Workforce Development

Short Term, Career Track Healthcare Programs


For information about these programs,
call our Healthcare Hotline
               256-306-2514


 January 2015 Phlebotomy Class Registration ends on 12/8/14

Registration now open for March 2015 classes!

Please note that these Non-Credit Healthcare programs do not qualify for funding by typical student loans and grants.



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Clinical Medical Assistant Career Track Program

– 140 Classroom Hours + an Optional Clinical Externship

Now Registering for the March 2015 class!


Class size is limited to 20 participants

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including

proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.  To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.  Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

Course Number:        CWS 1112
Course Section:         3501
Cost:                          $2,399 (includes all textbooks)
Course Hours:           140 hours + an Optional 160- hour Clinical Externship
Externship Hours:     160 hours  (included in fee) 
Date:                          March 3, 2015 - June 11, 2015
                                   Tuesday & Thursday Nights
                                   6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

                                           
                       AND

                                  March 14, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 16, and May 30, 2015
                                  Saturdays
                                  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:                  Room 250, Aerospace Training Center, Decatur Campus


If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration form - 
CWS Registration form  

 

Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 Clinical Medical Assistant Program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015 .  
Ssend request to
Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514.


Medical Administrative Assistant Career Track Program


Registration is now open for the March 2015 class

Class size is limited to 20 participants!

 
 

This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerk, are all positions in great demand. This Program covers important background information on the medical assisting professiona and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.  After successful completion of the program, students could be qualified to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national examination that is administered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 

Course Code:        CWS 1114
CRN Section:         3505
Course Hours:       50
Cost:                       $999
Dates/Times:         March 9, 2015 - May 4, 2015                           
                                6:00 pm - 9:30 pm    
                                Monday and Wednesday Nights                
Location:                Decatur campus, Center for Business and Industry Training
                                Room 105

 

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration form - CWS Registration form  


Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 Medical Administrative Assistant program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015.
Send requests to Ldp@calhoun.edu


For information, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514.


Medical Billing and Coding Career Track Program

Registration is now open for the March 2015 class

Class size is limited to 20 participants

 

 

    

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, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.  The course covers the following areas:  CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD - 9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.  Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD - 9, and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), student who complete the 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 Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, and/or other national certification exams.
 
Course Code:        CWS 1115
CRN Section:         3504
Course Hours:       80 hours
Cost:                     $1799 (Includes all Textbooks)
Dates:                   March 2, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Times:                   6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
                               Mondays and Wednesdays
Location:               Huntsville Campus, Room 45

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration form CWS Registration form  

Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 Medical Billing and Coding Program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015.  
Send request to
Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514.


 Pharmacy Technician Career Track Program


Now Registering for the March 2015 class

Class size is limited to 20 participants

 

This comprehensive 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.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs", I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic techniques, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Course Code:      CWS 1116
CRN Section:       3507
Course Hours:     50 hours
Cost:                   $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:                  March 12, 2015 - May 7, 2015
                            Tuesday and Thursday
Times:                 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:             Huntsville campus, Room 45

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration form - CWS Registration form  

Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 Pharmacy Technician Program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015.  
Send request to
Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about this program, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514.


Phlebotomy 

Now Registering for Friday class that begins on January 9, 2015
Registration closes on December 8, 2014

Class size is limited to 36 participants 

 phlebotomy

Phlebotomists are ambassadors of the clinical laboratory who, for many patients or clients, are the primary lab personnel with whom they have contact. Responsibilities include the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and accurate electronic logging of specimens into the clinical lab information system.  This course will be a combination of weekly labs and supporting textbook.  The two-hour labs will be held on Fridays in the Health Sciences building on the Decatur campus.  Students will receive hands-on training in a clinical-like setting in our state-of-the-art lab.  This is an eight-week-long course.

Registering for January, 2015 Friday Class
Course Code:      CWS 1106
CRN Section:       3374
Duration:               8 week course
Cost:                     $750.00 (includes textbook, scrubs, and lab fees)
Day:                       All classes are held on Fridays
Dates/Times:       January 9, 2015 - February 27, 2015                            
                              10 am - 12 pm  (limited to 12 students)
                                  The 10 am - 12 pm lab time is closed for the 1/9/15 class     
                              1 pm - 3 pm  (limited to 12 students)       or         
                              5 pm - 7 pm  (limited to 12 students)

Refund requests for the January 2015 class must be received in writing no later than December 5, 2014.  Please send requests to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about the class, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514.


EKG Technician Career Track Program

 

 

Registration is now open for our March, 2015 class

Class size is limited to 20 students

 

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing.  Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

Course Code:  CWS 1113
CRN Section:   3492
Course Hours:  50 hours
Cost:                 $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:               March 10, 2015 - May 5, 2015   
                          Tuesdays and Thursdays     
Times:              6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:          Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105
                          Decatur Campus

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the CWS Registration form

Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 EKG Technician Program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015.  Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about the EKG Program, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514 or email Ldp@calhoun.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Veterinary Assistant Career Track Program

Now Registering for March 2015 class 
Only class offering for 2015

 Limited to 20 participants 

  
Enjoy the rewards of working with animals! This exciting new Veterinary Assistant Program can help students make a difference. The essential skills students will learn in this program will help them keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

This Veterinary Assistant program provides opportunities to individuals that will enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.  Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program would be prepred to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care including: obtaining and recording patient information; the review of preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; how to collect samples and perform certain lab procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic and medical procedures; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.

Veterinary Assisting is a rewarding career in a growing field. As a Veterinary Assistant, students can work with animals and be a part of a professional veterinary staff.
People interested in becoming Veterinary Assistants should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

This 100 hour program provides instruction and training in the Veterinary Assistant field.  This course includes but is not limited to the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the care of animals as well as an understanding of the clerical/accounting duties necessary to maintaining an efficient and competent front office.

Course Code:  CWS 1113
CRN Section:
Course Hours: 100 hours
Cost:                 $1899.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:               Monday and Wednesday nights
                          6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
                          March 4, 2015 - May 20 2015 
            
                                          AND            

                          Saturdays
                          9:00 am - 4:30 pm
                          March 14, April 11, April 25, and May 9, 2015
Location:         ACECET Building, Decatur Campus

 

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the CWS Registration form

Please note that all refund requests for the March 2015 Veterinary Assistant Program must be received in writing no later than COB on February 13, 2015. 
Send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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For information about our Short term, Career Track Healthcare programs, please call our Healthcare Hotline at 256-306-2514 or email Ldp@calhoun.edu for specific questions.