Abraham Torres – Student Highlight

Meet Abraham Torres, our student highlight feature for this week!

Abraham is currently enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program here at Boardman Training Center and is preparing for a new career in the healthcare field. Our fast-track programs allow students to train for new careers in just weeks, so you can get into your new profession quickly.

Abraham Torres - Student Highlight

Before enrolling in the MOS program, Abraham previously completed the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, learning how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and carry out venipuncture procedures. In addition to learning these hands-on skills, Abraham prepared for valuable healthcare certifications including Certified Phlebotomy Technician* and Certified EKG Technician*.

After graduating from the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, Abraham decided that he wanted to continue his education and training to prepare for additional healthcare career opportunities. “I wanted to get another certification,” said Abraham.

As a student in the Medical Office Specialist program, Abraham will learn a variety of skills, making him a valuable member of the healthcare team. This program trains students to directly care for patients and complete back-office administration duties.

Some of the patient care skills students learn in their medical office classes are injections, basic wound care, and suture removal. Some of the back-office skills students will learn include patient intake, charting, and medical billing.

The MOS program also prepares students for additional healthcare certifications, including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Abraham was in high school before deciding to attend Boardman Training Canter. After graduation, he chose BTC to further his education. “I wanted to get a job in the medical field,” said Abraham.

When asked what his favorite part is of attending BTC, Abraham said, “My phlebotomy class was fun because I got to draw blood.” Abraham said his favorite teacher so far has been Sandy and his favorite class was phlebotomy.

After he finishes his healthcare training program and graduates from BTC, Abraham wants to work as a phlebotomist or lab assistant. In five years, Abraham would like to have a job in a doctor’s office, have a house, and maybe start a family.

When asked if he would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Abraham said yes, he would because “you could get your certifications* in a short amount of time.”

Do you want to start a career in the healthcare field? Are you looking for a healthcare training program that can be completed in weeks not years? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect option for you! Explore our career training programs today and request information now to start your path to a new healthcare career!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

How to Enroll for Fall Classes

Do you want to start an exciting career in healthcare? Or maybe you are looking for the right career field for you but don’t know where to start? Whatever your unique circumstances are, we have you covered at Boardman Training Center.

For years, we have been helping students get started in healthcare careers and achieve their goals by providing the education and training needed. We support our students every step of the way as they train for a new career, from the first phone call to graduation and beyond.

Now is the perfect time to start your path to a new healthcare career. We are accepting applications for fall healthcare training classes at Boardman Training Center. Keep reading to discover how to enroll and get on the fast track to a new career!

Explore Our Program

To enroll in fall classes, the first thing you need to do is choose which healthcare training program works best for you. To make this decision easier, there are a few questions you can ask yourself: do I want to work in a medical office, do I want to work with patients directly, and are there any specific skills I want to learn?
How to Enroll for Fall Classes

For students who want to learn how to draw blood, our Phlebotomy Technician program may be the right choice for you. As a phlebotomist, you will draw blood to collect medical specimens that help doctors gain insight into a patient’s health. While enrolled in their phlebotomy classes, students will learn procedures for specimen collection, skin puncture techniques, basic phlebotomy skills, and how to use specimen collection equipment correctly. The phlebotomy training program prepares students for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* exam, which sets phlebotomy students up for success in their future careers.

If you want to learn how to perform an electrocardiogram, our EKG Technician program may be the better choice for you. As an EKG technician, you will measure heart rhythms that provide critical information on heart health and potential heart conditions. As a student in EKG classes, you will learn things like identifying normal and abnormal EKG recordings, using a heart monitor, describing the normal physiology of cardiac conduction, and distinguishing between basic dysrhythmias. While enrolled in the EKG program, students prepare to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET)* exam.

For students who want to learn a combination of both phlebotomy and EKG skills, our Cardio Phlebotomy program may work best for you. As a cardio phlebotomy technician, you have the opportunity to work directly with patients, helping doctors to provide excellent care. As students complete their cardio phlebotomy classes, they are trained in various areas, including performing EKGs, drawing blood, completing venipuncture procedures, controlling infections, and practicing fundamental patient care. The cardio phlebotomy program prepares students for professional healthcare certifications, including Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)* and Certified EKG Technician (CET)*.

