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Career Training, Licensing and Certification Programs

Certified Personal Trainer

Do you have a passion for personal fitness? Would you like to possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to design safe and effective fitness programs and make a career out of it? This Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program aligns both clinical exercise and practical health fitness coursework, ultimately allowing you to earn nationally recognized certification from the International Sports Sciences Association after completing the certification requirements. Students will also receive CPR training, The cost of both certifications is included in the tuition. Course topics include: anatomy, kinesiology, injury prevention, supplementation and nutrition, as well as weight and strength training. 24 classes

24FA: 09/19 – 12/19 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
24SA: 03/12 – 06/13 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
Location: BTC Tuition: $1,929

EKG Technician

The EKG Tech is an important member of the patient care team working primarily with patients who experience cardio-related symptoms. This course combines theory and practice, covering important background on the anatomy and physiology of the heart and chest, heart disease and disease processes, medical terminology, and the legal and ethical aspects of patient contact. You will learn all electrocardiograph techniques including the operation of EKG equipment, techniques of tracing, basic interpretations, specialized procedures related to EKG and proper mounting. Completers are eligible to take a certification exam at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. 20 classes

Additional requirement: A High School diploma or equivalency is required.

24FA: 09/18 – 12/04 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Register
Location: MTC Tuition: $1,397
24FB: 10/17 – 01/09 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Register
Location: WTC Tuition: $1,397
24SA: 03/11 – 06/03 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Register
Location: MTC Tuition: $1,397
24SB: 03/12 – 06/04 T/Th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Register
Location: WTC Tuition: $1,397

Dental Chairside Assistant

Did you know dental assisting jobs are projected to grow over the next ten years? Would you like to become a member of a dental team as a professional dental assistant? During this course, you’ll learn about multiple aspects of professional dental assisting, including valuable real-world perspectives from an experienced dental hygienist/instructor. The curriculum includes: anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, surgery assistance, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. CPR training is included in the tuition.All students are required to participate in a 25-hour clinical experience. Details will be provided during the first class. 26 classes

Additional requirement: Student is required to get a flu shot for clinical experience. Uniform top is required.

24FA: 09/18 – 01/03 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
24FB: 09/12 – 12/19 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
24WA: 02/26 – 06/12 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
24WB: 02/27 – 06/11 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
Location: BTC Tuition: $1,839

Clinical Medical Assistant

Medical assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and health care facilities. The program prepares students, through hands-on training, education in medical procedures, patient care, clinical assisting, administrative practices, and fundamentals of health sciences, giving students the qualifications they need to fill a wide-range of health care services. Course content includes: medical terminology, basic clinical skills and procedures of medical asepsis, vital signs, sterilization, assisting with physical examinations, routine office testing, phlebotomy, EKG testing and CPR training. Completers are eligible to take certification exams in Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and EKG at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. Students are required to participate in a 160-hour externship during the course.  80 classes day/100 classes evening

24FA: 09/11 – 01/18 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM  Location: SAEC Tuition: $4,442  Register
24FB: 09/11 – 06/24 M/W/Th 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $4,442  Register
24FC: 09/11 – 01/18 M/T/Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $4,442  Register
24WA: 2/05 – 06/14 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $4,442  Register

Home Health Aide

Home health aides are a valuable part of any health care team. This course will prepare you to assist the disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, and elderly individuals with daily personal tasks such as bathing and dressing, organizing the client’s schedule and planning appointments. The home health aide provides basic health-related services such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times. Light housekeeping, shopping and preparation of meals are also part of the home health aide’s responsibilities. The home health aide’s role is to act as an emotional support and companion to their client.

