Other Health Career Courses

Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) Exam Prep
This fast-paced exam prep course is designed for the healthcare employee working in a patient access setting.  This patient access exam prep class will prepare you to sit for the Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) Exam through the National Association for Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM). This is a nationally recognized credential for the patient access field.  Pre-Req: Participants must 1 year + work experience in a healthcare setting with such as such as admissions, registration, financial counseling, pre-certification, physician relations, guest relations, information, telecommunications, scheduling.  Class topics include:  Revenue Cycle; Healthcare Reimbursement/Government Regulations; Customer Relations; Exam Preparation.  Students will be provided with practice exam questions.   Exam fee and registration through NAHAM is a separate fee.    Participants must register with NAHAM by May 29, 2014 to sit for a July exam date.   Exam fee through NAHAM is a separate fee.    Tuition = $239
For exam eligibility requirements visit NAHAM at http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.naham.org/resource/resmgr/Certification/NAHAM_Candidate_Guide_to_Cer.pdf       

April 8 - May 6, 2014    Tues nights        Lowell Campus    Room LC 102
6p  - 8:30 pm.   July exam date/location TBA in class by instructor


Medical Interpreting Certificate
Are you fluent in English and one other foreign language? Do you work in health care or have an interest in the medical industry? If so, consider becoming certified in  Medical Interpretation! Medical Interpreters are in great demand nationwide.  In Massachusetts, where interpreters are legally mandated in acute care hospitals and behavioral health hospitals, the need for trained medical interpreters is booming. Per the Dept of Labor stats:  “Employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth reflects an increasingly diverse U.S. population, which is expected to require more    interpreters and translators.”  This 54-hour course provides a working knowledge of the various aspects of medical interpreting such as the standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, role plays, and medical vocabulary development.  This course is open to all languages, but students must be able to fully comprehend  and communicate in both English and at least one other language.  Because a selective interview is required before acceptance, students must enroll by May 20 by calling  1800-818-3434. Course questions, call 413-737-1888. Not eligible for waivers.  (54 hours) $900
6/2 - 8/6             9:30a - 12:30p           M & W                  B             HH-213
HLT 719 30           12770   
No class week of June 30

6/2 - 8/6             6p – 9p              M & W                  L             LC-105
HLT 719 80           12769   
No class week of June 30

Pharmacy Technician – ONLINE
This ONLINE training program teaches the skills needed to gain employment as a Pharmacy Tech in either the hospital or retail setting. The objective of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification. This program pairs students with an instructor for one-on-one assistance and includes a 40-hour externship. All materials are included. ONLINE. 330 hours. $1,995. To enroll or more info, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

ICD-10 Update - ONLINE
ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2014. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it’s important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system.
This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. This training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. In addition, you will find information on the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology. The textbooks for this program are included. ONLINE.  200 hours. $1795.  To enroll or more info, call (877) 221-5151.  Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Medical Billing and Coding – ONLINE
The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) will give you the skills you need to find the job you are looking for as a Medical Billing Specialist or Medical Coder. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and will also be prepared to take the National Health Career Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam. ONLINE.  240 hours.  $1795. To enroll or for more info, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Physical Therapy Aide - ONLINE
In this program, you will master all the skills you need to begin a career as a physical therapy aide. You will learn what physical therapy entails, identify the responsibilities of a PT aide, and develop a working knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. In addition, you will get a solid grounding in patient care skills, infection control, and the legal and ethical regulations that affect healthcare providers. By the end of the program, you will be fully prepared to obtain an entry-level position as a PT aide in a healthcare facility. ONLINE. 150 hours. $1895. To enroll or for more info, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Optician Certification Training - ONLINE
Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician while you prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification —a certification that’s required by many states and is a stepping stone to career advancement. You’ll master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know, discover how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, explore the basics of eyewear styles and materials, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, learn about prisms and lens types, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases. By the time you complete this program, you’ll be fully prepared to begin a career as an optician—and you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to advance in this popular and exciting medical field. ONLINE Course.  150 hours. $1895.  To enroll or for more info, call (877) 221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Last Modified: 4/15/14