Allied Health Training Programs - Info. Session Nov. 12

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Continuing Education Division will hold an information session for non-credit allied health training programs on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 6-002, Jules Center (Building 6). Anyone interested in training to become a medical biller and coder, phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician or home healthcare aide should attend.

The Medical Billing and Coding training program will run January 27 through April 21. Medical billers and coders have the skills to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims, complete common insurance forms and trace delinquent claims. The Medical Billing and Coding training program consists of 80 hours of instruction. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on JCC’s campus. After obtaining practical work experience ranging from six months to two years, students who complete the program could be qualified to sit for national certification exams including the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder and American Health Information Association Certified Coding Associate exams. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1799. The deadline to register is January 13, 2014.

The Phlebotomy Technician training program will run from February 25 through May 27. Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for laboratory analysis. The program consists of 90 hours of classroom training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1599. Application deadline is December 31, 2013. 

The Pharmacy Technician training program runs March 25 through May 13. Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare setting. The program consists of 50 hours of classroom training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. The course fee of $999 includes the cost of textbooks. Application deadline is January 25, 2014.

The Home Healthcare Aide training program will run for 12-weeks beginning April 28 and will wrap up on July 21. Home healthcare aides assist patients in their homes by focusing on their specific health and personal needs. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. In addition to understanding the responsibilities of a Home Healthcare Aide, upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Home Care Aide Certification examination. The course fee is $1499 and includes the cost of textbooks. An application is not required for the home healthcare aide program. The deadline to register is April 11, 2014.

Funding may be available for military spouses through the Department of Defense My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). For information about MyCAA funding, contact Don Johnson, JCC’s Director of Military Programs at Fort Drum, at 315-786-6566.

Attend the information session on November 12 to learn more about the allied health programs and pick up a free application. For more information, call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2438.

Additionally, Jefferson will continue to offer an allied health program in Health Information Technology (HIT) in January 2014. A mandatory information session will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. in the JCC Extended Learning Center.