How to Enroll for Fall Training
Classes at BTC!

Now is the time to start your journey to an exciting new healthcare career. Our career-focused programs at Boardman Training Center prepare you for a new career in the medical field with the right combination of education, skills, and certification preparation.

Fall classes are starting soon and we’re enrolling now, so read on to discover exactly how to get on the fast track to a new healthcare career with BTC!

Explore Our Healthcare Training Programs

As the need for essential healthcare workers continues to increase, starting a new career in the medical field could be the perfect chance for you to create a fulfilling and meaningful career. At Boardman Training Center, our variety of healthcare career training programs are designed to train you for specific career paths, so you can get on the fast track to reaching your career goals.

In our Phlebotomy Technician program, students receive essential knowledge and hands-on training, preparing them to work as a phlebotomist. Accepted standards of the healthcare industry, procedures for specimen collection, different types of skin puncture techniques, and the development of basic phlebotomy skills are some of the valuable skills students will learn in their phlebotomy training classes. While enrolled in phlebotomy classes, students will prepare for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* exam.

How to Enroll in Fall Classes at BTC

Students who attend the EKG Technician program learn the vital skills necessary to succeed in this valuable career path, as accurately measuring heart rhythms is essential to ensuring ideal heart health in patients. Students will practice valuable hands-on skills including identifying normal and abnormal EKG recordings, using a heart monitor, and distinguishing between basic dysrhythmias. In addition to learning hands-on skills, students will prepare for the Certified EKG Technician (CET)* exam while in their EKG classes.

For those looking for a valuable combination of healthcare training, our Cardio Phlebotomy program trains students in only 24 weeks, preparing you for exciting opportunities at medical facilities like hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, labs, emergency rooms, cancer treatment centers, and more. Students practice a variety of skills in their cardio phlebotomy courses, including performing EKGs, drawing blood, controlling infections, fundamental patient care, and more. While enrolled in this fast-track program, students prepare for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)* exams.

Our Medical Office Specialist program prepares students to become an important member of the healthcare team, ensuring that medical offices operate smoothly and efficiently. Students completing medical office training learn a variety of essential medical office tasks, such as recording vital signs, patient intake, charting, collecting laboratory specimens, oral medication, and more. While enrolled in the medical office program, students prepare for numerous healthcare industry certifications including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Meet With Our Friendly Admissions Advisor

After exploring our exciting healthcare programs and deciding which career path you want to pursue, you’re ready to meet with our helpful and friendly admissions advisor, Nikki Granger. This meeting will give you a chance to learn more about Boardman Training Center, our fast-track healthcare programs, your potential classes, and more. Nikki will answer any questions you may have and work with you to create a plan to help you achieve your career goals.

You will also get to meet your future instructors, take a tour of the Boardman Training Center campus, and see the classrooms and labs where you will complete your hands-on training. We know that some students may not feel comfortable traveling to campus for the meeting and tour, so we have added virtual campus visits as an option.

In addition to learning all about BTC, you will discuss our flexible financing options and choose a payment plan that works for you, so you can get started working toward your new career quickly.

To schedule a time to meet with our admissions advisor, request information, or give Nikki a call at 330-729-9244.

Register for Classes and Get Started

You’ve chosen a fast-track healthcare training program and met with our admissions advisor, so now you’re ready to register for your fall training classes. To set yourself up for success as you complete your healthcare courses, ensure you have any supplies you will need, time to complete homework, and the support of your family and friends.

Now is the time to start your healthcare training program at BTC, getting you on the fast-track to a new healthcare career in just weeks. With our exciting career training programs, you can get the skills and knowledge you need quickly, without the need for student loans. Contact us today to enroll in fall classes!

 

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

5 Steps to Starting an Essential Healthcare Career

Healthcare workers are essential, and there’s no better time than now to start your career as an essential healthcare worker. With the continued growth of the healthcare field, it could be a great career option for you.

Figuring out the right path to starting an essential healthcare career can be confusing, so we’re sharing the steps with you!

Step 1: Choose a specific healthcare job

The first step to starting your career as an essential healthcare worker is to choose which specific job in the medical field you want to pursue. Today’s healthcare industry has a variety of career paths available for those who want to enter this exciting field. You could become a phlebotomist, medical assistant, medical office specialist, nurse, or even a doctor.

As you think about the specific job you want to do, there are a few questions to ask yourself that will help guide you to the right job choice.

