Healthcare Academy/ In-Person and Hybrid Courses
Medical Administrative Assistant with Billing/Coding Specialist
This course will teach the basic skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in a medical office, hospital setting or related healthcare facility. The area of study includes medical reception, medical billing, medical terminology, CPT.4/ICD.10 coding, medical records, ethics, confidentiality, communication skills, appointment scheduling, and an overview of various insurance plans and allied health fields. Approximately 100 hours.
Students will be eligible for 2 certificates: CMAA & CBCS
Phlebotomy and EKG Technician
Learn the skills and responsibilities of the professional Phlebotomist and EKG technician. Topics of instruction include universal precautions, capillary punctures, complications of phlebotomy and special procedures and more. Then study the principles of electrocardiography and train to perform a 12 lead EKG. Understand the relationship of the conduction system to the cardiac cycle. Learn to prepare patients for EKG, identify dysrhythmias, recognize technical errors and react to emergency situations. This course is a combination of theory and practical training. In class, live venipunctures will be a component of this course. This comprehensive program prepares students to become students eligible to take the National Certification Exam. Participating students and volunteer subjects must sign an “Acknowledgement of Risk” form. Textbook Included.
*Class meets Thursday evenings, 5:30PM - 9:30PM & Saturday mornings, 8:30AM-12:30PM*
Clinical Medical Assistant
The Clinical medical assistant program, is designed to prepare students for work in various healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various tasks, including assisting with administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing EKG and obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, including phlebotomy, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics hospitals and outpatient facilities. Our program includes instruction on preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG, and the cardiac lifecycle. The Clinical Medical Assistant Program prepares students to assist physicians by performing the clinical functions of a medical office. Students who have completed the phlebotomy and EKG courses and are Nursing Assistant students will have an opportunity to take the nationally recognized Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field. Medical assistants with clinical backgrounds perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medication and with minor procedures, including EKG and phlebotomy. Approximately 200 hours.