Cardiac Life Support Training & Certification

Daniel R. Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Coordinator, Assistant Professor, HPE&D Dept., QCC (contact # 718.281.5162)

This Certification course provides all of the requirements for health care provider & professional rescuer, which includes adult, child, infant CPR, rescue breathing, and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). AHA requires "pass" grade on skills exam & minimum of 84 score on written exam to qualify for certification. Dress comfortably. Required Textbook to be read prior to class: American Heart Association: BLS for Healthcare Providers (latest edition), available at the QCC Bookstore.

Basic Cardiac Life Support

Basic techniques for CPR certification.

AHX-100               $130* / 9am-6pm (8 hours) with 1 hr. lunch break

* Includes material fee of $8.50 for pocket face mask (AHA protocols) and $17 CPR certification card (subject to further change with price increase).

Saturday

S1           Jan. 6

S2           Jan. 20

S3           Apr. 21

Sunday

Z1           Jan. 28

Z2           Feb. 18

Additional dates may be available.

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EMT Certification: Basic Course

This course covers all techniques and operational aspects of an EMT. Demonstration, practice, and clinical observation are integrated with free online FEMA classes. For more information, please visit: EMT Certification

EMT Refresher Challenge Recertification

Provides testing, evaluation, and necessary retraining for EMTs needing recertification. Test cognition of emergency medical care and performance.  Challenge-based format with multiple mandatory sessions to meet updated NYS curriculum.

Enrollment based on successful outcomes of pre-test given at first class.

AHX-111        MWS / $575

MWS: EVENING & WEEKEND ONLY

Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday @ 6-10pm

Saturday @ 9am-6pm w/ 1 hour lunch break

Mon. Jan. 29-May 14 (skip 2/12, 19; 4/2)

*Tues. Feb. 20 (conversion date for Monday)

Wed. Jan. 31-May 2 (skip 4/4, 11)

Sat. Feb. 3-May 12 (skip 3/31, 4/7, 5/5)

Thurs. May 17 (Exam 6-10pm)

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Health Technology Certification

Daniel R. Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Coordinator, Assistant Professor, HPE&D Dept., QCC; Candy Zambrano, EMT-B, PTCB, CNA, CPR/BLS instructor, and; other teachers TBA

Required textbooks available at the QCC Bookstore.  Certificate of attendance awarded upon satisfying required course attendance, written exam, and skills demonstrations.

Prerequisite:  CPR (AHX-100) (with AHA  CPR Certification),  Medical Terminology for Allied Health (AHX-179), Standard First Aid (AHX-183).

No refunds issued for lateness. Timeliness and attendance is enforced; this will impact on eligibility for meeting program and exam requirements. High School Diploma or equivalent required.

EKG Technician (NHA Certified)

Introduction to cardiac anatomy and terminology, recognition   of cardiac emergencies, obtaining a 12-lead ECG or EKG tracing and basic rhythm interpretation.  For more information, please visit: EKG Technician

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IV Technician

Attain training in IV administration via lectures, demonstrations and hands on skills practice sessions. Topics: Venous/Vascular Anatomy and Physiology, Complications of IV Therapy, Fluids and Electrolytes, Calculations, Drug Interactions, Adverse Reactions and IV Therapies.

Prerequisite: Phlebotomy Technician (AHX-171)

NOTE: Only offered FALL semester

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Phlebotomy Technician

Obtain the introductory skills to secure an entry level phlebotomy position. Learn various methods of blood collection through venipuncture, capillary puncture, and existing intravascular devices. Emphasizes use of anticoagulants, the order of draw, and procedures for obtaining and processing specimens.  Safety considerations for all health care professionals and patients discussed. For more information, please visit: Phlebotomy Technician

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Medical Terminology for Allied Health Programs

Learn to identify medical words and terminology by their component parts, and also receive an introduction to basic anatomy and physiology (with a focus on the cardiovascular and hematic systems) and understand the importance of medical terminology in the healthcare professions, with online component. Participants required to pass an exam at the end of class. Required Textbook is available at the QCC Bookstore.

