools,Harris School's Surgical Technology program prepares students for entry-level jobs in clinical settings such as surgical units, surgi-centers, and surgeons' offices.

Multi-Skill Health Technician

Are you up for the challenge of an exciting career in healthcare? As a multi-skill health technician, you could work in different clinical roles, including nurse's aide, phlebotomist, or EKG technician.

You will assist physicians with collecting and handling blood samples. You will interact with patients, and be involved in various aspects of patient care. Depending on the size of the practice you join, you might undertake both administrative and clinical responsibilities. You would work with physicians, nurses, other health practitioners, administrators, and office staff members.

The Multi-Skill Health Technician program at Harris School of Business is designed to prepare students in all phases of cardiovascular technology, as well as phlebotomy by obtaining blood samples from patients by capillary or venipuncture. This 750-hour program will prepare you for a fast-paced career in a variety of clinical settings.

All in a Day's Work

As a multi-skilled health technician, your job duties will vary from day to day. Here are some of the tasks you might perform regularly:

  • Gather and prep lab specimens
  • Perform basic lab tests
  • Draw blood
  • Teach patients about medications and special diets
  • Prep and administer medications as directed by a physician
  • Process paperwork for prescription refills
  • Prep patients for X-Rays
  • Conduct electrocardiograms
  • Remove stitches

Professional Fitness Trainer

Are you considering enrolling inpersonal trainer school? Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you want to help others reach their potential? As a personal trainer, you can inspire others to improve their overall health and fitness.

The Professional Fitness Trainer program at Harris School will prepare you with the skills you need to begin this exciting career. You will participate in classroom learning as well as hands-on training in a fitness center. With our program, you will learn such skills as how to design a safe and effective workout, create healthy nutrition plans, build a client base, and track your clients' progress.

To help you enhance your qualification even further, we can help you prepare for your personal training certificate. Attaining the Certified Personal Trainer certification from theNational Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)will show prospective employers and clients that you are serious about your career. If you are thinking of going to a personal trainer school, check out our program.

A Day in the Life

As a personal trainer, you will be working with clients to help them get fit and stay healthy. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop exercise programs
  • Create individualized nutritional programs
  • Teach and demonstrate proper work out techniques
  • Explain and enforce safety rules on the use of exercise equipment
  • Motivate clients toward improved quality of life

Patient Care Technician

Can you picture yourself working with patients on a daily basis? Do you like the satisfaction that comes from helping others? If so, Patient Care Technician training might be a good idea for you.

What is a Patient Care Technician? What do Patient Care Technicians do?

Also called Patient Care Assistants, these professionals work closely with nursing teams in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care residences, and other facilities to support patients in a number of ways. They may be responsible for administering electrocardiograms (EKGs), delivering basic First Aid, or collecting blood specimens. Or they may have more direct care responsibilities, such as helping patients bathe, get dressed, or move from place to place. Patient Care Technicians play an important role with a wide range of responsibilities.

The career path of a Patient Care Technician can be personally rewarding. As a patient care assistant, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful bonds with patients and have the satisfaction of knowing that you are truly helping others in their time of need.

What is the difference between a Patient Care Technician and a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)? A Patient Care Technician receives more training than a CNA. Students in the Patient Care Technician program first receive training in the CNA curriculum, and then they continue on to receive more in-depth training in areas such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic First Aid, and phlebotomy (blood draws). These additional skills can help you to qualify for more rewarding job positions in the field of healthcare.

Patient Care Technician (Patient Care Assistant) Training and Certification

The Patient Care Technician training at Harris is divided into two programs. Patient Care Technician I focuses on basic patient care skills and provides an introduction to additional clinical skills. The Patient Care Technician II program provides advanced training on EKG skills, blood drawing and specimen collection procedures, and also emphasizes legal and ethical issues.

The Patient Care Technician programs are designed to help students prepare for the Patient Care Technician/Assistant certification exam. This exam is offered for an additional fee by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). At Harris, we encourage students to prepare for this exam, since earning a certification is one way to show potential employers that you are skilled in your new career field.

If you think that this career field matches your professional interests, read more! Find out about the job outlook, the types of jobs that are common in this field, and the training you will need to get started.

