Pre-Certification

Jefferson Express

Enhance your resume for promotional purposes or prepare for your next career by registering for a pre-certification training program through Jefferson Express. 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

Home Healthcare Aide ProgramApril 28, 2014 - July 21, 2014

Program Summary

Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) will offer Home HealthCare Aide Program training. Classes will be held at Jefferson Community College, Extended Learning
Center, E-129, Watertown, NY.

Since 1993, CCI has been supporting innovative allied healthcare training and education
programs online and in the classroom via partnerships with community colleges, universities,
career colleges, workforce agencies, high schools and other education providers. Currently, CCI
has over 300 partnerships operating in 40 states.

Statement of Interest

Program Flyer

Tuition, including textbooks, is $1,499. Traditional financial aid and GI Bill funding will
not pay for tuition. Registration and full payment due: September 9, 2013

Home Healthcare Aide - Detailed Course Information

Home Healthcare Aide Program – 80 Classroom Hours

  • The structure of the health system
  • The purpose and the need for home health care
  • The role of the home health aide
  • The client care plan and its purpose
  • The home health aide scope of practice
  • The professional relationship with the client
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Communication and cultural diversity
  • Accurate verbal oral reporting and documentation
  • Patient rights, confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Infection control and standard precautions
  • Safety and body mechanics
  • Emergency care
  • Physical, psychological, and social health
  • The human body and disease
  • Human development and aging
  • Dying, death and hospice
  • Transfers, ambulation and positioning
  • Personal care skills
  • Core healthcare skills
  • Home healthcare aide practical responsibilities - practiced through classroom labs: bathing, dressing, grooming, nail care, deodorant application. Oral hygiene, shaving, foot care, feeding, toileting, bed positioning, bed making, etc..
  • Rehabilitation and restorative care
  • Medications and technology in homecare
  • Clients with disabilities
  • Mental health and mental illness
  • New mothers, infants and children
  • Common chronic and acute conditions
  • Clean, safe and healthy environments
  • Clients nutritional needs
  • Meal planning, shopping, preparation and storage
Schedule
CCI 006 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, April 28, 2014 - Monday, July 21, 2014

Instructor: Terri Bray
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-129
Cost: $1,499 (textbooks included) registration and payment due in full: September 9, 2013 (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Additional Information:
Class meets Monday's & Wednesday's, April 28 - July 21, 2014. Registration with payment secures a seat in this training. 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Medical Billing and Coding ProgramJune 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014

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).

Statement of Interest

Program Flyer

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 80 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:
Monday, June 09, 2014 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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 Mondays and Wednesdays (5:30 - 9:00PM).
National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)May 19, 2014

Online certification exams on a variety of allied health disciplines can be taken at JCC. Certification requirements and applications are listed on the NCCT website: www.ncctinc.com under the certifications tab.

Schedule
CED 668 701
Date/Time: Monday, May 19, 2014 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: NCCT Proctor will oversee online exams
Location: E-129
Cost: $10 (For online access. Cost of NCCT exam varies and is done online through NCCT)
Pharmacy TechnicianMarch 25, 2014 - May 13, 2014

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

Pharmacy Technician Application

Program Flyer

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
CCI 002 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Instructor: Cindy Oster
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-130
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 Tuesday's & Thursday's, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 25 and ending May 13, 2014. Applications are due to Continuing Education, December 31, 2013.
Phlebotomy TechnicianFebruary 25, 2014 - May 27, 2014

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

Phlebotomy Technician Application

Program Flyer

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, February 25, 2014 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Instructor: Robert Clarke
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 February 25 through May 27th. Applications are due back to Continuing Education on December 31, 2013.

General Pre-Certification Courses

National Registry Paramedic Practical/Psychomotor ExamJune 14, 2014

Jefferson Community College is offering the National Registry Paramedic Practical/Psychomotor Exam to area paramedics.  The exam is open to qualified applicants. Please refer to www.nremt.org to see if you meet testing criteria.  To register call the Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2438. Pre-registration is required.

