Now offering winter classes for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs!
Classes for the CNA program will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. starting Jan. 14. The day PCT program and the Phlebotomy program begin Jan 15.

Funding is available for the medical assistant program. Reach out to us today and see how we can help you get into the career you've been searching for!

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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers

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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers

Get Started on a New, Rewarding Career!

The School of Allied Health Careers provides exceptional healthcare education with knowledgeable and experienced teachers who are nationally certified or master’s prepared nurses. Students get ample hands-on training in patient care at Griffin Hospital and an extended care facility. Accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health, the school offers one-on-one teaching that has helped its graduates achieve a high rate of success on certification tests. Also, the school boasts a strong job placement rate with most graduates quickly finding positions at Griffin or other area hospitals.

  • "Enrolling in Griffin School of Allied Health Careers is truly one of the best decisions I've ever made! Their hands on, personalized instruction is both interactive and top-notch. Each instructor is genuinely interested in helping each student thrive and achieve competency and confidence to his/her optimal ability in a very supportive way. Am so thankful and proud to be among GSAHC's (soon-to-be) graduates in PCT, Phlebotomy, CNA, EKG Telemetry, CPR. Thank you so very much for helping me achieve my goals and dreams in this fulfilling and meaningful career path! With sincerest appreciation always!" Reenie Quinlan | 2017
  • "The best choice i've made regarding schooling in a long time , the teachers were Amazing - caring and helpful , always encouraging and supportive, made learning fun and exciting !!! Ty so much Tracy, Barbara, Michele, and Carol for all that you've done." AJ Szenessy | 2017
  • "OMG is all I can say about this school. Tracy, Barbara, Michele and Carol are the most amazing teachers I know. They all have different teaching skills with one common goal and that is The Best Comes From Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health. Will tell everyone I know to come here. Thank you all for teaching us the best. PCT and Phlebotomy Class 2017 rocks." Michelle Barrett | 2017
  • "This has been the best decision I ever made I did cna class and learned so much and had so a great teacher carol I also am taking phelbotomy and the both teachers Barbara & Tracy there are absolutely amazing. I thought long and hard before going to school wondering how I can do it with 4 kids and I am doing well. So if you are thinking about school Griffin hospital school of allied is absolutely amazing. Thank you again for everything." Nicole Monique | 2017

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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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.

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.

Become a Medical Assistant in 28 weeks!

  • Griffin Hospital’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training program prepares students to become healthcare professionals that specialize in commonly performed procedures. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in a variety of settings, including medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and general medicine or specialty practices. This program also provides the diversity of other job options in the hospital or laboratory settings.
  • Hands-on training
  • The Medical Assistant course consists of 600 hours of classroom time held over a period of 24 weeks with an additional 160 hour clinical rotation of 40 hours per week for 4 weeks.
  • The class will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break each class.
  • Topics covered in this course include: Medical Terminology; Anatomy/Physiology; Pathology; Pharmacology/CPR/First Aid; Medical Law; Ethics; Patient Communications; Medical Office Keeping; Insurance and Finance; Clinical Procedures; Cardiology and Radiology Procedures; Phlebotomy; and IT/EHR/EMR
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will sit for a national clinical medical assistant certification exam , given at the school. Students will also be eligible to sit for the national Phlebotomy Exam , as well as the National Clinical Administrative Medical Assistant Exam.
  • The clinical externship consists of practical application using skills learned in a clinical setting with a rotation of medical specialties.


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

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