Prepare to work in a range of health care jobs through short-term training or take advanced courses to expand your skill set and advance your career.
Medical Office Administrative Staff Training (MOAST)**
Entry level class to prepare students for the national certification exam: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). Content includes EHR training, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, billing and coding, details of insurance, office practices and procedures, regulations and rules for privacy, security, meaningful use and more. This class is a prerequisite for the Certified Clinical Assistant class. Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED is required to sit for the certification exam. Additional class books will be provided for use during the class.
Clinical Medical Assistant Course (CCMA)**
This is a 176-hour course combining lecture and lab. This course includes: infection control, vital signs, anthropometric measurements, C.P.R., patient exam room set-up, various routes of medication administration, wound care, aseptic technique for clinical situations, phlebotomy, pulmonary function testing, and EKG monitoring. Pre-requisities for this course: Must have successfully completed the Medical Office Administrative Staff Training Course - or - present proof of a minimum of 1-year experience in a medical office and a HS diploma or GED. Upon completion of this course, student will be eligible to take the NHA certification examination in Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). For additional requirements please call J. Chambers at 704-878-4311
Medical Scribe - Hybrid**
This 96 hour course is designed to train students to be a physician collaborator by focusing on data collection, documentation and assisting the physician with time-consuming electronic health record entries. Prerequisties: 1 year in a medical office or completion of the MOAST course; working knowledge of medical terminology and be able to type a minimum of 50 wpm.
Medical Coding: Basic**
Entry level with emphasis placed on Anatomy & Physiology. Prerequisite: HS Diploma/GED.
Medical Coding: Advanced**
Prepares an individual to take the Certified Professional Coder exam. Prerequisties: Medical Coding Basic, HS Diploma/GED.
Nurse Assistant I**
Train to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Program has special registration requirements and class size is limited to 20 students per class. For requirements call (704) 878-4311.
Nurse Assistant Refresher**
Review and prepare for the revised NA State Exam. Designed for students who let their NA I certification expire within the last 3 years. Call (704) 878-4311 for registration instructions.
Trains individuals to work under the supervision of a pharmacist in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting. Students will be eligible to take the PTC Exam. Prerequisites: High School Diploma/GED and TABE Math & Reading Test. Registration cost does not include certification
This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians. Please call J. Chambers for course requirements at 704-878-4311.
**Prerequisite(s) and/or special requirement(s) apply to registration.
Joyce Chambers, Administrative Assistant