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Certificate Programs

Program Highlights

Sector: Business and Technology
Career Pathway: Business and Computer Technologies
Certification: CET Credential and ability to sit for Microsoft Office
Specialist Certification
Wage Potential: $14.61 - $17.86/hour
Path to Completion: 1,020 clock hours (34 weeks)

 

  Course Content Weeks Hours
1 Digital Literacy – Basic software applications, hardware, memory and storage devices. Utilize digital file management best practices. Intermediate course includes more advanced concepts such as RAM, Smart Board use and cloud storage. 2 60
2 Adult Education Fundamentals – Acquire knowledge and experience with computer literacy, business math, and language skills through independent work, group projects, and class presentations. 2 60
3 Microsoft Office Word – Learn, study, and practice basic through advanced word processing function; apply skills to hands-on simulation projects. 5 150
4 Microsoft Office Excel – Learn, study and practice basic through advanced spreadsheet commands and functions; apply skills to hands-on work simulation projects. 5 150
5 Microsoft Office Outlook – Daily use of professional email, attachments, appointments, tasks, notes and journals. Understand web browsers, designing and navigating web pages. 3 90
6 Microsoft Office PowerPoint – Learn, study and practice basic through advanced visual presentation formatting. Design professional presentations, brochures and publications; apply skills to hands-on work simulation projects. 4 120
7 Customer Service – Utilize skills learned in BCT skill division to perform various administrative and office management skills. Introduction and application of practical approaches to customer service. 4 120
8 IT Customer Support – Explore the IT industry, learn CRM ticket systems, IT Problem Solving and Troubleshooting, General IT Concepts, Computer Anatomy, Internet Safety 4 120
9 Success Skills – Learn self-presentation, communication, relationship building, and employment skills through daily practice in a simulated workplace environment. Uses practical, hands-on curriculum integrated through a number of resources such as web-based applications, project-based education, group exercises, role playing scenarios and other materials as deemed necessary and relevant through industry standards. 3 90
10 Career Coaching and Development –Complete an employment portfolio focusing on the following items: job applications, resumes, references and cover and thank you letters. Participate in mock interviews and develop a Personalized Career Strategy, identifying future goals. Practice problem solving, time management and other success skills through daily practice in a simulated workplace environment. 2 60
 
Total Course Weeks/Hours:
34 1020

Program Highlights

Sector: Healthcare
Career Pathway: Medical Assisting
Certification: CET Credential and ability to sit for Registered Medical Assistant
Wage Potential: $12.77 - $16.41/hour
Path to Completion: 1,070 clock hours (34 weeks) - including 160 hour externship

 

  Course Content Weeks Hours
1 Adult Education and Digital Literacy Fundamentals – Acquire knowledge and experience with computer literacy, business math, and language skills through independent work, group projects, and class presentations. 2 60
2 Introduction to Medical Assisting – Learn components of the medical field, legal and ethical standards required for certification. 2 60
3 Electronic Medical Records – Explore electonic medical records systems via a learning system that provides trainees with a realistic, hand-on experience for mastery of the modern medical office - from front office (administrative) skills to clinical skills to practice management skills (billing, coding, and insurance). 3 90
4 Medical Terminology – Learn the Language of Medicine and Healthcare. Understand the origin and the parts used to build medical words. Learn its use in patient care, medical history, diagnostic testing, treatment, billing and coding, and the charting process. 3 90
5 Fundamentals of Clinical Medical Assisting - Learn about infection control, doing patient assessments, patient education, nutrition and health promotion, vital signs, and assisting with the primary physical examination. 1 40
6 Anatomy and Physiology– Learn about the human body systems including hands-on skills pertaining to each system. Practice diagnostic procedures utilizing appropriate equipment required for diagnosing disorders within the body systems. 5 150
7 Pharmacology and Medication Administration – Learn about apothecary weights and measures; learn principles of proper drug administration. 4 120
8 Clinical Procedure Evaluations – Learn, practice and master clinical procedures including handling emergencies (CPR certification), vital signs and physical examinations, as well as, principles of universal precautions including aseptic functions, patient positioning and proper disposal of hazardous wastes. 4 120
9 Success Skills – Learn self-presentation, communication, relationship building, and employment skills through daily practice in a simulated workplace environment. Uses practical, hands-on curriculum integrated through a number of resources such as web-based applications, project-based education, group exercises, role playing scenarios and other materials as deemed necessary and relevant through industry standards. 3 90
10 Career Coaching and Development –Learn how to complete an employment portfolio focusing on the following items: job applications, resumes, references and cover and thank you letters). Mock interviews. Develop a Personalized Career Strategy, identifying future goals; develop employment portfolio, with resume and cover letter; respond to web-based employment ads; practice effective interviewing techniques in mock interviews. Learn problem solving, time management and other success skills through daily practice in a simulated workplace environment. 3 90
 
Total Course Weeks/Hours:
30 910
  Supervised Externship – Supervised work in an approved hospital, clinic, or similar environment. 4 160
    34 1070

Program Highlights

Sector: Healthcare
Career Pathway: Health Technology Administration
Certification: CET Credential and the ability to sit for the Certified Professional Coder Apprentice credential (CPC-A)
Wage Potential: $13.44 - $18.95/hour
Path to Completion: 1,000 clock hours (34 weeks)

 

  Course Content Weeks Hours
1 Adult Education and Digital Literacy Fundamentals – Acquire knowledge and experience with computer literacy, business math, and language skills through independent work, group projects, and class presentations. 4 120
2 Healthcare Legislation – Learn about HIPAA, general medical facility safety, OSHA, customer service and the patient experience, and identifying and reporting abuse. Learn about the impact common healthcare laws have on the industry and different stakeholders. Demonstrate understanding through a focused project on healthcare legislation. 1 30
3 Medical Office Administration - Explore administrative health careers, beginning with an examination of the profession, health care industry, and daily responsibilities. Learn front office, billing, medical insurance, and compliance procedures through Sim Chart activities. Understand Human Resources management, business operations, and administrative competencies through medical office management activities. 3 90
4 Electronic Medical Records – Learn Health Information Management and practice workplace-specific skills with electronic medical records. Complete case study- based assignments and develop proficiency with charting and documentation best practices. 3 90
5 Medical Terminology – Learn the language of medicine and healthcare. Understand the origin and the parts used to build medical words. Learn word usage in patient care, medical history, diagnostic testing, treatment, billing and coding, and the charting process. 3 90
6 Anatomy and Physiology – Learn about the human body systems and basic physiology. Develop a practical understanding of medical diagnoses and diagnostic procedures as a foundation to understanding the translation of the condition of the patient to ICD-10 code(s). 3 90
7 Diagnosis Codes – Learn the diagnostic codes used to accurately translate the medical condition of a patient. Learn ICD-10 codes and the role these codes have in the billing process. Practice workplace simulation activities and prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. 6 160
8 Procedure Codes – Learn the CPT codes used to standardize healthcare procedures and treatments. Practice workplace simulation activities and prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. 6 180
9 Success Skills – Learn self-presentation, communication, relationship building, and employment skills through daily practice in a simulated workplace environment using hands-on, integrated instruction methods such as web-based applications, project-based education, group exercises, role playing scenarios and other materials as deemed necessary and relevant through industry standards. 3 90
10 Career Coaching and Development – Learn how to complete an employment portfolio focusing on the following items: job applications, resumes, references and cover and thank you letters. Develop a Personalized Career Strategy identifying future goals. Practice effective interviewing techniques in mock interviews. 2 60
 
Total Course Weeks/Hours:
34 1000
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