Schedule
CED 636 701
Date/Time: Saturday, June 14, 2014 (11:00am-7:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Paramedic Lab 2-021
Cost: $250 (registration opens June 1, 2014)
ServSafe Certification ExamMultiple Dates

This training will prepare your restaurant operation to meet the New York State mandated training requirements for foodservice personnel. The tuition covers the cost of the ServSafe Essentials textbook, exam, and proctoring of the exam. The "test only" option is offered during the final 90-minutes of the course. Those who need to retake the exam should register for this portion only.

Schedule
CED 296 701
Date/Time: Monday, April 21, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-129
Cost: $275
CED 301 701
Date/Time: Monday, April 21, 2014 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-129
Cost: $75 (exam only)
CED 296 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-130
Cost: $275
CED 301 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-130
Cost: $75 (exam only)
CED 296 702
Date/Time: Monday, August 11, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-130
Cost: $275
CED 301 702
Date/Time: Monday, August 11, 2014 (2:30pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Pope Vickers
Location: E-130
Cost: $75 (exam only)

Pre-licensing Courses

Attention Dental ProfessionalsMultiple Dates

Earn Continuing Education Credits through the University of Buffalo Dental School by attending our Wednesday Evening Lecture Series. Call Continuing Education to register, 315-786-2438.

Schedule
DEN 025 701: Creating Ideal Gingiva Around Dental Implants and Teeth
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: TBD
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-120
Cost: $100
DEN 027 701: Forensic Dentistry/Applications in GP
Date/Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: TBD
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-120
Cost: $100
DEN 002 701: Early Orthodontic Treatment: To Treat or Not to Treat?
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: TBD
Location: Extended Learning Center, Room E-120
Cost: $100
DEN 026 701: Current Concepts in Oral Pathology
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Instructor: TBD
Location: E-120
Cost: $100
Handgun Safety & Pistol Permit TrainingMultiple Dates

This four hour training is done by a National Rifle Association Certified Instructor. Learn important information about permit requirements and your legal responsibilities in owning a handgun.  Topics to be covered are related to New York State Penal Law, General Safety Topics, and Firearms Proficiency using Jefferson’s Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS) Firearms Simulator. This is the same simulator used in the criminal justice degree program.  Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus.  Handgun safety and pistol permit training will be held the first and third Saturday of every month at Jefferson Community College. Maximum attendance is 16 (sixteen) - to register call continuing Education at 315-786-2438. Registration is required. Walk-ins are unacceptable. Please bring photo identification to training. 

Chuck Ruggiero, NYS Certified Instructor, 44 years of firearms experience and Active Member - Law Enforcement Training Director’s Association of NYS.

Schedule
CED 244 707
Date/Time: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location: 6-106
Cost: $45
CED 244 708
Date/Time: Saturday, May 10, 2014 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location: 6-106
Cost: $45
CED 244 709
Date/Time: Saturday, May 24, 2014 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Chuck Ruggiero
Location: 6-106
Cost: $45
Off Campus

Allied Health Pre-Certification Courses

Clinical Medical AssistantOctober 01, 2013 - February 27, 2014

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, hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical externship.  Note:  Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

Registration Application

 

Schedule
CCI 004 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 (5:30pm - 9:00pm)

Instructor: TBD
Location: Fort Drum Education Center Annex, 10450 5th Armored Division Drive
Cost: $2,399 includes textbooks (traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply). MyCAA may apply.

Additional Information:
This workshop meets from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday's & Thursday's.

General Pre-Certification Courses

Health Information Technology (H.I.T.)January 21, 2014 - July 24, 2014

Health Information Technology makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information.  HIT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.  The HIT certificate training program at JCC is an eight month course that will enable the candidate to attain HIT certificates in two HIT roles and attain working knowledge of many facets of HIT.  The program also includes hands-on training on electronic health records systems, and an apprenticeship in the community. The ONC classified HIT certificate roles span the skills needed for managing health information and EHRs even if your company does not have an HIT department. Roles include: Implementation Support Specialist, Technical/Software Support Staff, and Implementation Manager.

Schedule
CED 220 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Instructor: Pat Fontana, Jr.
Location: FDRHPO Offices, Downtown Watertown
Cost: $1,250 (Scholarships of $750 are available to qualified applicants)

Additional Information:
HIT training meets on Tuesday's & Thursday's beginning January 21st and ending on July 24. Apprenticeship will take place in August. For more information call Continuing Education at 315-786-2438.