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Medical Billing and Coding Program (038675)

Dates:              June 9th- August 27th (Postponed, please note new date)

Days:               Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:               6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fee:                 $1,899.00

Class Limit:      20
Location:         CR Community Education Room 111 & 112, 525 D street Eureka

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals CPT, ICD9 and HCPCS. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)- Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.

Objectives for course:

•     CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management)
•     Specialty Fields (i.e. surgery, radiology and laboratory)
•     ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines)
•     Basic Claims Processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements
•     How to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS)



Microsoft Office Publisher for Beginners (038678)

Dates:              June 9, 2015 & June 16, 2015

Days:               Tuesdays

Time:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:                  $125.00

Class Limit:       16

Location:           CR Community Education Computer Lab, 525 D street Eureka

Instructor:         Kathryn Bridgewater

In this hands-on course, add important skills to your resume or optimize skills for your own home office or business by learning how to create basic flyers, posters of various sizes, and sales advertisements. Explore using graphics, color arrange-ment, creative styling and placement of text for a professional look. Enhance sales and impress for success at the same time!
Objectives for course:

  • Personalizing your screen workspace
  • Using the Publisher ribbon commands
  • Using templates & adding new ones
  • Making a master template page
  • Tips on how to get the best printout 



Spanish for Office Personnel (038710)

Date:               July 30th - August 20th, 2015

Days:              Thursdays

Time:              5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fee:                $78.00

Class Limit:     9
Location:        333 6th Street, Suite B
Instructor:       Kathy Bierbaum-Cota

This is a comprehensive Spanish language program that provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish-speaking medical, school, office secretaries and receptionists. The language component utilizes phonetic encoding to present the most important Spanish commands, questions, and phrases pertinent to secretarial and receptionist work. No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary.


Notary Public Class & Exam (038841)

Date:                    July 21st, 2015
Day:                     Tuesday
Time:                    8:30am – 6:00pm
(Re-Commissioning class starts at 12:15)
Class Fee:            $105 payable upon registration to CR
(includes class materials)

State Exam Fee:   $40 - Check to Secretary of State payable to state proctor on day of exam
Class Limit:           20
Location:              Classroom at 333 6th Street Suite B Eureka
Instructor:             Master's Notary Academy

Become a California State Notary Public. California needs additional professional notaries! This class will provide new or previously commissioned notaries with the education and skills needed to pass the State proctored examination, detect fraud, and become successful in a career as a notary. There is a growing need for notaries in the expanding financial, real estate, business and law professions. Become a valuable employee or own your own business. This class exceeds the State qualifications for new applicants and notaries that are renewing their commissions. The student will receive a State approved Certificate of Completion for the class in order to take the State proctored notary examination. This is a one-day class that meets the requirements to sit
for the State notary exam. Commissioned notaries may take this course six months prior to their commission expiration date.

Contact us at 476-4500 for information about retest or test-only option.

Please inquire about the Passport Photo and Live Scan Requirements
Pre-registration and fee required in advance



Excel 2012: Build a Budget (038422)

Dates:               July 22nd - July 23rd, 2015
Days:                Wednesday and Thursday
Time:                1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fee:                  $125
Class Limit:       16
Location:          CR Community Education Computer Lab, 525 D street Eureka


Want to put this year’s budget in your boss’s email box in an impressive Excel spreadsheet complete with calculations? Or how about building that Excel budget into a Google Docs environment where everyone can easily contribute? This is the class that can deliver on Excel skill-building needs plus impressions of good technology skills.


Objectives for course:

  • How to apply simple formulas and build equations.
  • How to name cells.
  • How to share & work with Google Docs.
  • How to import and update previous budgets into Excel.
  • Tips and Tricks on budget building.


Microsoft Office 2013 (038420)

Dates:                  August 3rd to August 12th

Days:                   Mondays and Wednesdays

Time                    9:00am to 4:00pm

Fee:                     $325

Class Limit:         16

Location :            CR Community Education Computer Lab, 525 D street Eureka

Gain hands-on experience while adding important skills to your resume with a Microsoft Office 2013 Professional class certificate of success from College of the Redwoods' Community Education Department. This is also a great class for those working at a home office needing more than just computer skills or just to give yourself and edge up on the competition for that next job promotion.

In this class learn about:

  • Using the ribbon in Microsoft programs
  • Customizing commands and templates
  • How to format and print for presentation
  • Practice how to put in basic types of information and easy equations in Excel.
  • Make and easy chart in Excel and insert it into Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher



Community Education Registration Form

If your specific business training needs are not listed above, or you need help identifying them through consultation, contact us about our many different customized training program options.


Contact College of the Redwoods

Community & Economic Development

 525 D Street

Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: 707.476.4500 Fax: 707.443.3417


Website: www.redwoods.edu