Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
The Associate Degree in Human Services prepares students for entry level positions in a rewarding field geared toward assisting individuals who are undergoing crisis or chronic situations. This degree develops practitioners who are well-informed, ethical thinkers who can apply their knowledge to serving others in various aspects of society. Unlike many colleges which only offer one field placement, students in this program receive real-world experience by completing two supervised field placements. Students learn about the importance of respect for all people and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This program is also offered online.
Monroe’s Associate degree in Human Services provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to seek employment working with adults and children in a variety of settings such as social service agencies, mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, domestic abuse shelters and community centers. Graduates of the program are proficient in the principles and techniques required to assist clients with the skills to identify, prevent and change behavior so that they can achieve independence and grow personally.
Employment in this area is projected to grow 22% from 2015 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The expansion of the adult day care system, growth in group homes and residential care facilities, and the accommodation for people who are handicapped or mentally ill, emphasizes the need for qualified professionals with a degree in Human Services. Additionally, as health care and government agencies place more value on prevention as opposed to treatment, Human Services graduates can expect to benefit from increased funding for treatment programs in both the public and private sectors.
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With an AAS degree in Medical Administration, students will acquire necessary knowledge and competencies, including administrative, interpersonal and technical, to function as effective professionals in a variety of healthcare practices and organizations. Entry-level positions are possible in: hospitals, home health care agencies, government health care agencies, outpatient care centers, physician offices, managed care groups, insurance companies, claims and reimbursement organizations, long-term care facilities, behavioral health organizations and nursing care facilities. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration will only broaden employment possibilities in the sector. Associate (A.A.S.) Degree Program in Medical Administration Consumer Information
An AAS degree in Medical Assisting will teach students how to coordinate patient care, be effective team members in healthcare delivery and develop skills for a range of clinical and administrative tasks. Medical assistants perform a variety of patient care activities under the supervision of a physician in settings such as a physician's private or group practice, acute care hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation facilities. Responsibilities may include preparing treatment rooms for patient examination, interviewing patients, recording patient vital signs, scheduling patient appointments and sterilizing and positioning instruments. Additionally, medical assistants may have billing responsibilities. Medical assistants continue to be in large demand. The U.S. Department of Labor has projected that employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Associate (A.A.S.) Degree Program in Medical Assisting Consumer Information
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Pharmacy Technician will teach students how to help licensed pharmacists dispense medication to customers or health professionals. Students will gain an understanding of medical and pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, pharmacy record-keeping, pharmaceutical techniques and pharmacy law and ethics. Students will get to try their skills in simulated retail and hospital pharmacies. During the last semester of the program a required practicum will give students hands-on experience in various pharmacy practice sites.
There are numerous settings where pharmacy technicians are employed. These include but are not limited to pharmacies, including those found in drug and grocery stores, hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, clinic pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies and managed care insurance organizations. Potential careers for Monroe pharmacy technician graduates are Certified Pharmacy Technician (CphT), IV Certified Pharmacy Technician and Pharmaceutical Care Associate.
Pharmacists are expanding from doing traditional dispensing duties to promoting proper use of medications. As a result, there is an increased need for pharmacy technicians. This demand is also spurred by a rise in the general and elderly populations, a reliance on multi-pharmaceutical treatments, technological advances, a sophisticated consumer and the emergence of new medical conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor has projected employment of pharmacy technicians to grow 20% percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Associate (A.A.S.) Degree Program in Pharmacy Technician Consumer Information
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