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

Medical Billing and Coding ProgramMarch 22, 2016 - June 23, 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, March 22, 2016 - Thursday, June 23, 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 March 22 - June 23, 2016, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:30pm.
Pharmacy TechnicianMarch 21, 2016 - May 09, 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

Program Flyer

Program 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, March 21, 2016 - Monday, May 09, 2016

Instructor: Tricia Wiltshire
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 March 21 - May 9, 2016. Applications are due to Continuing Education by February 24, 2016.
Phlebotomy TechnicianMarch 08, 2016 - June 07, 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

Program Flyer

Program 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, March 08, 2016 - Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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 March 8 - June 7, 2016. Applications are due back to Continuing Education by February 10, 2016.

General Pre-Certification Courses

H.I.T (Health Information Technology) Certificate ProgramMarch 04, 2016 - July 08, 2016

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 and complete a 20 hour apprenticeship at a local healthcare facility. ($250 refund is available to all students who pass the national exam). For more information about this program contact Todd Parody at 315-786-2385.

Program Application

Schedule
CED 220 701

Workshop Dates:
Friday, March 04, 2016 - Friday, July 08, 2016

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

Additional Information:
Application deadline date is Friday, February 19, 2016 and payment deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016. This class will run on Friday's, March 4 - July 8, 2016 . Please note these dates are subject to change. Cost: $500 $250 - Veteran's
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, March 28, 2016 (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: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (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 296 703
Date/Time: Monday, May 09, 2016 (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 301 702
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
CED 301 701
Date/Time: Monday, March 28, 2016 (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, April 25, 2016 (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 301 703
Date/Time: Monday, May 09, 2016 (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-SCPMarch 03, 2016 - May 26, 2016

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.

Schedule
CED 667 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, March 03, 2016 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Instructor: Lisa McCarty, PHR
Location: Dulles Building, 3-102
Cost: $850

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place on Thursday's, March 3 - May 26, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
TIPS® or Training for Intervention ProcedureSMultiple Dates

Anyone who serves alcohol in a licensed establishment should complete this training to be TIPS® certified. TIPS® certification will give you confidence to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies. The certificate is nationally recognized. And the program is recognized by insurance companies across the country. Registration is required ahead of time. Key points to be discussed include: • Help workers avoid serving alcohol to minors • Protect your bottom line by reducing penalties for alcohol violations • Legal protection • Regulatory compliance • Staff professionalism

Schedule
CED 306 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach, TIPS® certified trainer
Location: Extended Learning Center Building, E-115
Cost: $50
CED 306 703
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach, TIPS® certified trainer
Location: Extended Learning Center Building, E-115
Cost: $50
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