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Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program

This program consists of the following six courses:

First Semester:

Medical Terminology & Body Systems -- MBX126 -- which is the language used in medical professions;

Electronic Health Records -- MBX-005, which covers regulations that govern the practice of medicine;

Computer Readiness -- MBX-003 -- which covers the Microsoft Office Suite of Word, Power Point and Excel.

Second Semester:

CPT Coding (Current Procedural Terminology) -- MBX-103;

ICD-10 Coding - International Classification of Diseases -- MBX-104;

Medical Billing & Practice Management -- MBX-125, which includes insurance industry terminology and the knowledge of how to correctly code and bill for services rendered using practice management software. The focus of this medical career pathway is the financial health of enterprise or revenue cycle management.

Each of the six classes is $475.

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BECOME A
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

The increase in longevity and the recent changes in the health care system have created an increased need for educated and skilled Nursing Assistants. This program gives students an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary occupational skills required for C.N.A.s.

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EKG TECHNICIAN

EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations.

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CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings.

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Health & Allied Services Courses

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Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program

This program consists of the following six courses:

First Semester:

Medical Terminology & Body Systems -- MBX126 -- which is the language used in medical professions;

Electronic Health Records -- MBX-005, which covers regulations that govern the practice of medicine;

Computer Readiness -- MBX-003 -- which covers the Microsoft Office Suite of Word, Power Point and Excel.

Second Semester:

CPT Coding (Current Procedural Terminology) -- MBX-103;

ICD-10 Coding - International Classification of Diseases -- MBX-104;

Medical Billing & Practice Management -- MBX-125, which includes insurance industry terminology and the knowledge of how to correctly code and bill for services rendered using practice management software. The focus of this medical career pathway is the financial health of enterprise or revenue cycle management.

Each of the six classes is $475.

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Clinical Medical Assistant

Program Description

Hybrid Program. Entry-Level Clinical Practice 2-4Months

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This program prepares learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assisting program is to prepare learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the clinical medical assistant's role in patient-centered care within the medical facility
  • Describe the specific personal characteristics, interpersonal communications, and professional skills required of the clinical medical assistant
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical facility safety practices, measures, plans, and standards
  • Explain the steps in quality care throughout the patient encounter including preparation of the medical facility, completing required paperwork, taking vital signs, and completing the check-out tasks
  • Explain the concepts related to medical asepsis and surgical asepsis in the healthcare environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to pharmacology and the administration of medications within the scope of the clinical medical assistant practice
  • Explain the concepts related to medical asepsis and surgical asepsis in the healthcare environment
  • Explain the medical assistant's role and tasks when helping with minor surgery and diagnostic testing procedures in the medical office, including laboratory procedures, specimen collection, microscopic assessment, and hematology procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist the physician as directed in various medical specialties of the medical office
  • Explain considerations of healthcare for special populations including pediatrics and geriatrics
  • Apply the basic electrophysiologic principles of cardiac conduction to the anatomy and physiology of the body
  • Identify proper placement of leads to ensure an accurate and consistent EKG reading
  • Evaluate various EKG rhythm strips following established normal criteria for each of the wave forms and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips, identifying rate, rhythm and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips for common dysrhythmias
  • Apply an understanding of the technical aspects of the EKG machine to the correct use of the machine and interpretation of artifacts
  • Describe the functions, associated terminology, types, and rhythm strips of pacemakers
  • Describe diagnostic electrocardiography in terms of goals, types, procedures, indications, and contraindications
  • Explain how to interpret a 12-lead EKG strip
  • Explain myocardial infarction in terms of physiology, symptoms, and EKG interpretation
  • Describe common cardiac medications
  • Explain the steps in selected specimen collection procedures performed by the phlebotomy technician
  • Explain the safety procedures in the healthcare setting and specifically in performing specimen collection procedures
  • Identify specific supplies and equipment used in selected specimen collection procedures
  • Explain precautions and guidelines when collecting specimens in special populations such as pediatrics and geriatrics
  • Define quality of care and explain the impact on patient medical care when quality and safety are compromised in phlebotomy procedures
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology associated with phlebotomy
  • Describe the requirements of the successful phlebotomy career including desired character traits, training and education, roles and responsibilities
  • Explain how phlebotomists communicate with others in the healthcare setting verbally, nonverbally, within the health record, and using computer systems
  • Identify common legal issues, ethical issues, and regulatory issues commonly impacting the phlebotomist

As part of this program, Learners will complete the following hands-on labs and activities:

  • Medical Histories and Patient Interviews
  • Medical Files and Filing
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Donning and Doffing of Medical Personal Protective Equipment
  • Handwashing and Standard Precautions
  • Medical and Surgical Asepsis
  • Vital Signs and Anthropometric Measurements
  • Preparing a Prescription and Pharmacy Abbreviations
  • Medication Preparation, Dosage Calculations, and Administration
  • Distance Visual Acuity with a Snellen Chart
  • 12-Lead EKG Patient Preparation, Lead Placement, and Patient Monitoring
  • 12-Lead EKG Arrhythmias
  • Venipuncture Procedures - Syringe, Vacutainer, and Butterfly Methods
  • Lab Specimen Collection
  • Coaching Patients for Specialty Exams and Procedures (by Specialty)
  • Infant Circumferences, Length, and Weight
  • Coaching Patients in Using Assistive Devices
  • Applying Hot and Cold Packs
  • Assisting with Medical Emergencies

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exams essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare professions. With the national increase in healthcare-related services, and the national shortage of healthcare professionals, the need for dental assistants is growing substantially. With a growing workforce over 300,000 strong, a career in dental assisting ranks as the fourth fastest growing occupation in the healthcare technician field.

The program prepares learners for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This program covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. The purpose of this program is to familiarize learners with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice.

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

  • Hybrid Program
  • 60-Hour Schedule
  • Hands-On Labs
  • eBooks & Digital Materials Included
  • Laptops Available
  • National Certification Opportunity
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Clinical Externship Opportunity

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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Dialysis Technician

As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. While most technician training has historically been done "on-the-job," today's healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions.

This program provides learners 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. Dialysis technicians must assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure and be ready to take the necessary emergency measures, including administering oxygen or performing basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment and providing the emotional support patients need for self-care.

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain basic chemistry of body fluids, renal physiology, and the pathology of renal failure
  • Explain the principles of hemodialysis including the dialysate, dialyzer, delivery system, and water treatment for dialysis
  • Explain the safety procedures in performing the tasks assigned to the dialysis technician
  • Identify specific supplies, equipment, and medications used in selected dialysis procedures
  • Explain the precautions and guidelines in performing the preparation, assessment, monitoring, and care of a dialysis patient
  • Define quality of care, and explain the impact of medical care on a patient when quality and safety are compromised in dialysis procedures
  • Describe dialysis personnel in terms of team members and roles, treatment and intervention skills, related professional organizations, and historical leaders

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified Dialysis Technician Associate (CDTA)

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EKG Technician

Pre-/Co-Requisite:

AHX-100 Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)

*or valid AHA certification in this courses.

Introduction to cardiac anatomy and terminology, recognition of cardiac emergencies, obtaining 12-lead ECG or EKG tracing and basic rhythm interpretation.

EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.

This program covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs). To begin, learners will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart. From there, learners will go on to explore the technology used such as the EKG machine. Next, participants will learn how to interpret a rhythm strip. And finally, learners will discover the details of a myocardial infarction. Successful completion of this program will help prepare learners to perform the role of EKG technician.

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IV Therapy

This program is intended to provide the necessary skills to safely perform IV therapy. Professionals providing IV therapy must continually keep current as IV Therapy continues to change. During this course, students will receive instruction on performing IV therapy with a focus on anatomy and physiology, asepsis, the equipment and supplies necessary, review of drug calculations, pharmacology as it relates to IV therapy, and the practice of starting and running an IV.

This class is appropriate for Phlebotomists, RN's, LPN's and other caregivers looking to enhance and or refresh their IV Therapy skills. The program includes both hands-on lecture and classroom labs. There is no clinical externship or national certification objective included with this program. The purpose of this program is to prepare learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical facility.

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Legal Issues in IV Therapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Site Selection and Device Placement
  • Infection Control and Safety Specific to IV Therapy
  • Set Up, Short Peripheral Insertion and Removal of Device
  • Pre-Insertion
  • Equipment Determination
  • IV Bag and Administration Set Preparation
  • Insertion Procedure
  • Therapy Discontinuation
  • Assessment and Documentation
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  • pH, Osmolality and Incompatibilities of Solutions and Medications
  • Reading a Medication Order
  • Withdrawing Medication from a Vial
  • Injection of Medication into an IV Port
  • Flushing Protocols
  • Fluid Regulation
  • Complications
  • General Blood Product Administration
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Medical Assisting Administrative Procedures

Pre or Corequisite:

  • MBX126-Medical Terminology & Body Systems
  • MBX005-Electronic Health Records, E.H.R.
  • MBX003-Computer Readiness Course

This course will be taught 100% remote via distance learning. We use a variety of modalities such as Zoom, Edmodo, McGraw Hill Connect, chat tools, email, and others.

The objective of the MAAP course is to supplement the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) program and round out students administrative assisting skills required for the NHA CCMA certifying examination. Students in the CCMA program will learn the concepts needed to function as both clinical and administrative medical assistants. However, this course will focus entirely on the administrative functions of medical assisting. Topics covered include the basics of professionalism, communication skills, legal and ethical issues, health insurance, practice management and an introduction to basic medical coding. The focus of this course is the day-to-day operation of the medical office: telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, use of technology in the medical office, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical office assistant position or supplement a clinical medical assisting position. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be prepared to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) examination.

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Pharmacy Technician

The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2024. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2024 to meet our nation's growing healthcare demands.

This comprehensive course will prepare learners to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more. This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam.

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

  • Hybrid Program
  • 50-Hour Schedule
  • Hands-On Labs
  • eBooks & Digital Materials Included
  • Laptops Available
  • National Certification Opportunity
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Clinical Externship Opportunity

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Register at:

https://qcccuny.edu2.com/product/5108/pharmacy-technician

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Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile Processing Technician (Voucher Included)

Prepare for a career as a Sterile Processing Technician (SPT). This immersive course will train you to work as an SPT and prepare you for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification from the HSPA.

Register through ED2GO:

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Overview

Sterile Processing Technicians (SPT), also known as Central Service Technicians, play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing, and distributing medical supplies. This online sterile processing technician certification course will train you to work as an SPT and prepares you for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification offered by the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA). This course also includes a voucher which is prepaid access to sit for the certification exam upon eligibility.

With the support of an instructor, you will learn all the necessary steps required to perform the duties and tasks of an SPT. In this sterile processing technician training course, you will learn the details and expectations within the concepts of the role and gain proficiency in understanding the step-by-step requirements of the sterilization process.

The course also includes an opportunity to participate in an clinical experience.

Disclaimer: To qualify for the clinical experience application process, students must complete the online course successfully and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the clinical experience application process does not guarantee a placement. However, affiliated partnerships increase the likelihood of finding a site that matches student needs. COVID may be affecting the capacity of availability in your area.

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