College Credit & HiSET

Attention teachers! Our next M.Ed. Program with Fitchburg State University begins January 2019.

  • Call 508-693-9222. to register.

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Ten Strategies for Student Independence; Includes Special Needs Recertification Requirement (Fitchburg State University)

Instructor: Suzanne Alberich 

Designed to give teachers ten (+) research-based literacy strategies to incorporate into curriculum and to teach to students for students to be more active, independent learners. Teachers will learn the strategies to use in their own curriculum, be able to teach the strategies to students and leave the course with a handbook of the strategies to share with students. The course aims to extend teachers’ practices as they learn to strengthen students’ meaning-making processes in all content areas so that all students increase their independence in learning. Ten (+) reading and writing strategies will be presented in an interactive format so that participants will experience the use of the strategies with various forms of text.  

6 Tuesdays (12.5 hours)
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6; 4:00-6:00pm | Session II 3:30-6:00pm
MVRHS: 501
Fee: $449 for 1 Graduate Credit/ 22.5 PDPs
Fee: $209 noncredit/ 12.5 PDPs

 
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

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HiSET EXAM PREP and Adult Basic Education

Instructors: Erin Simmons and Robert Ribeiro
Adviser: Sidney Morris

Get yourself on a track toward a career and more fulfilling employment. This program prepares adults to make a successful transition from postsecondary programs and begin careers in high-demand fields. Prepare yourself for taking the HiSET Examination and/or develop the communication skills to advance toward a career. Diagnostic testing for each student to measure proficiency in five subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and history. “Flipped classroom” design and rolling admissions individualizes your learning experience through computer-based tutoring. Free mentorships available. Scholarships available. 

10 Thursdays, 6:10-8:10pm
Fall semester classes begin first week in October: Registration link below or call to register: 508-693-9222
Spring semester classes begin in January – Call to be put on the waitlist: 508-693-9222
Note: Classes will not be held during MV Public School Vacations
Location: MV Boys and Girls Club
Fee: $200
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals with Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

These seminars and workshops are aimed as an introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology. The sessions are organized based on body system and the words associated with diseases and procedures associated with each system. Students will learn roots of medical words and learn to be able to analyze and determine the meaning of unknown words across field in medicine. The course is based on competency-based curricula that consists of textbook lecture combined with student workbook exercises that will be discussed in class. Class is offered for all Islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV. MV Hospital employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Please contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

About the instructor: Dr. Prisco began her career in healthcare as a Medical Lab Technician. During 10 years in the clinical lab, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Quinnipiac University. She spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in research and clinical trails during which she completed a Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Connecticut. In the later stages of her career, Lena brought her clinical and research experience to a large publishing company in medical education and science working across may therapeutic areas. On the Island, Lena was the Laboratory Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She is current Chair of the Dukes County Health Council as well as consultant in healthcare education and an instructor for ACE MV.

5 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Sept 18, 25 | Oct 2, 9, 16 (7.5 hours)
Location: MV Hospital 
Fee: $150
 
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

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Clinical Laboratory Tests for Allied Health Professionals with Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

Understand the sections of the laboratory, what each clinical discipline analyzes and its clinical significance. With a focus on the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Laboratory Requisition, this 5-week course will include basic methodologies behind selected laboratory tests, normal ranges, and potential indicators of disease-based on laboratory tests. Class is offered for all Islanders for professional development and certificates of completion will be offered through ACE MV. MV Hospital employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Please contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

About the instructor: Dr. Prisco began her career in healthcare as a Medical Lab Technician. During 10 years in the clinical lab, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Quinnipiac University. She spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in research and clinical trails during which she completed a Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Connecticut. In the later stages of her career, Lena brought her clinical and research experience to a large publishing company in medical education and science working across may therapeutic areas. On the Island, Lena was the Laboratory Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She is current Chair of the Dukes County Health Council as well as consultant in healthcare education and an instructor for ACE MV.

5 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Oct 23, 30 | Nov 1, 13, 20 (7.5 hours)
Location: MV Hospital 
Fee: $150
 
By submitting a payment through this site you agree to ACE MV’s TERMS OF REGISTRATION.

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Medical Terminology (Undergraduate Credit Course; Fitchburg State University)

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

An introduction to medical terminology, designed to increase familiarity with medical terms while reviewing basic anatomy and physiology, learning root words, and learning to analyze unknown words.  The course will consist of lecture combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development.

About the instructor: Dr. Prisco began her career in healthcare as a Medical Lab Technician. During 10 years in the clinical lab, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Quinnipiac University. She spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in research and clinical trails during which she completed a Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Connecticut. In the later stages of her career, Lena brought her clinical and research experience to a large publishing company in medical education and science working across may therapeutic areas. On the Island, Lena was the Laboratory Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She is current Chair of the Dukes County Health Council as well as consultant in healthcare education and an instructor for ACE MV.

Location: MV Hospital Community Room
Fee: $699 for 3 undergraduate credits ($469 to ACE MV and $230 to FSU with Registration)

Call to register. 


Pharmacology (Undergraduate Credit Course; Fitchburg State University)

Instructor: Lena Prisco, Ph.D.

Pharmacology for Nursing introduces the science of pharmacology and considers the role of the nurse and other allied health professionals as appropriate in the preparation, management and administration of medications. The course emphasizes an overview of pharmacology with the goal of highlighting clinical applications within the context of the allied health and nursing process and prioritization of needs; special consideration is given to the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. The course will consist of lectures combined with student presentations and exercises that will be discussed in class.Class is offered for 3 undergraduate credits through Fitchburg State University. This class is open to all islanders for credit and professional development.

About the instructor: Dr. Prisco began her career in healthcare as a Medical Lab Technician. During 10 years in the clinical lab, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Quinnipiac University. She spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in research and clinical trails during which she completed a Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Connecticut. In the later stages of her career, Lena brought her clinical and research experience to a large publishing company in medical education and science working across may therapeutic areas. On the Island, Lena was the Laboratory Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She is current Chair of the Dukes County Health Council as well as consultant in healthcare education and an instructor for ACE MV.
Location: MV Hospital Community Room

Fee: $699 for 3 undergraduate credits ($469 to ACE MV and $230 to FSU with Registration)

Call to register. 


Art of Medical Interpretation

Instructor: Cross Cultural Communication Systems, Inc.

Per the Department of Labor statistics, “employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.” Interpreters are in great demand nationwide. Use you bilingual skills, build interpreting skills and use networking opportunities to enhance your professional goals. Earn a Art of Medical Interpretation 60-hour Certificate of Accomplishment through this 8 week course. You must be fluent in both English and Portuguese and Spanish. *All students must pass a language screening least on October 14 to enroll in the program.

  • 8 Fridays 4:30 – 8:30 pm and 8 Saturdays 10am – 4pm
  • October 21 – December 16 (Language Screening is October 14, 10am-6pm)
  • Fee: $650 (installment payments available)
  • Location: MVRHS 501

Language Screening

  • One Saturday 10am – 6pm (Each screening is approximately 1 hour)
  • October 14
  • Fee: $55 (non-refundable)
  • Location: MVRHS Cafeteria
  • Please call (781) 729-3736, ext. 109/110 or
  • email: studentsCCCS@embracingculture.com to sign up!