Pre-Certification

Fall 2017 - Dates have been finalized!


Allied Health Information Session
Tuesday, June 13th - 5:00-7:00p
Extended Learning Center, E-129

Come join us to learn about our allied health pre-certification programs in the fields of Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy. Drop in anytime between 5 and 7p to chat 1 on 1 with our instructors. Find out if a career in one of the Allied Health Professions is the one for you!

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 ProgramSeptember 11, 2017 - February 14, 2018

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical externship. National Certification: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

 

Flyer

Application

Schedule
CCI 004 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00pm- 9:30pm

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

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, July 28th by 4:00p. This program runs Monday & Wednesday, September 11, 2017 - February 14, 2018, from 6:00-9:30p.
Medical Billing and Coding ProgramSeptember 12, 2017 - December 19, 2017

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). National Certification: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), 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.

 

Flyer

Application

Schedule
CCI 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Wanda Streiff
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
Cost: $1,799 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for statement of interest and payment is Monday, August 28th at 4:00p. This course runs Tuesday & Thursday, September 12-December 19, 2017 from 6:00-9:30p.
North Country Care Coordination CertificateOctober 17, 2016 - January 23, 2017

The term “care transition” refers to the movement patients make between healthcare practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change. This program is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of existing care coordination professionals from hospitals, the health home, behavioral health facilities and/or other community-based settings to enhance the continuity of care across care settings, thus helping to deliver services to improve outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

This curriculum will better prepare professionals to work together in interdisciplinary teams with the patient. By sharing important clinical information and expectations about their role in the care plan, these efforts will assist regional and statewide initiatives to reduce potentially preventable hospital admissions.

 

Program Flyer

Program Application

Schedule
CED 093 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, October 17, 2016 - Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30pm- 8:30pm

Instructor:
Location: JCC Extended Learning Center
Cost: $365

Additional Information:
Apply by October 7th.
Pharmacy TechnicianOctober 16, 2017 - December 06, 2017

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

 

Flyer

Application

Schedule
CCI 002 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Wednesday, December 06, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: TBA
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
Cost: $999 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, September 1st at 4:00p. This program will run Monday & Wednesday, October 16-December 6, 2017, from 6:00-9:30p.
Phlebotomy TechnicianSeptember 12, 2017 - December 14, 2017

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.

 

Flyer

Application

Schedule
CCI 001 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

Instructor: Robert Pinkham
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is Friday, July 28th at 4:00p. This program runs Tuesday & Thursday, September 12 - December 14th, from 6:00-9:30p.

General Pre-Certification Courses

H.I.T (Health Information Technology) Certificate ProgramMarch 07, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Health Information Technology 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.

 

Tuesdays, March 7 – July 25, 2017

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 

Deadline to submit application: February 3, 2017.
Deadline for payment: March 3, 2017

 

Program Flyer
Program Application

 

Schedule
CED 220 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Instructor: Pat Fontana
Location: JCC Extended Learning Center
Cost: $650

Additional Information:
Deadline to submit application: February 3, 2017. Deadline for payment: March 3, 2017
Off Campus