Workforce Development

Short Term, Career Track Healthcare Programs


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


NOW REGISTERING FOR FALL 2014 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 Program

– 140 Classroom Hours + an Optional Clinical Externship

Now Registering for our October, 2014 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:          3353
Cost:                          $2,399 (includes all textbooks)
Course Hours:            140 hours + an Optional 160- hour Clinical Externship
Externship Hours:       160 hours   
Date:                          October 16, 2014 - February 12, 2015
                                  Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

                                                        AND

                                  October 25, November, 8, November, 22, December 13, 2014; January 10, and
                                  January 24, 2015
                                  Saturdays - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location:                   Room 250     Aerospace Training Center - Decatur Campus

Need full class schedule for the Clinical Medical Assistant program? 

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

Please note that all refund requests for the October 2014 Clinical Medical Assistant Program must be received in writing no later than COB on September 30, 2014.  Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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


Medical Administrative Assistant Program

 Now Registering for October, 2014 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:       3357 
Course Hours:       50
Cost:                    $999
Dates/Times:        October 15, 2014 - December 10, 2014
                            Mondays and Wednesdays
                            6:00 pm - 9:30 pm                         
Location:              Decatur Campus, Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105     

Need the full class schedule for the Medical Administrative Assistant program?   

 

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 October 2014 Medical Administrative Assistant program must be received in writing no later than COB on September 30, 2014. 

Please send requests to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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


Medical Billing and Coding Program

Registration is now closed for the October 2014 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:        CLOSED
Course Hours:       80 hours
Cost:                    $1799 (Includes all Textbooks)
Dates:                   October 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015
Times:                   6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
                             Mondays and Wednesdays
Location:               Huntsville Campus, Room 19

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 October 2014 Medical Billing and Coding Program must be received in writing no later than COB on September 30, 2014.  Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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


Pharmacy Technician Career Track Program


Now Registering for the October 2014 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:      3359
Course Hours:     50 hours
Cost:                   $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:                  October 16, 2014 - December 16, 2014
                            Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times:                 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:             Decatur Campus, Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 105

Need the full class schedule for the Pharmacy Technician program?

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 October 2014 Pharmacy Technician Program must be received in writing no later than COB on September 30, 2014.  Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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


 

Phlebotomy 

Now Registering for Saturday class that begins on November 1, 2014
Class size is limited to 24 participants

Now Registering for Friday class that begins on January 9, 2015
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.

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 noon   or             
                          1 pm - 3 pm         or         
                          5 pm - 7 pm

SATURDAY CLASS
Course Code:     CWS 1106
CRN Section:     3373
Duration:            4 week course
Cost:                 $750.00 (includes textbook, scrubs, and lab fees)
Day:                  All classes are held on Saturdays
Dates/Times:     November 1, 2014 - November 22, 2014
                         9 am - 1 pm

Refund requests for the November 2014 class must be received in writing no later than October 17, 2014.   Please send requests to Ldp@calhoun.edu

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 or email at Ldp@calhoun.edu


EKG Technician Program

 

 

Now Registering for the October 2014 class!

Class size is limited to 20 participants

 

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:   3356
Course Hours:  50 hours
Cost:               $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:              October 14 - December 11, 2014
                        Tuesdays and Thursdays                       
Times:              6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:          Huntsville campus, Room 19

If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration form.
Please note that all refund requests for the October 2014 EKG Technician Program must be received in writing no later than COB on September 30, 2014.  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.