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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.

Brown Bag Spanish, Intermediate I

Continue to expand your knowledge of Spanish as you increase your vocabulary and learn more verb tenses and irregular verbs. 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.

Brown Bag Spanish, Intermediate II

Continue to improve conversational skills, increase vocabulary and learn more grammar. Classes will be conducted mostly in Spanish. 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.

Voice-Overs: Make Money with Your Voice

Learn about the exciting world of the voice-over industry from audiobooks to commercials. Discover the plentiful opportunities available for voice talent, what skills are necessary and what is needed to get started. In this highly interactive class, participants will practice a variety of voice-over exercises. Each student will perform and record a short commercial with playback. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Janice Dean is a voice-over coach, producer and director.

Public Speaking: Transform Fear into Confidence

In order to advance in life or career, it is crucial to overcome the fear of public speaking. Did you know that your initial contact with the audience is the make or break juncture that establishes your credibility, connection, and ability to capture their interest? If this moment is not set up correctly, you may struggle through the entire speech to gain rapport with the audience. Join Janice Dean as she guides you in the simple techniques designed to move you from anxiety and fear to composure and confidence. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Snapology: Kinderbots (Ages 4-7)

Children will explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Students will learn about sensors, gears and pulleys as they create and build magic wands, helicopters, robotic dogs and more! Students will build and program their models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 kits and age-appropriate software on iPads®. It is never too early to start learning robotics with Snapology! All equipment is provided.

Brain Camp (Ages 8-14)

Activate your child's brain in this cognitive enrichment program. Brain Camp exposes kids to fun activities that build core brain skills including memory, attention and logic. Certified brain teachers provide insight on how to plan and set goals, solve problems, harness the power of a great attitude and use cool memorization tricks. Fun competitions, brain training, crafts and icebreakers are sure to keep young minds active. All supplies are included. A small student to teacher ratio of 6:1 ensures thoughtful instruction based on age and ability. Instruction provided by Learning Rx.

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.

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