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Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep
Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. . Full description of Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep


Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Master
Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel.. Full description of Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Master


Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Professional
Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. . Full description of Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Professional


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep
With the move to electronic medical records and other computer-based health information systems, medical offices and healthcare agencies are in need of administrative professionals who can navigate these complex systems. This course will prepare students to become Certified Electronic Health Records Specialists and join the growing ranks of this new allied health field. This course will provide a comprehensive education in all aspects of electronic health records, including implementing electronic systems, managing systems, troubleshooting, entering and retrieving patient information, maintaining patient confidentiality, and other topics associated with electronic health records and computer-based health information systems. Through a variety of learning activities, including practice in a simulated electronic records system, students will learn the skills necessary to become an Electronic Health Records Specialist.. Full description of Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep Expert
With the move to electronic medical records and other computer-based health information systems, medical offices and healthcare agencies are in need of administrative professionals who can navigate these complex systems. This course will prepare students to become Certified Electronic Health Records Specialists and join the growing ranks of this new allied health field. This course will provide a comprehensive education in all aspects of electronic health records, including implementing electronic systems, managing systems, troubleshooting, entering and retrieving patient information, maintaining patient confidentiality, and other topics associated with electronic health records and computer-based health information systems. Through a variety of learning activities, including practice in a simulated electronic records system, students will learn the skills necessary to become an Electronic Health Records Specialist. With the Medical Billing program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. . Full description of Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep Expert


Dental Assistant Career Prep
As a member of the dental care team, Dental Assistants are responsible for helping prepare patients for dental procedures, and often assist with the procedures themselves. Depending on the type of dental office, the dental assistant may even be involved in laboratory or surgical procedures. However, regardless of the specialty, the dental assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care while working alongside the dentist. This course will provide you with the information and skills necessary to serve in this capacity. You will learn how to prepare patients for treatment, including taking X-rays and preparing the necessary equipment for each procedure. You will also learn about the various dental specialties and the specific responsibilities of the dental assistant in each area of specialization.. Full description of Dental Assistant Career Prep


Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep
With the Medical Billing Career Prep program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to ICD-10-CM. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position. Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the Billing Coding Specialist certification exam offered by American Medical Certification Association.. Full description of Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep


Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Complete
With the Medical Billing Career Prep program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to ICD-10-CM. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position. Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the Billing Coding Specialist certification exam offered by American Medical Certification Association.. Full description of Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Complete


Medical Billing Career Prep
With the Medical Billing Career Prep program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to ICD-10-CM. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position. Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the Billing Coding Specialist certification exam offered by American Medical Certification Association.. Full description of Medical Billing Career Prep


Medical Coding Career Prep
Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. . Full description of Medical Coding Career Prep


Medical Coding Career Prep Complete
Medical Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for hird party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. This Medical Coding course is practical and shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this course offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system.. Full description of Medical Coding Career Prep Complete


Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep
The fitness industry is booming, and there is a growing need for certified personal fitness trainers. Personal fitness trainers work with individuals to help them develop the skills necessary to successfully engage in physical activity. The specific role of the personal fitness trainer will depend on the needs and abilities of each client, but regardless, the personal fitness trainer will play a vital role in the physical health of each client. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of personal fitness training. Through a variety of practical and theoretical applications, the student will learn how to assess each client and develop programming that incorporates different fitness methods, with the goal of providing the client with a comprehensive approach to fitness. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam, and will also be able to begin working with clients immediately.. Full description of Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep


Pharmacy Technician Career Prep
This course will provide you with the necessary skills to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting. The lessons in this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the complexities of community and institutional pharmacies through the course readings and supplemental textbook lab activities. You will learn the fundamentals of the pharmacy, as well as the role of a pharmacy technician. You will learn how to process a prescription, create non-sterile compounds, and ensure proper medication safety and management. Upon completion of this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry level positions in pharmacies, and you'll be prepared for national certification.. Full description of Pharmacy Technician Career Prep



Certificates

Administrative Dental Assistant Career Prep
As an integral part of the dental healthcare team, an administrative dental assistant is responsible for managing the daily operations of the dental office while providing a caring environment for patients. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the dental office and the role of the administrative dental assistant. Students will learn how to manage patient records, maintain office inventory, conduct scheduling and recall functions, submit and manage patient insurance claims, and utilize technology to ensure a well-structured administrative system. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to become vital members of the dental healthcare team.. Full description of Administrative Dental Assistant Career Prep