If you want to learn various skills that train you to work in a medical office, our Medical Office Specialist program may be the right decision for you. Medical office professionals have the opportunity to perform both administrative tasks and care for patients while on the job. Students enrolled in medical office classes will learn various skills, including recording vital signs, patient intake, charting, collection of laboratory specimens, injections, suture removal, and basic wound care. While in the medical office program, students prepare for healthcare certifications including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Meet Your Admissions Advisor

Since you know all about our healthcare training programs, it’s time to set up a meeting with an admissions advisor. To get this meeting scheduled, request information now or call us at 330-729-9244. Our friendly admissions advisor is ready to help you get started in the healthcare training program that fits you best.

Your dedicated admissions advisor will guide you through the enrollment process. You will learn all about Boardman Training Center, the classes in your chosen program, and our proven process for helping students get started in their new careers. Your admissions advisor will review our flexible payment plans with you to find an option you are comfortable with. You can ask any questions you may have about BTC or our programs.

You will also get to take a tour of the campus, see classrooms and labs, meet potential instructors, and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BTC. You will be able to complete this admissions meeting at our campus or virtually.

Get Registered for Classes

The last thing to do is register for your healthcare training classes. At Boardman Training Center, we do the work for you and get you registered for the exact classes you need each term.

Before starting your classes, make sure you have everything you need to excel in your healthcare training program. Talk with your family and friends about the support you will need, allow time for homework, and get all your supplies ready to start school. This will set you up for success from the very beginning.

Now you know just what to do to enroll for fall classes, so you’re ready to get started on the fast track to a new healthcare career. Contact us today to make it happen!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

Erica Holizna – Student Highlight

Meet Erica Holizna, our student feature for this week here at Boardman Training Center!

Erica Holizna -Student Highlight

Erica is currently attending the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC, preparing to start a new career in the healthcare field. The short-term career training programs at BTC are perfect for those who want to work in healthcare but aren’t sure where to start.
“I have always had an interest in healthcare, but I knew nursing was not for me,” said Erica.

While enrolled in the cardio phlebotomy program, Erica will practice the hands-on skills needed by healthcare employers. Erica will learn how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and control infections as she completes her healthcare training classes.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Erica attended an online school for pharmacy technician and worked part-time. She is also a full-time parent of three. When looking for a healthcare training program that worked for her, Erica needed something that would allow her to balance family and school.

“The program fits my life demands and schedule,” said Erica.

We know our students are busy with lives outside of school, so we designed our healthcare programs to get you the credentials you need quickly. Our Cardio Phlebotomy program prepares you for a career in only 24 weeks.

Erica is enjoying attending BTC, and her favorite part is “the new friends I’ve made, as well as the knowledge I’ve gained from my program.”

So far, Erica’s favorite class has been Intro to Healthcare. “I liked this course because I find the human body interesting, and we covered that a lot,” said Erica.

After graduation, Erica hopes to be working as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting. In five years, she would like to have an established career that she enjoys and continue furthering her education.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Erica says yes, she would. “The programs are ideal for what most people have going on in their day-to-day life,” said Erica.

At Boardman Training Center, we’re committed to empowering every student to succeed. We offer convenient day and evening classes to help you balance work, family, and school. Our helpful and supportive instructors and staff will guide you every step of the way as you prepare for a new career.

Our healthcare training programs are entry-level, helping get you on the fast track to your dream healthcare career. Choose from exciting programs like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist.

Make the jump now to prepare for a new healthcare career by requesting information or calling us at 330-729-9244 today!

Katie Howells – Student Highlight

Meet Katie Howells, our student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Katie is currently enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program here at BTC and is training to start a new career in the healthcare field. After being interested in phlebotomy for years, Katie decided to make a move and pursue this as a career.

Katie Howells -Student Highlight

“I’ve always been fascinated when getting my blood drawn. After talking to my husband about it, he encouraged me to reach out and see what BTC was all about,” said Katie.

