Healthcare Short Courses

Courses currently offered:

Medical Billing Certification Preparation:                      180 hours/ 12 weeks

Medical Coding Certification Preparation:                     180 hours/ 12 weeks

Introduction to Sterile Processing Profession:            160 hours/ 10 weeks

Introduction to Veterinary Assisting Profession:       250 hours/ 16 weeks

Course Descriptions:

Medical Billing Certification Preparation

This refresher medical billing certification preparation course is ideal for individuals who have been working in the medical field and would like to broaden their knowledge and skills set to pass the national certification exam for medical billing. This refresher course will also provide opportunities for individuals who have completed our “Administrative Medical Clerk”, a vocational training program, to prepare for the National Certification as an Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS) . This course provides a comprehensive overview of the topics covered in the national certification test and also includes hands-on training, review of sample test questions, and case studies.

Medical Coding Certification Preparation

This refresher medical coding certification preparation course is ideal for individuals who have been working in the medical field and would like to broaden their knowledge and skills set to pass the national certification exam for medical coding. This refresher course will also provide opportunities for individuals who have completed our “Medical Office Clerk”, a vocational training program, to prepare for the national certification exam for medical coding. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the topics covered in the national certification test and also includes hands-on training, review of sample test questions, and case studies.

Introduction to Sterile Processing Profession

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of sterile processing. This course is designed for individuals who are interested in a health related career in general and sterile processing in particular. Training topics include industry regulations and established practices used for central sterile processing; principles of asepsis; personal hygiene and attire; managing the spread of bacteria; elements of transmission and the chain of infection. Additional topics covered include; decontamination practices for point-of-use preparation and equipment transport; cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection practices for common instrumentation and equipment; equipment and tools used for the decontamination process; identification of standard and complex surgical instruments. This course also introduce students to common sterilization practices including  assembly and packaging guidelines and procedures; point-of-use processing standards and recommended practices; high-temperature sterilization procedures; types of steam sterilizers used; low-temperature sterilization requirements; sterile storage and transportation guidelines.

Introduction to Veterinary Assisting Profession

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of veterinary assisting. This course is designed for individuals who are interested in a veterinary related career in general and veterinary assisting in particular. Training topics include veterinary terminology, recognizing, understanding, and pronouncing anatomical veterinary procedure terminology. Students also study the anatomical terms to correctly indicate the orientation and location of animal body parts, and will be able to recognize cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, both structurally and functionally. Students will also be introduced how to assess emergency situations, actions to take, and basic drug calculations. Student will study veterinary drugs, where they come from, and who regulates them, how drugs enter the body and how to ensure that the right amount enters. Students will be able identify drugs used for infection, inflammation, vital organs, body systems, disease prevention, and hormone regulation.

Class Schedules

Evening Schedule is Mon. through Thu 5:30pm to 9pm

Morning Schedule is Mon through Thu 8am to 11:30am

How to Enroll

All classes are hands-on, instructor-led, and offered at the college campus. Classes are taught in our 12-station computer software lab, where each student can follow along with the instructor and reinforce concepts presented. Class sizes are limited to 15 students, so enroll early! Students will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the course.

Enrollment

Please call in advance to enroll in a scheduled class. Pre-payment is required for all classes. We accept cash, checks, corporate accounts, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Cancellation

Students must cancel an enrollment no later than three business days prior to the class. If a student cancels within the last three business days prior to the beginning of the class, the student will be assessed a $25 rescheduling fee. A student who fails to give notice of cancellation prior to the beginning of class will forfeit the cost of the class. Notice must be in writing via email to kristina@computertutor.com or faxed to 209-545-3995.

These continuing education courses are:

  • Not vocational in nature and does not lead to initial employment.
  • Placement assistance is not provided for these courses.
  • These courses are not prerequisite to or provide any credit towards  vocational program offered at this institution.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided by the school upon completion
  • Refund policy and the complaint policy that are applicable to our vocational programs also apply to these continuing education courses.

 

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