Special Announcement

CCBC has mandated a COVID-19 vaccination for health students participating in clinicals or labs involving patient care. Students must show evidence of being fully vaccinated to their program director by Oct. 29.

Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose vaccine for COVID-19.

Before Nov. 1, unvaccinated students must receive weekly COVID-19 testing and submit test results to their program director. After Nov. 1, CCBC anticipates having no cost, on-site PCR testing available.

Submit exemption requests for medical/religious reasons or refund requests to the Dean of Continuing Education at lslezak@ccbcmd.edu by Sept. 17.

Exempt programs include: Child Care Provider, Medical Front Office, Medical Billing and Medical Coding.

Health care workers are in demand!

When we think health care, we often think about doctors and nurses.

But the fact is, our complex health system requires specialized experts in many other highly specialized roles to deliver the care that patients need.

From medical assisting, to medical coding to surgical technology, these skill sets are in demand more each day.

Health and Human Services career training options

Central Service Technician

Central Service Technicians, also called Sterile Processors, provide critical support to a surgical team. They decontaminate, disinfect, package, sterilize and distribute surgical instruments, equipment and soft good products. This is a critical support role in surgical areas.

CCBC has been awarded a Department of Labor grant to offer Central Service Technician training free of cost to those who qualify. Please email CEHealthGrant@ccbcmd.edu for more information and to apply for grant-funded training. 

Child Care

Do you enjoy working with children? Demand for positions in child care is high and many facilities are looking to fill positions.

CCBC offers four options you can pursue in this career track:
  • Working in daycare centers and preschools
  • Family provider in-home daycare
  • Working in after-school programs
  • Working with infants and toddlers
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Community Health and Contact Tracing

Community Health Workers will work with individuals who have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, helping to identify others with whom they have had close contact during the time they may have been infectious.

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CPR Training

CPR is a critical lifesaving skill that can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. We offer general and specialized CPR courses for various professions.

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Dental Assistants work in offices assisting Dentists in providing services to patients in a variety of capacities. Find out more information about the programs at CCBC including Dental Assisting, Oral Radiography, Expanded Functions and Orthodontic Expanded Functions.

Dental Assistant
Dental Assistants work in dental offices assisting Dentists in providing services to patients. Learn more »

Dental Assisting – Maryland General Expanded Functions
Instructs the students in the theory and techniques used to perform general expanded functions approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, and it prepares them to take the Maryland General Dental Assisting Expanded Functions Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Learn more »

Dental Assisting Orthodontic Expanded Functions
Prepares current dental assistants to learn expanded orthodontic dental assisting functions as approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and prepares them to take the Maryland Dental Assisting Expanded Orthodontic Functions Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Learn more »

Dental Assisting: Oral Radiography
Dental office staff often needs the capability and knowledge to take oral radiographies. Learn more »

Health Care Information & Management Systems Certification / Health IT

Be ready for ongoing use of the transitioning from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) for Health IT professionals. Training is offered for EHR Specialist and EHR IT Analyst. Background needed in either health care or IT including a degree or certification, and work experience. This is a Continuing Education Certificate program and prepares the student for the Certified Associate in Health Care Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam.

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Health Care Apprenticeships

No cost pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program in the Health Care field for Maryland residents.

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Massage Therapy

Need to renew your license? CCBC has a continuing education course bundle that meets the requirements for State of Maryland license renewal for Licensed Massage Therapists and Registered Massage Practitioners — completely online!

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Medical Assisting and Program Outcomes

Learn to work in an ambulatory care setting and perform front and back office skills.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants perform clinical duties and some administrative duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.  Learn more »

Medical Assisting Program Outcomes:
The exam passing rate for the 2018 graduates is 86.67%.
The job placement rate for the 2018 graduates is 82.35%
The retention rate for the 2018 admission cohort is 80.77%

Applications for Spring 2022 will be accepted from October 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021. These will be for evening classes at the CCBC Essex campus.  

Medical Office

Interested in working in a medical office? We offer a variety of career training programs focused on the medical office such as Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Front Office and Medical Office Administrative Assistant.

Medical Billing
Medical Billers are responsible for making sure patients are billed correctly. This involves interaction with patients, government agencies and insurance companies. Learn more »

Medical Coding
Prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Professional Coder. Medical Coders typically work in large physician practices, hospitals or coding companies. Learn more »

Medical Front Office
Learn the ins and outs of working in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital or other medical facility. Store, retrieve and integrate information for dissemination to staff, patients and clients. Register patients, schedule appointments, process communications, and enter data into electronic health records systems. Learn more »


Are you looking to enter the vast world of nursing related professions? We have training programs in Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant as well as Patient Care Technician.

Are you seeking re-entry into the nursing profession? We have a Maryland Board of Nursing approved refresher course for those looking to reactivate their license.

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians (PCT) perform delegated nursing functions that require a higher level of technical ability and skill, including: venipuncture, specimen collection, IV therapy, basic EKG, and advanced CNAs skills. PCTs can work in a hospital setting or urgent care facility.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in hospitals or freestanding pharmacies. They are typically involved in customer interactions, insurance claim processing, maintaining inventories and filling prescriptions.

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Phlebotomists typically draw blood and collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures and stool cultures. They may also carry out other related clerical and routine lab tasks (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived) and enter results into the computer.

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Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologist

Sleep Technologists work overnight and collect data using polysomnograms that measure bioelectrical sleep activity.

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Pre-Requisite Courses / Challenge Exams

Many of our programs require students to take prerequisite courses prior to beginning the core classes. Click to see which programs require prerequisites or check the individual program page.

Have you taken health courses before? Utilize one of our challenge exams to get credit and save time and money!

Professional Development / Continuing Education

Are you already a health care practitioner? We offer a variety of professional development courses needed to maintain your certification or build upon your education.

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Surgical Technologist

Public Disclosure: Due to changes in accreditation, the Surgical Technology program will be paused while future options are being explored to meet the new standards. The final planned cohort of the current certificate program begins September 2021.  Please address any questions or inquiries to CEHealth@ccbcmd.edu

Surgical Technologists play an integral role in the surgical team in both hospitals and surgi-centers. Under the supervision of a surgeon, responsibilities include room preparation, surgical equipment and supply set-up, and patient transport.

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Surgical Technology Program and Exam Completion Disclosure

Annual reporting year Academic year OAE* reported # of students graduated # of students who took CST exam # of students who passed CST exam Exam pass rate
2018 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017 CST 12 12 12 100%
2017 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016 CST 18 18 17 94%
2016 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015 CST 6 6 6 100%
2015 8/1/2013 - 8/1/2012 CST 11 11 11 100%
*OAE: outcomes of assessment exam
*CST: certified surgical technologist

Surgical Technology Skills Refresher
Following the guidelines from the Association of Surgical Technologists, we are offering a course specifically for existing surgical technologists, currently out of the surgical technology field, or those looking to update and reinforce their current skills to get employed as a surgical technologist in a medical setting.

Learn more about the Surgical Technology Skills Refresher »

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants assist in kennel care, assist veterinary technicians during exams of animals and provide support throughout the veterinary office.

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Do you want to enhance your workforce?

CCBC can create a customized training program to improve the skills of your staff and meet the needs of your business.