Pre-Certification

Allied Health Open House Tuesday, December 6th from 5:00-7pm in E-129

 

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 ProgramMarch 06, 2017 - July 24, 2017

Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours w/ a Clinical Externship

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 and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.  To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.    

 

NoteUpon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

 

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship
Student Tuition: $2,399 (Textbooks included)
Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

 

Mondays and Wednesdays
March 6th – July 24th 2017
6:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Program Flyer

Program Application

Schedule
CCI 004 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, March 06, 2017 - Monday, July 24, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

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

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.
Medical Billing and Coding ProgramMarch 07, 2017 - June 08, 2017

Medical Billing and Coding Program

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). 

 

Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months 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

 

Course Contact Hours: 98 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,799  (Textbooks included)

 

Tuesdays and Thursday
March 7th – June 8th 2017
6:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Program Flyer

Program Application

Schedule
CCI 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Thursday, June 08, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

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

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.
North Country Care Coordination CertificateMay 01, 2017 - July 31, 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, May 01, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
5:30pm- 8:30pm

Instructor:
Location: JCC Extended Learning Center
Cost: $360

Additional Information:
Apply by April 14, 2017. No class May 29th or July 3rd.
Pharmacy TechnicianMarch 06, 2017 - April 24, 2017

Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. 

 

Course Contact Hours: 50 hours
Student Tuition: $999 (Textbooks included)

 

Mondays and Wednesdays
March 6th – April 24th 2017
6:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Program Flyer

Program Application

Schedule
CCI 002 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, March 06, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00pm- 9:30pm

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

Additional Information:
Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.
Phlebotomy TechnicianMarch 07, 2017 - June 06, 2017

Phlebotomy Technician Program

This 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 and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. 

 

Course Contact Hours: 90 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
March 7th – June 6th 2017
6:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Program Flyer

Program Application

Schedule
CCI 001 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Tuesday, June 06, 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 February 3, 2017.

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