Courtney Preston – Student Highlight

Meet Courtney Preston, this week’s student highlight here at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio-Phlebotomy program, Courtney is gaining essential knowledge and practicing the hands-on skills she needs to succeed in a career in the healthcare field.

Courtney Preston-Student Highlight

“I have always liked the medical field, and I wanted to get back into it without having to go to school for another 1-2 years,” said Courtney.

Before deciding to enroll in cardio phlebotomy classes at Boardman Training Center, Courtney attended a number of other schools, including a larger university, a college, and a beauty school. Although she says she liked all three, she knew she was capable of more and wanted to get back into the medical field. Courtney also works in a beauty shop and does makeup for weddings and special events.

After deciding to get back into the medical field, Courtney looked around for phlebotomy schools and chose BTC. “I decided this was the best one,” she said.

While enrolled in her cardio phlebotomy training classes, Courtney will practice valuable skills, such as performing EKGs, drawing blood, caring for patients, and completing venipuncture procedures. She will also prepare for two professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

When asked what her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is, Courtney said, “my friends that I have made here make every day I’m here that much more enjoyable, and the knowledge I have gained is a plus!”

Courtney is having a great experience with her instructors, especially her phlebotomy teacher Elyse. “She is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She goes above and beyond to teach us. The knowledge I gained from her is amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.”

After she completes her career training classes and graduates from BTC, Courtney’s ideal job is to work in a lab or hospital setting, drawing blood or being an EKG technician. She believes these are good career opportunities for her since she is preparing for certifications in those areas as part of her training.

Courtney has wonderful and ambitious goals for her future. “In five years, I would like to be very successful and knowledgeable in the field I choose, knowing that I have accomplished something to make my life better in the long run,” said Courtney.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Courtney said, “yes, I have felt very welcome from day one, and the knowledge you get within a short amount of time is worth it.”

Do you want to start a fulfilling career in healthcare? Are you looking for a short-term training program to get you there? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect choice for you!

With personalized instruction, flexible financing options, and certification preparation, we have just what you need to get started on your journey to a new healthcare career.

Explore our healthcare training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information today to get started!

 

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

Mikalena Grewe – Student Highlight

Meet Mikalena Grewe, our student highlight feature for this week at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, Mikalena is completing her healthcare training classes, preparing for a new career that will allow her to help people and make a difference every day.

“I chose BTC because of the one-on-one environment you get. The classes are smaller, so each student is more likely to have one-on-one help from the teachers. I was also happy with the pricing of the classes and the classes they offer being a steppingstone into the medical field to be able to further my career one day,” said Mikalena.

Before enrolling with BTC, Mikalena was unsure of what to do and what direction she wanted to go. She had previously attended a larger university after high school, and while she loved the college environment, she wasn’t in love with her major of high school education. Education allowed her to help students but didn’t give her the same feeling as working in the medical field.

“I was struggling to decide if I wanted to further my education at a university, taking out more student loans and not knowing where in the medical field I wanted to be, or going back to a career center and being a CNA again,” said Mikalena.

Mikalena Grewe-Student Highlight

After deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and choosing to enroll with Boardman Training Center, Mikalena started school in the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program.

“I picked the Cardio Phlebotomy program because of how much education I would receive, and by having certifications in both EKG and phlebotomy, I would have better job opportunities,” she said.

While enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, students have the opportunity to train for a new healthcare career in only 24 weeks, practicing hands-on skills that will be used on the job. Performing EKGs, drawing blood, and carrying out venipuncture procedures are just some of the hands-on skills students learn in this exciting program.

At Boardman Training Center, we love providing our students with a supportive and caring environment that feels more like a family than a school.

“My favorite part of BTC is that after so many weeks, the students in your classes and the instructors start to become a family. You are working together to help one another become successful in the field. Each student and staff member is rooting for you. I have met people I hope to have in my life for years to come,” said Mikalena.

So far, Mikalena’s favorite class has been phlebotomy. Due to COVID-19, the classes have been broken into groups, and her instructor Nikki has been great. “She is always encouraging and willing to help whenever students need her,” said Mikalena. She is also very thankful for Sandy, her instructor for the intro class. “Even after intro ended, I’ve been able to text her to ask questions or call when needed. I’m grateful that BTC has such amazing teachers.”

After graduation, Mikalena hopes to work in a hospital as a phlebotomist. in five years, her goal is to save enough money to go back to school to become a CT or MRI technician.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Mikalena said, “Yes, I would refer a friend to BTC because of the affordable price and the friendly people they would meet along the way.”