All in a Day's Work

On a typical day as a patient care technician/assistant, you might have the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting a patient with basic needs (moving from a bed to a chair, handling personal hygiene, getting dressed)
  • Taking a patient's vital signs (blood pressure, temperature)
  • Administering an electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Collecting a blood specimen through a blood draw procedure
  • Sharing a patient's health concerns with the nurses on duty
  • Helping the patients with their meals and beverages
  • Assisting the nursing staff with a variety of tasks as needed

Practical Nursing

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Licensed Nursing Assistant

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Phlebotomy

Do you want to be a part of the healthcare industry? Have you considered Phlebotomy training? Phlebotomy technicians play a valuable role in healthcare and patient care. Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood samples from patients and preparing the specimens for analysis.

Blood specimens are an important tool in patient care, because they help doctors to diagnose and treat patients' medical conditions.

How do you become a phlebotomist? The Harris School offers a Phlebotomy Technician training program that trains students for this career. No prior experience is necessary. In our program, you not only learn the proper techniques and methods for drawing blood, but you will also learn human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

If you want to be a phlebotomist, getting certified is something you may want to consider. After completing the program at Harris, you may want to take the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Having a certification as a phlebotomy technician is a good way to show prospective employers that you have the technical skills and the professional commitment needed for the job.

If you are thinking about becoming a phlebotomy technician, the program at the Harris School may be a good fit for you.

All in a Day's Work

Phlebotomy is more than just drawing a patient's blood. As a phlebotomy technician, you might:

  • Assess patients to make sure they are able to undergo the blood draw procedure
  • Prepare equipment, such as needles, gauze, and tourniquet
  • Help to calm patients if they are nervous
  • Draw blood from patients using basic phlebotomy procedures
  • Label and store the blood collection tubes for processing
  • Answer patients' questions
  • Maintain and update patient records
  • Follow steps for getting specimens ready for testing

Dental Assisting

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Certified Nurses Aide

Would you like to be part of the nursing field? Do you like the idea of helping patients? If so, you might want to become a certified nurses aide (CNA). Many people find that becoming a CNA is a great way to start out in the field of nursing. Harris School of Business offers a CNA Training program at our Danbury, CT campus.

What do CNAs do? Certified nurses aides are responsible for helping patients with basic care. The job of a CNA might include helping a patient get up to take a walk, assisting a patient in getting dressed, or providing help as a patient eats.

Certified nurses aides are also called certified nursing assistants. CNAs usually work in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care home, or other healthcare facility under the supervision of a registered nurse. Because CNAs work so closely with the patients, they can often develop strong bonds with their patients, making the work very rewarding.

The Certified Nurses Aide program at the Harris School of Business is geared to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this field. The CNA classes are designed to prepare successful students for the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam.

If you want to be part of a helping profession such as nursing, the CNA training program at Harris could be a good fit for you.

All in a Day's Work

Basic care is an important part of total patient care. Certified nurses aides play a large role in helping patients with the activities they need in everyday life.

Here are some of the activities you might do on a typical day:

  • Take a patient's temperature and blood pressure
  • Assist patients with cleaning and bathing
  • Help patients feel more comfortable by turning or moving them in their bed or wheelchair
  • Help move patients to new locations, such as from a bed to a chair
  • Assist as a patient is getting dressed
  • Be a good listener, and share a patient's concerns with the nurses
  • Provide assistance if a patient needs help with eating or drinking
  • Help keep patient rooms straightened, neat, and clean

Patient Care Technician I

Can you picture yourself working with patients on a daily basis? Do you like the satisfaction that comes from helping others? If so, Patient Care Technician training might be a good idea for you.

What is a Patient Care Technician? What do Patient Care Technicians do?

Also called Patient Care Assistants, these professionals work closely with nursing teams in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care residences, and other facilities to support patients in a number of ways. They may be responsible for administering electrocardiograms (EKGs), delivering basic First Aid, or collecting blood specimens. Or they may have more direct care responsibilities, such as helping patients bathe, get dressed, or move from place to place. Patient Care Technicians play an important role with a wide range of responsibilities.

The career path of a Patient Care Technician can be personally rewarding. As a patient care assistant, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful bonds with patients and have the satisfaction of knowing that you are truly helping others in their time of need.

What is the difference between a Patient Care Technician and a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)? A Patient Care Technician receives more training than a CNA. Students in the Patient Care Technician program first receive training in the CNA curriculum, and then they continue on to receive more in-depth training in areas such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic First Aid, and phlebotomy (blood draws). These additional skills can help you to qualify for more rewarding job positions in the field of healthcare.

