Clearfield Campus Opportunities

Fall/Winter 2015

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Course ID: CLFD93

Location: Founders Hall

Course Start Date: 9/15/2015

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Course Fee: $2,599


This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.  To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship - Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - September 15th – December 17th 2015


Helping the Small to Medium Size Business to Better Understand Marketing Today

Course ID: CLFD100

Location: Founders Hall

Course Date: 10/2/2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Course Fee: $0 FREE


  1. Understanding advertising and getting it to fit your budget
  2. Who is your audience and where do they come from
  3. How to use research to help with buying decisions
  4. Digital Media and how to use it effectively
  5. Social Media and how it can help with you marketing strategy

Presenter:   Jeff Matter is a Lock Haven University graduate (1991) with a degree in Business.  He is marketing and sales professional with over 20 years of experience helping small to medium sized businesses grow.   Jeff has worked for companies such as Sheetz, Tele-Communications, Inc., AT&T and Adelphia and currently he is the Area Sales Manager for Comcast Spotlight and manages the Johnstown/Altoona/State College DMA.  He enjoys working with businesses to develop successful marketing plans and brings a vast knowledge of marketing and sales experience from traditional marketing to digital marketing.


Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and Deadlines

Course ID: CLFD87

Location: Founders Hall

Course Date: 10/9/2015

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Fee:$149


This exciting one-half day workshop will help you improve your job performance by examining effective ways to assess your workload, choose the right priorities, and manage important deadlines.


Patient Access & Registration Professional Program

Course ID: CLFD99

Location: Founders Hall

Course Start Date: 10/13/2015

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Course Fee: $1,950


This comprehensive program will prepare students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patient’s healthcare experience.  This program covers important background information on the healthcare profession including: interpersonal skills; patient confidentiality; medical ethics and law; medical terminology; basics of insurance billing and coding; telephone techniques; scheduling appointments and medical records management.  Additional key program topics include: customer service; referral/transfer services; resource scheduling; patient check-in; admission; registration; revenue cycle & information systems; Statistical Reporting; customer satisfaction and retention; leadership and management and other relevant topics. 

Note: Students who complete this program would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam; the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM) or the Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) national certification exams – depending upon their professional experience level and other factors.  Course Contact Hours: 90 hrs.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - October 13th – December 16th 2015



Dialysis Technician Program

Course ID: CLFD96

Location: Founders Hall

Course Start Date: 10/19/2015

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Course Fee: $999


This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed.  Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment.  Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.  Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program.  Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs. 
Mondays and Wednesdays - October 19th – December 9th, 2015 - 6:00pm – 9:30p



Leadership Development for Healthcare Professionals

Course ID: CLFD84

Location: Founders Hall

Course Date: 10/22/2015

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Fee: $249


This program will inspire participants to consider their organizational role and skills as a workplace leader.  Ideal for preparing employees for future supervisory roles, those relatively new to a supervisory role, or for those who may have been in the role for some time but would benefit from refreshing and enhancing their leadership presence.  Appropriate for both clinical and non-clinical roles; including related sectors such as behavioral health, long-term care, home care, dental, and many others.