Adolescent Development
In this course we will discuss the stages of child and adolescent development, the features of each stage, and principles of growth, learning, and parenting.. Full description of Adolescent Development


Home Health Assistant Career Prep
Home Health Aides work directly with individuals in their homes to provide assistance with daily living and self-care tasks. Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Home Health Aide profession through the use of theoretical and practical applications. Students will learn about the medical and social needs of home health care clients, as well as the nutrition, personal care, cleaning, and infection control tasks required of Home Health Aides. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to begin working with clients in their homes. In addition, this course will provide an initial educational foundation for students preparing to take state licensing or certification exams. However, since the requirements for each state differ, students will have to conduct their own research to determine state-specific certification requirements. Depending on the state requirements, the student may need to complete additional coursework or additional licensing requirements (e.g. externship or other work experience) beyond the completion of this course.. Full description of Home Health Assistant Career Prep


Home Health Assistant Career Prep Professional
Home Health Aides work directly with individuals in their homes to provide assistance with daily living and self-care tasks. Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Home Health Aide profession through the use of theoretical and practical applications. Students will learn about the medical and social needs of home health care clients, as well as the nutrition, personal care, cleaning, and infection control tasks required of Home Health Aides. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to begin working with clients in their homes. In addition, this course will provide an initial educational foundation for students preparing to take state licensing or certification exams. However, since the requirements for each state differ, students will have to conduct their own research to determine state-specific certification requirements. Depending on the state requirements, the student may need to complete additional coursework or additional licensing requirements (e.g. externship or other work experience) beyond the completion of this course.. Full description of Home Health Assistant Career Prep Professional


Medical Terminology Career Prep
Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling. In this medical terminology course you will learn medical terms related to all major body systems. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean. You will practice defining and understanding medical terms using case studies, vignettes, and activities. . Full description of Medical Terminology Career Prep


Medical Transcriptionist Career Prep
A medical transcriptionist is an integral part of a healthcare team. Transcriptionists must be familiar with the terminology used in every medical specialty and must be able to produce the documents and reports required by each specialty in a professional and competent manner. These reports are the foundation of patient care and not only comprise a patient’s complete record, but also track a patient’s medical history and determine any future treatment. This course identifies the specific knowledge, skills, and education required for medical transcriptionists and outlines the responsibilities associated with the occupation. Students who complete this course will be well prepared for careers in the medical transcription field, whether they choose to work in private physicians’ offices, clinics or hospital settings, or as self-employed medical transcription entrepreneurs.. Full description of Medical Transcriptionist Career Prep


Mental Health Care Career Prep
Mental Health Technicians are in high demand right now! This certification program will prepare individuals to enter this growing field with the skills and experience necessary to be a successful Mental Health Technician. This course provides a comprehensive overview of mental health care and the special needs of mental health patients. The full spectrum of mental health disorders will be discussed, along with information about the therapeutic interventions for each disorder. In addition, students will learn how external factors such as substance abuse, poverty, and culture impact a patient’s willingness to seek and participate in treatment. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of mental health care and will be fully prepared to begin working in the field.. Full description of Mental Health Care Career Prep


Nursing Assistant Career Prep
Nursing Assistants are important members of the patient care team. They are directly responsible for providing patients with compassionate care through assistance with daily self-care tasks such as dressing, bathing, and feeding, as well as assistance with diagnostic procedures and general treatments. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the nursing assistant profession, with instruction in all areas of patient care, patient management, and body system functions. Students will learn how to provide daily care to patients, as well as how to assist with technical treatments and basic diagnostic procedures such as vital sign assessment and pain identification. When a student completes this course, the student will be prepared to apply their skills to a clinical setting as a nursing assistant. . Full description of Nursing Assistant Career Prep


Nursing Assistant Career Prep Professional
Nursing Assistants are important members of the patient care team. They are directly responsible for providing patients with compassionate care through assistance with daily self-care tasks such as dressing, bathing, and feeding, as well as assistance with diagnostic procedures and general treatments. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the nursing assistant profession, with instruction in all areas of patient care, patient management, and body system functions. Students will learn how to provide daily care to patients, as well as how to assist with technical treatments and basic diagnostic procedures such as vital sign assessment and pain identification. When a student completes this course, the student will be prepared to apply their skills to a clinical setting as a nursing assistant.. Full description of Nursing Assistant Career Prep Professional


