Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Institute for Health Care Professions

    The Institute for Health Care Professions (IHCP) recognizes the need for career-focused, professional content programs that deliver meaningful and impactful job-related results. IHCP is committed to developing certificate programs that match the demands of the job market. Shorter in length, the curriculum is tailored for specific jobs and multiple career paths, offering classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as hands-on experience at a variety of health care facilities in the New York metropolitan area. All classes are taught in state of the art facilities by experts in their fields.

  • Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing

    The world of medical coding and billing is expanding. By 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that medical record and health information jobs are due to increase by 13 percent. Healthcare organizations across the country are looking for trained and talented people for this growing field, which has a direct impact on the patient experience.  

    Monroe College’s online or on-campus Medical Coding and Billing Certificate Program is designed to help students start a new career. From introducing students to the world of medical coding and billing to preparing them to sit for the national certification examination, this comprehensive program gives students the tools and skills they need to succeed. 

    Online and on-campus options are available for this program. 

    For more information, please refer to the Medical Coding and Billing Web page.

  • NY State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Approved Training Program

    Certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, work alongside licensed practicing nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) to care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Although the CNAs work closely with patients, they perform different types of tasks than RNs or LPNs. CNAs will need to complete a training program approved by the New York State Office of the Professions. The curriculum consists of a total of 130 hours divided as follows: 75 hours of lecture, 25 hours of laboratory instruction, and 30 hours of practicum experience in a skilled nursing facility. Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to sit for the certification examination which tests skills and theory. Once they have passed the examination they are eligible for employment.  Clinical sites require a background check, drug screening, and appropriate immunizations. Positive results on either of the aforementioned will result in not being accepted into the program or not being allowed to attend the clinical. 

    For more information, please refer to the Nursing Assistant Web page.

  • Phlebotomy and EKG Certification


    Part I Course Overview:

    The student will study the theory and practice of the techniques for obtaining correct blood specimens. The student will develop an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, proper collection of blood and other specimens for laboratory examination, specimen processing and handling, quality assurance, safety procedures, medico-legal aspects of phlebotomy and effective communication skills. 

    Part II Course Overview:

    The purpose of the internship/clinical practicum for phlebotomy is to gain practical experience and demonstrate skill development for a variety of blood collection techniques. The student will demonstrate correct techniques and infection control precautions for all procedures.    

    Electrocardiography (EKG)

    Course Overview:

    Students enrolled in this course study the theory and practice of the techniques for performing electrocardiography (EKG). Students develop an understanding of the basic anatomy and electrophysiology of the cardiac system, study and perform the proper techniques involved in performing 12-Lead EKG, quality assurance, safety procedures, medico-legal aspects of electrocardiography, and effective communication skills. In addition, the student will be able to interpret a basic EKG, evaluate common artifacts, and employ critical thinking techniques for trouble-shooting basic equipment and procedural issues        

    Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the students will be eligible to take the national certification exams in both phlebotomy and electrocardiography. 

    For more information, please refer to the Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography Web page.

  • Patient Care Technician Certification

    A Patient Care Technician is a very important role in the medical world. They provide hands-on patient care in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. A PCT is licensed and certified to operate an electrocardiogram machine, in addition to being phlebotomists.  Above all, a PCT must be upbeat, personable and sympathetic. This professional demeanor is imperative for this job when working with patients who may be scared, weak or very sick.  

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job of a Patient Care Technician is expected to grow 21% by the year 2022.  That job growth is much greater than the national average. 

    A PCT includes CNA certification in addition to phlebotomy and electrocardiography. 

    If you are a current CNA, you can take our Phlebetomy/EKG program to receive your PCT certificate. If you are certified in Phlebetomy/EKG, you can take our NY State Certified CNA program to earn your PCT Certification. 

    For more information, please refer to Patient Care Technician Web page.

  • Medical Assisting – Associate Degree Program

    An AAS degree in Medical Assisting will teach students how to coordinate patient care, be effective team members in healthcare delivery, and develop skills for a range of clinical and administrative tasks. Medical assistants perform a variety of patient care activities under the supervision of a physician in settings such as a physician's private or group practice, acute care hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. Responsibilities may include preparing treatment rooms for patient examination, interviewing patients, recording patient vital signs, scheduling patient appointments, and sterilizing and positioning instruments. Additionally, medical assistants may have billing responsibilities. Medical assistants continue to be in large demand. The U.S. Department of Labor has projected that employment of medical assistants will grow 29 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

    Monroe’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program in Medical Assisting includes Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography, Clinical Laboratory and Office Procedures plus additional major and general education related courses.    

    For more information, please refer to the Medical Assisting Web page.

  • New York State Approved Pharmacy Technician Certificate

    This comprehensive course will prepare students for an entry-level position in a retail, hospital, long-term care, home-health care, or physician office pharmacy. The student will learn to assist the pharmacist within their scope of practice, and to perform necessary unsupervised daily tasks including basic to extensive medication preparation, dosage calculations, compounding, IV admixture, patient information maintenance, and inventory and quality control. Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from now to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications, and an aging population, are just two of the factors that are causing this growth.

    For more information, please refer to Pharmacy Technician Web page

  • New York State Approved Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors Certificate Program (CASAC)

    The CASAC Addiction Counseling Program is available to both current Monroe College students and to new enrolling students who are only interested in earning this 30 credit certificate. This counseling program prepares students to work with people with addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Counselors work in the fields of substance abuse treatment (detoxification, rehabilitation, and long term residential modalities), medical health, mental health, school prevention, correctional services, homeless shelters, and in private practice. 

    The CASAC Addiction Counseling Program provides students with strong theoretical and practical foundations, which can lead to career advancement in the human services and health care fields. Students learn to assess level and type of addiction, identify associated life issues, and set up treatment plans. Students are also equipped with strategies for early intervention, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse issues. 

    For more information, please refer to the CASAC Web page.

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography -Associate (AAS) Degree Program

    The AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares students for dynamic and rewarding careers in the rapidly growing field of diagnostic medical sonography. Sonographers work with highly sophisticated ultrasound technology to create detailed internal images of the human body and assist physicians throughout various medical specialties in making diagnoses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2024, employment in the field will increase by 26%, far above the national average.    

    The program will provide students with knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and the different sonography specialties, as well as the opportunity to train directly with health professionals. Students will understand the ethical, legal and regulatory standards of diagnostic medical sonography, and will be able to expertly and safely employ and interpret sonographic imaging to assist in diagnosis. Students will also learn to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues and healthcare professionals and have the option to sit for the national certification examination.

    For more information, please refer to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Web page.

  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – Continuing Education

    Monroe is offering an American Heart Association certification course. Designed for healthcare professionals and those entering a medical or allied health program, this CPR/AED Course will include the basic techniques of adult and pediatric CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator. The course includes one- and two-person rescue techniques. Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.  Students must purchase the book and mask at the College Bookstore.

    Tuition Cost: 

    Monroe College student (New or Renewal) $30
    Alumni New Course$75
    Alumni Renewal Course                 $55
    New Course$90
    Renewal Course$65


    To find information on the next class and registration process, please contact Ramona Samuels at 646-393-8572 or