The Healthcare Training Institute provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of skills relevant to today’s growing healthcare field. Originally founded in 1961, the original programs offered were the Medical Assistant Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and a combination EKG/Phlebotomy Technician plan.
As the school became more successful, the number of courses offered was increased to meet the demands of the ever-evolving medical field. They aim to continue to be one of New Jersey’s most in-demand trade schools for students pursuing entry-level careers in the medical field.
Each program is supplemented with the necessary computer training to make sure graduates are prepared to work in today’s modern work environments familiar to the healthcare discipline. Learning plans also include a combination of classroom and hands-on lab-based learning. This ensures students have not only the knowledge required to work in the field but the real-world experience needed to perform most procedures.
All classrooms are equipped with the same quality of equipment, technology, and supplies as medical facilities located across the country. Previous graduates who want to refresh their current skills are also welcomed back anytime space permits.
The faculty at HTI all have experience working in the fields they teach, allowing them to accurately inform students about the conditions and requirements for performing the work once they graduate. They aim to prepare graduates to work in the healthcare facilities of tomorrow, as well as to meet the needs of today.
HTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by United States Department of Education, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. They are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey.
Healthcare Training Institute of Union, NJ
1969 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Financial Aid for Students
Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Eligible students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to gain access to suitable grant and loan options based on their individual situations. Students who qualify may receive access to grants, as well as federal student loan options.
For students who are not eligible for financial aid based on their FAFSA, or whose funding falls short of the total cost of tuition, HTI does offer a variety of payment plans to meet the needs of the majority of potential and current students. Additionally, students can choose to apply for private student loans on their own from a range of vendors.
HTI provides students with access to a variety of services to help them succeed in school and locate employment opportunities once they graduate. Students have access to an array of learning resources and can even find housing assistance while they are attending classes. Advising services are also available, including job placement assistance to help them find an appropriate entry-level position in their field.
Medical Billing Specialist Program
The Medical Billing Specialist program is designed to be completed in less than one year. Students learn vital information to correctly code and bill medical procedures, including working with insurance companies. Particular attention is paid to the accurate creation and issuing of invoices, as well as how to audit information for accuracy and revise errors appropriately.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a realistic expectation of what it takes to work in the field. Job knowledge and skills mastery are a focus, ensuring students are prepared to function optimally on the job. Coursework covers information in the area of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance terminology, and general office procedures.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Training
HTI’s Medical Billing and Coding Specialist provides students the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work in the expanding medical field in the areas of medical billing and coding. The program can be completed in as little as eight months and prepares students to take the national certification exam offered by the National Health Career Association (NHA) to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).
Students will have the opportunity to gain the educational experience necessary to work with most computerized billing and claims systems in a range of healthcare facilities. Coding information will include the proper recording of procedural and diagnostic coding for insurance billing, as well as medical records maintenance.
Medical Assistant Technician Program
Students in the Medical Assistant Technician program will receive over 200 hours of practical experience in a practical medical setting. Hands-on experience supplements traditional classroom learning, allowing students to get the educational knowledge they require while being able to practice their skills in a real-world setting.
Those who participate in the program will have the opportunity to complete an externship to earn experience in an actual medical setting outside of the school-offered labs. Successful graduates of the Medical Assistant Technician program should gain the knowledge required to complete the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, as well as receive their Medical Assistant certification from the state of New Jersey.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Training Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students will learn how to perform important medical screenings and tests to help in the diagnosis and monitoring of specific medical conditions. Students receive hands-on training, allowing them to learn by handling the same kind of equipment as they will use on the job.
Students will participate in classroom-based learning to reinforce fundamentals in the areas of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, sonophysics, and image reading. Successful graduates will know how to use the produced images to further the diagnosis of a patient’s current condition. Additional coursework is offered to ensure students know how to properly record and document information, as well as filing results and performing necessary data entry.
Patient Care Technician Training Program
Patient Care Technicians perform a unique mix of clinical and clerical duties for the medical profession, providing critical services within the health care industry. Students will learn a range of skills including taking patient vitals, drawing blood, preparing patients for exams, and conducting a variety of routine lab procedures.
The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control, and phlebotomy procedures. Additional focus is placed on communications skills to ensure students are prepared to work with patients in a clinical setting.
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technologist Training
HTI offers the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technologist program to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings. Training is done on current ultrasound machine technology, ensuring students are well prepared to work in the field. Successful graduates will find themselves sufficiently prepared to perform well in entry-level positions in their area of study.
Coursework will also cover key areas like medical terminology, patient care procedures, anatomy and physiology, and physics. Additional class work will ensure students can write and record information in the fashion required for the work.
Students in the combined Phlebotomy and EKG Technician program will learn skills in both areas of study. Techniques for successfully completing blood draws are included, as well as instruction on the proper preparation and testing of samples. Students will also learn about a range of other specimen collection procedures, allowing them to perform a critical role in medical laboratory settings.
The EKG portion of the program teaches students to perform routine EKGs and interpret the readings. Students will gain hands-on experience operating EKG machines, as well as instruction on the proper analysis of EKG printouts to identify key areas of concern. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in entry-level positions in both the phlebotomy and EKG fields.
Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA Training
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training programs prepare students to enter the medical field quickly, allowing them to begin their new careers after receiving 90 hours of training. Students receive instruction in communication and interpersonal skills, as well as promoting patient independence and understanding patient rights. Infection control procedures are also covered, along with a range of safety and emergency procedures that may be necessary for a wide variety of environments.
Fundamentals of Adult Echocardiography Program
Students in the Echocardiography program receive an introduction to the ultrasound imaging field for the purpose of cardiac evaluation. Particular attention is paid to pertinent anatomy, as well as the skills required to perform an assessment of the results successfully. Graduates from the HTI Echocardiography program will be prepared to work in an entry-level position in the echocardiography field.
Medical Coding Specialist
The Medical Coding Specialist program ensures graduates are ready to work in the medical coding field. The program can be completed in a little more than one year, allowing students to begin their new careers in the healthcare field quickly. Classes cover vital areas of concern such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and proper coding techniques including the use of CPT and ICD9 codes.
Patient Assistant Technician Training Program
Patient Assistance Technicians perform an important role in a variety of medical facilities. Students will learn to collect a broad range of medical specimens, including drawing blood and administering throat cultures, as well as performing and analyzing EKGs. Successful graduates will be able to collect accurate patient histories, take vital signs, and complete required medical paperwork for procedures.