Workforce Development

Need information about our upcoming Healthcare Programs?

Please attend our Summer Healthcare Information Session

Date:            May 1, 2014
Time:            6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:    Aerospace Training Center Lecture Hall - Decatur campus

Instructors (excluding Phlebotomy) will give a brief overview of each program and also answer questions from the audience.

RSVP not required.

If you are ready to register and pay the class fee, please use the "CWS Registration Form" link to the left

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

 

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours + a Clinical Externship

Enrolling Now for the June 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 626
Course Section:          5398
Cost:                          $2,399 (includes all textbooks)
Course Hours:            140 hours + Clinical Externship
Externship Hours:       160 hours   
Date:                          June 24 - September 18, 2014
                                 Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

                                                        AND

                                  June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, & September 13, 2014
                                  Saturdays - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:                   Room 250     Aerospace Training Center - Decatur Campus

Note that all refund requests for the June 2014 class must be received in writing no later than June 10, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information, please call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515 or email to Ldp@calhoun.edu  


Medical Administrative Assistant Program 

Enrolling now for the June 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 682
CRN Section:       5387
Course Hours:       50
Cost:                    $999
Dates/Times:        June 16 - August 4, 2014
                            6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
                            Mondays and Wednesdays                                            
Location:             Room 19 - Huntsville Campus

 

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

Note that all refund requests for the June 2014 class must be received in writing no later than June 3, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information, please email  Ldp@calhoun.edu or call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515.


Medical Billing and Coding Program

Enrolling now for June 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 surgrey, 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 600
CRN Section:        5339
Course Hours:       80 hours
Cost:                    $1799.00 (Includes all Textbooks)
Dates:                    June 9 - August 27, 2014
Times:                   6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
                             Mondays and Wednesdays
Location:               Room 105 - Center for Business and Industry Training - Decatur Campus


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

Note that all refund requests for the June 2014 class must be received in writing no later than May 26, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information, please call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515 or email Ldp@calhoun.edu


Pharmacy Technician Career Track Program

Now Accepting Enrollments for the June 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 601
CRN Section:      5388
Course Hours:     50 hours
Cost:                   $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:                  June 17 - August 5, 2014
                           Tuesdays and Thursdays                        
Times:                 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:             Room 19 - Huntsville Campus  
If you are ready to enroll and pay the program fee, please fill out the registration formCWS Registration form  

Note that all refund requests for the June 2014 class must be received in writing no later than June 3, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about this program, please email  Ldp@calhoun.edu or call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515. 


Phlebotomy - Registration for the May Class is closed!

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 online theory and weekly labs.  The online content can be accessed at the students' convenience, and two-hour labs will be held on Thursdays in the Health Science 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.

Course Code:      CWS 1106
CRN Section:      TBA
Duration:             8 week course
Cost:                  $750.00 (includes textbook, scrubs, online curriculum, and lab fees)
Dates/Times:       Next schedule will be published in Mid-May, 2014
                           All labs are held on Thursdays
                           Thursday Lab times will be scheduled during enrollment and are the following:
                           10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  or 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
                      
Location:             Decatur Campus,  Health Sciences Center

Registration Steps:  
 - Fill out and submit the CWS registration form.  (Link at the top of the page on the left side)
 - You will be contacted and scheduled for an enrollment session appointment. 
 - Class fee payment is due at the enrollment session.
 - Please note that you are not enrolled in the class until you complete all Registration steps.

Note that all refund requests for the May 2014 class must be received in writing no later than April 30, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about the class, please call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515 or email at Ldp@calhoun.edu
 


EKG Technician

Now Enrolling for the June 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 666
CRN Section:   5386
Course Hours:  50 hours
Cost:               $999.00 (Textbooks included)
Dates:              June 17 - August 5, 2014
                        Tuesdays and Thursdays                      
Times:              6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:          Room 105 - Center for Business and Industry Training - Decatur campus

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

 

Note that all refund requests for the June 2014 class must be received in writing no later than June 3, 2014.   Please send request to Ldp@calhoun.edu

For information about the class, please email to Ldp@calhoun.edu or call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515.