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NCTD159M Veterinary Assistant

$1,070

with Jamie DeKraai, CVT

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

A Veterinary Assistant helps the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. They may feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury; clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics. This course combines 42 hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour volunteer experience to provide a complete learning experience. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent. The volunteer experience component requires students to volunteer their time (24 hours). Students will be responsible for coordinating their own volunteer experience.

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them, Our course will prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

Required Text: Tasks For The Veterinary Assistant 4th Edition by Teresa Sonsthagen

ISBN-13: 978-1119466826 or ISBN-10: 1119466822

This course is WIOA Approved.

* Skip Presidents’ Day Holiday - February 19 and Spring Break - March 11 & 13, 2024

NCHC32M - BLS Provider (Basic Life Support) CPR/AED

$90

with Carol Phillips

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm
5 additional sessions through Aug 7, 2024

The American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider CPR/AED classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Care for adults, children, and infants is covered. 3-hour class; 2-year certification. Certification e-card included.

PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DETAILS:

The required manual for this class must be purchased separately and brought to class.

BLS Provider Manual
AHA Product Number: 20-1102
ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6

 

IMPORTANT: Students can choose to purchase either the e-book or a physical book.

E-book: Most students purchase the e-book, which can be accessed as soon as the purchase is complete.

Physical book: Students may opt to purchase a physical book; however, allow three weeks for delivery through the mail.

Here is the link for the e-book: 

https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-provider-manual-ebook

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Here is the link to order a physical copy:

https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-provider-manual

 

Please read book prior to class and bring book to class.

* The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

NCHC052M Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

$1,750

with Ralph Luciano

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 9, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

This course is 104 hours of classroom instruction. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent.

Though the employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032, just above the average for all occupations, increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services in the future. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $37,790 in May 2022. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Specific Course Schedule includes the following dates 8:00 am - 3:00 pm:
Tuesday 11/14, Wednesday 11/15, Thursday 11/16, Friday 11/17
Monday 11/20, Wednesday 11/22
Monday 11/27, Thursday 11/30
Monday 12/4, Thursday 12/7
Monday 12/11, Wednesday 12/13, Thursday 12/14
Monday 12/18, Wednesday 12/20, Thursday 12/21, Friday 12/22

Texts included with class:
Complete Review for the Pharmacy Technician 4th Edition Kristen Wiisanen (Author) APhA
ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 1582123691
ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-1582123691

Complete Math Review for the Pharmacy Technician 5th Edition
ISBN-10 : ‎ 1582123144
ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-1582123141

About the instructor:
Ralph graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1981. Began his career in Independent Pharmacies, then chain pharmacy both as Pharmacy Manager then Pharmacy Supervisor.  Began practicing Managed Care as Pharmacy Manager for a large labor union health and welfare, then at the end of his pharmacy practice as Pharmacy Manager for Long Term Care Pharmacy.

Ralph is now retired but is instructing potential Certified Pharmacy Technicians. Ralph was on the Board of Directors for the Boston Druggists Association from 2008-2018 as well as a long-time member. Ralph also served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association from 2009-2018 Ralph was also a preceptor and adjunct instructor for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and actively involved with their alumni association.

This course is WIOA Approved.

 

NCHC104M Medical Administrative Assistant Online

$975

with ON LINE

This course will demonstrate proficiency in analytical and quantitative problem-solving along with computer and information literacy.

Understand laws and regulations regarding HIPAA and confidentiality in electronic health records.

Comprehend basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

Understand basic pharmacology. Perform basic medical administrative tasks by using Electronic Medical Record software.

Upon completion you will be prepared to sit for the CMAA.

On average this course is 387 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Medical Administrative Assistant PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Approved.

 

NCHC105M Medical Billing and Coding Online

$1,275

with ON LINE

This course prepares students for an entry-level career as a medical coder. Applicable skills:

Comprehend and apply CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding guidelines to identify diagnoses, procedures for insurance reimbursement. Explain the role of a medical coder as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.

Identify the procedures for patient record retrieval. Apply computer and information literacy skills using electronic health records software. Identify terms, facts, methods, procedures, concepts, theories, principles, and processes within medical billing and coding scenarios.

Understand laws and theories, including issues relating to ethics and confidentiality. Calculate solutions to mathematical problems related to reimbursement and medical mathematics. Interpret and evaluate information to make proper coding decisions. Review basic written and workplace communication skills.

Upon completion you will be prepared to sit for the CBCS, CPC, or CCA.

On average this course is 754 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Medical Billing and Coding PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Approved.

 

NCHC106M Home Health Aide Online

$975

with ON LINE

Assist clients with Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, monitor and report changes in a client’s health, and be an instrumental part of a Home Care Team in the role of a Home Health Aide working in home or community settings. Applicable skills:

Learn ethical and legal rules and regulations for direct care workers along with oral and written communication skills for speaking with patients, family, medical personnel, and other caregivers using appropriate language and terminology.  Apply skills in areas of science relevant to the home health aide’s role, including anatomy and physiology.

Utilize procedures to maintain clean and safe environments for both themselves and their patients, including residential, transportation, and outside locations.   React appropriately to emergency situations.

Apply standard practices to assist patients with the activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, physical movement and mental exercises.  

Assess physical and mental conditions by taking vital signs, behavior, activity level, and mental acuity. Administer medications, prescribed treatments, and basic first aid as directed by patient’s healthcare manager. Create meal plans according to prescribed dietary recommendations and restrictions.

Develop an instructional plan to teach families how to care for patients and react to emotional, medical, and physical situations and maintain accurate records of patient care, condition, progress, and change.

Discuss unique practices and procedures involved with caring for special populations.

On average this course is 420 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Home Health Aide PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Approved.

 

NCHC107M Medical Assistant Online

$2,750

with ON LINE

This program is to prepare graduates with the concepts and skills to gain employment in an outpatient setting. Students will be prepared to perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician, mid-level provider, or licensed nurse.

Certified or registered medical assistants are needed in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, physician’s practices, nursing homes, clinics, chiropractic offices, laboratories, and more. Because medical assistants fill two necessary roles in a medical workplace - as an administrator and a clinical healthcare professional - developing an understanding of health insurance, electronic medical records, pharmacology, and diagnostic procedures is necessary to taking the first steps toward a successful career in the role.

The online medical assistant diploma can help students prepare to sit for a number of industry certification exams such as:

  • American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • The National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

On average this course is 600 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Medical Assistant PROGRAM OUTLINE

This course is WIOA Approved. 

NCHC123M Pharmacy Technician Online

$1,575

with ON LINE

Prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) or NHA ExCPT exam, and gain entry-level employment as a pharmacy technician.  Applicable skills:

Demonstrates knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the pharmacy technician’s role, including anatomy/physiology and pharmacology.

Compares and contrasts the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in ensuring pharmacy department compliance with professional standards and relevant legal, regulatory, formulary, contractual, and safety requirements.

Prepares medications requiring compounding of sterile and chemotherapy/hazardous products. Prepares medications requiring compounding of nonsterile products. Applies patient- and medication-safety practices in all aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role. Utilizes quality assurance practices with pharmaceuticals, durable and nondurable medical equipment, devices, and supplies.

Processes and handles medications and medication orders. Employs accepted procedures in purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices, and supplies. Initiates, verifies and assists in the adjudication of billing for pharmacy services and goods, and collects payment for these services.

Describes the use of current technology in the healthcare environment to ensure the safety and accuracy of medication dispensing.

On average this course is 589 hours of independent, online instruction.

For more detailed information: Pharmacy Technician Online

This course is WIOA Approved.

 





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