Special Announcement

CCBC has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students in healthcare programs.

When starting a program, students must provide evidence of being fully vaccinated to their program coordinator. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose vaccine for COVID-19.

There is no testing option and you will not be allowed to continue in your program if you do not provide the appropriate documentation. Instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination will be provided upon enrollment into your program courses.

Submit exemption requests for medical/religious reasons to the Dean of Continuing Education at lslezak@ccbcmd.edu.

A COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged, but not required, for students in the Child Care Provider program, Medical Front Office program, Medical Billing program, and Medical Coding program.

Health care workers are in demand!

When we think health care, we often think about doctors and nurses.

But the fact is, our complex health system requires specialized experts in many other highly specialized roles to deliver the care that patients need.

From medical assisting, to medical coding to surgical technology, these skill sets are in demand more each day.

Health and Human Services career training options

Central Service Technician

Central Service Technicians, also called Sterile Processors, provide critical support to a surgical team. They decontaminate, disinfect, package, sterilize and distribute surgical instruments, equipment and soft good products. This is a critical support role in surgical areas.

CCBC has been awarded a Department of Labor grant to offer Central Service Technician training free of cost to those who qualify. Please email CEHealthGrant@ccbcmd.edu for more information and to apply for grant-funded training. 

Central Service Technician CE Workforce Certificate »


Child Care

Do you enjoy working with children? Demand for positions in child care is high and many facilities are looking to fill positions.

CCBC offers four options you can pursue in this career track:
  • Working in daycare centers and preschools
  • Family provider in-home daycare
  • Working in after-school programs
  • Working with infants and toddlers

Childcare Provider, CE Workforce Certificate »

Community Health and Contact Tracing

Join the effort to help prevent the spread of infectious disease by training to become a Community Health and Contact Trace Investigator. Community Health Workers will work with individuals who have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, helping to identify others with whom they have had close contact during the time they may have been infectious.

Register for the training »

CPR Training

CPR is a critical lifesaving skill that can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. We offer general and specialized CPR courses for various professions.


Dental Assistants work in offices assisting Dentists in providing services to patients in a variety of capacities. CCBC offers Continuing Education Workforce Development Certificate programs in Dental Assisting, Oral Radiography, Expanded Functions and Orthodontic Expanded Functions.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants work in dental offices assisting Dentists in providing services to patients. Dental Assistant, CE Workforce Certificate »

Dental Assisting – Maryland General Expanded Functions

Learn the theory and techniques used to perform general expanded functions approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Get prepared to take the Maryland General Dental Assisting Expanded Functions Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board.
Dental Assisting Maryland General Expanded Functions, CE Workforce Certificate »

Dental Assisting Orthodontic Expanded Functions

Prepares current dental assistants to learn expanded orthodontic dental assisting functions as approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and prepares them to take the Maryland Dental Assisting Expanded Orthodontic Functions Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Dental Assisting Orthodontic Expanded Functions, CE Workforce Certificate »

Dental Assisting: Oral Radiography

Dental office staff often needs the capability and knowledge to take oral radiographies.
Dental Assisting: Oral Radiography, CE Workforce Certificate »

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)​ program: Get trained on life-sustaining assessment. Provide care to those experiencing an out of hospital medical or traumatic emergency, and learn the process for transporting those patients to an appropriate medical facility.  

Emergency Medical Services CE Workforce Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Learn the theory and techniques of basic Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) care in the pre-hospital setting. Apply pathophysiological principles to recognize and manage a variety of patient conditions.

Emergency Medical Technology CE Workforce Certificate  

Health Care Information & Management Systems Certification / Health IT

Be ready for ongoing use of the transitioning from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) for Health IT professionals. Training is offered for EHR Specialist and EHR IT Analyst. Background needed in either health care or IT including a degree or certification, and work experience. This is a Continuing Education Certificate program and prepares the student for the Certified Associate in Health Care Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam.

Learn more about CAHIMS/Health IT »

Health Care Apprenticeships

No cost pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program in the Health Care field for Maryland residents.

Learn more »

Massage Therapy

Become a Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland!
Complete the training program in 14 months!

Massage Therapy training program »

Medical Assisting and Program Outcomes

Learn to work in an ambulatory care setting and perform front and back office skills.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants perform clinical duties and some administrative duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Medical Assistant, CE Workforce Certificate »

Medical Assisting Program Outcomes:
  • The passage rate for the national certification exam for 2020 is 100%.
Applications for Fall 2022 will be accepted from July 1, 2022 to August 30, 2022. These will be for evening classes at CCBC Randallstown and daytime classes at CCBC Essex beginning in October 2022.

Medical Office

Interested in working in a medical office? We offer a variety of career training programs focused on the medical office such as Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Front Office and Medical Office Administrative Assistant.

Medical Billing
Medical Billers are responsible for making sure patients are billed correctly. This involves interaction with patients, government agencies and insurance companies. Medical Billing, CE Workforce Certificate »

Medical Coding
Prepares students to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Professional Coder. Medical Coders typically work in large physician practices, hospitals or coding companies. Medical Coding, CE Workforce Certificate »

Medical Front Office
Learn the ins and outs of working in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital or other medical facility. Store, retrieve and integrate information for dissemination to staff, patients and clients. Register patients, schedule appointments, process communications, and enter data into electronic health records systems. Medical Front Office, CE Workforce Certificate »


Are you looking to enter the vast world of nursing related professions? We have training programs in Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant as well as Patient Care Technician.

Are you seeking re-entry into the nursing profession? We have a Maryland Board of Nursing approved refresher course for those looking to reactivate their license.

Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians (PCT) perform delegated nursing functions that require a higher level of technical ability and skill, including: venipuncture, specimen collection, IV therapy, basic EKG, and advanced CNAs skills. PCTs can work in a hospital setting or urgent care facility.

Patient Care Technician, CE Workforce Certificate »

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in hospitals or freestanding pharmacies. They are typically involved in customer interactions, insurance claim processing, maintaining inventories and filling prescriptions. The Pharmacy Technology field is expected to grow 29 percent over the next 10 years and you can be part of this rapidly expanding field. CCBC’s program teaches you how to assist pharmacists in filling prescriptions, processing insurance claims and maintaining inventories. Also, you’ll learn how to develop great customer service skills.

Successful completers of the program are awarded a CCBC Continuing Education Certificate and are prepared to take the national certification exam through the Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

To get started contact us at CEED@ccbcmd.edu or call us on 443.840.4700.

Prerequisites for this program »
Financial aid may be available »

Pharmacy Technician, CE Workforce Certificate »


Phlebotomists typically draw blood and collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures and stool cultures. They may also carry out other related clerical and routine lab tasks (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived) and enter results into the computer.

Phlebotomist CE Workforce Certificate »

Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologist

Sleep Technologists work overnight and collect data using polysomnograms that measure bioelectrical sleep activity.

Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technician, CE Workforce Certificate »

Pre-Requisite Courses / Challenge Exams

Many of our programs require students to take prerequisite courses prior to beginning the core classes. Click to see which programs require prerequisites or check the individual program page.

Have you taken health courses before? Utilize one of our challenge exams to get credit and save time and money!

Professional Development / Continuing Education

Are you already a health care practitioner? We offer a variety of professional development courses needed to maintain your certification or build upon your education.

Learn more »

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants assist in kennel care, assist veterinary technicians during exams of animals and provide support throughout the veterinary office.

Veterinary Assistant, CE Workforce Certificate »

Do you want to enhance your workforce?

CCBC can create a customized training program to improve the skills of your staff and meet the needs of your business.