Healthcare & Medical Programs Show Descriptions

Administrative Dental Assistant

Course CPD022  |   150 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

This nationally recognized Administrative Dental Assistant Online Certificate Program will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an administrative dental assistant. You'll learn about dental terminology and anatomy, medical records management, accounts receivable and reimbursement management, insurance and patient billing, patient scheduling, and procedural and diagnostic coding. The Administrative Dental Assistant Online Program will prepare you for a new career working in a dental office.

Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding

Course CPD023  |   300 hours, 12 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

Medical administration along with Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-Exam voucher includedrecognized online program that will prepare you for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

After completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHS) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  You will receive a voucher to cover the costs for the CBCS exam offered by the NHA.  

What Will I Learn?

Within this program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of medical office management, as well as medical billing and coding practices.

In addition to learning the administrative aspects of front office medical reception, you’ll become well-versed in the practices of medical billing and coding, learning the three main code sets used within the industry: ICD-10/ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS.

 

Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Terminology

Course CPD024  |   360 hours, 12 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $2,495  |   Course Details 

Medical administration along with Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-Exam voucher includedrecognized online program that will prepare you for a rewarding entry-level career in the healthcare industry.

You’ll also study human anatomy and physiology to help you better understand specific diagnosis and procedures.

After completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHS) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  You will receive a voucher to cover the costs for the CBCS exam offered by the NHA.  

What Will I Learn?

Within this program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of medical office management, as well as medical billing and coding practices and medical terminology.

In addition to learning the administrative aspects of front office medical reception, you’ll become well-versed in the practices of medical billing and coding, learning the three main code sets used within the industry: ICD-10/ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS.

Advanced Coding for a Physician’s Office (CCS-P) Prep

Course CPD028  |   100 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,595  |   Course Details 

This nationally recognized Advanced Medical Coding for the Physician's Office (ACPO) online program will teach you diagnostic and procedural coding using CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), and HCPCS Level II coding manuals. This is an advanced program, designed for students with previous medical coding experience. Prior to enrolling for this program, you should have already completed basic coding education or the ed2go Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.

Preparation for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam is included in this program. The textbook for this program and the guide for certification preparation are provided. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

Please note that this course is for coders who are seeking training in advanced physician coding, not hospital coding. It is designed for coders working in, or seeking employment in, a physician’s office, clinic, or group practice. 

Advanced Hospital Coding (CCS) Prep

Course CPD030  |   80 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,895  |   Course Details 

The Advanced Hospital Medical Coding Online Program and CCS Test Preparation Training Program will prepare you to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) official certification exam to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This program covers ICD-10-CM/PCS medical coding of diagnoses and procedures and will help you meet the challenge of today's changing standards while learning and improving your coding skills.

Clinical Dental Assistant

Course CPD050  |   240 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

The Clinical Dental Assistant Online Training Program will prepare you to become a productive member of a dental team as a professional dental assistant. You'll learn about every aspect of professional dental assisting, including invaluable real-world perspectives from experienced dental assistants and essential information about anatomy and physiology, preventive dentistry, patient care and communication, radiology, pharmacology, anesthesia, assisting in specialty practices, employment strategies, and much more. Upon finishing this program, you'll be prepared to successfully complete the radiology and infection control portions of the Dental Assisting National Board* exam.

*CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, CDA AND DANB are trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc (DANB).  This program is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.

ICD-10 Medical Coding

Course CDP074  |   200 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2013. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it’s important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system. 

This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. This training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. 

In addition, you will find information on the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology.

The program includes:

  • An overview of the objectives, edits, and changes within the soon-to-be-released International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10).
  • In-depth, comprehensive training in using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals, guidelines, instructional notes, conventions, and coding steps. 

Medical Billing and Coding

Course CPD080  |   240 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,795  |   Course Details 

Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-recognized online program that will Exam voucher included
prepare you for an entry-level career in the healthcare industry. Billing and coding specialists assign industry codes to patient records, to bill insurance companies and third-parties for fees not rendered by the patient.

In this program, you’ll learn the three main code sets used within the industry: ICD-10/ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS.

After completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  You will receive a voucher to cover the costs for the CBCS exam offered by the NHA.  

What Will I Learn?

This program takes a comprehensive approach to teaching the ins and outs of medical billing and coding. In addition to learning the fundamentals of billing, you’ll learn the different code sets used within the industry and have plenty of hands-on practice, to prepare you for your new career.

Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Terminology

Course CPD081  |   300 hours, 12 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-recognized online program that will Exam voucher includedprepare you for an entry-level career in the healthcare industry. So, what will you be doing as a medical biller and coder? Billing and coding specialists assign industry codes to patient records for procedures performed. These codes are used to bill insurance companies and third-parties to collect fees not rendered by the patient.

Within this program, you’ll also learn human anatomy and physiology to help you better understand the codes applied to specific diagnosis and procedures.

You’ll learn the three main code sets used within the industry: ICD-10/ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS. After completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for national certification exams offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHS) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  You will receive a voucher to cover the costs for the CBCS exam offered by the NHA.  

What Will I Learn?

This program takes a comprehensive approach to teaching the ins and outs of medical billing and coding. You’ll learn foundational knowledge, like computer skills and billing software, as well as the essentials in health information management and physiology.

