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Healthcare Career Programs

Exploring Careers in Healthcare [Certified Medical Administrative Assistant & Pharmacy Tech]
These programs are offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. (CCI). Available to both working adults interested in a new career and current professionals, these short term training programs will help you prepare for entry level jobs in healthcare. The free information session will give prospective
students information on job outlook, certification requirements and the course content for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Pharmacy Technician classes, as well as payment plan options. It is recommended that you check out the local market and attend this session BEFORE registering for
the programs.
Tue 6-7:30 p.m. Feb 5 1 Session
Staff C-316, IVCC CEX-9952-302 Free

Find out more about payment plan options by calling 815-224-0207. Payment options are available for students registered by February 13, 2013.

Pharmacy Technician Program
This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings 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, dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Prerequisite: A high school diploma or GED plus a solid background in math. Textbook and materials are included in the course fee. Cost of the PTCB exam is NOT included in the course fee. Job assistance is not available for this program.
Mon/Wed 6-9:30 p.m. Mar 20-May 8 15 Sessions
TBA C-325, IVCC CCE-1720-300 $999

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant [CMAA]
This comprehensive 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. This program covers important background information on the medical administrative profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical office terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field. Textbooks and materials are included in the course fee. The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam (CMAA) will be administered by the instructor at the end of the training program for those students interested in securing national certification. Cost of the CMAA exam is NOT included in course fee. Job assistance is not available for this program.
Tue/Thu 6-9:30 p.m. Mar 19-May 7 15 Sessions
TBA C-325, IVCC CCE-1740-300 $999