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MEDICAL ASSISTING

Next Class Spring 2017!

Call 707-476-4500 or come in to Community Education

at 525 D Street in Eureka for more information!

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.

 

 

PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING

College of the Redwoods is offering Phlebotomy Training starting August 2016!

We are accepting applications until March 16th at noon.

Date:                  August 3, 2016

Day:                   Wednesdays (August 3 - September 7)

                           Wednesdays & Sundays (September 11 - November 16)

Time:                  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fee:                    $1,995

Class Limit:       25

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

Instructor:         Marilyn Bazor

CR introduces training to become a nationally certified Phlebotomist.  The complete Phlebotomy Program consists 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. 

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

 

Injections (039827)

Date:                February 14, 2016

Day:                 Sunday

Time:                8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee:                  $125

Class Limit:       25

Location:           CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor:          Viane Frye

This one-day injections training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California.

Please bring a calculator to class.

 

 

Venipuncture (039828)

Date:                February 21, 2016

Day:                 Sunday

Time:                8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee:                  $125

Class Limit:       25

Location:           CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor:          Viane Frye

This one-day blood draw training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California.

 

 

ICD-10 Medical Billing and Coding (038953)

Informational Meeting:

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

Location: Community Education, 525 D Street Eureka


Dates:               April 4 - June 22, 2016

Days:                Mondays and Wednesdays

Time:                6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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-10CM, ICD-10PCS and/or the ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

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. Although, currently both the AAPC and AHIMA certification exams include ICD-9 material, pending the proposed October 1, 2015 switch to ICD-10 both may begin testing for ICD-10 information in 2016.

Objectives for course:

•     CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management)
•     Specialty Fields (i.e. surgery, radiology and laboratory)
•     ICD-10 and 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-10CM/PCS or ICD-9)

 

 

Pharmacy Technician Program (039755)


Dates:                May 10 - June 28, 2016

Days:                 Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time:                 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Fee:                   $1,199.00

Class Limit:        25
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

 

Survival Spanish for Paramedics and EMTs (039895)

Dates:                 July 7 - July 28, 2016

Days:                  Thursdays

Time:                  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fee:                    $80.00 (includes textbook with CD's)

Class Limit:         16

Location:             CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Classroom 112

Instructor:            Kathy Bierbaum-Cota

This program is designed for non-Spanish speaking paramedics and EMTs to use Spanish language phrases that will enable them to assist Spanish-speaking persons in emergency situations. Emphasis is placed on concise Spanish to determine the patient's chief complaint, extent of injury or nature of illness, as well as preocedures and treatment. This is a beginner's level Spanish class. (Not a certificate based class).

 


Certified Medical Assistant Exam Preparation Class

Dates:               Fall 2016

Days:                TBA

Time:                TBA

Fee:                   $125 (includes book)

Class Limit:        25

Location:           TBA

Instructor:          Linda Scales

This class will prepare working Medical Assistants to sit for the California State Certification Exam with confidence! Review exam content while ensuring information and knowledge needed for successful completion of the CMA exam. Information on registering for the CMA exam will be provided.

Community Education offers Injections and Venipuncture training which may be required as part of the exam application process. Contact Community Education for information on these classes.

 

 

Contact College of the Redwoods

Community & Economic Development

525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

 

Phone: 707.476.4500 Fax: 707.443.3417

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