In addition to learning the fundamentals of billing, you’ll learn the different code sets used within the industry and have plenty of hands-on practice, to prepare you for your new career.

Pharmacy Technician

Course CPD106  |   330 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care to patients. The Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program was developed in response to a rising need for trained technicians to work in hospital or retail pharmacies. The pharmacy technician profession has become indispensable to the health care field. With this growing opportunity, however, has also come increased responsibility, and this increased responsibility has made certification an important issue for many industry employers and some state legislatures. Some states now require all individuals who work as pharmacy technicians to become nationally certified.

In all parts of the country, pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and must be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and prepare medications, but they don't need the advanced college education required of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians may perform many of the same duties as a pharmacist; however, all of their work must be checked by a pharmacist before medication can be dispensed to a patient.

This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. The Pharmacy Technician Program will give you hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You'll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.

You'll learn everything you need to know to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. However, you'll need to make sure that the Pharmacy Technician Program will meet your state's requirements. To check, visit your state's Board of Pharmacy site for more information. You can access this information directly from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Web site at www.ptcb.org. Click on the "Who We Serve" link, then the "States" link for information. You can also call the state board and ask for the current technician regulations.

As a part of the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program, students are required to complete a Virtual Externship.  They also have an option to perform hands-on clinical rotations (also called an externship). Clinical rotations are based on individual state board requirements. Learn more about externships below!

Pharmacy Externship

Externs will get hands-on experience that includes assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications, and a bevy of administrative duties.

In order to qualify for an externship, you'll have to pass a drug screening test, obtain general and professional liability insurance, complete a background check and employment verification, meet current immunization standards, conform with and complete any State mandates such as registration, fingerprinting, licensing etc. Additional forms may be necessary for externships with certain pharmacies. It may take up to 12 weeks to find an available opening.

*Disclaimer: An externship with these pharmacies is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the program and complete the prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each pharmacy location. Students may also set up their own externship at any other retail or hospital facility or complete a research assignment in lieu of an externship.

To participate in the CVS or Walgreens externships, students must not have a criminal record.  Background checks will be conducted prior to the student's admittance into the externship program.

PLEASE NOTE: Walgreens is not currently able to place externship students in Arizona and Florida because they're piloting a POWER project in those states. An alternate externship may be available in these states.

Upon registering, you will receive an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six month extension at no additional charge. Students using VA benefits should refer to the Military page of our site to review the differences between online program access and VA rates of pursuit.

Physical Therapy Aide

Course CPD194  |   150 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,895  |   Course Details 

Are you seeking a career in the fast-growing, high-demand field of healthcare? In this program, you will gain all the skills and information you need to get a job as a physical therapy aide.

First, you will learn what physical therapy entails and explore the different roles of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides. Next, you will discover how therapists evaluate and treat patients and see how PT aides assist them in their important work.

After that, you will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues and find out how healthcare professionals document the treatments they provide. You’ll also receive a thorough grounding in the principles of ethics and law as they apply to the healthcare field.

As a physical therapy professional, you will need to have a basic knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy. In this program, you’ll study all of the body’s organ systems, discover the meanings of common terms used in the physical therapy field, and explore the disorders that can cause patients to need physical therapy treatment. You will also learn about gait patterns and the medical problems that affect them.

In your career as a PT aide, you will often work with patients who are in bed or in wheelchairs, so these lessons cover techniques for preventing pressure sores and safely transferring patients. In addition, you will find out how to position and drape patients and become familiar with walkers and other ambulation aids. In addition, while preventing infection is crucial in a healthcare setting, this program will teach you the fundamentals of infection control.

Last but not least, you will receive tips for finding a job in the healthcare field. You do not need any special certification to become a physical therapy aide, so by the time you complete this program, you will be fully prepared to jump into your new career!

Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown

Course CPD151  |   5 hours,   |   Self-Guided  |   $15 (individual registration)  |   Course Details 

The Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown series of comprehensive, online, self-paced courses were developed by Nurse Educators and are designed to help different levels of caregivers understand their role in wound care and pressure ulcer treatment and prevention. The courses use interactive and engaging modules to explain concepts and reinforce the critical role communication plays in providing proper care. Participants will observe patient interactions and clinical care situations, and take assessments throughout the course to demonstrate learning. 

This program was developed in conjunction with the Emerson Foundation. 

Veterinary Assistant

Course CPD124  |   170 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $1,995  |   Course Details 

This online program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs. You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals.

You’ll first study the major organ systems that you’ll need to know about as a veterinary assistant. Next, you’ll move to front office duties so you can see how to work with clients and handle medical records. You'll also delve into the communication skills that come in handy for the assistant.

Then the program moves to the area you're probably most interested in—the back of the hospital. You’ll see how to restrain animals for procedures, take their vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration rate), trim their nails, and properly bathe them. You'll also gain the expertise you need to educate clients about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.  

The program also shows you how you can be an asset during surgery and dental procedures by monitoring heart rate and breathing, passing instruments to the surgeon, and charting teeth. You’ll learn how to prepare prescriptions, take blood samples, perform laboratory tests, and take radiographs. 

The program concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your skills, and develop strong interview skills. Upon passing this program, you’ll have the credentials and knowledge to be a valued team member in a veterinary hospital.