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Phlebotomy  Classroom & Hybrid
​This course is designed to train the individual to be a phlebotomist.  A phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team whose main function is to obtain patients' blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection and transportation of other clinical specimens.  Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, and veterans' hospitals. Upon completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the National Certification Exam for the Phlebotomy Technician.
Total Course Hours: ​​ 200
Course Fees: $500 includes e-textbook, background checks, drug screen, and student insurance.

Prerequisites for registration are:​
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency
---Current Immunizations (negative TB test or chest x-ray, MMR, Tetanus, and date -if applicable- of Chicken Pox)
Medication Aide/Medication Technician
Learn the skills to become a North Carolina Medication Aide​.  This 24 hour long approved Board of Nursing class prepares the individual to administer medications in a long term care setting. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Exam.
Don't be fooled into taking 2 different classes!! Straight from the Board of Nursing regarding the Med Aide/Med Tech..."Individuals who have completed the 24-hour Board of Nursing-approved Medication Aide course and are currently listed on the NC Medication Aide Registry are not required to complete the 5/10 or 15-hour training."
Total Hours: 24
Course Fee: $125 Includes textbook

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Prerequisites for registration are:
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency
**​You must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry prior to employment as a Medication Aide
Clinical Medical Assistant
This course prepares the individual to work as a clinical medical assistant in doctor’s offices and clinics. Topics include communication techniques, medical law and ethics, laboratory duties, scope of practice, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control measures, general patient care procedures, basic office administration, phlebotomy, and basic ekg monitoring.

Upon the completion of this course the student will be able to work under the supervision of a doctor or physician and can chart a new patient's medical history, keep records, schedule appointments, take height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure information. In addition, they may prepare and administer injections (upon direction from a physician) and also prepare a patient for their physical exam. Their responsibilities may also include performing many of the administrative duties needed by the staff of a medical practice. Upon completion students are eligible to take the National Exam for Clinical Medical Assistants.
Medical Assistant Online/Classroom/Lab Hours: 255
Medical Assistant Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 145
Total Course Hours: 400
Course Fee: $2,500 Includes textbook, background check, drug screen, CPR, and student insurance. 

Prerequisites for registration are:​
​​---High School Transcript or GED or Equivalency
---Current Immunizations (negative TB test or chest x-ray, MMR, Tetanus, and date -if applicable- of Chicken Pox)​




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 Phlebotomy    **    Clinical Medical Assistant   **   Administrative Medical Assistant  **  Medical Billing & Coding   **   Medication Aide   **  EKG Technician ** Nurse Aide I ** Nurse Aide II
100% Pass rate on all National Exams! 
Courses and National Testing meets 2017 CMS Requirements!​
Must be able to read and understand English​

Medical Administrative Assistant (Online)
This course prepares for national certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and to work in doctor’s offices and clinics. Topics include Medical terminology, Communication skills, electronic health records, administrative duties, scheduling, and introduction to billing and coding.

Also referred to as Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant, the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) will perform routine administrative tasks to help keep the physicians’ offices and clinics running efficiently. Upon completion of this program the student may perform some or all of the following tasks: Review and answer practice correspondence, operate computer systems or other types of technology to accomplish office tasks, answer calls, schedule appointments, greet patients, and maintain files, update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information, and coordinate collection and preparation of operating reports such as time and attendance. 

Completion of this program allows the individual to be eligible for the National Certification Exam through the National Healthcareer Association.

Total Course Hours: 140
Course Fee: $250​

​Prerequisites for registration are:​
​​---High School Transcript, College Transcript, GED or Equivalency

Required Text:  ​​Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Administrative Medical Assisting, 4th Edition, Julie Ledbetter, 
​ISBN: 978-1-496-30242-7
Optional: Study Guide and ICD 10 Code Book


Medical Billing and Coding (Online)
Students in this class will learn the skills to work in this profession and should be prepared for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) National certification examination which is given on campus. The class includes modules of Medical terminology, Medical Coding utilizing ICD-9 and ICD-10, Medical insurance, advanced Medical Coding, and National Certification Preparation. This program utilizes an online medical office environment that gives the student real world experience with working for over 60 physicians from various specialties and completing reports with the electronic health record (EHR). There are 18 modules that cover every area of the CPT Manual.

A Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist's main focus is on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes for submitting a claim for reimbursement. As a CBCS, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
• Accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process
• Accurately assign codes for diagnoses and procedures
• Submit claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures
• Coach providers on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement

Completion of this program allows the individual to be eligible for the National Certification Exam through the National Healthcareer Association.

Total Course Hours: 450
Course Fee: $500

Prerequisites for registration are​​​:
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency

Required Texts: Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2016 Edition​​ ISBN: 9780323279819 &
AMA ICD 10 CM code book​


EKG Technician

This 40-hour program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. Students will become familiar with basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias. Students will
be prepared to take the National Certification Exam.

As a Certified EKG Technician, you’ll operate machines that record the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a CET, you may perform some or all of the following tasks: Set up and administer EKGs, stress tests; Prepare patients for Holter, or ambulatory monitoring; Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis; Schedule appointments; Transcribe physicians' interpretations.

Completion of this program allows the individual to be eligible for the National Certification Exam through the National Healthcareer Association.

Total Course Hours: 40
Course Fee: $150​

​​Prerequisites for registration are:​
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency

Required Text:  ​​ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation, Sixth Edition", by Jane Huff ISBN: 978-1-4511-1553-6


Clinical Medical Assistant Diploma Combination Program
This course combines 3 National certifications and 2 State certifications in 1 class!  You will receive a diploma in Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Medication Aide, Medication Technician, and EKG Technician. This is a hybrid program. ​​Upon completion students are eligible to take the all 3 National Exams for Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Tech, & EKG Tech.  You may also sit for the NC Medication Aide exams for both adult care homes and long term care homes!  Please see the Medication Aide/Medication Technician description for more information. 

Course Fee: $2,750 Includes textbook, background check, drug screen, CPR, and student insurance.

Prerequisites for registration are:​
​​---High School Transcript, College Transcript, GED or Equivalency
---Current Immunizations (negative TB test or chest x-ray, MMR, Tetanus, and date -if applicable- of Chicken Pox)​​​
Nurse Aide I & Hybrid
This State approved class prepares the student to perform basic nursing skills including vital signs, assisting with hygiene, feeding, infection control practices, elimination, positioning, and so much more.  Successful completion of this program allows the individual to take the NC Nurse Aide I State exam to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

Total Hours: 122
Course Fee: $450 includes background check, drug screen, student insurance, and AHA BLS (CPR) Certification​​​.

​​Prerequisites for registration are:
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency
Textbook may be purchased or rented​​
Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma (Online)
This diploma programs includes the Medical Administrative Assistant and the Medical Billing and Coding programs.  Both of these programs prepare the individual to operate computer systems, maintain patient files, generate operating reports, assign codes for diagnoses and procedures, submit claims for reimbursement, and much more.  This program utilizes an online medical office environment that offers real world experience completing reports with the electronic health record.

Completion of this diploma program allows the individual to be eligible for the National Certification Exams​​ through the National Healthcareer Association.

Total Course Hours​​: 600
Course Fee: $1,250​ Includes Medical Administrative Assistant textbook, Medical Billing and Coding/EHR textbook, background check,  and student insurance.

​​Prerequisites for registration are:​
​​---High School Transcript, College Transcripts, GED or Equivalency

Required Text:  AMA 2016 ICD 10 Code Book
​ISBN 978-1-62202-212-0
Nurse Aide II
The Nurse Aide II Course is designed to train individuals to perform more complex nursing skills and offer career advancement for Nurse Aides listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry. The Nurse Aide II performs more complex nursing skills with emphasis on the following: Role of the Nurse Aide II, Oxygen Therapy, Sterile Technique, Wound Care, Suctioning, Peripheral IVs, Urinary Catherization, Feeding Tubes, and Ostomy Care. Also included in this course is the introduction of phlebotomy procedures and ekg monitoring, allowing the individual to work as a Patient Care Technician in hospitals.

Successful completion of this program allows the student to apply for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide II Registry.

Completion of this program allows the individual to be eligible for the National Certification Exam for a Patient Care Technician, through the National Healthcareer Association.
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Total Hours: 170
Course Fee: $500  
**​For Former Caring For Life Nurse Aide I Students $450

Course Fees ​includes background check, drug screen, student insurance, and textbook rental​​​.

​​Prerequisites for registration are:
​---High School transcripts, College Transcripts, GED, or Equivalency.  Must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry following completion of a STATE APPROVED NA I PROGRAM