  • What part of healthcare am I interested in?
  • What are my strengths and what am I good at?
  • What relevant experience do I already have?
  • How long do I want to attend school before I start working?

Choosing a career that you’re interested in and that aligns with your strengths will make your work more enjoyable. We all want to love going to work every day, so these questions are important to answer for yourself.

5 Steps to Starting an Essential Healthcare Career

Deciding how long you want to attend school before you start working will also help guide you toward your perfect healthcare job. For example, if you want to start as a phlebotomist, you can get the training needed within months, but if you want to be a doctor, you will need to spend many years in school.

Step 2: Pick a training program that meets your needs

Now that you’ve decided which specific healthcare job you want, it’s time to choose a training program that prepares you for the position. The type of training you will need varies for different jobs, so do your research to see what is required for the job you want.

Most healthcare roles require you to be trained in the specific area you will be working in and some require professional certifications to show you are qualified. As you research the different options for schools and training, look for ones that provide you with everything you need to get started.

At Boardman Training Center, our healthcare training programs prepare students for exciting medical careers in just weeks, so you can get on the fast track to your dream healthcare career. If you want to start your quickly, without spending years in school, our career training options may be a great choice for you!

Step 3: Gain the skills and knowledge to succeed

You have chosen your dream healthcare job and decided on a training program to get you there, so now it’s time to get the skills and training you need. While some schools are different, you will most likely need to complete a campus tour and meet with an admissions advisor. This is where you will learn more about the school, the program, and anything else you will need to be successful.

While attending your chosen training program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience that you need to prepare for a career as an essential worker in healthcare. If you decided on a program that offers preparation for medical certifications, you will also prepare to sit for your certification exams.

We offer a variety of healthcare training program at Boardman Training Center to get you on the fast track to an essential healthcare career quickly. With career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Medical Office Specialist, you can gain the skills needed and start your healthcare career in just weeks.

Step 4: Apply for jobs and start your essential healthcare career

After completing your career training program to become an essential healthcare worker and passing any necessary certification or licensing exams, you’re ready to apply for jobs and start your career! You could work at a hospital, doctor’s office, clinic, laboratory, blood center, or other healthcare facility.

To prepare yourself for the job application process, make sure your resume is up to date with all the new skills, knowledge, and certifications you have gained. Be sure to include other relevant experience and education as well.

Having a friend help you practice your interview skills and building relationships with people in your local healthcare community are also great ways to set yourself up for success while applying for jobs.

Step 5: Start now with BTC

Now that you know the steps to take to start your career as an essential healthcare worker, you’re ready to begin! With small class sizes, personalized attention, hands-on training, and certification preparation, we have just what you need to get started today.

Learn more about our healthcare training programs and request information now!

We’re Here for You Through COVID-19

As we all adapt to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the new normal, life has changed for each and every one of us in the last few weeks. From having our daily movements restricted, to homeschooling our kids, to the heroes on the front lines who are courageously battling the virus, we have all been affected.

At Boardman Training Center, we want our students, our community, and our future students to know that we are here for you and will support you in every way we can. We’re all in this fight together and we will get through it together.

Supporting BTC Students

At BTC, we think of ourselves as a family, and not just a school. Throughout this difficult and uncertain time, we continue to stay committed to our purpose, to empower change by creating opportunity.

We’re committed to supporting and serving our BTC family of students during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering live online classes that allow students to continue receiving the education and training necessary to begin a rewarding healthcare career. With this online remote classroom instruction, students can continue to work toward achieving their career goals.

In Ohio, educational institutions are considered essential businesses, so students can travel to campus to get distance learning materials or other related essential services. At the BTC campus, we’re taking every precaution necessary to ensure our facilities are sanitized and are operating under social distancing requirements. We understand that many students cannot travel to campus, so instructors are available to assist students remotely with anything they need.

Supporting Our Community

While we continue to support our students throughout this time, we are also highly invested in the local healthcare community and remain dedicated to serving it as best we can by providing the local workforce with qualified medical professionals.

With healthcare career training programs including Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist, BTC graduates are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 virus by providing critical support to physician’s offices, hospitals, and clinics.

We pledge to continue to support community members and local healthcare teams by training and preparing critical healthcare workers who are essential during the pandemic.

Supporting Future Students

There have been many people and families negatively impacted because of COVID-19 and the mandatory restrictions on non-essential businesses. Many people have been laid off or lost their jobs and millions around the country have already applied for unemployment benefits.

