Main Campus Training Opportunities


Course ID:   55MAIN Location:  J209 East Campus    
Course Name:  Clinical Medical Assistant        
Course Start Date:  9/2/2014 Time:  6:00-9:30 PM Course Fee:  $2,599.00

Course Description:

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship
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
Student Tuition: $2,599 (includes all textbooks)
Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 2nd – December 9th 2014
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (9/13; 9/27; 10/11; 10/25; 11/8 & 11/22)
9:00am – 4:00pm

Course ID:   56MAIN
Location:  J110 East Campus    
Course Name:  Medical Billing and Coding Program        
Course Start Date:  9/2/2014 Time:  6:00-9:30 PM Course Fee:  $1,899.00

Course Description:

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 (6months 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

Course Contact Hours: 80 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,899 (Textbooks included)

Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 2nd – November 6th 2014
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (9/13 & 10/11)
9:00am – 3:00pm

Course ID:   57MAIN 
Location:  J209 East Campus    
Course Name: Veterinary Assistant Program        
Course Start Date:  9/8/2014 Time:  6:00-9:30 PM Course Fee:  $1,899.00

Course Description:

This 100 hour Veterinary Assistant program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office. Students will enjoy learning through classroom lecture as well as hands on labs. Note: this program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

Course Contact Hours: 100 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,899 (Textbooks included)

Mondays and Wednesdays
September 8th – November 17th 2014
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (9/20; 10/18; 11/1 & 11/15)
9:00am – 4:00pm