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Administrative Dental Assistant Career Prep

As an integral part of the dental healthcare team, an administrative dental assistant is responsible for managing the daily operations of the dental office while providing a caring environment for patients. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the dental office and the role of the administrative dental assistant. Students will learn how to manage patient records, maintain office inventory, conduct scheduling and recall functions, submit and manage patient insurance claims, and utilize technology to ensure a well-structured administrative system. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to become vital members of the dental healthcare team.. Click here for the full description of Administrative Dental Assistant Career Prep


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep

It is so important for students entering the workforce to be well prepared for the challenges found there. For those students hoping for a career in health care, it is imperative that they have an understanding of electronic health records and how those records impact patient care and reimbursement. This course will provide provide the instructional tools needed to facilitate student learning of the electronic health record process. Administrative, clinical, and billing applications are discussed, as well as real-world situations that the students will encounter in the workforce. . Click here for the full description of Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep


Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. . Click here for the full description of Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep


Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Master

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel.. Click here for the full description of Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Master


Medical Assistant Career Prep

Health care is changing, and the role of the Medical Assistant is more important than ever. The Medical Assistant is the most versatile member of the healthcare team and is an important part of the successful physician practice. Although the skills the Medical Assistant performs will vary among medical offices, this course will fully prepare the student with a wide variety of skills, making him or her an essential part of the healthcare team. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of clinical medical assisting, including care and management of the patient, the different body systems, administering and injecting medications, insurance and coding requirements, the special needs of pediatric and geriatric patients, and employment opportunities and strategies for Medical Assistants. . Click here for the full description of Medical Assistant Career Prep


Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Complete

With the Medical Billing Career Prep program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. In addition; you will be introduced to ICD-10-CM. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to begin your career in an entry-level position. Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the Billing Coding Specialist certification exam offered by American Medical Certification Association.. Click here for the full description of Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Complete


Medical Coding Career Prep Complete

With the Medical Coding program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical coding specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field. In addition you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. . Click here for the full description of Medical Coding Career Prep Complete


Nursing Assistant Career Prep

Nursing Assistants are important members of the patient care team. They are directly responsible for providing patients with compassionate care through assistance with daily self-care tasks such as dressing, bathing, and feeding, as well as assistance with diagnostic procedures and general treatments. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the nursing assistant profession, with instruction in all areas of patient care, patient management, and body system functions. Students will learn how to provide daily care to patients, as well as how to assist with technical treatments and basic diagnostic procedures such as vital sign assessment and pain identification. When a student completes this course, the student will be prepared to apply their skills to a clinical setting as a nursing assistant. . Click here for the full description of Nursing Assistant Career Prep


Patient Care Technician Career Prep

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to become a patient care technician (PCT) professional. Students will develop an understanding of the status of today's healthcare system, proper ethical and documentation practices, and caring for patients regardless of age or condition. Additional topics the student will encounter include the safety of all within a healthcare facility, properly cleaning and sanitizing patient and workspaces, and more. All skills learned in this course will help students become more confident in their ability to perform their tasks above expectations.. Click here for the full description of Patient Care Technician Career Prep


Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep

The fitness industry is booming, and there is a growing need for certified personal fitness trainers. Personal fitness trainers work with individuals to help them develop the skills necessary to successfully engage in physical activity. The specific role of the personal fitness trainer will depend on the needs and abilities of each client, but regardless, the personal fitness trainer will play a vital role in the physical health of each client. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of personal fitness training. Through a variety of practical and theoretical applications, the student will learn how to assess each client and develop programming that incorporates different fitness methods, with the goal of providing the client with a comprehensive approach to fitness. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam, and will also be able to begin working with clients immediately.. Click here for the full description of Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep


Pharmacy Technician Career Prep

This program prepares students to be professional Pharmacy Technicians dedicated to assisting Registered Pharmacists in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Graduates are equipped to assist the Pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders. Pharmacy Technicians also participate in ordering products and inventory control, as well as billing and receiving payments. Trained graduates that pass this course are eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Once students pass the course and certification exam they can submit an application to participate in an internship program with national affiliation partners like CVS and Walgreens, or local pharmacy operations near their residence. This internship is what many employers in this industry want to see that tells them the student is job ready for this high demand job.. Click here for the full description of Pharmacy Technician Career Prep


Physical Therapy Technician Career Prep

This comprehensive course will cover the knowledge, practices, and techniques needed to prepare you for the AMCA Physical Therapy Technician certification exam and satisfy the certification course requirement prior to exam admittance. Throughout this course, you will be required to read portions of the assigned text, complete reflective activities and practice activities, watch videos demonstrating procedure and research more information on assigned topics. Completion of this course will take approximately 120 hours. At the completion of this course, you will be required to take and pass the 50 question exam that will prepare you for your national certification exam. This course prepares students to take the AMCA Physical Therapy Technician certification exam. The cost of the course includes the cost of the AMCA Physical Therapy Technician certification exam.. Click here for the full description of Physical Therapy Technician Career Prep