Patient Care Technician (Patient Care Assistant) Training and Certification

The Patient Care Technician training at Harris is divided into two programs. Patient Care Technician I focuses on basic patient care skills and provides an introduction to additional clinical skills. The Patient Care Technician II program provides advanced training on EKG skills, blood drawing and specimen collection procedures, and also emphasizes legal and ethical issues.

The Patient Care Technician programs are designed to help students prepare for the Patient Care Technician/Assistant certification exam. This exam is offered for an additional fee by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). At Harris, we encourage students to prepare for this exam, since earning a certification is one way to show potential employers that you are skilled in your new career field.

If you think that this career field matches your professional interests, read more! Find out about the job outlook, the types of jobs that are common in this field, and the training you will need to get started. All in a Day's Work

On a typical day as a patient care technician/assistant, you might have the following responsibilities: • Assisting a patient with basic needs (moving from a bed to a chair, handling personal hygiene, getting dressed) • Taking a patient's vital signs (blood pressure, temperature) • Administering an electrocardiogram (EKG) • Collecting a blood specimen through a blood draw procedure • Sharing a patient's health concerns with the nurses on duty • Helping the patients with their meals and beverages • Assisting the nursing staff with a variety of tasks as needed

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service Technology

Imagine trying to survive a winter without heating or a midsummer heat wave without air conditioning. Imagine lasting a week without a refrigerator. There is no doubt about it. We rely on heating and cooling systems every day.

If you want an interesting job with outstanding career prospects, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry is a fast-growing segment of the economy. HVAC/R technicians are busy year-round, installing, maintaining, and repairing these systems in residences and commercial establishments.

The HVAC/R industry is evolving to address concerns about the environment. Environmentally sustainable technologies and more efficient buildings are the future of HVAC/R. Harris School is committed to providing students with skills that are up-to-date with new energy technologies and conservation standards.

EPA 608 Certification is included in this program and is required in order for students complete this program. EPA 608 certification is required for all graduates wishing to work in the field of HVAC.

A Day in the Life

As an HVAC/R technician, you will help install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Travel to worksites, both residential and commercial
  • Follow instructions or blueprints to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Connect HVACR systems to water and fuel lines, air ducts, and other components
  • Install electrical wiring and controls
  • Trouble-shoot individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Replace or repair parts that are no longer working
  • Inspect and maintain customers' HVACR systems

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Respiratory Therapy

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

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Medical Administrative Assistant

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Cardiovascular Sonography

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Graphic Design and Animation

Do you have a good eye for design? Are you looking for a career that allows you to be creative? If so, you may be interested in the Graphic Design and Animation program at Harris School.

Today's graphic design professionals are trained in both print media and digital media, and are part of a dynamic industry that continues to evolve with new developments in technology.

Graduates of the Graphic Design and Animation program are prepared for entry level positions as web designers, web developers, graphic artists, multimedia designers, Photoshop specialists, and more.

A Day in the Life

As a graphic artist or web designer, your typical day may include:

  • Working with a team to gather information about a new project
  • Collaborating with team members regarding strategies to reach your audience and developing your design concepts
  • Gathering or creating the graphics, images, colors, fonts, and text you will need
  • Working with design software to create layouts, according to specifications
  • Following established protocols for reviews and approvals of your designs
  • Making changes and adjustments as required by your supervisor or clients
  • Reviewing design for errors before finalizing
  • Coordinating with outside agencies, clients, and printers as needed

Computer Networking and Security

Computers are an indispensable part of life today. They are used everywhere, from paying a bill online, to processing volumes of information on the high speed networks of today's technology-oriented businesses.

To keep technology working smoothly, businesses need trained professionals who are skilled in computer networking and security. If you like technology, and can picture yourself in a computer networking career, you may want to consider the Computer Networking & Security program at Harris School.

Graduates of this program go on to seek employment in entry-level positions such as computer repair technicians, help desk technicians, desktop support, computer systems administrators, or network technicians.

A Day in the Life

A typical day in the life of a trained professional in Computer Networking and Security involves a range of tasks that will keep you busy!

  • Support users in their day-to-day use of computers in the workplace
  • Trouble-shoot issues with computer hardware and software
  • Take care of preventative maintenance on networked computers
  • Install and configure operating systems
  • Back up servers regularly
  • Work with computer forensics, such as recovering lost data
  • Assist with network installation and server maintenance
  • Create users and perform administrative functions within the network
  • Help keep network security measures up to date and prevent intrusions

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