24FA: 09/26 – 01/04 T/Th 5:00PM – 9:00PM Location: BSAEC Tuition: $518  Register
24FB: 10/03 – 01/11 T/Th 5:30PM – 9:30PM Location: WTC Tuition: $518  Register
24WA: 01/16 – 04/18 T/Th 5:00PM – 9:00PM Location: WTC Tuition: $518  Register
24SA: 04/17 – 07/12 M/W/Th 5:30PM – 9:30PM Location: BSAEC Tuition: $518  Register

Nurse Assistant

Train for an in-demand career as a certified nurse assistant. This course will provide you with the theory and skills necessary to deliver quality care to clients in health care institutions and agencies. Learn how to provide personal care to clients, care for their nutritional needs, perform blood pressures, obtain temperatures, pulse and respirations, and maintain aseptic techniques. This course consists of both classroom and clinical training. Completers are eligible for the NYS Nurse Assistant Certification Examination at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. Day classes meet five days per week and evening classes meet two days per week for classroom and four evenings per week for clinical practice.

Additional requirements: students must have a valid social security card and are required to have a background check and random drug screening. This cost is not covered in tuition. Detailed information will be provided on the first day of class.

24FA: 09/26 – 11/09 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $1,830  Register
24FB: 09/18 – 01/24 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $1,830  Register
24FC: 09/18 – 01/24 M/W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: WTC Tuition: $1,830  Register
24FD: 11/13 – 01/05 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $1,830  Register
24WA: 01/08 – 02/27 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $1,830  Register
24SA: 05/13 – 06/28 M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: SAEC Tuition: $1,830  Register

Practical Nursing Program

Additional prerequisites for Practical Nursing Program: HEGIS code 5209.00, 5209.10, and 5209.20

• Successful score on the Nurse Entrance Exam (TEAS) for Practical Nursing candidate is determined based on a test performance. Students must earn a combined total of five or more points (program scoring rubric) to move forward with the application process. Registration for the Entrance Exam (TEAS) can be completed online at
• Satisfactory faculty interview.
• Completed application packet.

The Licensed Practical Nurse serves as an integral part of the nursing and health care team who, under the supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse, Physician or Dentist, shares in the responsibility, accountability and performance of health care services. The Practical Nursing Program at ESBOCES serves as a forum for bringing transcultural nursing students with diverse interests together to learn about and provide culturally congruent nursing care to society.

The mission of the program is to provide a safe environment to promote clinical competence, self-confidence, reflective practice, teamwork and inter-professional collaboration for students and faculty. Practical nurses are central to our health care system, advocating and delivering transformational care in community health care clinics, home care, and acute care settings. The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing Program includes a simulation lab which provides students with interactive, practice-based instruction.

The cost of the tuition includes the NYS Licensure Exam (NCLEX®), NYS Licensing fee and the ATI Learning System Package which offers a wide variety of NCLEX® preparation assessments. At the completion of the program, an ATI Review Week will be offered at an additional cost. All costs are subject to change.

The Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing is located at the Adult Education Center in Sayville.  Upon acceptance, students are required to complete a background check and random drug screening. For more information related to Federal Student Aid or Gainful Employment, please visit our Adult Education site at

Upon completion, students receive a non-credit bearing diploma issued by the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing and are eligible to take the NYS Practical Nursing Licensing Examination.

Practical Nursing 1
09/2024 - 06/2025 M/T/W/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
and Practical Nursing 2
09/2025 - 04/2026 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Practical Nursing, Full-Time
09/2024 - 08/2025 M/T/W/Th/F 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Preparation for Practical Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS)

A career in nursing is both challenging and rewarding. The first step in the process for entry into the Eastern Suffolk School of Practical Nursing is 
a successful score on the entrance exam (TEAS) which assesses vocabulary, reading comprehension, English, and math skills. Prospective candidates seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Program who want to improve their reading comprehension, English, and math skills are encouraged to take this course. Students will be pre-tested and post-tested to assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension, English and math. Students enrolled in the prep course will be eligible to take the Nurse Entrance Exam (TEAS) immediately following completion of the course.  The completion of this course does not guarantee admission into the Practical Nursing Program.  18 classes

24FA: 10/10 – 12/14 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
24WB: 01/09 – 03/14 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
24SC: 04/09 – 06/13 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
Location: SAEC Tuition: $720

Nurse Entrance Exam

Candidates must take and pass the Nurse Entrance Exam to be considered for enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program. The exam assesses vocabulary, math, English and reading comprehension. A successful exam score grants the candidate an interview with faculty and does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing Program. This exam is administered virtually. A computer with a camera and microphone is necessary to take this exam. Instructions will be provided at time of registration. 

