Basic Pharmacy I

This course provides students with the basic foundation and principles of becoming a Pharmacy Technician.  As a certified pharmacy technician, you are the liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies and patients. You will receive and verify prescriptions and prepare patient medication. Topics discussed includes but is not limited to ; inventory, healthcare ethics and privacy, prescription filing process, federal regulations affecting pharmacy, routes of administration, compounding, aseptic techniques, brand and generic drugs, SIG codes, billing and insurance claims for prescriptions.

Pharmacy Calculations

This course presents the essential math calculations and skills used by the Certified Pharmacy Technician. Course topics include; conversions, measurements, drug preparations, and applications of equations required for IV delivery, unit doses, and preparation of solutions for adult and pediatric populations.

Principles of Phlebotomy

This course introduces students to the practice of phlebotomy and the role of the phlebotomist in a healthcare setting. Students will learn about the phlebotomy equipment and about basic blood collection procedures. Special blood collection procedures, safety procedures, quality management, and legal issues are discussed. The importance of professionalism and good communication skills in the patient care environment are also covered in this course.

Phlebotomy Lab

During this course students will utilize training equipment to practice and learn various blood collection techniques. This course includes hands on activities and simulations to prepare students for patient contact in the healthcare environment.

Fundamentals of Insurance

This introductory course provides students with the basic principles and foundation needed to understand health insurance. Student will learn about the history of healthcare in the United States of America, concepts regarding healthcare, compare and contrast HMOs , PPOs, POS, individual and group insurance. Students will also learn about Medicare and Medicaid regulations regarding coverage for healthcare services and reimbursement. Ethical issues in the healthcare billing environment and how to prevent claim denials with accurate medical coding.

Fundamentals of Medical Coding

This course teaches students to identify and assign appropriate diagnosis, procedure codes and modifiers for healthcare reimbursement. Students will learn how to utilize ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS to assign appropriate codes to a medical claim. Students will also learn how to apply the guidelines and the importance of proper documentation for the processing of clean medical claims.

Principles of EKG

This course prepares students to understand the basic principles of electrocardiography and ECG interpretation.  Students will learn about ECG interpretation including myocardial infarction. Students will also learn about the electrical axis, infarct patterns, chamber hypertrophy and differentiating tachycardias will be presented.

EKG Lab

During this course students will perform hands on training in learning how to perform and interpret EKGs. Students will learn proper placement of 12 Lead ECG and practical clinical skills needed to assess rhythm, heart rate, P-Wave forms, measurement of EKG intervals and segments. Students will also learn to evaluate other relevant waves.

Fundamentals of Medical Specialties

This course provides a continuation of instruction of the Fundamentals of Medical Assisting and has a focus in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs, and medical emergencies, lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics.

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

This course provides instruction in clinical examining room procedures. Topics include asepsis, infection control, assisting with exams and treatment, patient education, preparation and administration of medications, EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs, and medical emergencies, lab safety, quality control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selective tests, phlebotomy, screening and follow-up of test results, and OSHA/CLIA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic lab tests/skills based on course topics.