WATERTOWN – Jefferson Community College Continuing Education Division will hold an information session for noncredit allied health training programs at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Jules Center. Anyone who is interested in training to become a medical biller and coder, phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician or home health care aide may attend.
The Medical Billing and Coding training program will run from Jan. 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 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays 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 $1,799. The deadline to register is Jan. 13.
The Phlebotomy Technician training program will run from Feb. 25 through May 27.
Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for laboratory analysis. The program consists of 90 hours of classroom training from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1,599. Application deadline is Dec. 31.
The Pharmacy Technician training program will run March 25 through May 13.
Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies and other health care settings. The program consists of 50 hours of classroom training from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 Jan. 25.
The Home Health Care Aide training program will meet for 12 weeks beginning April 28 and will conclude on July 21.
Home health care aides assist patients in their homes by focusing on their specific health and personal needs. Classes will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
In addition to understanding the responsibilities of a home health care aide, upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice Home Care Aide Certification examination.
The course fee of $1,499 includes the cost of textbooks. An application is not required for the home health care aide program. The deadline to register is April 11.
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 786-6566.
To learn more about the allied health programs and pick up a free application, plan to attend the information session on Tuesday.
For more information, call the Jefferson Community College Continuing Education Division at 786-2438.
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