Before attending Boardman Training Center, Katie earned an associate degree in physical therapy from a larger university. She says that it was somewhat of a rough experience because she was young and trying to figure out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Katie was also working at a physical therapy center before she enrolled at BTC.

Katie loves her classes at Boardman Training Center and feels the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program is the right one for her. “I thought it was the perfect program for me because it’s small, inviting, and personable. The classes were long enough to learn but not too long that you couldn’t work as well,” said Katie.

As she completes her cardio phlebotomy classes, Katie will learn valuable knowledge and practice hands-on skills that she will need to perform while on the job. In only 24 weeks while completing the program, Katie will also prepare for professional healthcare certifications that will give her an edge when applying for jobs.

When asked what her favorite part is of attending BTC, Katie says that it’s “the lifelong friends I have made with both students and instructors.” She goes on to say that her other favorite part is “the quality and quantity of information that is used to teach students who are eager to learn.”

Katie says that her favorite teacher is Elyse. “I love phlebotomy so much, and that is the main reason I chose to come to BTC. Elyse makes learning fun! She’s patient, knowledgeable, and confident,” said Katie.

At Boardman Training Center, we are committed to encouraging and empowering our students to succeed every day. Our personalized learning experience gives you the support you need to excel in your classes and your career.

After she graduates from the cardio phlebotomy program, Katie wants to work in a doctor’s office or hospital setting. “I like to be on the move and would enjoy an atmosphere that allows me to do so,” said Katie.

In five years, Katie wants to be working as a phlebotomist where she can learn and teach others.

Katie says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program that has so much to offer,” said Katie.

Are you looking for a career change like Katie? Or maybe you know you want to work in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. Whatever your unique situation may be, Boardman Training Center is here to help!

We offer a supportive and caring educational environment and are dedicated to your success. With personalized attention, flexible payment plans, and fast-track career training, BTC may be the perfect school for you!

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Contact us today to get started on your path to a new healthcare career!

4 Tips for Better Time Management

We are all provided with the same 24 hours each day. However, it seems that many are able to achieve more during the same time frame. How do they get so much done? What tricks do they know that allow them to get more finished?

The secret is out, and it’s better time management! Being proactive about managing your time allows you to become more efficient at getting things done. There are several key benefits for having great time management skills, such as being less stressed, having extra free time, and achieving your goals. Keep reading to learn more about our top four time management tips!

Organize Everything

The first step to effectively managing your time is being organized. You must understand what needs to be completed to ensure that it all gets done. If you have school assignments, a project that is due at work, or anything else, make a list of all that you need to get done. Creating a to-do list is a simple way to get a full idea of all the tasks you need to complete. You can also organize them into categories by adding labels.

Gathering and organizing everything you will need to get your to-do list done is also essential. Create your own system by making folders and saving everything in them. For example, if you are completing a project for school, save everything you need in one folder on your computer so that when it comes time to do the work, everything you need is there, and you can get the project done faster.

Prioritize Tasks

4 Tips For Better Time Management

You now have your to-do list organized, so it is time to place them in order of priority. When you decide the priority of things, you are taking an extra step to determine which tasks will get completed first. A great way to prioritize is to do the items that are most important and urgent first. For instance, if you are working on a class project that contributes to half of your final grade and is due this week, this should automatically be at the top of your list because it is both urgent and important.

If you have a task that is not as urgent but still important, you can determine when to complete it, such as a work assignment with a due date next month. Some tasks need to be completed in a specific order so that you can do the first steps and then complete the other steps later. This is more common with assignments that require being broken down into smaller tasks as you go. Ensure that you prioritize things that are required to be completed first in order to stay on the right track.

Plan Ahead

You’ve successfully organized all you need to do and prioritized your tasks, so now it’s time to create a plan and decide when you will get each thing completed. Making these plans sets you on the path to success because when you start working each day, you will know exactly what you need to get done. One awesome way to achieve this is by using a calendar to schedule your tasks. First, take your to-do list that was created earlier and set aside time on your calendar by picking dates and times to get the items done. Ensure that you add the most important and urgent things first.

