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JCC to hold Pre-Certification Allied Health Open House January 13

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Continuing Education Division will hold an open house for non-credit allied health training programs on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. in Room E-129, Extended Learning Center, (Building E). Anyone interested in training to become a health information technician, phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician, or medical biller and coder should attend.  

The Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate training program will run from March 4 through July 8. Class will meet Fridays on JCC’s campus in Watertown from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Offered in two formats, completely online and hybrid (combination of online and classroom instruction), the HIT program includes hands-on electronic health record (EHR) training and an apprenticeship. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist Practice Workflow (CHTS-PW) certification exam. Students who successfully pass the CHTS-PW exam will be eligible for a reimbursement scholarship of $250. Qualified health information technicians create, install and maintain EHRs. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $500 for civilians and $250 for veterans. Scholarships made possible by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization. Application deadline is February 19, 2016.  

The Phlebotomy Technician training program will run 13-weeks from March 8 through June 7. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 90 hours of classroom training. Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for laboratory analysis. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1599. Application deadline is February 10, 2016.

The Pharmacy Technician training program will run 15-weeks from March 21 through May 9. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 50 hours of classroom training. Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare setting. 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 February 24, 2016.  

The Medical Billing and Coding training program will run March 22 through June 23. 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 98 hours of instruction. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 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. Registration deadline is March 8, 2016.

To learn more about JCC’s pre-certification allied health training programs and to pick up an application, attend the open house at JCC on January 13 at 4:00 p.m. Inquiries should be directed to the Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2233.