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Healthcare Careers

Exploring Careers in Healthcare Information Session [Certified Medical Administrative Assistant & Pharmacy Technician]
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. This 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 programs as well as payment plan options. It is recommended that you check out the local job market and attend this session BEFORE registering for the programs. This session is free, but you must pre-register by calling IVCC at 815-224-0447.
Wed 6-7:30 p.m. Feb 12 1 Session
C-316, IVCC CEX-9952-302 Free

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. All materials and textbooks 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 CMAA exam is NOT included in course fee. Upon successful completion of the course an 80 hour optional externship is available. There is no job assistance for this program.
Tue/Thu 6-9:30 p.m. Mar 18-May 6 15 Sessions
CCI E-324, IVCC CCE-1740-300 $999

Pharmacy Technician
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, 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 PTCB exam is NOT included in the course fee.
There is no job assistance for this program.
Mon/Wed 6-9:30 p.m. Mar 19-May 7 15 Sessions
CCI C-325, IVCC CCE-1720-300 $999

ICD-10 Medical Coding Course
This course is for experienced or current medical coding professionals who are looking for an update and review of the issues and challenges they will face with the upcoming ICD-10 adoption. Effective October 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which are used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and the process for which they receive reimbursement. This
program will include a detailed review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system). Additional program elements include: differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10; federal regulation / compliance; using the ICD-10 Manual; how and when to use the ICD-10-PCS; issues surrounding the implementation of ICD-10; documentation challenges; analyzing electronic coding tools; coding from chart notes; coding from operative reports; and detailed hands on coding exercises and case studies using ICD-10.
Tue/Thu 6-9:30 p.m. Mar 18-May 6 15 Sessions
CCI CTC-215, IVCC CEU-3238-303 $1,299