School of Allied Health Careers


Are you ready for a new career in healthcare?

Griffin Hospital's School of Allied Health Careers' programs are taught by certified instructors in a modern classroom setting. Our programs are authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health.

Admission Requirements


Students include those seeking second careers, recent high school graduates, and everything in between. The Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician Course is open to anyone 18 years or older with a High School Diploma or GED or 17 years of age with a high school diploma.  A pre-admission interview and application fee are required prior to enrollment in the class. Requirements for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program you must currently be a high school senior or have already obtained your diploma or GED.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers now offers an Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant Program. With a total of 104 hours, you can become a state-certified CNA in just five weeks!

  • Day and evening classes will be available based on enrollment and interest.
  • Day classes are available and the first four weeks of the program will be with classroom education and skills Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • The final (5th) week will include clinical experience at an extended care facility and Griffin Hospital, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the required 40 hours for CNA certification completion.
  • Course content includes infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care.
  • Successful completion of the course and clinical experience qualifies a student to take the state exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant in Connecticut.
  • Tuition includes the course book, Heart Saver CPR class, and malpractice insurance coverage for clinical rotations.
  • Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission.

Patient Care Technician (PCT)


Become a PCT in just 16 weeks!

  • Patient Care Technician courses are offered three times a year, beginning in January, May, and September.
  • 16-week course (12 weeks of classes, 4 weeks of clinical - 160 hours)
  • Classes are held Monday and Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday;
    • morning section (9:00 AM - Noon) or
    • evening section (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Hands-on training
  • State-of-the-art simulation equipment
  • Four-week practical rotation at Griffin Hospital (M-F, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
  • Tuition includes books, malpractice insurance, CPR certification, and national certification exam fee
  • Eligible to register for CT CNA exam
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for both a national Patient Care Technician Exam and a National Phlebotomy Exam.



Become a phlebotomist in just 13 weeks!

  • Phlebotomy courses are held three times a year, beginning in January, May, and September.
  • 13-week course, offered Tuesday - Thursday
  • Day and evening sessions (9 AM - Noon or 6 PM-9 PM)
  • Hands-on training
  • 40-hour externship
  • Tuition includes lab coats, books, malpractice insurance, CPR certification and a national certification exam fee.
Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers

Contact Us

School of Allied Health Careers
(203) 732-1276
Griffin Medical Office Building
300 Seymour Ave.
Suite 206
Derby, CT 06418



Funding to help launch the Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers was provided by the following:

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