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Clinical Medical Assistant

This 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. NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam. NHA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Clinical Medical Assistant, Self-Paced Online

This 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. NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam. NHA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should plan to spend 4-6 months to complete this course.

Dental Assistant, Self-Paced Online

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. After completing this program, learners will be able to: Describe the process for gathering and assessing patient health information Explain the foundations of and procedures used in clinical dentistry Summarize the use of radiology in dentistry and issues associated with it Describe the primary materials, instruments, and equipment used in dentistry including basic care and maintenance of instruments Outline how dental assistants assist with various dental procedures and types of dentistry Summarize the essential administrative and communication skills required of dental assistants Explain the anatomy, physiology, and pathology concepts associated with dentistry Explain infection control, safety, and emergency procedures and regulations in the dental environment Explain pediatric and orthodontic procedures and tools 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, the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Dental Assistant Clinical Certification (DACC). All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 4-6 months to complete this program.

Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing health care positions. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure, oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assist the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. The program includes a review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cement. Tuition includes all required course materials.

Dialysis Technician, Self-Paced Online

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. 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 fter 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, the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified Dialysis Technician Associate (CDTA). All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 4-6 months to complete this program.

EKG Technician, Self-Paced Online

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. Program Objectives After completing this program, learners will be able to: 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 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 EKG Technician (CEKG) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) 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. This course has no end date, and is opened until the course is complete. The estimated time of completion is 2-4 months.

Electronic Health Records Management, Self-Paced Online

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand. This program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Learners will review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record. After completing this program, learners will be able to: Describe the role of the electronic health record specialist Explain the organization, storage, and management of the health record in a medical facility Explain the legal requirements related to health records and patient information Use EHR software to perform health record tasks Explain how the health record information is used to complete the claim information Discuss various reimbursement methodologies 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) Electronic Health Records Management Certification (EHRM) All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 4-6 months to complete this program.

Full Stack Web Developer with Ruby on Rails

The Full Stack Web Developer content introduces students to front-end, or client-side, web development technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In addition to having the necessary skills to work as a front-end web developer, students will learn Ruby on Rails which introduces participants to building dynamic, database-backed web applications with the popular Rails web framework. Participants receive hands-on experience planning, designing, coding, securing, testing, and deploying dynamic web applications. Participants also learn how to use Rails-flavored Ruby language features, Git, Heroku, and other valuable development tools. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to design and develop websites, design and develop web applications so that users can perform specific tasks, and maintain websites so they continue to meet user needs. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the Microsoft MTA 98-375 Exam. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion. Program Objectives After completing this program, learners will be able to: Creating a basic website using HTML, CSS, styles, HTML elements, and links, video, and images Installing and configuring JavaScript Using basic JavaScript syntax including conditional statements and loops to develop web applications Using basic JavaScript syntax including arrays array methods, strings, and expressions Using functions and function programming in JavaScript Using JavaScript object, prototype properties, and use of objects as namespaces to avoid name conflicts, and creating anonymous objects Using Git and GitHub in Web Development Installing Ruby on Rails (RoR) and setting up developing environment Using RoR to develop a variety of static and dynamic web applications Using RoR to create user models, user validations, secure passwords as well as create applications to allow user sign up, login, password reset, account activation, Microposts, and other functionality 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. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) 98-375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals Certification

Medical Administrative Assistant, Self-Paced Online

Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2024. This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program prepares learners to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. The content provides learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills learners require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. Program Objectives After completing this program, learners will be able to: Provide an overview of the healthcare industry and expectations for a healthcare professional Understand the role of the medical administrative assistant Describe the history of medicine, medicine and the law, medical malpractice, medical ethics, and medical practice specialties Understand ethical and legal issues, fraud abuse, and compliance Employ office and patient communication techniques, conduct appointment scheduling and general office duties Employ technology in the healthcare environment Employ basic terminology used in the medical office Assist with medical records management, confidentiality of the medical record, initiating a medical record for a new client and filing reports in the medical record Implement HIPAA procedures and adhere to the patient bill of rights and confidentiality Understand financial and practice management Understand health insurance coverage, and billing and coding procedures Understand professional fees, billing and collecting procedures, accounting systems and credit arrangements Perform medical accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, and budgets for the medical practice Understand the fundamentals of specimen collection, laboratory safety and federal and state regulations Assist with medical emergencies 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) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (MAAC) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) 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. This course has no set end date, and is open until you complete it. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 4-6 months to complete this program.

Medical Billing & Coding

The Certified Medical Billing & Coding Program will help students develop the skills and credentials necessary to work in the exciting field of healthcare! The program will prepare students to enter the workforce in many roles, such as medical billers, referrals, authorizations coordinator, accounts receivable clerk, appeals coordinator, appointment scheduler, or front desk coordinator. Students will develop an understanding of medical billing, medical terminology, and medical coding. While enrolled in the program, students prepare and take the American Medical Billing Association’s Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist exam. Students will also develop the necessary skills to take the coding exams provided by AAPC and AHIMA. The course will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the NEISD Community Learning Center. If the District is closed at any point, the course will continue via Zoom and Google Classroom at the regularly scheduled time. Participants in the program will receive the following benefits: • One-year membership to American Medical Billing Association • Medical Billing and Coding Textbooks • Current year ICD-10-CM Coding Book • Current year CPT Coding Book • Current year HCPCS Coding Book • Current year Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist study guide • One Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist exam fee with three free retakes This course can be taken live, in-person or via Zoom. Participants do not have to reside in San Antonio to take the course.

Medication Aide Certification

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can complete this additional training to become certified to dispense medication to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This class is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and meets the 140 hour requirement. The state exam is scheduled at the end of the class. Eligibility requirements include: employment in a nursing home as a certified nurse aide with 90 days experience during the past year and a high school diploma or GED. Tuition includes text. All students must come in for an initial appointment before the course begins to complete the application paperwork. No discounts. Instructor Mary L. Piker, RN, BSN, BBA.

Pharmacy Technician

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 parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. All required course materials are included in the price.

Pharmacy Technician, Self-Paced Online

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 parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. All required course materials are included in the price. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. Students should expect to spend 2-4 months to complete this program.

Phlebotomy Technician, Self-Paced Online

"The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024. This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist. Program Objectives After completing this program, learners will be able to: 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 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 Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) This course has no end date, and is open until the course is complete. The login and textbook information will be emailed to you. The estimated time of completion is 2-4 months."



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