COURSES

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CERTIFIED MEDICATION TECHNICIAN

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The prerequisite for this class is a high school graduate or equivalent with at
least 6 months of work experience as a CNA. The emphasis of this course is the safe preparation and administration of medication. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to become a medication technician, qualified to administer selected categories of medications to residents of long-term care facilities, under the supervision of the Licensed Nursing personnel according to state approved curriculum. Medication administration records and medication cards are practiced so that the nursing technician students are prepared for giving medication at the clinical site. Students are taught how medications are safe-guarded and accounted for and specific guidelines for the safe preparation and administration of medication are given and practiced. This course includes 60 classroom, hours, 16 clinical hours and 8 hours of Insulin Administration.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

Graduates of this course have great opportunities for career growth. Most are currently working as a CNA and this gives them an opportunity for advancement in their position and rate of pay.

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (CNA)
181 CLOCK HOURS
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The primary objective of the Certified Nurse Assistant Program is to provide students with the hands-on training necessary to offer high-quality care to patients while working alongside other qualified health care professionals. Course offerings include training in nursing homes and home health agencies, as well as courses of study and practice in skills related to patient care. Students divide their time between classroom and laboratory instruction to best equip them to pass the Missouri Certified Nursing Exam and secure employment in the health care nursing industry. The course includes 75 classroom hours, 100 clinical hours, CPR and First Aid.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

Graduates of this course have a tremendous opportunity for employment due to the demand for jobs in this field. They have a choice of working in the nursing homes and some of the hospitals in the areas.

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MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING
(11 Months, 44 Weeks, 1056 hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Medical Billing and Coding course is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a Medical Biller/Coder who performs administrative duties including medical billing and coding.  Medical billing involves submitting and following up on claims to insurance companies to receive payment for service rendered. Students will learn to manage records and file claims, prepare insurance forms/plans and handle billing. Graduates of this program will have a working knowledge of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, insurance billing, Microsoft Word, Basic Anatomy, Medical Records reimbursement and may assist in daily operations of the facility.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of qualified, credentialed coding personnel.  Successful graduates can expect to find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor’s offices and other medical facilities.

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT
300 Clock Hours

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Medical Office Assistant program is designed to prepare the student for work in a medical or insurance setting.  Students taking this course have an advantage of gaining competence in both the medical office and the business office.  Graduates will be competent in processing medical documents and will learn how to input patient information, schedule appointments and handle patient billing.  In addition, they will learn how to produce lists and reports required in a medical office and process insurance claims both on forms and electronically. The development of communication skills, appropriate attitude, appearance and work performance are reinforced throughout the program. Graduates will have achieved competency in MicroSoft  Word and Excel.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of qualified, credentialed coding personnel.  Successful graduates can

INSURANCE AND PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
240 HOURS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this Insurance and Personal Advisor “technical certificate” is to provide the academic and the occupational skill training necessary to prepare students for high growth career and entrepreneurial opportunities in the insurance and financial service industry.

 

This course will provide industry exposure, preparation for professional licensure, and the occupational readiness for career and entrepreneurial opportunities in insurance and personal finance.  Students will learn to evaluate customer financial information, identify investment objectives, provide information on insurance and investment products, and make suitable recommendations. They will also take part in theory and practical experiences that emphasize competency in insurance and financial consultancy.

 

Upon completion of the course, students are qualified to sit for Series 6 and 63 licensing exams, state licensing exams for property and casualty and life, accident and health insurance.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT

Graduates of the Insurance & Financial Advisor Program be able to secure positions the private and public insurance, financial industry as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour