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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.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course, but participants may obtain a reduction in car insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $20 for AARP members or $25 for non members covers administrative costs, is due in class and is payable by cash or check made payable to AARP. AARP members must bring their membership card to class.

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.

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.

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.

Become a Digital Nomad

Live and work wherever you want. Become a digital nomad and be location independent. You no longer have to choose between work and travel - you can have both! Make your travels sustainable by earning a living as you travel. Pay zero rent or mortgage. Learn about jobs that support this lifestyle and the “how to” of living on the road (downsizing, putting your stuff in storage, getting your mail, how to have a physical “address,” the RV lifestyle, timeshares, live on board a cruise ship, international living, long-term rentals, housesitting, office out of your car or RV, getting Wi-Fi and more). Instructor, Gina Henry, founder of Go Global, Inc., has been a professional traveler for over 26 years is location independent and travels year round. Gina’s book “How to Create Your Money-Making Travel Lifestyle on the Road: Become a Digital Nomad” will be available to purchase for an additional $15.

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.

Driver Education Live Online Course

The comprehensive driver education course includes 32 hours of classroom instruction as well as 7 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 7 hours of observation with a licensed instructor. All classroom teachers and driving instructors are NEISD employees who are licensed by the state to instruct driver education. The posted schedule is for the completion of the classroom instruction only, which will be completed via Zoom and Google Classroom through synchronous learning and at-home activities. After the third day of classroom instruction, students will be provided the paperwork to obtain their permit. Once their permit is obtained, students will have access to our behind-the-wheel scheduling system, which allows them to schedule drives at their convenience. When registering for the comprehensive course, please make sure to complete and return the contract found at by the first day of instruction. Students must be 15 on or before the first day of class. For questions, feel free to contact us at (210) 407-0170 or

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