We are a school with the purpose of empowering change by creating opportunity, so we believe that it’s our responsibility to help people get retrained, enabling them to go back to work. To allow people to begin working toward a meaningful healthcare career, we are now offering virtual campus visits for all potential students. We hope this will provide the opportunity for those who have been negatively affected to start their path to a more secure career.

This time of uncertainty can be especially hard for high school seniors who are making decisions about what to do after graduation. We encourage all high school seniors to explore our career training programs that allow you to get on the fast track to a successful and rewarding healthcare career.

Learn more about our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist programs and contact us today to schedule a remote admissions meeting.

Sarah Steiner – Student Highlight

Meet Sarah Steiner, our student highlight feature for this week!

Sarah is enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician program at Boardman Training Center, preparing for an exciting and rewarding healthcare career!

“I chose BTC because of the shorter program length and no student loans,” says Sarah. When she came to visit the campus for the first time, Sarah had a great impression of BTC. She loved how small it was, how quickly she could complete the classes, and that the instructors can help more and are very hands-on.

Sarah Steiner-Student Highlight

Before enrolling with BTC, Sarah had previously attended a larger university for two years. She had first majored in fashion merchandising and then went back after a few years for medical assisting. She decided it wasn’t right for her and took some time off, working a variety of retail jobs in the past few years. She knew that these were just jobs, and not a career, and didn’t want to be in them for long.

“I chose this program because the medical field has always interested me and I love helping people,” says Sarah. At first, she wanted to complete the Medical Office Specialist program, but after starting her phlebotomy class, she loved it and realized she wanted to start working and doing that right away. Sarah says she may come back for the MOS program one day!

When asked what her favorite part is of attending Boardman Training Center, Sarah said, “The educators are phenomenal, and I love that I didn’t have to take out student loans.” Not having to take out student loans was important to Sarah because she had already taken out a lot when she attended the university.

“My phlebotomy instructor Irene was my absolute favorite. She made me feel very prepared for each test and the NHA,” says Sarah, who’s ideal job after graduation is working as a Phlebotomist in a hospital.

Sarah has always wanted to work in healthcare, and she was referred to BTC by a friend who attended the Phlebotomy Technician career training program as well.

Sarah loves that she is graduating and does not owe loans to anyone for completing the program. She was recently hired at UPMC and starts her new career next week!

In five years, Sarah would like to be a Lab Manager in a hospital setting. She loves the hands-on environment and feels she would be a good leader. She would also like to work with people who have similar interests as her.

Sarah’s advice for anyone just starting the program is to be proactive in getting prepared for the NHA tests and getting help with your resume. “BTC is great for getting you ready for your career,” says Sarah.

Sarah says she would absolutely refer friends to Boardman Training Center! “The teachers are extremely educated in their field and the entire staff will make sure you’re prepared for your career.”

Ready to get on the fast track to your rewarding healthcare career? Learn more about our Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist career training programs! Request information now to get started today!

Ishmael Ragin – Student Highlight

Meet Ishmael Ragin, our student highlight feature for this week!

Ishmael is enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician program at Boardman Training Center. He began classes in May 2019 to get on the fast track to a rewarding healthcare career.

Before attending BTC, Ishmael went to a larger university and found that it was very big, with a lot of walking around to classes. He had majored in psychology, which is what his mother did, and was following in her footsteps. Ishmael realized that this was not the path for him and became interested in what he could do in the medical field.

Ishmael Ragin-Student Highlight

Ishmael also works in the food industry but wants to have a career and not just a job. He says it’s an easy job, but there is only so far you can move up.

When asked why he chose Boardman Training Center to jump-start his healthcare career, Ishmael said it was because of “the location, class sizes, and the field of choice.”

After his experience at a larger university, Ishmael really wanted a smaller school where he could come and learn. He loves the phlebotomy classes because they are hands-on and not straight out of a book.

“It was something I see myself enjoying,” said Ishmael when asked why he chose the Phlebotomy Technician career training program. He wanted to go somewhere that enabled him to gain employment in the local area, because his family is here.

Ishmael says that his favorite parts of attending BTC are “the people, classmates, teachers, and instructors.” He has made a lot of friends in his classes and really gotten to know his instructors.

“Phlebotomy is my favorite class because it’s so hands-on and informative,” said Ishmael. So far in his student experience at BTC, Irene has been his favorite teacher.

