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Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through Ohio Means Jobs.


Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Clinical Medical AssistantThis 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 + 160 Hours Clinical
Student Tuition: $2,599 (Textbooks included)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 17th 2017 – February 6th 2018
7:00pm – 10:30pm


Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Certificate

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.

Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Course Contact Hours: 50 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,199 (Textbooks included)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 17th – December 7th 2017
6:00pm – 9:30pm


Medical Billing and Coding Program

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-10 maMedical Billing and Codingnual), 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-10 (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-10 and HCPCS).

Note: 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)

Medical Billing and Coding Program Schedule Fall 2017 (PDF)
Mondays and Wednesdays
October 11th – December 13th 2017
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturdays (11/4; 11/18 & 12/9)
9:00am – 3:00pm

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