AHX-179      S / 1 session (8 hours) / $165      Sat., 9am-6pm (1 hour lunch), Feb. 10

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Standard First Aid Certification

Daniel R. Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), Coordinator, Assistant Professor, HPE&D Dept., QCC

Attain employee training on external bleeding control, injuries, wound care, asthma and allergic reactions, (weather-related) shocks, burns, poisons and sudden illness in the workplace. Learn to recognize everyday emergency situations and take appropriate action until professional help arrives. The American Heart Heartsavers guidelines mandate the required workbook manual be read prior to class (available at the QCC Bookstore @ less than $10).

AHX-183      1 session (8 hours) / $130 includes material fee of $8.50 for pocket face mask (AHA protocol) and $17 for certification card (subject to further change with price increase).

9am-6pm (with 1 hour lunch)                   

Saturday, January 13

Sunday, January 21

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Infection-Control Techniques: Licensing Certification

Required in health-care practice for RN’s, LPN’s, MD’s and PA’s

Madhu Bhaskaran, MD

NYS-mandated training for renewing health-care licenses. Approved by the NYS Dept. of Education, this course covers Dept. of Health policy on H.I.V. and Hepatitis B, and Board of Regents and Dept. of Health regulations on professional conduct.

AHX-150     M / 1 session (4 hours) / $85 / Mon., 6-10pm, April 16

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Child Abuse ID & Reporting Certification

For teachers, MD’s, RN’s, podiatrists, DDS’s, dental hygienists, optometrists, and psychologists. Michele Singer-Berkowitz, Professional Diploma in School Administration, MS in School Counseling, NYS Certified Prevention Professional. Presently the School Based Services Administrator for the NYC Department of Education – Region 3 Student Placement, Youth and Family Support Services

Approved by the NYS Dept. of Education, this course covers legal definitions of child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment; physical and behavioral signs of abuse; procedures for reporting; and legal implications of reporting and failing to report. Bring license & SSN to class.

PDX-121         TP / 1 session (3 hours) / $65 / Tues., 5-8pm, March 13

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School Violence Prevention & Intervention Seminar

Michele Singer-Berkowitz, Professional  Diploma in School Administration, MS in School Counseling, NYS Certified Prevention Professional. Presently the School Based Services Administrator for the NYC Department of Education – Region 3 Student Placement, Youth and Family Support Services

NYS Law states that a person applying on or after February 1, 2001, initially, or for the renewal of a license, registration, certificate, or limited permit must provide documentation that he/she has completed the required training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention.

This seminar has been approved by the NYS Education Department.

Topics  include:  Identification   of  warning  signs  within   a  developmental  and  social  context including   the  statutes,   regulations,   and  policies  relating   to  a  safe,  non-violent   school  climate;  effective  classroom  management  techniques   that   promote   a  nonviolent   school  climate  and  enhance  learning;  the  integration  of  social  and  problem-solving  skill  development for students within the regular curriculum; intervention techniques and how to participate in an effective school/community  process for students exhibiting violent behavior.

Participants will receive the required certificate of completion.

PDX-120       RP / 1 session (3 hours) / $65 / Thurs., 5-8pm, March 15

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DASA Dignity for All Students Act: Certification

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants will leave with ideas that they can implement in their work environment. Media, discussion and interaction will be used to meet the certification requirements by the NYS Education Department.

PDX-125    1 session (6 hours) I $105

Sat, 9am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break), January 13

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Nursing Pre-Admission (NLN PAX): Exam Prep

Charlotte Muller, RN

Prepares the student for the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX), a standardized entrance exam for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools. The following three main areas of the PAX exam are covered: Verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; Mathematics, which includes basic calculations and word problems, and; Science, which reviews general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.

Aligned with the Spring 2018 PAX exam date (on April 19, 24, 28; May1) offered by the Queensborough Community College Nursing Department

Required Textbook: National League for Nursing, Preview Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam 3rd Edition by Jones and Bartlett

NUX-195      (20 hours) / $299

MW             8 sessions / Mon. & Wed., 7-9:30pm, March 26-(ends Mon.) April 30 (skip 4/2, 4, 11)

SA1        5 sessions / Sat., 10am-2pm, February 24-March 24

SA2        5 sessions / Sat., 10am-2pm, Aprii14-May 12

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Patient Care Technician Certification: NHA Certified

For more information, please visit: Patient Care Technician Certification

Home Health Aide Certification

Home Health Aide Certification

Duchess De Guzman, RN, Instructor; Gladys Bonafaux, RN, Coordinator

Home Health Aides are in high demand to provide quality direct home care to the elderly, chronically ill or disabled patients in the comfort of the patient's home. Through an enhanced, interactive curriculum that includes a hands-on approach, learn how to monitor vitals, assist with personal hygiene, help patients dress and groom, replace sterile dressings, and provide support using medical equipment, such as walkers, canes and wheelchairs. Approved by NYS Dept. of Education.

