Allied Health

Dental Assistant—Certificate of Proficiency

This program will provide the student with the necessary training in order to deliver quality oral healthcare. X-ray imaging and clinical skills are included in the training. This program provides the opportunity to become part of a professional dental team and to start a career in the healthcare field.

Dental Requirements

Medical Assistant—Certificate of Proficiency

This program prepares you for an entry-level position as a medical assistant. Emphasis is on preparation to perform both clerical duties and clinical duties in a medical office. Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty.

Medical Coding and Billing – Certificate of Proficiency

This certificate prepares individuals for diagnostic and procedural coding and billing positions in settings such as clinics, physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, private billing, or insurance companies. The program includes theoretical and laboratory instruction as well as professional practice affiliation. This certification will also prepare students to begin careers as professional coders and/or billers and prepare students for AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) certification.

Patient Care Technician – Certificate of Proficiency

This program will prepare you for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, ECG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of registered nurses. Upon completion of this certificate of proficiency, students are eligible to sit for the National Certification exam as Certified Patient Care Technicians (CPCT), which is available through the National Healthcareer Association.

Phlebotomist Technician – Certificate of Proficiency

Upon completion of this certificate program, students are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologist (AMT) Certification Examination to be certified as a Registered Phlebotomist Technician (RPT). Emphasis is on preparing student to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique on adults, children, and infants. Responsibilities of a Phlebotomist include collecting fluid or tissue samples, drawing blood and conducting standard laboratory tests Topics of study include ethics, infection control, communication, basic anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. Professional responsibilities include assembling equipment, verifying a patient’s identity, recording information in a patient’s medical record, sterilizing and safely handling equipment, and accurately labeling blood samples in the lab.