College of the
Community Education




Pharmacy Technician Program (038676)

Informational Meeting:

Tuesday, August 25th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Community Education, 525 D street Eureka

Dates:                Sept. 28 - Nov. 16, 2015

Days:                 Mondays & Wednesdays

Time:                 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Fee:                   $1,199.00

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


This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.

Objectives for course through lecture and labs:

  • Dosage calculations
  • Drug classifications
  • Learn "the top 200 drugs"
  • I.V. flow rates
  • Sterile compounding
  • Dose conversions
  • Aseptic techniques
  • How to handle sterile products
  • Total Parental Nutrition (TPN)
  • How to dispense prescriptions
  • Inventory control
  • Billing and reimbursement



EMT Refresher (038782)

Schedule/Locations:      Tues. Nov. 17: 5:30pm - 9:30pm at AT 104 Eureka Campus

                                            Sat. Nov. 21: 8:30am - 5:00pm at AT 126 Eureka Campus

                                            Sun. Nov. 22: 8:30am - 5:00pm at AT 104 Eureka Campus

                                            Tues. Nov. 24, 2015: 5:30pm-9:30pm at AT 104 Eureka Campus

Fee:                                   $130

Class Limit:                       20
Instructor:                        Virginia Plambeck

This North Coast EMS-approved course meets state requirements for EMT Refresher training, including Skills Competency Verification. Course includes rigorous and fast-paced didactic instruction, skills
sessions, and scenario practice. Topics include personal safety, medicolegal issues, patient assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for re-certification as a California EMT.

Prerequisite: Current EMT certification, or previous EMT certification expired for no more than six months.

Continued state EMT certification may still be possible if EMT certification is expired for more than six months;
please contact instructor, Virginia Plambeck virginia-plambeck@redwoods.edu.


Informational meeting for Spring 2016:

Wednesday, November 4th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Community Education, 525 D Street Eureka

Applications available at meeting

CR introduces training to become a certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit, two-part class offers lecture and in-class labs in addition to a clinical rotation at a local medical office.  Front office and back office skills will be covered.

CLASS FEE:  $2,995*

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Call 707-476-4500 for more information. 


Please look at the Medical Assisting site here for more information.




College of the Redwoods is offering Phlebotomy Training Spring 2016!

Informational Meeting:

Tuesday, January 19th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  CR Main Campus, Performing Arts Theatre

Please attend informational meeting that is when the application process begins.

Applications will be accepted for one week after the informational meeting.

Class dates will be announced as well.

CR introduces training to become a nationally certified Phlebotomist.  The complete Phlebotomy Program consists of 90 hours of didactic instruction and a clinical rotation consisting of a minimum of 40 hours.  Students must successfully complete the didactic portion with overall grade of 75% to be eligible to continue onto the clinical portion of the program.

Nationally certified phlebotomists can work in multiple health care settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. 


CLASS FEE:  $1,995*

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Call 707-476-4500 for more information.  



Medical Billing and Coding Program (038953)

Informational Meeting:

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Community Education, 525 D Street Eureka

Dates:               April 4th - June 22nd, 2015

Days:                Mondays and Wednesdays

Time:                6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fee:                  $1,899.00

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

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)


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