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How Can You Get Financial Aid?

Take these steps to find out if you qualify At Seacoast Career Schools, we don't want finances to stand in the way of your educational goals. We want to help you find ways to get the support you need, and our financial aid advisors are to help. So, how does it work? Where do you start? Here is a step-by-step guide to seeking out financial aid for your career training education at Seacoast. Step 1. For new students: Complete the Seacoast application. The first step is to fill out our application materials. These forms do not obligate you to come to our school, but you cannot receive financial aid until you are accepted at a school. To be accepted into Seacoast, you need to have a high school diploma or…
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A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

Find out if this career is right for you. If you are looking for a career in the healthcare field that is varied and fast paced, you may want to find out more about becoming a medical assistant. A medical assistant may work in the front office, provide care, or do a combination of both. Whether you choose to work in such places as a private medical office, clinic, hospital, or surgery center, you will play an important role of serving both medical professionals and patients. Your job may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, or reassuring a patient before a procedure. Seacoast Career Schools offers a professional medical assistant training program at its Manchester, NH, campus. Below is an overview of what your career may look like…
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Increase Your Veggie Intake for National Nutrition Month

Follow these tips for healthier eating in March to look and feel better Let’s face it—hardly anyone eats enough vegetables. Even vegetarians can be more focused on starches and non-meat sources of protein than getting in plenty of leafy greens and colorful vegetables. If you’re someone who can’t seem to get the recommended servings of veggies every day, you’re not alone. We have suggestions for ways to sneak them into your eating routine that won’t feel too much like work. March is a great time to focus on improving your diet, since it’s National Nutrition Month. Get inspired by this year’s theme—“Go Further with Food”—and find ways to gain more nutrients but also save money. (That fast food and processed food is rarely inexpensive.) An added benefit of making vegetables…
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Should I Go to College? What Are the Options Besides College?

Not every job requires a four-year college degree If you’re a high school senior, you probably feel the pressure every time someone asks, “Where are you going to college?” College is a great opportunity for many students, but for others, college may simply not be in the cards. That’s nothing to be ashamed of! College may not be for everyone, and that’s okay. Many people choose not to go to college for a whole lot of good reasons, such as: “College is too expensive. I can’t afford it, and I don’t want to go into debt.” “College has too many academic requirements.” “I like to work with my hands. College doesn’t have that many hands-on career options.” “I’m more interested in the hands-on programs at career training schools.” “College takes…
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Manchester Massage Therapy Students Experience Acupuncture First-Hand

A recent field trip rounded out their training in Eastern body techniques On February 9, four Massage Therapy students at the Manchester campus of Seacoast Career Schools had the opportunity to try acupuncture for themselves. Instructor Cheryl Giorlando brought her class to the Manchester Acupuncture Studio, where they were able to experience community acupuncture. This outing had a strong positive impact on the students and reinforced many aspects of what they were learning in class. A foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine Giorlando has brought several classes to this same location in the past, in support of content the students are learning in her “Body Therapies of Asia” course. This class covers a number of different modalities, such as shiatsu, Thai massage, and energy work involving chakras as well as polarity.…
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What’s the Difference Between a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant (CNA)?

How to choose the right healthcare career training program for you Have you ever considered a career in healthcare? If you don’t know anything about healthcare, it may sound like a stretch for you. But did you know there are many healthcare careers you can do without a college degree? Did you know that there are many healthcare jobs that can be trained for in less than one year? In other words, beginning a career in healthcare could be within your reach. This article looks at two such jobs: the professional medical assistant and the nursing assistant (CNA). We will look at each career choice and how can you get started down the road to one of these careers. What is the difference between a medical assistant and a nursing…
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Why Handwashing Is Essential in Healthcare

This precautionary step to reduce germs is critical during this dangerous flu season According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, one out of about every 25 patients in a hospital has at least one infection they got as a result of receiving healthcare. One of the factors is that those who work in healthcare tend to wash their hands less than half as often as they should. But healthcare workers should always make it a priority to keep their patients safe from germs, and handwashing is essential. During a flu season with the severity of the one we are having now, handwashing is not just important—it can be lifesaving, especially if you work in one of the allied health professions. Washing your hands…
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Sanford Massage Therapy Students Gear up for April Clinic

Members of the public are welcome to come for affordable massages from students-in-training If you’re looking for a place to get a reasonably priced massage in the Sanford area, then look no further than Seacoast Career Schools. Three students in the Massage Therapy program will be operating an on-campus massage clinic during the first week of April at the Sanford Campus, so they can practice the techniques they’ve been learning. Members of the public are welcome to make appointments for Monday through Thursday of that week, generally between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The school charges the extremely affordable rate of $25 for a 60-minute Swedish massage, and all of the money the students earn goes towards supplies for the clinic and the Massage Therapy program. Merideth…
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Children’s Dental Health Month: How to Protect Young Teeth

It’s never too early to focus on taking care of teeth Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a great time to “brush up” on the basics with kids about good dental habits. If you’re a parent, or studying to be a Dental Assistant, you’ll want to keep this information in mind when you’re dealing with young ones. The campaign slogan for the month is “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” This advice may seem like basic dental facts, but it’s essential for kids to put this into practice every day if they want to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth. There are a number of ways that adults can support the young people they encounter in taking care…
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Sanford Students Take a Closer Look at Nutrition

By measuring the sugar content in what they eat, three students reveal the reality behind food labels Seacoast Sanford campus students Devin Donnelly, Ashly Bell and Priscilla Forziati show off their hard work with a fabulous presentation of their 5th term nutrition board project. Baggies contain the actual amount of sugar in each food or beverage. Three students at the Sanford campus of Seacoast Career Schools recently got a wake-up call about the sugar content of foods they routinely eat. Medical Assisting students Devin Donnelly, Ashly Bell, and Priscilla Forziati showed off their hard work with a poster presentation showcasing a highly practical aspect what they’re learning in their 5th-term nutrition class. Instructor Julie Higgins, herself a graduate of the Seacoast Sanford Medical Assisting program, assigns what she calls a…
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