NUX-204    14 sessions (98 hours) I $495 plus the cost of uniform (approximately $10-$20)

E-FL           Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs., 9am-5pm (with 1 hour lunch break) March 5-(ends Tues.) 27

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ESL Healthcare Bridge Program

ESL Healthcare Bridge Program

Are you an ESL learner looking to start a career in the Healthcare field? The Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be initiating a series of free workshops designed to advance non-native English-speaking students further and faster into Healthcare Training programs, with a focus on our EMT Certification Program and our Medical Assistant Program

Students will practice listening, reading and speaking with comprehension and presenting oral and written information clearly in preparation for successfully completing these Healthcare Training Programs

Upon successful completion of the free ESL Healthcare Bridge Program, students will be eligible to apply for the tuition-based EMT Certificate or Medical Assistant Programs

For further information, contact Lori A. Conkling,

Continuing Education Director of Labor Market  Research & Workforce  Development at LConkling@qcc.cuny.edu.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified  Nursing Assistants  are in high demand in the bilingual  community;  those who can con- verse in  a second language and assist  in  a multi-ethnic  environment  will  be highly  marketable. Prepare and function effectively in long-term and/or acute-care facilities and in the community. Instruction includes lectures, lab, and clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse. This program is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department. For more information, please visit: Certified Nursing Assistant

Hemodialysis Certification Prep

Designed to prepare for employment in the Hemodialysis industry as Certified Hemodialysis: Technician (CHT)   • Biomedical Technician (CHBT)   • Nurse (CHN)

Hemodialysis cleans the blood of waste products and excess fluids by passing the blood through an artificial kidney, or dialyzer, for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Topics per Certification Type: Principles of Hemodialysis, Renal Anatomy and Physiology, Complications of Renal Failure, Renal Nutrition,  Lab Work, Vascular Access Care, Infection Control Practices, Water Treatment,  Dialyzer Reprocessing, Hemodialysis-Fresenius©-Machine setup,  Operation, Disinfection, Management of Alarms, Electronics, Medical Emergencies, Patient Confidentiality, BCLS/CPR, Patient as The Customer, Fire and OSHA Safety, Ergonomics of Lifting, Professional Development, Working As a Team, Administration of Hemodialysis Medications, Anemia Management, Mineral Bone Management and Organ Transplantation. For more information, please visit: Hemodialysis Certification Prep

Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT)

Responsible for providing direct patient care, monitoring the patient and hemodialysis machine, and perform safety checks on the equipment and systems.

AHX-173       32 sessions (132 hours) includes BONENT exam review sessions / $3,000

Mon., Wed., Fri., 6-10pm, Feb. 26-May 18 (skip 3/30; 4/2, 4, 6, 11), and;

Sat., 9am-6pm with 1-hour lunch break, March 24 (BCLS/CPR class) (includes face mask)

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Certified Hemodialysis Biomedical Technician (CHBT)

Responsible for maintaining and repairing the hemodialysis machines and water treatment system, inventory management, maintaining facility OSHA and fire safety regulations.  Perform technical in-service of the hemodialysis team.

AHX-177      17 sessions (72 hours) includes BONENT exam review sessions / $2,000

Mon., Wed., Fri., 6-10pm, Feb. 26-April 13 (skip 3/30; 4/2, 4, 6, 11)

Sat., 9am-6pm with 1-hour lunch break, March 24 (BCLS/CPR class) (includes face mask)

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Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN)

Responsible for overall patient care. Provide assessment of the patients and their laboratory results, administration of medications and IV solutions. LPNS/LVNS are eligible for the CHN examination upon completion of this BONENT Approved Program. Additional Required Textbook: Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 9th Edition by Judith Z. Kallenbach

Prerequisite: A valid RN or LPN/LVN state license. / Internship: minimum 250 hours (if qualified).

