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2 Healthcare Course Offerings Entry Level Certificate Series Medical Coding & Billing Certified Nurse Aide Health Unit Coordinator Phlebotomy Technician Long Term Care Activity Director Pharmacy Technician Electrocardiography (EKG) Personal Fitness Trainer Clinical Medical Assistant Dental Assistant Administrative Dental Staff Optician Assistant (ABO) Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Veterinary Assistant - NEW

3 Advanced Healthcare Certificates Health IT Certificate Series ( for current Healthcare or IT professionals) Contact Lens Technician ( for Optician Assistants ) Pharmacy Compounding & Sterile Preparations ( for certified Pharmacy Technicians ) Nitrous Oxide Course ( for certified Dental Assistants ) NEW Medication Aide (for Certified Nurse Aides) Coding for Dental Professionals Coding for Vision Professionals

4 Other Healthcare Courses Entry Level Workforce Training Medical Front Office - Introduction to basic administrative office skills. Topics covered will include medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. Health Career Success - Health Career Success will prepare the students to enter the healthcare workforce. The course will include components such as: resume building, interview skills, appropriate attire, office politics, and professional etiquette. REQUIRED for most externships.

5 Medical Coding Certificate Series Day, evening, online or weekend classes available Medical Coding required courses Medical Terminology Basic Anatomy & Physiology Pathophysiology Introduction to Medical Coding & Billing Computers in the Medical Office Medical Coding I Healthcare Ethics and HIPAA Medical Coding II

6 Medical Coding Certificate Series Curriculum Schedule – allows students to complete the coding certificate series in two semesters (days, evenings, or online) –1 st semester Medical Terminology Basic A&P Pathophysiology Introduction to Medical Coding & Billing –2 nd semester Computers in the Medical Office Medical Coding I Medical Coding II Healthcare Ethics & HIPAA

7 Medical Coding Certificate Series 352 hours total $2,538 total tuition Books $80-$150 each Taught by industry experts Prepares students for entry level position National certification through the AAPC strongly recommended

8 Medical Coding Certifications for Medical Coding can be obtained through –AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)

9 Medical Billing Certificate Series Coursework includes: Medical Terminology Healthcare Ethics & HIPAA Compliance Medical Billing & Reimbursement Computers in the Medical Office Claims Cycle in the Central Billing Office Electronic Health Records Communication Skills for Healthcare Workers

10 Medical Billing Certificate Series –Evening, online, day and weekend classes available Curriculum schedule designed to allow for completion of entire series in just 4 months. –216 hours total –$1,558 total tuition –Books needed for most classes –NO national certification

11 Externship Opportunities for Coding & Billing Students Limited competitive externships may be available –Range 80-200 hours –Most are unpaid –Resume, interview and selection process in most cases –Instructor recommendations are critical –Health Career Success required before attending externship

12 Nurse Aide, Health Unit Coordinator, Phlebotomy and Activity Director – Admission Process Application procedures –Mandatory Information Session –Completed application –Completed immunizations –Criminal background check –Drug screen –Basic Life Support (CPR) certification –Liability insurance

13 Nurse Aide Training 75-hour course –51 hours in classroom/lab setting at Hospital Lab at the Courtyard Center Campus –24 hours at an approved Long Term Care facility (Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays) –Students take nurse aide registry exam upon successful completion of course to become Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) –$1,699 tuition includes scrubs, stethoscope, and state testing fee.

14 Health Unit Coordinator Training 128 Hours of Classroom Instruction 80 Hours of Clinical Experience in a hospital setting with a preceptor (supervisor) $1,498 total tuition Health Career Success required before attending externship Career Opportunities HUC Unit Clerk Unit Coordinator Unit Secretary Unit Assistant Ward Clerk

15 Phlebotomy 48 hours of classroom/lab work 100 hours of unpaid externship ( Health Career Success required before attending externship) 100 successful blood draws required for certification through the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) $600 total tuition Liability insurance through Collin College required

16 Long Term Care Activity Director Blended course –online and onsite learning –90 hours of online instruction, 112 hours of clinical practicum –$1,198 total tuition National Certification Council for Activity Professionals Onsite learning is the required practicum to be completed at an approved LTC facility

17 Dental Assisting/RDA Dental Assisting –70 hour course –2-nights per week or all day Friday class options available –$2,795 tuition –Must have Hep B shot series completed prior to direct patient care –BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR) required –RDA and Nitrous Oxide state exams are additional.

18 Dental Assisting/RDA Registered Dental Assistant –8 hour class plus state exam –$199 –Approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners –Must submit BLS Card along with test results –Required to work in the state of Texas

19 Nitrous Oxide for Dental Professionals State certification –Hygienists and Assistants –8 hour class plus exam –$149 –Approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners –Optional Certification

20 Dental Assisting/RDA Administrative Dental Staff Learn the essential administrative tasks for managing the front office of a dental practice Topics include: –Dental terminology –Insurance filing –Patient billing –Overview of Dentrix, dental software program

21 Optician Optician (ABOC) –Dispensing opticians make glasses using the prescriptions ophthalmologists and optometrists write for their patients. –Opticians make recommendations to the patient about which type of frames and lenses would be best for them. –80 hour course –60 hours lecture/20 hours clinical –$1,995

22 Ophthalmic Assistant Training Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) –Take medical histories, administer eye medications, instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses, perform all the ophthalmologic tests necessary for preliminary and highly specific eye exams, assist in ophthalmic surgery, and maintain ophthalmic and surgical instruments, as well as office equipment. –80 hour course –60 hours lecture/20 hours clinical –$1,995 –Instructor works with 3 employment agencies to help ensure job placement for all students!

