Pre-Certification

Enhance your resume for promotional purposes or prepare for your next career by registering for a pre-certification training program through Jefferson Express. Pre-certification programs include pre-certification in the healthcare field as well as in the health information technology fields.  If you are interested in online based pre-certification courses visit our online training page to view offerings through our education partners.

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Entrepreneurship / Small Business Certificate

Jefferson Community College (JCC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have collaborated to offer workshops each semester that span topics relevant to any emerging business. Participants in this Entrepreneurship & Small Business Workshop Series will learn or brush up on practical business topics that prepare them for small business and entrepreneurial success.  Individuals are able to customize selections and enroll in workshops that specifically fit their needs.  Participants who take as few as five courses may apply for the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate from JCC & the SBDC which qualifies an individual for funding and exposure opportunities for their business.  E/SB workshops are identified by an asterisk and listed among the professional growth & technology series.


 

On Campus

Allied Health Pre-Certification Courses

Clinical Medical Assistant ProgramAugust 22, 2016 - January 30, 2017

The Clinical Medical Assistant Program is a 20-week program that prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National examination and begin work in the healthcare field. During the program, students will earn 140 hours of classroom lecture, 160 hours of clinical externship and hands-on lab experience. CMA program syllabus includes how to assist physicians by preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures and diagnostic testing. Students will learn the technical aspects about phlebotomy and pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements and legal aspects of healthcare.

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Schedule
CCI 004 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 22, 2016 - Monday, January 30, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $2,399 (textbooks included)

Additional Information:
This training meets Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. August 22, 2016 - January 30, 2017. there will be no class on September 5th, December 19-30, and January 16th. Applications are due to Continuing Education by July 22, 2016.
Medical Billing and Coding ProgramAugust 23, 2016 - November 29, 2016

This combined 98 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 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 surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (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-10 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience, students who complete this 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 Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.

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Schedule
CCI 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Wanda Streiff
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
Cost: $1,799 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Additional Information:
Class meets August 23 - November 29, 2016, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:30pm. There will be no class on Thursday, November 24th. Statement of interest and registration with payment due by Monday, August 15th by Noon.
Pharmacy TechnicianAugust 29, 2016 - October 19, 2016

Program Summary

Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam.

Cost: $999 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Note: This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

  • Maximum participation is 20
  • No refund for costs associated with training

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Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders.

Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include:

  • checking inventories and ordering supplies
  • receiving and checking in supplies
  • assisting customers
  • keeping pharmacy work areas clean
  • complete insurance forms
  • preparation of “bingo cards” for nursing home patients

Pharmacy Technicians – Employment & Education

Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population.

Educational Requirements
Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam.

PTCB Detailed Course Information

  • role of the pharmacy technician
  • pharmacy history/discussion of various practice settings and the technician certification process
  • recruiting by pharmacy specialty
  • “Evolution of Pharmacy”
  • review of hospital pharmacy setting, retail practice, regulatory agencies involved with a pharmacy practice, long term care practice setting, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacy practice
  • pharmacy measures, roman numerals, abbreviations
  • review of generic drugs, basic biopharmaceuticals, dosage forms, patient profiles
  • prescription label requirements, order transcription, ordering and inventory control, drug pricing, third party reimbursement
  • formularies, unit dose systems, emergency and crash carts, house supplies, automatic stop orders, calculating number of doses required
  • all major classes of drugs including top brand names and generic drugs
  • aseptic technique, handling of sterile products including antineoplastic agent considerations
  • basics of IV solutions, calculating 24 hour supply of IV solutions, percentages and electrolytes preparations
  • the metric system
  • apothecaries’ and avoirdupois systems of measurement
  • children’s doses
  • allegation method, math review
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), demonstration of TPN admixture, hands-on practice of IV admixture and parenteral medication preparation
Schedule
CCI 002 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Tricia Wiltshire
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
Cost: $999 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Additional Information:
This training meets Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. August 29 - October 19, 2016. There will be no class on Monday, September 5, 2016. Applications are due to Continuing Education by July 29, 2016.
Phlebotomy TechnicianAugust 30, 2016 - December 01, 2016

Program Summary

The 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.   Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.  Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.   The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.

Note: This 90 hour program does not include the arranging of a free clinical rotation on behalf of students.  Although not required to work as a Phlebotomy Technician, students that wish to pursue a clinical rotation should contact local health care organizations to arrange their personal clinical schedule.

  • Maximum participation is 20
  • No refund for costs associated with training

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Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus.

Phlebotomy Technician – Employment &Education

Phlebotomist’s draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers.  Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system - hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings. The demand for Phlebotomy Technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services and the risks of infectious disease.

Education Requirements
People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

The 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.   Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.  Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.   The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.

Note: This 90 hour program does not include the arranging of a free clinical rotation on behalf of students.  Although not required to work as a Phlebotomy Technician, students that wish to pursue a clinical rotation should contact local health care organizations to arrange their personal clinical schedule.

Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information

  • anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • medical terminology and laboratory theory
  • laboratory law, ethics and regulatory issues
  • specimen documentation and transportation
  • non blood specimen collection
  • pediatric & geriatric blood collection
  • quality, competency and performance assessment
  • phlebotomy theory / simulated lab
  • arterial, intravenous (IV) & special collections procedures
  • specimen collection, processing and handling
  • laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,)
  • cells, lab safety, anatomy of the arm, using a tourniquet
  • blood collection systems, review of medical asepsis and hand washing
  • blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, working with a training arm
  • anatomy of hand, leg & foot – arteries and veins
  • heel puncture, protocol, practice, syringe draws
  • blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
  • universal precautions – safety protocols, infection control
  • respiratory, pneumonia & TB isolation protocol, live venipuntcures & skin punctures, syringe practice
  • CBC/DIFF, hematological lab tests, disease and disorders, order of draw
  • training arm practice and other clinical lab exercises
Schedule
CCI 001 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Thursday, December 01, 2016
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Robert Pinkham
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $1,599 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Additional Information:
This training meets Tuesday's & Thursday's, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from August 30 - December 1, 2016. There will be no class on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Applications are due back to Continuing Education by July 29, 2016.

General Pre-Certification Courses

H.I.T (Health Information Technology) Certificate ProgramSeptember 06, 2016 - January 17, 2017

Health Information Technology is a growing field where qualified technicians create, install, and maintain electronic health records (EHRs). There is currently a local and national demand for workers with this skill. This training gives you the option of taking the class totally online or in a traditional classroom format. This training is designed for students with a background in healthcare or traditional I.T. Students will receive 100 hours of classroom or online training, and hands on training in electronic health records. All students will be eligible to take the national certification exam. For more information about this program contact Todd Parody at 315-786-2385.

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Schedule
CED 220 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Instructor: Pat Fontana
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-118
Cost: $650

Additional Information:
Application deadline date is Friday, August 12, 2016. If accepted to the program payment deadline is Friday, August 26, 2016. This class will run on Tuesday's, September 6, 2016-January 17, 2017 . Please note these dates are subject to change.
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