Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

Assisting Aging Parents

Be prepared to handle the challenges you and your parents will face in the coming years, while learning to cherish the transition.

Basic Nurse Aide

This course is designed to meet the Nebraska Health & Human Services System training requirements for nurse aide certification and employment in long-term care facilities. This course combines classroom lecture and laboratory application for the development of basic skills needed to provide safe, effective, and caring services to the elderly or chronically ill patient of any age, in a long-term care facility. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the state written and practical skills exam. After successfully passing this examination and completing the application procedure, the students name will be placed on the basic nurse aide registry at the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division. The book is located in the campus bookstore, 402-844-7140. CLASS CANNOT BE REGISTERED ONLINE. An additional $40 fee will be required if student choose to register to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam at the end of the course. This $40 fee will be required at the time of the non-credit exam registration.

Become an Optical Assistant

Learn what it takes to become an optical assistant and discover why it's one of today's most popular and fascinating career opportunities.

Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

(22 contact hours) Enhance your professional marketability by gaining a broad understanding of alternative health care options.

Certificate in End of Life Care

(18 contact hours) The Certificate in End-of-Life Care will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals and individuals who work with or care for those experiencing a terminal illness. 

Certificate in Gerontology

(44 contact hours) Earn a certificate proving you have the skills required to meet the health care needs of a rapidly aging population.

Certificate in Healing Environments

In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level.

Certificate in Healthy Aging

(10 contact hours) Gain an overview of aging, including the impact of nutrition and physical activity, changes in the healthy aging brain, and the role of sexuality in healthy aging.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health

(50 contact hours) Explore the exciting, growing field of holistic and integrative health in this comprehensive certificate program designed for medical providers and consumers.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 1

(20 contact hours) This certificate program focuses on foundational concepts in holistic and integrative health, including stress management, physical activity and movement, nutrition, and healing environments.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 2

(19 contact hours) In this four-lesson certificate program, you'll examine the healing systems of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, explore the connection between health and the human spirit, and learn about ancient and diverse practices of meditation.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health: Foundations 3

(11 contact hours) In this certificate program, you'll explore the concepts of four holistic therapeutic modalities as you focus on the use of humor, music and sound, energy healing, and massage and bodywork in healing.

Certificate in Integrative Mental Health

(22 contact hours) This groundbreaking certificate program offers a holistic, integrative approach to treating mental health problems.

Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

(23 contact hours) Examine key legal and ethical issues to improve your practice and provide better patient care.

Certificate in Meditation

(8 contact hours) In this certificate program, you'll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing, health, and wellness.

Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management

(12 contact hours) This certificate provides an overview of the mechanisms of pain, the multidisciplinary methods of assessment, management, and treatment of pain, which include adults, children, and the elderly with cancer related and non-cancer related pain.

Certificate in Perinatal Issues

(20 contact hours) The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families.

Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing

(25 contact hours) Enhance your professional marketability by recognizing the impact spiritual values and beliefs have on health and healing.

Certificate in Stress Management

(14 contact hours) Explore the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of stress and study modalities to get stress under control.

Cpr Instructor Course

CPR instructor training for those currently qualified in basic life support. Includes background materials, teaching techniques and aids to enable individuals to instruct others in the knowledge of local emergency care systems, understanding of risk factors, signals and actions for survival and recognition of indications for life support and accurate performance of same. Must have current AHA BLS CPR card. The required textbook is available at the bookstore, 402-844-7140. You MUST pre-register.

CPR Instructor Renewal

This American Heart Association course is a recertification for current CPR Instructors. Any new materials and new procedures will be included in this 4-hour class. Students must bring their current instructor card. You MUST pre-register.

Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Master the skills that will prepare you for an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and discover the steps you can take to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant

Learn all about the in-demand career of medical information management as you explore the job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA) in a doctor’s office—from appointment scheduling and chart creation to medical billing and coding.

Explore a Career in a Dental Office

Discover the wide range of dental office careers open to you, master basic dental anatomy and terminology, and learn how dental professionals create healthy smiles.

Explore a Career in Medical Coding

Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.

Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

Learn how to transcribe the medical reports most often used in healthcare today, and discover how to get started and advance as a medical transcriptionist.

Explore a Career in Medical Writing

Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer.

Explore a Career in Nursing

Learn what it takes to become an LPN or RN, and discover all of the exciting and rewarding opportunities awaiting you in the field of nursing.

Healthcare Provider CPR

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. A BLS for Healthcare Providers course certification card will be issued upon successful completion. Book is available at the bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN is 9781616690397. You MUST pre-register.

Healthcare Provider Renewal

Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal is a course that is specifically designed to provide in-depth training including 2-man and use of the AED. This program is for those of you who hold a professional license, work in a healthcare facility, or volunteer with a fire department or EMS Service and have a current card that needs renewing. Book is available at the Norfolk bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN is 9781616690397. PLEASE BRING CURRENT CERTIFICATION CARD THE NIGHT OF CLASS. You MUST pre-register.

Heart Code - Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Online and Skills Session

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe and timely manner. This course is designed for the first time or renewal certification and has two parts for completion. Part 1 is Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Part 2 is a skills session where hands on practice and competency testing are completed with a Certified AHA Instructor. When online part 1 is completed, register for the Skills Sessions below and bring your online completion certificate (part 1 completed within the last 60 days) to the Skills Session for which you have registered. Online key codes for Part 1 are available at the Northeast College Store 402-844-7140. NOTE: You need to bring your AHA Part 1 Health Care Provider Online Course Completion Certificate to be admitted to the Skills Session. No textbook is required for this class.

