Pre-Certification

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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.

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.

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On Campus

Allied Health Pre-Certification Courses

Medical Billing and Coding ProgramOctober 20, 2015 - February 09, 2016

Program Summary

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-9 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-9 (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-9 and HCPCS).

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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

Medical Billing and Coding Program

This 98 hour course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims (EOB’s) and use generic forms (CMS 1500) 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-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims process for medical insurance and third party reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service codes using coding manuals, (CPT & ICD-9).
After obtaining the suggested 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 Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.

Medical Billing and Coding Professional

Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties include: reviewing records; calculating charges for a patient’s procedure and service and preparing itemized statements and submitting claims to third party payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner.
Additionally, Medical Coders determine codes for physician procedures and diagnosis - using ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party billing purposes.

Employment and Education

Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today!
The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

Educational Requirements
People interested in becoming Medical Coders or pursuing national certification should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Also, Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.

Medical Billing and Coding - Detailed Course Information

  • a career as an insurance coding specialist
  • documentation guidelines and legal issues affecting insurance claims and medical records
  • basics of health insurance and procedural coding
  • introduction to CPT Manual
  • evaluation and management services
  • Anesthesia/Surgery, Radiology and Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
  • Diagnosis Coding
  • CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes and Late Effects
  • Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines
  • The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500)
  • HIPAA and Electronic Date Interchange (EDI)
  • Tracing Delinquent Claims and Insurance Problem Solving
  • Managed Care Systems and Special Plans & Third Party Reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross-and Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid and Other State Programs, CHAMUS and CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation, Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs
  • This entry level course does not require the use of a computer as the focus of a coding professional is the proper use of coding and the related coding manuals
Schedule
CCI 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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 October 20, 2015 - February 9, 2016, on Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:00 - 9:30PM).
Pharmacy TechnicianSeptember 28, 2015 - November 16, 2015

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 Application

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


Workshop Dates:
Monday, September 28, 2015 - Monday, November 16, 2015

Instructor: Cindy Oster
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
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. beginning September 28 through November 16, 2015. Applications are due to Continuing Education, August 15, 2015.
Phlebotomy TechnicianSeptember 15, 2015 - December 17, 2015

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 Application

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, September 15, 2015 - Thursday, December 17, 2015

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 September 15th through December 17th. Applications are due back to Continuing Education on August 15, 2015.

General Pre-Certification Courses

H.I.T (Health Information Technology) Certificate ProgramSeptember 04, 2015 - February 12, 2016

Health Information Technology is a growing field where qualified technicians create, install, and maintain electronic health records (EHRs). There is currently a national shortage of workers with this skill. Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and JCC have partnered together to create a HIT certification Program for individuals with health care or IT backgrounds. • March – June, 2015 • Training includes 5 months of classroom/online instruction • 4 weeks of hands on training • 4 week apprenticeship • Nationally recognized certifications Cost for Veteran's - $250 For more information about this program contact Todd Parody at 315-786-2385.

Program Application

Schedule
CED 220 701

Workshop Dates:
Friday, September 04, 2015 - Friday, February 12, 2016

Instructor: Pat Fontana
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $500

Additional Information:
This class will run on Friday's, September 4, 2015- February 12, 2016 . Please note these dates are subject to change. Cost: $500 $250 - Veteran's
High School Equivalency Exam PrepSeptember 14, 2015 - November 23, 2015

This exam prep course is for adults who want to develop the skills and understanding necessary to pass New York State’s Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam. To be eligible adults must no longer be enrolled in high school and have the ability to learn at an 8th grade or higher level. They must also have plans to continue, at some point, with college. A reading assessment is required before registering for the TASC. Call Continuing Education for more: 315-786-2438.

Schedule
CED 500 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, September 14, 2015 - Monday, November 23, 2015

Instructor: Jessica Yancey
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-115
Cost: $25

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place Monday & Wednesday, September 14th - November 23rd, from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
ServSafe CertificationMultiple Dates

This eight-hour training will prepare your restaurant operation to meet the new state mandated training requirements for foodservice personnel. This workshop will empower employees with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare and serve foods safely. The tuition covers the cost of the ServSafe Essentials textbook, exam, and proctoring of the exam. Choose one day that works best for your schedule. The test is taken during the final 90-minutes of the course. Those who need to retake the exam should register for the “exam only” portion of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 296 701
Date/Time: Monday, October 19, 2015 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified ServSafe Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $275
CED 296 702
Date/Time: Monday, December 14, 2015 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified ServSafe Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $275
ServSafe Certification - Exam OnlyMultiple Dates

The test is taken during the final 90-minutes of the course. Those who need to retake the exam should register for the “exam only” portion of the workshop.

Schedule
CED 301 701
Date/Time: Monday, October 19, 2015 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified ServSafe Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75
CED 301 702
Date/Time: Monday, December 14, 2015 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers, Certified ServSafe Instructor and Food Management Professional through the National Restaurant Association
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCPSeptember 09, 2015 - December 09, 2015

This pre-certification course prepares you for the Society of Human Resources Management’s National Exam for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) accreditation. This course is also appropriate for human resource staff looking for career advancement, human resource employees with limited work experience, employee benefits personnel, employee relations managers, training directors, and managers seeking skills enhancement. The fee includes the cost of all required Learning modules and online study tools (an $870 value) to prepare you for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exam. It does NOT include cost of the exam. First testing window following course completion is December 1, 2015-February 15, 2016.

Schedule
CED 667 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Instructor: Lisa McCarty, PHR
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $900

Additional Information:
This program will run Wednesdays, September 9th through December 9th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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