AHX-178      38 sessions (156 hours) includes BONENT exam review sessions / $3,500

Mon., Wed., Fri., 6-10pm, Feb.26-June 1 (skip 3/30; 4/2, 4, 6, 11; 5/28) and;

Sat., 9am-6pm with 1-hour lunch break, March 24 (BCLS/CPR class) (includes face mask)

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Medical Billing & Coding Certificate

In the era of technology, there is a rapid change in the Health Care Industry, especially Electronic Health Records, and the Billing & Coding industry. After the implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS there will be a huge new job market for new students and will also create new job opportunities to the workers who are already in the Billing & Coding business. This new program will prepare new personnel for industry and also focus the current industry workers to prepare the students for the prestigious coding certification exam. A program certificate is awarded for satisfying all program requirements: Complete 4 required & 2 elective courses. For more information, please visit: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Medical Billing Introduction and Computer Practice Management

Azam Rahman, MD

Learn the fundamentals of Medical Office Billing with   the hands-on management of a medical practice   using the Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting software. Simulate an on-the-job setting with an in-depth look into the business practices of a successful medical practice. Topics include: setting up and managing a medical practice, using the universal coding system to prepare medical claims to third party payers, government and insurance regulations, maintaining good patient medical and financial records.

To fully prepare the student for successful and professional marketing objectives, this course continues with additional focus on the challenges of the job interview and establishing a top-notch resume and effective cover letter, along with follow-up procedures for job interviews and salary negotiation. Required Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office (8th edition) by Susan M. Sanderson, available at the QCC Bookstore.

Recommended for class:  Basic computer skills, USB 2.0 “thumb drive” device.

MBX-125              10 sessions (35 hours) / $795

Thurs, 6-9:30pm, March 1/May 10 (skip 4/5)

4 classroom sessions: March 1-22

4 computer lab sessions: March 29-April 26 (skip 4/5)

2 Job Search sessions

(Computer Lab): May 3 & 10

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Medical Terminology and Systems I and II

Sergeo Guilbaud, MHA, Education Director, L.I. College Hospital

Attain a thorough knowledge in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes to explain and describe the human body. Learn common abbreviations used in labs and for diseases, with a focus on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. This is the backbone of all allied health courses. Required Textbook: Medical Terminology for Health Professions (8th edition) by Ann Ehrlich, available at the QCC Bookstore.

MBX-126              8 sessions (16 hours) / $275 plus $10 payable at first class meeting

Wed, 7-9pm, Feb.28-May 2 (skip 4/4, 11)

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ICD Coding 10

Telcida Dolcine, MPH, RMA, CPT, EMT-B

Focus on diagnostic coding through use of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (CMS) Procedure Coding (PCS) systems. Course completion in conjunction with the CPT coding course (MBX-103 below) enables obtaining maximum reimbursements on claims. Required Manuals: ICD-10 CM 2018 & ICD-10 PCS 2018, available at the QCC Bookstore.

MBX-104              8 sessions (24 hours) / $345

Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, March 5-April 30 (skip 4/2)

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CPT Coding

Warren J. Goodman, DPM

Learn the universal medical coding system to select the correct procedural code(s) for bill submission to maximize reimbursement. Required Manual:  CPT Manual 2018 AMA, available at the QCC Bookstore.

MBX-103    8 sessions (24 hours) / $345

Wed, 5:30-8:30pm, Feb.28-May 2 (skip 4/4, 11)

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Medical Claims Problem Solving

A “must” for healthcare facilities as the link between the medical provider and the insurance carrier. Learn to prevent common reasons claim payment is delayed, reduced, or denied, and proper strategies to resolve disputes. No Textbook Required.

MBX-120               6 sessions (18 hours) / $265

Wed, 6:30-9:30pm, March 28-May 16 (skip 4/4, 11)

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Anatomy and Physiology

Azam Rahman, MD

Understand the location and functions of the organs of the human body organ. Learn about the body system, including how the cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems work together, and some common conditions of the human body.  Topics covered include the body cavities, body planes and directions, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. This course is helpful to understand ICD-10 (MBX-104: Required course).

Required Textbook: Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (4th edition) by Donald C. Rizzo, available at the QCC Bookstore.