Heart Code - Heartsaver CPR and AED Online and Skills Session

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course - teaching rescuers to recognize and treat cardiac arrest and choking for adults, children and infant victims, use an AED. This course is designed for the first time or renewal certification and has two parts for completion. Part 1 is Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Part 2 is a skills session where hands on practice and competency testing are completed with a Certified AHA Instructor. When online part 1 is completed, register for the Skills Sessions below and bring your online completion certificate (part 1 completed within the last 60 days) to the Skills Session for which you have registered. Online key codes for Part 1 are available at the Northeast College Store 402-844-7140. NOTE: You need to bring your AHA Part 1 Health Care Provider Online Course Completion Certificate to be admitted to the Skills Session. No textbook is required for this class.

Heart Code - Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid Online and Skills Session

The Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid course combines CPR/AED - teaching rescuers to recognize and treat cardiac arrest and choking for adults, children and infant victims, use an AED and First Aid - teaching management of certain environmental reactions; allergic reactions, cuts, wounds, bites, and various situations requiring treatments. This course is designed for the first time or renewal certification and has two parts for completion. Part 1 is Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Part 2 is a skills session where hands on practice and competency testing are completed with a Certified AHA Instructor. When online part 1 is completed, register for the Skills Sessions below and bring your online completion certificate (part 1 completed within the last 60 days) to the Skills Session for which you have registered. Online key codes for Part 1 are available at the Northeast College Store 402-844-7140. NOTE: You need to bring your AHA Part 1 Health Care Provider Online Course Completion Certificate to be admitted to the Skills Session. No textbook is required for this class.

Heart Code - Heartsaver First Aid Online and Skills Session

The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches management of certain environmental reactions; allergic reactions, cuts, wounds, bites, and various situations requiring treatments. This course is designed for the first time or renewal certification and has two parts for completion. Part 1 is Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Part 2 is a skills session where hands on practice and competency testing are completed with a Certified AHA Instructor. When online part 1 is completed, register for the Skills Sessions below and bring your online completion certificate (part 1 completed within the last 60 days) to the Skills Session for which you have registered. Online key codes for Part 1 are available at the Northeast College Store 402-844-7140. NOTE: You need to bring your AHA Part 1 Health Care Provider Online Course Completion Certificate to be admitted to the Skills Session. No textbook is required for this class.

Heartsaver Adult CPR and AED

The Heartsaver CPR course is a modular CPR course that teaches how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies including cardiac arrest and choking for responsive and non-responsive adults. The general public is the target audience for this course. the application and use of the automated, electronic defibrillator (AED) is also included. Book will be provided at the time of class. The ISBN is 9781616690175. You MUST pre-register.

Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED

The Heartsaver CPR course is a modular CPR course that teaches how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies including cardiac arrest and choking for responsive and non-responsive adults, children & infants. The general public is the target audience for this course. the application and use of the automated, electronic defibrillator (AED) is also included. Book is available at the bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN is 9781616690175. You MUST pre-register.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training when paired with site-specific instruction. The American Heart Association's course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, "Make a PACT, Know How to Act," to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training. Students will learn how to: Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens, Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace, Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace. Tell or report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace. Book is available at the bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN is 9780874938524. You MUST pre-register.

Heartsaver First Aid

The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes: general principles, medical emergencies, and injury emergencies. First Aid course topics may include: rescuer duties, victim and rescuer safety, phoning for help, finding the problem, after the emergency, breathing problems, choking, bad allergic reactions, heart attack, fainting, diabetes and low blood sugar, stroke, seizures, shock, wounds, head, neck, and spine injury, broken bones and sprains, burns and electrocution, bites and stings, temperature-related emergencies, and poison emergencies. This course is designed for any person who wants to learn these important life saving skills, and for those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. A Heartsaver First Aid course certification card will be issued upon successful completion. Book is available at the bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN is 9781616690175. You MUST pre-register.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED, infant CPR and optional modules in adult CPR AED, child mask, infant mask and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers. Book is available at the Norfolk bookstore, 402-844-7140. The ISBN 9781616692605. You MUST pre-register.

HIPAA Compliance

Learn how to comply with the duties, rights, and responsibilities of HIPAA, ARRA & HITECH.

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Learn how to promote wellness, balance, and health in all aspects of your daily life.

Legal Nurse Consulting

Begin a new career by helping attorneys understand and resolve medical cases and claims.

Medication Aide

This course is designed to prepare the student to meet the requirements of the Medication Aide Act and the responsibilities of the medication aide in an assisted living facility and/or nursing facility. This course includes information regarding medication administration, pharmacology, rules and regulations, classification of drugs, orders, storage, abbreviations and an overview of commonly used drugs and documentation. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the state administered written exam. After successfully passing this examination and completing the application procedure, the student\'s name will be placed on the medication aide registry at the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division. The book is located in the Norfolk campus bookstore, 402-844-7140. CLASS CANNOT BE REGISTERED ONLINE.

Paramedic Refresher

24-hr refresher training fulfilling one-half of the mandatory and flexible core content required for recertification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. The topics being covered are: Mandatory Core Content: 8 hours Airway, Breathing and Cardiology, 3 hours Medical Emergencies and 5 hours Trauma. Flexible Core Content: 5 hours Medical Emergencies, 1 hour Trauma and 2 hours Operational Tasks. The cost of class includes a lunch buffet for these 3 days.

Pediatric Emergencies

3-Hour continuing education workshop for emergency medical technicians dealing specifically with Pediatric Emergencies. No Costs. *This program is funded in whole or in part with public funds provided through the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System Emergency Medical Services Program.



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