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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

This comprehensive program starts with foundational instruction on Amazon Web Services with coverage on cloud computing and available AWS services, as well as a guided hands-on look at using services such as EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), S3 (Simple Storage Service), and more. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) course is designed to provide a solid foundational understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure-as-a-service products. The program first covers concepts necessary to understand cloud computing platforms, working with virtual machines, storage in the cloud, security, high availability, and more. This program continues with the fundamentals of cloud computing; AWS core services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3; security; architecture design principles; best practices; and cost management. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course is designed to help learners understand Amazon Web Services at a high level, introduce cloud computing concepts, and key AWS services, and prepare them for the exam according to the certification exam guide published by Amazon Web Services. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner content provides several hours of instruction that contain slides, audio descriptions, and video captures. Demonstrations of Amazon Web Services and third-party cloud solutions are included to provide a clear guide to understanding the services offered by Amazon Web Services and the needs those services meet. Program Objectives After completing this program, learners will be able to: Employ proper security and networking methods in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Understand computing in AWS Understand storage in AWS Use databases and employing analytics in AWS Use AWS developer and management tools Use AWS mobile and application services Understand high availability & fault tolerance Understand the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam requirements, resources available for study, registration requirements and preparation Comprehend fundamentals of Cloud computing Understand various business needs and how AWS helps to address those needs Understand the fundamentals of AWS global infrastructure Network with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon EC2 Use block storage with Amazon EBS Use object storage with Amazon S3 Understand and employ instrumentation, scalability, content delivery, serverless computing, and database technologies Use AWS for additional key services in terms of automation and security Understand and employ strategies around the shared responsibility model, identity and access management, as well as key services and concepts in managing AWS accounts and credentials Understand and deploy the requirements of assurance programs like PCI and HIPAA Deploy pricing structures for various services for computing, databases and storage Use AWS calculators, tools for analyzing monthly billing and AWS support plans as applied to current and future cost allocation After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field - Amazon Certified Cloud Practitioner. This course is fully self-paced, can be started any time, has no end date and take approximately 4-6 months to complete.

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.

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.

Front-End Web Developer, Self-Paced Online

The Front-End Web Developer content introduces students to front-end, or client-side, web development technologies, including, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Participants learn how to make interactive applications that run inside a web browser and can communicate with a web server running remotely. Participants also learn how to use the version control program Git and collaboration website GitHub. Once complete, participants will have the basic skills necessary to work as a front-end web developer. The Front-End Web Developer program is designed to prepare students to function as web developers in multiple technical, business, and healthcare settings. Web developers serve roles with job titles such as Web Site Developers, Web Designers, and Web Masters. 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: Applying understanding of the World Wide Web, web content creation, and web content delivery Selecting a Web hosting provider and the good practice of testing web content on multiple browsers Creating a basic website using HTML, CSS, styles, HTML elements, and links, video, and images Working with fonts, text blocks, lists, and tables to create desired elements in a basic website Working with internal and external links to customize a website Working with colors, images, and multimedia to customize a basic website Installing and configuring JavaScript Applying an understanding of dynamic websites and HTML5 applications 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 Use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to develop client applications 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 National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Front-End Web Developer (FEWD) 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 end date, and is opened until the course is complete. The estimated time of completion is 4-6 months.

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.

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 about 50 classroom hours and 80 clinical externship hours (optional) to complete this program.



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