MBX-101              6 Sessions (24 hours) / $345

Tues, 5:30-9:30pm, March 6-April 17 (skip 4/3)

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Introduction to Pharmacology

Roya Songhorian, Pharm-D.RPH

Learn definition of key pharmacology terms; classification of drugs based on preparation; types and uses of drugs; system of measurement of medication; federal laws concerning the 5 levels of controlled substances and OSHA regulations; and; reaction of drugs. No Textbook Required.

MBX-108    4 sessions (16 hours) / $265

Sat, 9:30am-1:30pm, March 3-24

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Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Health Information Data Management

Natalya Margolina, MA

Students will explore the new technology in Electronic Health Records, and they will benefit from hands-on software in industry, including standard electronic health records, medical office management, billing, and coding. Class will be held in computer lab: please bring your own Flash Drive to class to save your in-class work. Required Textbook: Electronic Health Records with software (3rd edition) by Byron Hamilton, available at the QCC Bookstore

MBX-005              6 sessions (18 hours) / $345

Sat, 9:30am-12:30pm, March 3-April 21 (skip 3/31, 4/7)

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Cultural Competency in Health Care

In order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population, healthcare providers must understand how cultural forces influence health perceptions.  Learn how to produce healthcare providers who understand the role of culture in health care practice, and are equipped with the skills necessary to assess and navigate their profession with cultural awareness and responsiveness. No Textbook Required.

MBX-006              4 sessions (12 hours) / $205

Mon, 6-9pm, March 5-26

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CBCS Exam (NHA): Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

National Healthcareer Association

MBX-007 SA             Review Session: 1 session (5 hours) / $75

Sat, 9am-2pm, May 5

MBX-007 FA-NHA Exam: 1 session (2 hours) / $25

Fri, 10am-noon, May 11 plus $105 additional Exam Fee

Payable directly to NHA when registering on date of exam

NOTE: This updated Medical Billing & Coding Certificate became effective February 2016. Students enrolled in the original Medical Office Biller Certificate prior to Spring 2016 may contact the Program Coordinator, Diane Oteri-Harkins via email (dharkins@qcc.cuny.edu) to discuss opportunities to complete these Certificate program(s).

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CPC Exam: Certified Professional Coder

MBX-009 SA       Review Session: 2 sessions (10 hours) / $150

Sat, 9am-2pm, May 5 & 12

NOTE: Exam is held off-campus @ $325 additional fee to AAPC when register directly on their website. AAPC administers this exam.

NOTE: This updated Medical Billing & Coding Certificate became effective February 2016. Students enrolled in the original Medical Office Biller Certificate prior to Spring 2016 may contact the Program Coordinator, Diane Oteri-Harkins via email (dharkins@qcc.cuny.edu) to discuss opportunities to complete these Certificate program(s).

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Mental Health First Aid: Certification

Teachers TBA via the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene

As part of the City's Thrive NYC initiative, the NYC Department of Health is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) t raining to all New Yorkers. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of substance abuse challenges and mental health crises. MHFA leads to greater collective recognition of behavioral health challenges and seeks to decrease stigmatizing attitudes of mental health issues. In an effort to promote inclusion and understanding participating students will learn a five-step action plan for how to help their friends and family in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Enrollment limited.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive Certification from the Department of Health and the National Council for Behavioral Health.

PDX-171        1 session (8 hours) / FREE with $20 Registration Fee waived

Sat., 9am-5pm with 1 hour lunch break

S-FL        February 3 (held at Flushing Center, 39·07 Prince Street)

S              March 3 (held at QCC Campus)

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Emergency Room Technician Certificate Program

An ER Tech provides technical support to MDs and RNs to optimize patient care. The ER Tech assists the MDs and RNs by performing Phlebotomy and IV starts, performing 12-lead EKGs, transporting patients to other departments, performs wound care, obtains lab specimens, documents all care / procedures provided, and performs other responsibilities as assigned. For more information, please visit: Emergency Room Technician Certificate Program

Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

The demand for Medical Office Assistants in hospitals, long term care facilities and doctor’s offices continues to increase in NYC. Assistants are now being asked to manage administrative functions of the practice, including electronic health records, billing and coding procedures, clinical, technical and diverse cultural skills. Earn industry certifications from the American Heart Association and National Healthcareer Association. For more information, please visit: Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.