The AHA Training Center is approved by the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program.
The Continuing Education Program is approved by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation as a Continuing Education Provider.
The Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals for the education and certification examination of nursing assistants.
Graduates of the Phlebotomy Program meet all requirements of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists to sit for the National Certification Examination for Phlebotomist.
The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.
Students enrolled in a distributed learning program offered through the Non-Degree Programs must adhere to the same curricular guidelines as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs as presented in this catalog.
American Heart Association Training Center
The AHA Training Center is approved by the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program offeringemergency cardiac care courses to the healthcare professional and the general public.
Initial and renewal AHA courses for healthcare professionals include:
Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
American Heart Association courses for the general community include:
Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric CPR
Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric CPR with Automatic External Defibrillation (Heartsaver AED)
Family & Friends CPR
Heartsaver First Aid.
Instructor training courses for each ECC course are offered for AHA Instructor Certification.
The Training Center oversees AHA instructors throughout the State and is responsible for the quality assurance of courses provided by these instructors at off-campus training sites. We can customize course times and locations to meet specialized needs; offer group courses for physician practice or other groups tailored to your organization's priorities; provide flexible training times; and offer effective group training.
Continuing Education Program
OLOL College approved by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation as a Continuing Education Provider.
Continuing Education prepares a variety of educational activities for health care professionals and the general public. These programs may be designed to award Continuing Education (CE) Credits (CEUs), CNE or in some cases may be taken for CEUs in place of college credit.
An annual needs assessment determines topics to be offered for CE credit that will contribute to improve the quality of care and safety of patients and residents in the region. Professional course offerings for nursing, allied health and other CE credit include such a wide array of healthcare related topics including but not limited to certification review courses, cardiology, critical incident stress management and medical/surgical nurse-related subject matter and care for the elderly.
Graduates of the Phlebotomy program meet all requirements of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists to sit for the National Certification Examination for Phlebotomist.
The Phlebotomy program is a 13-week certificate program consisting of 80 classroom hours and 120 clinical hours. Classroom hours are scheduled two evenings per week. Clinical hours are arranged over a three week period during the day at various healthcare agencies and laboratories. The program prepares students for employment in agencies where there is a need to obtain blood specimens for laboratory examinations. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Phlebotomy Certification Exam.
NOTE: If a student has attended college, a college transcript with a minimum 2.0 GPA may be substituted for the high school transcript.
NOTE: This program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid , but the College does offer a payment plan option.
Application deadline is July 15 for fall admission; December 1 for spring admission; and May 1 for summer admission.
The applicant’s past academic performance and individuality will be considered by the Admissions Committee. The College may also consider program demand and availability of clinical resources when making admissions decisions.
Once accepted into the program, the student must complete the Health and Safety Packet. Students will not be permitted to attend class until this requirement is met.