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Workforce & Community Education
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9am - 4pm

Phone: 707.476.4500
Fax: 707.443.3417

Medical Assisting

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Informational Meetings: July 10th or July 31st (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 Period Closes: August 1, 2019 - No applications will be accepted before the informational meetings occur.

Class Dates: September 9 - December 16, 2019

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 and Irma Silva

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

Flyer: Coming Soon

Informational Meeting Date: July 11, 2019 5pm - 8pm at the Main Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Room HU 129

Application Period Closes: July 18, 2019 - No applications will be accepted before the informational meeting occurs

Class Dates: September 12 - December 15, 2019

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: 525 D Street Eureka, CA

Instructor: Adam Summers

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

Injections

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Flyer: Coming Soon

Date: July 20, 2019

Day: Saturday

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

Venipuncture

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Flyer: Coming Soon

Date: July 21, 2019

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. 


Medical Billing & Coding Program

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Dates: August 6 - November 18, 2019

Days: Tuesdays & Fridays

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fee: $1,899

Location: 525 D Street, Eureka - Room 105

Instructor: Charlene DiGiacomo

This 80-hour program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Medical Terminology with Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Medical Coding using CPT, HCPS and ICD 10
  • Introduction to 1995 & 1997 Documentation Guidelines
  • How to assign Evaluation and Management Service Codes
  • Introduction to Specialty Coding (Surgery, Radiology, and Laboratory)
  • Billing revenue cycle and billing processes and procedures
  • How to complete common insurance forms
  • How to follow-up on delinquent claims and appeal denied claims
  • Overview of the Health Care & Insurance industry

EMT Refresher

Flyer: Coming Soon!

Dates: TBD     

Fee: $175

Location: CR Main Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd. Eureka, CA 95501

Instructor: Virginia Plambeck

Renew your EMT certification with this North Coast EMS-approved course!

Topics include:

  • Instruction on medical and legal safety
  • Patient assessment
  • Management of medical and traumatic emergencies
  • New EMT skills: use of a glucometer, naloxone and epinephrine
  • Skills competency test

IV Therapy

Flyer: Coming Soon

Date: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Fee: $325.00

Class Limit: 20

Location: 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka - Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This class is designed to prepare the student to start and superimpose intravenous fluids. The content will include types of fluids and device rationales for therapies, safety factors, complications, monitoring and preparation of site, patient and equipment. It will also include supervised practice of the technique of venipuncture on mannequins and fellow classmates and will include the following:

  1. Methods of blood withdrawal;
    a. Skin puncture;
    b. Venipuncture
  2. Selection of appropriate method;
  3. Safety measures;
  4. Possible complications;
  5. Preparation of withdrawal sites;
  6. Psychological preparation of the patient

Students will successfully start 3 IVs and perform blood withdrawal on 3 fellow classmates. The course fulfills requirements of (and is approved by) the California State Board of Nursing for IV Certification/Blood withdrawal for LVNs. Fee includes all materials and equipment.


Pharmacy Technician

Flyer: Coming Soon

Date: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: TBD

Class Limit: 25

Location: 525 D Street Eureka, CA

Instructor: Yumon Kwock

Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, 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. To learn more about this program see the Pharmacy Technician FAQ.

Course content includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • History of pharmacy
  • Pharmacy practice in multiple environments
  • Calculations and measurements (see Math Supplemental Handout)
  • Reading and interpreting prescriptions
  • Defining drugs by generic and brand names

As part of this program, you will be eligible to participate in a 80 hour clinical externship with a local Retail Pharmacy. You may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements to be eligible.