- EKG Technician
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physical Therapy Aide
800 & 820 – Practical Nursing and TEAS Examination Preparation
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830 – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
This program is state-certified and provides students with the skills needed to work in a variety of medical settings. Topics include physical and emotional care of patients, vital signs, communication skills, handling of stress, safety issues, and the aging process. Candidates will take a written assessment test for entrance into the program. This assessment includes questions to test basic math skills (such as, addition and subtraction), general English proficiency skills, and previous knowledge for reading and recording physical health measurements. The course consists of classroom instruction followed by practice in a nursing lab. In order to apply these skills in a clinical setting, approximately 24 hours will be spent in a nursing home under the supervision of the instructor. These hours may be extended from 4-8PM or 5-9PM. Based on clinical availability, there is one Saturday full day clinical session. Students must show evidence of good health from their physician, proof of a negative TB test within the last 6 months, and be free of back problems and lifting restrictions. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to apply for the State Department of Public Health exam. Students must meet minimum attendance requirements. Textbook and supplies are included. Start date first week in February. There are still openings.
28 Sessions, Mon. & Wed., 5:30-9, Spring 2013, $770
837 – American Heart Association AED
Course Completion Card: Valid for 2 years
The Heartsaver AED Course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking. Also use of barrier devices for all ages. This course is for childcare providers as well as those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This course is NOT for Healthcare Professionals.
1 Session, Sat, 8a-1p, Mar 30, $95
838 – Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Course Completion Card: Valid for 2 years
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation.
This course is for healthcare providers, for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists or others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
1 Session, Sat., 8-1, Mar 16, $100
This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.
15 Sessions, Mon. & Fri., 6-9:30, begins Mar 11, $999
This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT- Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other national certification exams. The course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiologyof the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including an introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.
15 Sessions, Tues. & Thurs., 6-9:30, begins Mar 12, $999
This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other national certification exams.
21 Sessions, begins Mar 11, $1,799
18 Mon & Thu sessions, 6p-9:30p
3 Sat sessions, 9a-3p, Mar 23, Apr 13, and May 4
This 50 hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Medical Records Clerks are all positions in great demand. This program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that they can gain the necessary skills required to obtain an administrative medical assistant position. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.
15 Sessions, Mon. & Wed., 6:00-9:30, Mar 11, $999
This comprehensive 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation center and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.
15 Sessions, Tue. & Thu., 6:00-9:30, Mar 12, $999