23 Veterinary Assistant Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 – provided through the TVMA (TX Veterinary Medical Association) 4 Courses in this Certificate – 618 contact hours –Animal CPR – 3.5 hours, $39 –Orientation to Veterinary Medicine – 12 hours, $89 –Introduction to Veterinary Technology – 78 hours, $499 –Practicum – Veterinary Assistant (Health Career Success is a prerequisite) – 500 hours, $750 Classes meet on Tues/Thurs 6-9:30pm beginning September 6.

24 Other Entry Level Certifications Pharmacy Technician Exam Preparation ( for PTCB exam ) –Math for Pharmacy Technicians – optional math course to take as a refresher prior to Pharmacy Technician course –Pharmacy Technician Externship – 120 hours of unpaid externship. Health Career Success required before attending externship. Must have either a current Trainee card or be a Certified Pharmacy Technician to participate. Electrocardiography (EKG) Exam Preparation ( for ASPT EKG exam ) Personal Fitness Trainer ( National Certification through W.I.T.S. ) –Basic Life Support (CPR) certification required for Personal Fitness Trainers Highly recommended for ALL Healthcare professionals. Basic Life Support (CPR) certification Health Career Success Medical Terminology

25 Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation 50 hour course –Preparation to take the national certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board –$999 tuition includes books, lab materials and study guides –Prepares students to work in a retail pharmacy setting –National exam and certification information can be obtained at

26 Electrocardiography (EKG) Certification Training 50 hour course –Preparation to take the National Certification Exam –Certification exam is proctored onsite after course is completed –Exam results take about 12 weeks Certified EKG Technician career opportunities –Monitor Technician –EKG Tech –Cardiac Tech –Entry level position

27 Personal Fitness Trainer Certification FREE MANDATORY Information Session Classroom and practical coursework –Eight Saturday sessions from 9am-2pm –9am-11pm, classroom, SCC-I112 –12pm-2pm, practical @ LA Fitness Written and practical exams –9 th Saturday, ½ written & ½ practical CPR & 30-hour internship required for certification For more information visit

28 Clinical Medical Assistant – NEW! 134 Hours of Classroom and Online Instruction 160 Hours of required Clinical Externship –Fee $2,995 includes instruction, externship, consumable supplies, and all textbooks. Fall 2012 cohort will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm beginning on September 8, 2012. –Immunization, Drug Test, Background check successfully completed before clinical externship. Must have all 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations (this takes 6 months to complete, so start now!) Certificate of completion awarded after successful completion of the course and externship. –Graduates qualify for optional certification offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

29 Advanced Healthcare Certificates Health IT Certificate Series Migration to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Mandatory – Federal Mandate Health Informatics –Combines healthcare, information technology and business administration. –Focuses on implementation and optimization of the information systems that support a clinical practice. –Not an entry level certification. Individuals must be experienced and working in Healthcare or IT professions.

30 Advanced Healthcare Certificates Contact Lens Technician (NCLE) –Development of contact lenses to correct visual defects, types of contact lenses and consumer selection –Learn soft contact lens and rigid and gas permeable trial and prescription fitting techniques –50 hour course –30 hours lecture/20 hours lab

31 Advanced Healthcare Certifications Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations 50 hour course –Offered every Spring –Must be a Pharmacist or a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) –$999 tuition includes books, lab materials and study guides –Prepares students to work with sterile compounding, IV admixtures and aseptic techniques –Prepares students to work in a hospital or compounding pharmacy setting –Approved by the Texas Pharmacy Association & Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

32 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Offered every month Required for most healthcare professions –Dental/RDA –Health Unit Clerk –Nurse Aide Training –EKG –Personal Fitness Trainer –Medical Assistant

33 Continuing Education for Current Healthcare Professionals Instructor led CEU courses available –Medical Coding & Billing –Licensed Professional Counselors –CEUs for Dental Professionals Additional CEU online resources – –

34 Informational Websites For further information about healthcare careers – – –

35 Free Resources Available Resume and Interview Workshop –Available at no cost, but you MUST register –Classes are Saturdays from 9am-noon Career Services –Career Services offices located at SCC, PRC and CPC –Job postings on-site and online –Resume posting online –Career Assessments, helpful in deciding on a major or career –

36 Important Phone Numbers (Daneetra Kersee) –972-985-3752 Registration –972-985-3711 Bookstore –972-985-3710 Continuing Education Offices –972-985-3750

37 Thank you! For more information, call Daneetra Kersee at 972-985-3752 To view our schedule of classes, visit You may register for classes in person, online or over the phone at 972-985-3711

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