While planning, make sure you have everything needed to complete the item during the time you set aside on your calendar. For instance, if you are doing a graphic design assignment, you must gather the different things you will need ahead of time, such as the correct images and logos, to prepare to complete the assignment. Ensure that you plan and add breaks during your day between tasks, especially for those that take longer to finish. Enjoying breaks will help you stay focused and refreshed.

Create Deadlines

Once you have your week planned out ahead of time, be sure to have a deadline set for each item to be completed. If you are doing a larger project, break the assignment down into smaller pieces and make deadlines for each of the smaller steps. Allow yourself enough time to get everything completed and leave some extra time if any changes or things take longer than anticipated.

Setting time limits to have work done can also be of great help. If you provide yourself with six hours to get something done, it will most likely take all six hours. However, if you give yourself four hours, you can probably get it done in that time. For those of us who are perfectionists, creating time limits can help prevent you from becoming stuck in a cycle of making corrections to try to make it more perfect constantly.

Join us in 2021

Learning valuable time management skills can contribute to your success now and in the future. At Boardman Training Center, we’re here to help you get started on your path to a new career. We work with you to help you manage your time and balance work, family, and school.

Explore our healthcare training programs and request information now to start your journey to an exciting new healthcare career!

How to Stick to Your Resolutions and Goals All Year Long

It’s a brand-new year, and we are now over a month into 2021. We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions for this year; however, making them is always the easiest part. Staying committed to the goals you set for the year is much more difficult.

Maybe you set a resolution to eat healthier and work out more. Or you could have a goal to start a new career by going back to school and attending a career training program. Whatever resolutions you’ve set for 2021, there are several things you can do to help stay focused and on-track to achieving your goals throughout the year. Check out these tips to help you stay committed!

Create a Plan Just for You

The strategies that work for someone else may not be the best solutions for our own needs. We all need a specific plan that is designed to help us reach our goals. To get started, create goals that are specific to you. For instance, if you made a New Year’s resolution to work out more, how many times will you work out per week? What types of exercises will you do to help reach your goals? When and where will you work out? With the answers to these questions, you can create a plan specific to your needs.

Approximately 21 days of repetitive activity helps to create a habit, and 90 days of doing these same activities help to build a lifestyle. As you’re creating a new habit, each time you do something new, it will make things a little easier the next time around. Exercising will not be easy at first, especially if it’s been a while since you have worked out. However, being sore after that initial workout is expected. As time goes on and you continue exercising, you will build endurance and muscle, making things easier. You will get better, and it will eventually come naturally to you.

When we are trying to improve various aspects of ourselves, it may be tempting to try and achieve all our goals at once. But if you create too many resolutions at once, it can be more difficult. Things may become overwhelming while trying to make so many changes at a time. This may demotivate you or cause you to give up easily. If you pick three goals to start with and make them your main priorities, you will be able to reach your goals more successfully.

These days, there’s an app for just about anything you want to do. If one of your goals is to exercise more, then utilizing an app will help you plan your workouts, track your progress, and keep focused. If one of your goals is to choose healthier food options, find an app to help you track meal choices and learn more about which foods are more beneficial. Another goal you may have is to save and budget your money better. Finding an app that helps you track spending can give you better control of your money.

Choose Progress Over Perfection

Change is undoubtedly a process that does not come overnight. The Empire State Building was not built in a day, and the Mona Lisa was not painted overnight. Making strides toward greatness takes time, and that includes achieving our goals. If you’ve created a goal to go back to school and begin a new career, then all the classes you attend, and every test you pass will help you progress to accomplish your goal of getting a new job. It takes time to complete your career training classes, but you will be ready to start your new career when you’re finished.

If we always wait for the perfect moment to do something, we may never accomplish anything. The perfect time does not exist, and things will never be exactly how we want them. If we would like to take a step toward our goals and dreams, then we must venture out and take a leap of faith.

In reality, perfection does not exist. It’s just something that we attempt to achieve that keeps us doing the same things in repetition. For example, if you want to become a vegetarian and one day you slip up and have a piece of meat, this does not mean that you are a failure. Instead, it would help if you thought about what circumstances led to you eating meat and what you can do the next day to improve. Gathering your thoughts and learning from the situation can help you do better next time, changing failures into successful moments and helping us make progress as we go.

