Considering a career in the field of allied health? Become an expert technician, assistant, specialist or other professional care provider in the fastest growing industry in America. Jobs are in high demand as the country’s population ages, technology advances, and business costs are managed more tightly. Begin your education now for a rewarding career as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, billing specialist, nursing home administrator or personal trainer. Accelerated programs are available for these and other allied health professions.
No prior coursework or degree is required. Online and on campus courses are available with convenient class times. Externships are included for some courses.
Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age and have valid proof of a GED certificate or high school diploma.
In this course, you will gain exposure to job duties that include assisting physicians with exams and minor surgery, taking patient vital signs, caring for patients, performing lab tests, and administering medications, and electrocardiography.
The EKG Technician training program trains you for potential employment in hospitals, laboratories, or cardiologists’ offices. You will gain classroom instruction to help you acquire a strong understanding of electrocardiography and gain exposure to job duties that include unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing EKG patterns in all 12 leads, plotting the EKG axis, and more.
The Pharmacy Technician training program educates you to work in all types of pharmacies, including a commercial pharmacy, a hospital, a nursing home, or assisted living facility. You will gain exposure to the preparation of medications, maintaining client records, assisting with inventory control, purchasing, collecting payments, and coordinating billing.
The Billing and Coding Specialist program prepares you to accurately record and process data about patients such as treatment records, insurance information, bills, and payment details. Billing and coding specialists work in pleasant and comfortable offices with no direct hands-on patient care.
The Electronic Health Records Specialist program readies you to assist healthcare facilities and Federal Government agencies in the proper handling of electronic patient data, including document management, privacy and security, electronic procedures and compliance.
The ICD-10 Skill Upgrade program will prepare you for the future of coding with the latest and most comprehensive update of the code set. The current rule published in the Federal Register sets the adoption of ICD-10-CM to replace ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2 to go into effect October 1, 2014.
In the Nursing Home Administrator program, you will learn about the aging process, long-term care, and requirements for government and third-party billing. You will also learn about quality assurance, marketing and strategic plans, the basics of finance and accounting and preparation and follow-up of licensure, certification and accreditation surveys.
Nursing Home Administrators are in demand in nursing facilities, assisted living and residential care, continuing care communities, traditional retirement homes and senior housing.
In the Personal Trainer program, you will learn how to help clients assess their level of physical fitness, set and reach fitness goals, demonstrate exercises, help clients with their exercise technique, monitor progress, and much more.