FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM PASSAIC COUNTY PASS
CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT EXAM
Students from Passaic County, NJ, recently passed the Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant (CPCT-A) exam. These students are enrolled in the Multi-Level Patient Care Technician program at Berkeley College in Clifton.
“Patient Care Technicians monitor patients and work closely with doctors and nurses to assure that each patient receives the best possible care,” said Elizabeth Fitzgerald, RN, CCRN, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies.
The following students from Passaic County have passed the CPCT-A exam:
- Melissa Aponte of Paterson
- Jenna Ferrante of North Haledon
- Larisa Kalaschenkow of Paterson
Graduates of the PCT program at Berkeley College are certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and are eligible to sit for the CPCT-A exam, as well as the Certified Electrocardiography and Certified Phlebotomy exams. Patient Care Technicians are prepared to work in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, mental health facilities and rehabilitation centers.
The Berkeley College School of Health Studies was created to provide career-focused education in some of today’s most in-demand healthcare professions – in clinical specializations, as well as healthcare administration and management. Degree and certificate programs have been carefully developed to meet the needs of this important field. Healthcare programs are currently offered in Clifton and Dover. Beginning in Summer 2014, students can enroll in the PCT, Medical Assistant and Surgical Processing Technician programs in Newark and Woodbridge.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.