Continuing to stay focused on your goals and resolutions can be difficult. It’s so exciting at the start, but as time passes, that excitement can wear off, and motivation can drop. There are some great ways to stay focused throughout the year! For instance, if you are going back to school to start a new career, you could try rewarding yourself with a sweet treat each time you do great on a test. Practicing daily affirmations can inspire you to get the lifestyle you want and keep you on track. Finding words or quotes that motivate you and placing them in a spot to view when you wake up in the morning can help immensely. You could make sticky notes or set up notifications on your phone.

The third option to help you maintain focus is to know why you made your resolutions. Think about what pushed you to achieve these specific goals. What drives you to make these changes? Maybe you started to get a better job that can help improve your lives and your family. Or perhaps you wanted to set an example for your kids, so they can see what’s possible with hard work and dedication. There will be days when you feel like a failure or feel like throwing in the towel, but if you stop thinking about why you started, it can help improve your mindset and keep you motivated.

Get Support of Family and Friends

Support from those around you can make or break your progress toward your goals. If you are surrounded by a strong network of friends and family who offer support, it will be much easier for you to keep your resolutions. Additionally, having someone who can mentor you, who has already successfully gone through the process and made it to where you want to be, can help you on your path to achieving your goals. They can share best practices with you and insight from their own experiences. Intentionally creating this type of network will surround you with positive influence. Build your team of cheerleaders who help motivate you along the way and remember that it’s okay to ask others for help.

Finding an accountability partner, like a friend with the same resolution as you, can also have a significant impact. Partner with them to keep each other motivated and on the right path. Spend time daily or weekly speaking with each other to check up on progress or any issues you both may encounter. Having someone you can talk to can help you stay committed.

Reach Your Career Goals with BTC

Now you know exactly how to stay motivated and focused on your goals and resolutions all year, so let Boardman Training Center get you on the fast-track to a new career! With healthcare training programs in exciting areas like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist, we have just what you need. Request information now to start your path to a new healthcare career!

Kharley Calabrese – Student Highlight

Meet Kharley Calabrese, our Boardman Training Center student highlight feature for this week!

Kharley is currently enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program and has already completed the Cardio Phlebotomy program to get on the fast track to a new career in the healthcare field. She chose these Boardman Training Center programs for many reasons that are important to her and her future.

Kharley says she chose to complete cardio phlebotomy and medical office classes “to get better job opportunities, such as better pay and benefits, and also because I have always loved the health field and helping people.”

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Kharley attended a larger university for hospitality management but then realized that field did not have the opportunities she was looking for, especially in the local area. The cost of tuition was also too high.

In addition to attending college, Kharley also works at a restaurant while completing her healthcare career training at BTC. “I always thought maybe the restaurant I worked for would be a good career, but then I realized I was settling for less,” said Kharley.

Kharley Calabrese -Student Highlight

As Kharley realized that she wanted more for herself than her current job could offer, she made the decision to take her career to the next level by preparing for a job in the medical field.

She chose Boardman Training Center to fast-track her way to an exciting new career for a variety of reasons. “The prices were affordable, and the classes were great for my work schedule. Also, the classes were smaller, which is better for learning,” said Kharley.

Kharley is having a great experience as a student at BTC while completing her healthcare classes and training for a new career. “It is like my home away from home! The teachers are awesome and so are my peers,” said Kharley.

So far, Kharley says that Irene and Sandy have been her favorite teachers because they care about the students and make sure all your concerns and questions are answered.

After graduation, Kharley wants to work as a MA in a physician’s office or hospital. In five years, Kharley would love to have a well-established career in the medical field and possibly furthering her education.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Kharley said, “yes, because it’s affordable, the programs give you great job opportunities, and the instructors and staff are amazing!”

Do you want to take your career to the next level with more opportunities? Are you looking for a more fulfilling career that allows you to help people every day? Make the move and join us at Boardman Training Center! With a supportive educational environment, small class sizes, and flexible financing, we have just what you need to get started.

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Request information now to advance your career with BTC!