SUNY Jefferson

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Enhance your resume or prepare for your next career by registering for a pre-certification training program through our Workforce Development & Business Division.

The programs cover areas in healthcare as well as in health information technology and can be taken on campus in the evenings, one or two times per week. Participants who successfully complete the coursework in our Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Technician or Phlebotomy Technician programs are eligible to sit for the corresponding national certification exam. 

Program details and registration information

February 8 – June 28, 2021, Watertown, Jefferson main campus

This program will prepare you for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.

  • You will learn to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office
  • You will learn routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, how to prepare patients for examination and treatment and much more
  • 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and an optional 160 hour clinical externship
  • Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination

Watertown Class:
Classes run Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Deadline for application and payment is Monday, February 1, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Cost is $2399
Register online or by requesting an application at ced@sunyjefferson.edu or in the Extended Learning Center at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.

March 1 – August 12, 2021, Watertown, Jefferson main campus

This program will prepare you for a career in medical billing and coding.

  • You will learn the skills needed to accurately code provider encounters
  • You will discuss billing practices and how to manually submit an insurance claim
  • You will learn the skills needed to correctly abstract information from a patient record, apply coding guidelines and follow reimbursement procedures to optimize physician payment
  • You will gain an understanding of HIPPA, confidentiality, and how to successfully manage the medical business office
  • 140 hours of classroom lecture
  • After successful completion of the course, you may want to obtain a certification in medical coding for an additional cost through one of the entities that offers the certification.

Additional information regarding the certification will be provided during the course.

Watertown Class:
Classes run Mondays & Thursdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Deadline for application and payment is Monday, February 22, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Cost is $2125 
Register online or by requesting an application at ced@sunyjefferson.edu or in the Extended Learning Center at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.

February 22 – April 12, 2021 - Watertown, Jefferson main campus

This program will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam.

  • You will learn medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names
  • You will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement
  • This program includes a graded final exam to help prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s exam
  • 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

Watertown Class:
Classes run Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Deadline for application and payment is Monday, February 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Cost is $999
Register online or by requesting an application at ced@sunyjefferson.edu or in the Extended Learning Center at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.

February 9 - May 11, 2021 - Watertown, Jefferson main campus
March 2- June 1, 2021 - Lowville, Lewis County Education Center

This program prepares you to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

  • You 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

Watertown & Lowville Classes:
Classes run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Deadline for application and payment for Watertown class Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and for Lowville class, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

Cost is $1,599

Register online or by requesting an application at ced@sunyjefferson.edu or in the Extended Learning Center at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.

 

Contact Us

Workforce Development & Business Division
(315) 786-2233
ced@sunyjefferson.edu