Register for exam at Testing is ongoing; several dates are available. Please note: the fee for the Nurse Entrance Exam is non-refundable.

Location: Online Tuition: $192

Physical Therapy Aide

Be part of an emerging trend in health care!  Physical Therapy Aides are in demand and are employed in private physical therapy practices, chiropractic offices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers and hospitals. Learn how to assist the physical therapist to deliver quality care to their patients. The responsibilities of the Physical Therapy Aide include: moving patients from one therapy area to another, preparing and organizing the location for the patient’s session, setting up any needed equipment, assisting with the patient’s treatment session, fulfilling office and clerical duties such as ordering supplies, calling patients to set up and or confirm appointments. Course of study includes theoretical concepts, practical skills and hands-on experience working in a clinical setting. 30-hour internship is required. 25 classes

Additional requirements: Student must purchase a uniform.

24FA: 10/17 - 01/25 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
24SA: 03/05 - 06/11 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
Location: BTC Tuition: $817

Phlebotomy Technician

Our phlebotomy training program will prepare you to become a skilled technician and will enhance the skills of the individual currently employed in the health care field, i.e., CNA, LPN, or RN. You will learn various techniques of phlebotomy such as: vacuum method for venous blood withdrawal, autolet blood withdrawal for glucose level, the proper use of a microhematocrit centrifuge, and the collection of other lab specimens. Students are required to draw blood on each other. Students on anticoagulant medications must call for information before registering. Completers are eligible to take a certification exam at an additional cost payable to the testing agency. 24 classes 

Additional information: it is recommended that all students have the Hepatitis B vaccine.

24FA: 10/19 – 01/25 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
Location: BTC Tuition: $2,033
24WA: 01/08 – 04/17 M/W 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Register
Location: SAEC Tuition: $2,033
24WB: 02/06 – 05/16 T/Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
Location: BTC Tuition: $2,033

Reiki 1 Practitioner

Learn how to reduce stress! Reiki is a beautiful Japanese technique used for stress reduction and deep relaxation. It is one of the modalities that the health care field is recognizing for its ability to assist patients in the healing process. Hospitals (such as New York-Presbyterian) and health care facilities around the world now offer Reiki to their patients. This ancient art offers an opportunity to embrace body, mind, and spirit connection. Based on an understanding that life force energy flows through all livings things, Reiki enables an individual to address imbalances in their energy body. A practitioner (through the use of either light touch or by floating hand above the recipient) assists to restore balance. Reiki aids a person in taking an active role in resolving issues that they are experiencing in their lives. Participants will learn how to use Reiki on themselves and others. This program includes extensive practical experience. Upon completion of the course, each student will receive a certification as a Reiki 1 practitioner. 7 classes

24WA: 01/29 – 03/18 M 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Register
Location: MTC Tuition: $329

Reiki 2

Reiki 2: Prerequisite: Reiki 1 Practitioner. Learn about hidden or inner teachings. Okuden is about the three symbols and three mantras that will aid in focusing the energy. At this level, you discover your hidden or inner qualities and learn to connect more deeply with the Reiki energy. 6 classes

24SA: 04/08 – 05/20 M 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
Location: MTC Tuition: $279

Reiki 3

Reiki 3: Prerequisite: Reiki 2. Delve deeper into opening up your own natural ability to heal yourself and others.  In the Reiki Master/Teacher training students will learn about the Reiki Master symbol and how to incorporate it into their Reiki practice to amplify healing and manifesting. A variety of techniques and meditations will be taught to further enhance their Reiki practice.  Students will learn how to perform Reiju and Attunements to initiate others into The Usui Natural Healing System. 15 classes 

24FA: 9/11 – 01/22 M 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
Location: MTC Tuition: $671