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Page last updated January 28, 2013
Q. How do I register for Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE) Health Sciences Institute Classes?
A. Students can register for Health Sciences Institute classes in a variety of ways:
Customer Service Desks or at any of the Admissions Offices, unless
they are using Health Sciences' Tuition Installment
Plan (TIP) option.
See our WD&CE
FAQs page for Customer Service locations or call Customer
Service at 240-567-5188.
Q. Do I have to register in person?
A. You do not have to register in person, unless you are signing up for Health Science's Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) option.
Q. What payment methods are available to students?
A. Montgomery College accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks,
and Money Orders.
A. Tuition Installment Plan allows students to pay in three installments
for certain Health Science Programs. Pay one-third of class total
as a down payment, then pay the balance in two payments before the
class ends. There is a form to fill out for this service, as well
as a $35.00 fee.
A. Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)is available for the following programs:
Q. When is the first payment due if you have signed up for the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)?
A. Students must pay one third of the total tuition and fees at the time of registration, then pay the balance in two payments before class ends.
Q. Are textbooks included in the WD&CE Health Sciences tuition?
A. Textbooks are usually included in the tuition and will be handed out in class. Refer to the course description for textbook procurement details.
Q. Are scholarships or financial aid available?
A. Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs are non-credit courses and do not qualify for federal student loans.
Q. What are the prerequisites for WD&CE Health Science classes?
A. Some classes require a student to pass the Math and Reading tests, and fulfill other qualifications. The classes listed below have specific prerequisies. For additional information call 240-567-5508.
A. Yes. Some courses may have additional requirements, see below. For more information you may call 240-567-5508.
Students must understand and meet all requirements and/or standards imposed by recognized professional societies and all contract requirements imposed on College students by the institution or agency where the clinical practice is to occur.
Q. What campus sites offer the Math and Reading tests?
A. The Math and Reading tests will be taken at the class orientation location before the class begins. Dates and times are listed in the brochure.
Q. Where will students apply for the state GNA (Geriatric Nursing Assistant) exam?
A. Classroom instructors give students the geriatric assistant licensing exam application after successful completion of the class. Students should fill out applications, and a money order for $95.00.to the Red Cross. Instructor will collect these and send the completed applications to the Red Cross.
Q. When is the N/CLEX Review course offered?
A. An N/CLES Review course is offered in May and December. This is 100 hours in length and offered at Holy Cross Hospital. Check the schedule for more details.
Q. How long are the WD&CE Health Science classes?
A. Most WD&CE Health Science classes are 10 to 14 weeks long.
Q. Do WD&CE Health Science programs offer weekend classes?
A. Yes, there are some Saturday and Sunday classes. Check the schedule for class dates and times.
Q. Do WD&CE Health Science classes provide job placement or job opportunities?
A. Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs have no formal job placement programs; however, faculty and staff assist students when informed about job openings. In addition, in-class courses include résumé assistance, speakers, some interviewing techniques, etc. Some classes have Human Resources Department speakers come to class.
Q. What is the starting salary for students graduating from WD&CE Health Sciences programs?
A. The starting salary for WD&CE Health Science graduates varies by program and employment qualifications. Graduating students can get, but are not limited to, $18,000 to $22,000 per year for entry-level positions. For CNA (Certified Nursing Assistants) the salary ranges from $9 to $11 per hour.
Q. What is the employment rate for graduates of WD&CE Health Sciences Institute programs?
A. Typically 60% to 80% of our graduates get jobs.
Q. Is there a Medical Assistant Program?
A. Not at this time.
Q. Is there a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Program?
A. Not at this time.
These programs and courses are offered in a variety of healthcare fields and are designed to lead to entry-level employment in the designated field. Specially designed curricula offer practical, real world training to build professional skills in a variety of healthcare and human services fields. Course offerings may change from session to session, depending on community need or availability of resources.