Main Campus Training Opportunities


Course ID:   55MAIN Location:  J209 East Campus    
Course Name:  Clinical Medical Assistant        
Course Start Date: In Progress - Next offered SP 2015 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 16th – December 16th 2014
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (9/20 & 9/27; 10/11 & 10/25; 11/8 & 11/22; 12/6)
9:00am – 4:00pm


Course ID:  61MAIN Location: DACC - Darrow    
Course Name: Leadership Essentials Certificate Program        
Course Start Date: October 7, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM - Noon Course Fee:  $595

Course Description:

This course is ideal for longer-term supervisors as well as those who may be emerging into supervisory roles.  Participants will explore tough supervisory topics such as relationship and teambuilding, gaining and keeping respect, managing change, improving communication, and many other supervisory topics.  This course will be delivered over 5, 1/2 day modules.  Tuesday's beginning October 7th.


Course ID:   56MAIN
Location:  J110 East Campus    
Course Name:  Medical Billing and Coding Program        
Course Start Date:  11/11/2014 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
November 11th 2014 - February 3, 2015
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (1/10/15 & 1/24/15)
9:00am – 3:00pm

Course ID:   57MAIN 
Location:  J209 East Campus    
Course Name: Veterinary Assistant Program        
Course Start Date:  11/10/2014 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
November 10, 2014 – February 4, 2015
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays (11/15, 12/6, 1/10, & 1/25)
9:00am – 4:00pm

Course ID:  63MAIN 
Location: DACC - Darrow     
Course Name: Exceptional Customer Service        
Course Start Date:  November 12, 2014 Time:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Course Fee: $259
Course Description:

Every contact with a customer is an opportunity for the customer to judge the quality of the product and service your company provides.  This program allows participants to define excellence in service for their organization, discover the benefits of exceptional service, and apply strategies from the top service providers to produce a high impact experience.
Course ID:  67MAIN 
Location: DACC - Ballroom     
Course Name:

Best Practices in Coaching and Feedback

Course Start Date:  November 13, 2014 Time:  8:30 AM - 10:30 a.m. Course Fee: $FREE
Course Description:

This session, led by Dr. John Park of ParenteBeard, will focus on how participants can enhance their ability to coach and develop others. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about best practices that they can implement in their own organization.  You will learn about: the importance of effective feedback, factors contributing to successful coaching, key steps in coaching that has impact, positive and constructive feedback, and the importance of paying attention. 

Course ID:  65MAIN 
Location: DACC - Darrow     
Course Name:  Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects and Deadlines        
Course Start Date:  November 18, 2014 Time:  8:30 AM - Noon Course Fee: $149
Course Description:

Are you feeling some schedule pressure or too many number one priorities?  Do you sometimes not know where to start?  do you feel that the pressure of your workload is impacting your ability to be productive in your workplace?  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.

Course ID:   66MAIN Location: DACC - Darrow     
Course Name:  Working with Communication Styles        
Course Start Date:  December 11, 2014 Time:  8:30 AM - Noon Course Fee:  $149

Course Description:

Understanding communication styles in the workplace often makes the difference between miscommunication and effective communication.  Communication styles typically fall into varying degrees of four primary categories.  Understanding how individual styles blend across categories and knowing what to look for in others can enhance workplace communication and improve teamwork.  during this workshop participants will discover more about their personal communication style, learn how to identify others communication styles, and explore ways to engage others in conversation based on five common workplace behavioral traits.  This fast paced and highly interactive workshop is appropriate for all organizational levels.