Remington College-Houston Campus and Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus Offer New Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG Program

Diploma program helps prepare students for new career*

Houston, Texas – (October 21, 2010) – Remington College-Houston Campus  and Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus are enrolling students for a new Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG program. The program is designed to prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions such as limited X-Ray technicians in hospitals, radiology clinics, nursing homes, or home healthcare agencies*.

Students in the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG program can earn their diploma in as few as 12 months and graduates are eligible to take the Nationally Registered-Certified EKG Technician certification exam (NR-CEKG).

Registered, state-certified/licensed X-Ray technicians may be called on to operate fixed and portable X-Ray equipment, position patients for X-Rays, develop X-Rays, or provide general assistance to X-Ray technologists or other medical office personnel. They may also be called on to perform EKGs.

The Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG program offers classroom study and includes several hands-on X-Ray and EKG labs and clinical experiences. In addition, an externship opportunity may allow students who meet and maintain GPA requirements to gain valuable experience working in an approved medical facility under direct supervision from qualified personnel. During the program, students will also have a chance to learn medical insurance coding, patient billing, and more.

“This is a good option for students who have a calm and helpful demeanor, can handle stressful situations and work well with patients who are in pain or uncomfortable,” said Lashundia Brooks, Remington College-Houston Campus President.

Remington College-Houston Campus offers several degree and diploma programs, including Business Office Management, Criminal Justice, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Electronic Technology.

Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus offers several degree and diploma programs, including Business Office Management, Computer and Network Administration, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG, Medical Billing and Coding, and Dental Assisting.

Remington College-Houston Campus is located at 3110 Hayes Road, Suite 380 in Houston and Remington College-Houston Southeast Campus is located at 20985 Interstate 45 South in Webster.

For more information, call 1-800-448-6405.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/.

*Employment after graduation not guaranteed.

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Remington College Collects 2605 Pints of Blood in 2010 through 3 Lives Effort

Remington College partners with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America to increase the number of minority blood donors

Heathrow, Fla. – (October 20, 2010) – Remington College has exceeded its goal of collecting 2,500 pints of blood through campus blood drives in 2010. Remington College collected 2,605 pints of blood through its 3 Lives campaign.

For the 3 Lives campaign, Remington College partnered with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America for a series of blood drives on every Remington campus.

The community involvement program is called 3 Lives because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated. The blood drives focus on the need for minority donors – especially African Americans.

According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), African American blood donors provide blood with unique antigens that is vital for people battling sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases. Many sickle cell patients require frequent blood transfusions and it’s best for them to receive blood that closely matches their own.

“We would like to thank everyone who made our blood drives a success in 2010,” said Jack Forrest, Remington College President and CEO. “We will continue to highlight the need for minority blood donors as we provide much-needed blood for hospitals and blood centers in the communities where our students, faculty and staff live.”

The 3 Lives effort will continue in 2011, with the goal of exceeding this year’s collection total.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers career training through a variety of diploma, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including a new online campus.

For more information, call 1-800-448-6405.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/

Media contact:

Frank Wolff

Wellons Communications

407-339-0879 office

407-637-6000 cell

Frank@wellonscommunications.com

Posted by Wellons Communications, an Orlando public relations firm.