Nutritional Consultant Career Prep
The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge and understanding about the importance and health benefits f proper nutrition, exercise, fitness, and healthy living. In this course, the topics of diet, exercise, nutritional elements, supplements, disease prevention, and weight management are explored. The goal is to prepare the student to use this understanding to facilitate healthy living in others.. Full description of Nutritional Consultant Career Prep


Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Professional
The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge and understanding about the importance and health benefits f proper nutrition, exercise, fitness, and healthy living. In this course, the topics of diet, exercise, nutritional elements, supplements, disease prevention, and weight management are explored. The goal is to prepare the student to use this understanding to facilitate healthy living in others.. Full description of Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Professional


Physical Therapy Assistant Career Prep
This program prepares students for employment as physical therapy aides in hospitals, nursing homes, private practices, rehabilitation centers, sports medicine clinics, and so on under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical therapy aides assist physical therapists and physical therapy assistants during the administration of treatments. They help patients dress and remove assistive devices, secure patients into therapy equipment, and assist with various treatments. They transport patients, change linens, arrange treatment supplies, clean treatment areas, sterilize or disinfect equipment and instruments. This course will fully prepare individuals to work as a physical therapy aide in a variety of settings.. Full description of Physical Therapy Assistant Career Prep


Preparing for ICD-10 Coding
Effective October 2015, the coding system officially transitioned from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM/PCS. The structure of the new code sets is radically different from ICD-9. ICD-10 implementation will impact virtually all processes, technology and people within a health care enterprise. Be ready for the transition to the ICD-10-CM with this ICD 10 Transition course. This course will provide an introduction to ICD-10-CM coding and help you translate your knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding to the new code set. Through the use of expert developed learning modules, in-course activities, and case studies, you will learn everything you need to know to make the transition to ICD 10.. Full description of Preparing for ICD-10 Coding


Substance Abuse Counseling Career Prep
Substance Abuse counseling is a growing field that requires specialized knowledge in the areas of substance abuse and counseling theories. This course will provide an introductory foundation to all aspects of drug and alcohol counseling. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the different substances and the etiology of substance abuse. In addition, students will learn about assessment and diagnosis, treatment settings and strategies, sobriety and relapse prevention, and general substance abuse prevention education and strategies. This course will also examine issues related to working with special populations and diverse cultures. Using a variety of instructional activities, this course will help prepare students to work with individuals and families in need of substance abuse treatment and counseling. This course will provide an initial educational foundation for students preparing to take state licensing or certification exams. However, since the requirements for each state differ, students will have to conduct their own research to determine state-specific certification requirements. Depending on the state requirements, the student may need to complete additional coursework or additional licensing requirements (e.g. externship or other work experience) beyond the completion of this course.. Full description of Substance Abuse Counseling Career Prep


Veterinary Assistant Career Prep
In this course, you will discuss and become proficient in the skills, terminology, and procedures necessary to assist in a veterinary office.. Full description of Veterinary Assistant Career Prep


Veterinary Office Manager Career Prep
The purpose of this course is to prepare an individual to manage and attend to the administrative, bookkeeping, and reception duties in a veterinary office. Concepts include medical record filing, appointment setting, record-keeping, bookkeeping and billing, and office etiquette. . Full description of Veterinary Office Manager Career Prep


Wellness Coach Career Prep
Wellness coaching is a specialization that builds on expertise in areas related to health, wellness, and fitness while relying on relevant theories and methods from the coaching field. Wellness coaches may work with clients who have specific health, wellness, and fitness goals, as well as those who have broad goals in the areas of health and wellness. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of wellness coaching and the specific skills and strategies that are used by wellness coaches. Students will learn about the different coaching models and paths of change, as well as the methods used to establish an effective coaching relationship. Students will also learn communication strategies, as well as how to listen and ask appropriate questions. Upon completion of this course, the student will be fully prepared to begin working as a wellness coach.. Full description of Wellness Coach Career Prep




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