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Medical Assisting Certification Review Course

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Date: August 6 – September 12, 2018

Day: Mondays/Wednesdays

Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm

National Healthcare Association Exam Date: September 26, 2018

Fee: Free with employer sign off on registration

Class Limit: 20

Location: 525 D Street, Eureka, CA

Instructor: Irma Silva

Are you working as a Medical Assistant, but not certified? This program will prepare a Medical Assistant to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certification Exam for Medical Assistants. The exam date is September 26, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Eureka Downtown site. You will receive information about signing up for the exam during class.

Those currently working as a Medical Assistant may sign up for this class. However, to be eligible to sit for the NHA certification exam and receive certification, each candidate must:

• Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as the General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test recognized by the candidate’s state of residency, or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents must be available upon request.)

Successfully complete a training program OR have relevant work experience as described below:

Training Program - Candidates must successfully complete a training program in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam offered by an accredited or state-recognized institution or provider.

Work Experience - Candidates must have at least one (1) year of supervised work experience in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam within the past three (3) years.

This course will also prepare you to pass a certification exam offered by one of three Certifying Agencies approved by the California Medical Board, please visit their website for more information. These Agencies include:

This course does not include those exams. If you wish to take, one of these exams please refer to their websites for eligibility requirements and testing sites.


Medical Assisting

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Informational Meetings: July 11th or August 1st (only need to attend one) 3:00pm - 5:00pm at 525 D St. Eureka
This is a chance to fill out the application, meet the instructors and ask questions. *Please note this class has an application process and is not first come first serve.

Application Deadline August 2, 2018 by Noon - application will be available at the informational meetings.

Class Dates: September 10 - December 17, 2018

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $2,995*

Payment Plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,500 down and $500.00/month for three (3) months or $1,000 down and $665.00/month for three (3) months

Class Limit: 18

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

Instructor: Linda Scales

College of the Redwoods Community Education offers training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit class with lecture and in-class labs includes clinical rotation at a local medical office. Front and back Office Medical Assistant skills will be covered in an interactive classroom format. 

Medical Assisting course includes:

  • Venipuncture and Injection Certification
  • Medical Terminology
  • Front and Back Office Procedures
  • Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
  • Identify Principles of Pharmacology
  • Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
  • Job Preparation Skills
  • National Medical Assisting Exam

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


Phlebotomy

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Informational Meeting: July 12th 5:00pm - 8:00pm at CR Main Campus, Humanities 129
This is a chance to fill out the application, meet the instructors and ask questions. *Please note this class has an application process and is not first come first serve.

Application Deadline July 19, 2018 - application will be available at the informational meeting.

Class Dates: September 13 - December 16, 2018

Days: Thursday/Sunday

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Fee: $1,995*

Payment plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,000 down and $248.75/month for four (4) months

Class Limit: 25

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

Become a nationally certified Phlebotomist! The complete Phlebotomy Program includes 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.

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

Course Prerequisites/Recommendations:

  • Must have high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency 
  • Must have basic reading literacy
  • Basic Elementary-Level Math skills

Venipuncture

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Date: September 23, 2018

Day: Sunday

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

Fee: $175

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. This class is not applicable for CT Venipuncture certification.

Course Objectives:

  • Know the anatomy of the veins
  • How to successfully draw blood from a patient
  • Know the possible complications of drawing blood
  • Be able to do capillary puncture in checking blood glucose
  • Know Universal precautions

Injections

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Date: September 30, 2018

Day: Sunday

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

Fee: $175

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.

Course Objectives:

  • Know Universal Precautions
  • Know the Injection sites
  • How to administer a Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, Intradermal injection
  • How to calculate drug dosage correctly

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