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Pre-Certification

Enhance your resume for promotional purposes or prepare for your next career by registering for a pre-certification training program through Jefferson Express. Pre-certification programs include pre-certification in the healthcare field as well as in the health information technology fields.  If you are interested in online based pre-certification courses visit our online training page to view offerings through our education partners.

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Entrepreneurship / Small Business Certificate

Jefferson Community College (JCC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have collaborated to offer workshops each semester that span topics relevant to any emerging business. Participants in this Entrepreneurship & Small Business Workshop Series will learn or brush up on practical business topics that prepare them for small business and entrepreneurial success.  Individuals are able to customize selections and enroll in workshops that specifically fit their needs.  Participants who take as few as five courses may apply for the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate from JCC & the SBDC which qualifies an individual for funding and exposure opportunities for their business.  E/SB workshops are identified by an asterisk and listed among the professional growth & technology series.


 

On Campus

Allied Health Pre-Certification Courses

Clinical Medical Assistant ProgramMarch 05, 2018 - July 25, 2018

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical externship.

 

National Certification: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

 

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Schedule
CCI 004 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, March 05, 2018 - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $2,399 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 2, 2018 This program runs Monday & Wednesday, March 5 - July 25, 2018, from 6:00-9:30p.
Medical Billing and Coding ProgramMarch 05, 2018 - June 11, 2018

This combined 98 hour medical billing and coding course offers the skills needed to accurately code provider encounters by translating medical documentation into medical codes to be used in billing for services/procedures. This course will also discuss billing practices such as the electronic medical health record and how to manually submit an insurance claim. Student will learn the skills needed to correctly abstract information from a patient record, apply coding guidelines and follow reimbursement procedures to optimize physician payment while codes using ICD10CM, CPT and HCPCS manual. Students will gain an understanding of HIPPA, confidentiality, and how to successfully manage the medical business office. Differentiate Medicare, Medicaid, third party, managed care, and private insurance. Learn the roles and responsibilities of the coder, physician, and patient in regard to the legal and ethical aspects of medical coding. The first 6 classes will be devoted to Medical Terminology and Anatomy.

 

The course will assist with and provide information on the national certification for medical coding: After completing the course, the student may want to obtain a certification in medical coding for an additional cost through one of the entities that offers the certification. It is suggested students obtain 6-month experience and purchase additional materials and practice exams to assist with the certification exam. Certification information on AAPC, American Academy of Professional Code and AHIMA, American Health Information Management Associate will be provided during the course.

 

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CCI 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, March 05, 2018 - Monday, June 11, 2018
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Wanda Streiff
Location: TBA
Cost: $1,799 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for statement of interest and payment is Monday, February 19, 2018 This course runs Monday & Thursday, March 5 - June 11, 2108, from 6:00-9:30p.
North Country Care Coordination Certificate

Watch for Spring 2018 dates!

 

The term “care transition” refers to the movement patients make between healthcare practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change. This program is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of existing care coordination professionals from hospitals, the health home, behavioral health facilities and/or other community-based settings to enhance the continuity of care across care settings, thus helping to deliver services to improve outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

This curriculum will better prepare professionals to work together in interdisciplinary teams with the patient. By sharing important clinical information and expectations about their role in the care plan, these efforts will assist regional and statewide initiatives to reduce potentially preventable hospital admissions.

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Pharmacy TechnicianMarch 19, 2018 - May 07, 2018

Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care 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. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam.

 

This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

 

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Schedule
CCI 002 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - Monday, May 07, 2018
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
Cost: $999 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2018. This program will run Monday & Wednesday, March 19 - May 7, 2018, from 6:00-9:30p.
Phlebotomy TechnicianMarch 06, 2018 - June 05, 2018

The 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.

 

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Schedule
CCI 001 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - Tuesday, June 05, 2018
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Robert Pinkham
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 2, 2018. This program runs Tuesday & Thursday, March 6 - June 5, 2018, from 6:00-9:30p.

General Pre-Certification Courses

H.I.T (Health Information Technology) Certificate Program

Health Information Technology is designed for students with a background in healthcare or traditional I.T.  Students will receive 100 hours of classroom or online training, and hands on training in electronic health records. All students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.

 

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Off Campus