Learn the language healthcare professionals use to understand conditions, medical procedures, abbreviations, disease, and treatments. This course will boost confidence as the student learns how to spell, pronounce, and define medical terms. By studying Medical Terminology, you develop a fluency in the highly specialized language of health. You will understand the origin and importance of acronyms like HIPPA and gain confidence to perform in a field where the difference between the right and wrong word can change a life. 40 hours.
*Class Runs Thursday Evenings from 5-9PM.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
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Our training program prepares the Certified Nurse's Aide with the necessary skills and knowledge to start a career as a Patient Care Technician. These include collecting venous and capillary blood specimens, performing EKGs, recognizing basic abnormalities in heart function, and ensuring proper infection control and safety standards. 60 hours. Successful program completers will sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) CPCT exam.
*Class runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2-6PM
PHLEBOTOMY & EKG TECHNICIAN
Learn the skills and responsibilities that include universal precautions, capillary punctures, complications of phlebotomy and special procedures. Study 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 are a component of this course. This comprehensive program prepares students for the National Certification Exam. Participating students and volunteer subjects must sign an “Acknowledgment of Risk” form.
Industry Certification Eligibility: National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certificate
*Class meets Thursday evenings, 5:30PM - 9:30PM & Saturday mornings, 8:30AM-12:30PM*
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
* Class meets Mon and Wed evening from 5-9PM.