Are you looking for a career that allows you to help others daily? Do you want to fast-track your way to an exciting new career in healthcare? Then Boardman Training Center could be the perfect choice for you!

With career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Office Specialist, we can help you get started on your path to a new career today! Request information now to get started!

Shaun McCune – Graduate Highlight

Meet Shaun McCune, our graduate student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Like many students who attend BTC, Shaun wanted a quick and affordable way to get the training he needs to begin working in the healthcare field. “I was considering going into the medical field, and BTC offered an affordable way to start working in this field. I also prefer having live, on-campus classes instead of a purely online course,” said Shaun.

Shaun enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC and is on the fast-track to starting his new career. When deciding on which program to attend, Shaun thought both EKG and phlebotomy seemed interesting, which is what led him to the Cardio Phlebotomy classes that include both. Shaun also thought that completing training in multiple areas sounded like a great way to keep job prospects open.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Shaun attended a larger university and earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance. While Shaun learned a lot more than he expected about music and guitar, he said he could not make a good living with that degree.

Shaun McCune - Graduate Highlight

Shaun also worked at a shipping facility before deciding to attend BTC. He enjoyed the job there but did not want to pursue a career in freight services. Instead, he wanted to start a career in the healthcare field.

When asked what his favorite part of attending BTC was, Shaun said it is “getting to know the instructors and staff who have been very open to my questions and future possibilities.”

Shaun said that Mrs. Irene was a very engaging teacher, and EKG has been a super interesting topic to learn about, adding that he has found that cardiac rhythms have similarities with his music training.

“I have been fortunate to have already landed an EKG Monitor Tech position at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Gaining hospital experience while having full-time hours and benefits is a big plus,” said Shaun.

In the future, Shaun hopes to continue his training in the healthcare field by going into cardiac sonography. He believes that having experience with EKGs is very applicable to diagnostic imaging of the heart. Shaun also feels that there is something satisfying about working with rhythms and sound waves.

When asked if he would recommend Boardman Training Center to a friend, Shaun said, “yes, especially if the individual wants to go into medicine but does not know where to start.” For example, Shaun said that someone who wants to go into nursing could start working in healthcare as a phlebotomist and then find an employer that offers tuition assistance to complete a nursing program.

“I found the teachers and staff to be very supportive and flexible. They are extremely helpful with the hands-on, stressful elements of phlebotomy. They are very passionate about seeing me achieve my goals and start a new career,” said Shaun.

Just like Shaun has done, you can start your path to a new medical field career with healthcare classes at Boardman Training Center! Explore our healthcare programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist today.

With small classes, flexible financing, and personalized support, BTC can help jump-start your new career. Request information now to get started!

Jenn McCauley – Student Highlight

Meet Jenn McCauley, our student highlight feature for this week!

Jenn is enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program at Boardman Training Center and is having a great experience while on her way to a great career in healthcare.

“The instructors genuinely care about my success and go above and beyond to make sure I understand all the concepts and clinicals,” said Jenn.

Jenn McCauley

Prior to enrolling with BTC, Jenn attended a larger university for engineering. She had a pretty good experience there, however, she had to take many classes that did not pertain to her specific major. Jenn also worked at Home Depot and is the mom of an 11-year-old.

Looking to get into the medical field as a career change, Jenn chose Boardman Training Center for the fast-track classes that allow students to start their careers in months, not years.

“I chose BTC for the price, class size, and location. I also thought that the class length was appropriate,” said Jenn.

So far in her experience at BTC, Jenn’s favorite class has been EKG because she loves the analytical and mathematical side of it.

When asked about her favorite teachers at Boardman Training Center, Jenn said, “I love Sandy because of her PowerPoints and life experience stories. I love Dave for the tidbits of quick ways for memorizing the facts and how it all works together. I love Irene for her compassion and thoroughness with phlebotomy, and always going above and beyond to help.”

After she graduates from BTC, Jenn would like to work in a lab testing blood samples or work as a telemetry observer at a hospital. As part of her five-year plan, she would love to move to a state by the ocean and work in a hospital doing EKGs.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to friends, Jenn responded, “Yes, because it’s a great education with great teachers!”

Are you looking for a school with fast-track programs to get you into the healthcare field in months, not years? At Boardman Training Center, we can help you make it happen with small class sizes, personalized attention, flexible financing, and a WE CARE classroom experience.

Learn more about our Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist programs and request information today to jump start your way to a great healthcare career!