NEISD - Community Education

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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. This course is offered both in an online, self-paced format, and in a live format. Students should expect to spend about 50 classroom hours and 80 clinical externship hours to complete this program.

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Fused Glass Snowflakes

These snowflakes won’t melt in the warm Texas winters. In this class, students will create beautiful glass snowflakes that will add sparkle to your holiday festivities. You will use a variety of colorful precut glass to create two unique snowflakes. Stained Glass Crafters Workbench will teach you how to properly assemble and add embellishments to your snowflakes. Note: Mask will be required to be worn during class. A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Fabulous Photos Fast

Organize and edit your photos with lightning speed. Categorize your images to make them easy to find and sort. Then apply easy to control edits to bring your images to life. Adobe Lightroom or another photo management system is recommended. Please bring a laptop with software already loaded and images you would like to edit. Instructor S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography.

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Holiday Lights Downtown

This magical, nighttime walk highlights San Antonio’s dramatic holiday beauty. Experience the remarkably lighted River Walk, churches, plazas, and architectural treasures as we stroll through the heart of San Antonio at its most beautiful. Embrace the holiday spirit as we enjoy opportunities to photograph many memorable images. Wear your mask and meet by the entrance to the SA Central Library, 600 Soledad Street. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour.

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Historic Cemeteries Tour

Join this spirited visit to San Antonio's historic eastside cemeteries for an unforgettable experience. Learn tragic, humorous and inspiring stories about famous and less well-known cemetery residents. You will gain a better understanding of cemetery history and architecture during this comfortable, two-hour walking tour through a lovely, but often overlooked historic treasure. Wear your mask and comfortable clothes and meet at the southwest corner of Monumental and Paso Hondo. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will be waiting for you.

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Mural Tour

Discover the surprising number of wonderful, yet frequently overlooked murals in downtown San Antonio. This enjoyable walking tour combines history, art and a mixture of contemporary and historic murals rendered in a variety of materials. Experience another aspect of what makes downtown San Antonio such a rich and rewarding place to visit. Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide, will lead this tour. Wear your face mask and comfortable shoes and meet at the base of the Cenotaph on Alamo Plaza near the SE corner of Alamo and Houston Streets.

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Beginning Photography, Chapter 2

If you have started taking the steps to controlling the triangle of exposure and know how to adjust aperture and shutter speed, you are ready for Chapter 2. There are so many elements of your camera to learn and explore, that can affect the quality of your images. Learn to control focus, metering and understanding your lenses. Bring your camera with a manual mode and its instruction manual to class. A valid email address and Internet access are also required for at-home projects. Instructor, S. Janette Constantino. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. This class meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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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

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