Certificates

Dental Assistant Career Prep

As a member of the dental care team, Dental Assistants are responsible for helping prepare patients for dental procedures, and often assist with the procedures themselves. Depending on the type of dental office, the dental assistant may even be involved in laboratory or surgical procedures. However, regardless of the specialty, the dental assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care while working alongside the dentist. This course will provide you with the information and skills necessary to serve in this capacity. You will learn how to prepare patients for treatment, including taking X-rays and preparing the necessary equipment for each procedure. You will also learn about the various dental specialties and the specific responsibilities of the dental assistant in each area of specialization.. Full description of Dental Assistant Career Prep


Essential Emergency Medicine Spanish

Essential Emergency Medicine Spanish is a self-paced, online course that will prepare you to confidently perform a complete H&P and discuss testing, treatment, and disposition in Spanish for common patient scenarios encountered in emergency medicine.. Full description of Essential Emergency Medicine Spanish


Home Health Aide Career Prep

Home Health Aides work directly with individuals in their homes to provide assistance with daily living and self-care tasks. Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Home Health Aide profession through the use of theoretical and practical applications. Students will learn about the medical and social needs of home health care clients, as well as the nutrition, personal care, cleaning, and infection control tasks required of Home Health Aides. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to begin working with clients in their homes. In addition, this course will provide an initial educational foundation for students preparing to take state licensing or certification exams. However, since the requirements for each state differ, students will have to conduct their own research to determine state-specific certification requirements. Depending on the state requirements, the student may need to complete additional coursework or additional licensing requirements (e.g. externship or other work experience) beyond the completion of this course.. Full description of Home Health Aide Career Prep


Medical Transcriptionist Career Prep

A medical transcriptionist is an integral part of a healthcare team. Transcriptionists must be familiar with the terminology used in every medical specialty and must be able to produce the documents and reports required by each specialty in a professional and competent manner. These reports are the foundation of patient care and not only comprise a patient’s complete record, but also track a patient’s medical history and determine any future treatment. This course identifies the specific knowledge, skills, and education required for medical transcriptionists and outlines the responsibilities associated with the occupation. Students who complete this course will be well prepared for careers in the medical transcription field, whether they choose to work in private physicians’ offices, clinics or hospital settings, or as self-employed medical transcription entrepreneurs.. Full description of Medical Transcriptionist Career Prep


Nutritional Consultant Career Prep

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge and understanding about the importance and health benefits of proper nutrition, exercise, fitness, and healthy living. In this course, the topics of diet, exercise, nutritional elements, supplements, disease prevention, and weight management are explored. The goal is to prepare the student to use this understanding to facilitate healthy living in others.. Full description of Nutritional Consultant Career Prep


Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Professional

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge and understanding about the importance and health benefits f proper nutrition, exercise, fitness, and healthy living. In this course, the topics of diet, exercise, nutritional elements, supplements, disease prevention, and weight management are explored. The goal is to prepare the student to use this understanding to facilitate healthy living in others.. Full description of Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Professional


Substance Abuse Counseling Career Prep

Substance Abuse counseling is a growing field that requires specialized knowledge in the areas of substance abuse and counseling theories. This course will provide an introductory foundation to all aspects of drug and alcohol counseling. Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the different substances and the etiology of substance abuse. In addition, students will learn about assessment and diagnosis, treatment settings and strategies, sobriety and relapse prevention, and general substance abuse prevention education and strategies. This course will also examine issues related to working with special populations and diverse cultures. Using a variety of instructional activities, this course will help prepare students to work with individuals and families in need of substance abuse treatment and counseling. This course will provide an initial educational foundation for students preparing to take state licensing or certification exams. However, since the requirements for each state differ, students will have to conduct their own research to determine state-specific certification requirements. Depending on the state requirements, the student may need to complete additional coursework or additional licensing requirements (e.g. externship or other work experience) beyond the completion of this course.. Full description of Substance Abuse Counseling Career Prep


Veterinary Assistant Career Prep

In this course, you will discuss and become proficient in the skills, terminology, and procedures necessary to assist in a veterinary office.. Full description of Veterinary Assistant Career Prep


Wellness Coach Career Prep

Wellness coaching is a specialization that builds on expertise in areas related to health, wellness, and fitness while relying on relevant theories and methods from the coaching field. Wellness coaches may work with clients who have specific health, wellness, and fitness goals, as well as those who have broad goals in the areas of health and wellness. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of wellness coaching and the specific skills and strategies that are used by wellness coaches. Students will learn about the different coaching models and paths of change, as well as the methods used to establish an effective coaching relationship. Students will also learn communication strategies, as well as how to listen and ask appropriate questions. Upon completion of this course, the student will be fully prepared to begin working as a wellness coach.. Full description of Wellness Coach Career Prep