After graduation, Ishmael would like to work as a Lab Technician or a Phlebotomy Technician in a hospital or lab setting. He has already begun looking at jobs to start his career in the medical field after he completes the Phlebotomy Technician career training program.

When asked where he would like his life to be in five years, Ishmael said he would like to be the highest paid professional in the field. He is interested in potentially going into medical coding eventually. He says he will go as far as he can in his career with the phlebotomy certification.

When asked if he would refer BTC to a friend, Ishmael responded, “Yes. It’s just as informative as a university but has the class size that makes it easier to learn.”

Are you looking for a career training program to get you on the fast track to a rewarding healthcare career? Learn more about our Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist training programs today. Classes are starting soon, so request information now to get started!

Budgeting 101

Whether you’re saving for the future or just need to know where all your money is going, budgeting effectively can help. As an essential aspect of personal finance, budgeting is important for everyone because it can help you reach your financial goals, regardless of how much money you have now.

Creating and maintaining a budget has many benefits including better financial security, a higher credit score, and less debt. But how do you create an effective budget to reach your financial goals? Keep reading and find out our top budgeting tips!

Budgeting 101

Create a Monthly Budget

In order to know exactly how much money you’re receiving and spending each month, the first thing you need to do is create a monthly budget. Begin by adding up all the money you receive each month from things like jobs, side work, child support, and any other source. For jobs, be sure to use your after-tax pay, as this is what you can actually spend.

The next step is to list out and add up all your monthly expenses. This part can seem challenging if you have never created a budget before. To start, gather all your monthly bills, bank statements, and credit card statements, and list everything you spend money on, along with the monthly amount spent on each item. The personal finance experts at Credit.org recommend tracking these expenses:

  • Housing – mortgage, rent, insurance
  • Utilities – electricity, gas, water, sewage
  • Car – car payment, insurance, gas
  • Loans – credit card bills, student loans
  • Amenities – phone, internet, subscriptions
  • Medical – medical bills, health insurance
  • Necessities – household products, clothing
  • Groceries – food, pet food
  • Entertainment – dining out, activities, gifts
  • Miscellaneous – unknown expenses

Now that you’ve added in your monthly expenses, you need to account for any quarterly, bi-annual, and annual expenses you have. Since you don’t pay these expenses monthly, you have to save for them throughout the year to ensure you have enough money to pay them. For example, if you pay your home insurance once per year, divide the total amount by 12 and add it to your monthly budget, and be sure to save the correct amount each month!

Now that you’ve listed and calculated your total income and expenses, you need a way to track them. Using a spreadsheet, notebook, or whatever you’re most comfortable with, make a chart that lists all income on one side and all expenses on the other side. Add up the total amount for each and then subtract your monthly expenses from your monthly income. If you have extra money each month after paying your expenses, that would be great to put in savings. If you don’t have enough money to cover your monthly expenses, you will need to lower your expenses or increase your income.

Needs vs Wants

As you list out all the things you spend money on, thinking about each item and determining if it’s a need or a want is essential to maintaining an effective budget. You can easily tell the difference between the two categories because needs are things you actually need to live, such as housing, clothing, and food. Wants are things that you don’t actually need, but are nice to have, such as entertainment, dining out, and vacations.

One important reason to categorize your expenses into needs and wants, is that if you have to lower your expenses, you will have to reduce your wants.

Track Your Actual Spending

After creating your monthly budget, you will need to track your actual spending moving forward. This allows you to identify whether or not you’re spending within your budget, and lets you know if any changes need to be made.

The quickest and easiest way to do this is with free software like Mint, which is a budget planner and spending tracker. If you prefer, you can also manually review your bank and credit card statements on a monthly basis to calculate your actual spending.

Now that you have your monthly budget and are tracking your actual spending, you will need to compare the two on a monthly basis to determine if you need to make adjustments to either. As an example, if you find you are spending more on eating out than you budgeted for, you may need to decrease the number of times per month that you go to restaurants.

Save for Your Future

Starting a savings account that you add to regularly is important for your future needs and wants. Investing in your education, going on your dream vacation, and buying your first home are all great goals for your savings.

To make saving easier for you, look at it like it’s a bill that you’re paying to your future self. Decide on the exact amount that you want to save each month and add it to your monthly budget.

Put Your Career On the Fast Track

With your budget created, you’re now ready to invest in your future! At Boardman Training Center, we offer fast track career training programs to get you in your dream healthcare career quickly. Learn more about our Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist programs and get started today!