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Health Certificate Programs



Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

PLEASE NOTE: You must attend an orientation before registering for this course or call the St. Charles Adult and Community Education office at 636-443-4043 for assistance.

There is a high demand for skilled medical billing and coding professionals in the healthcare industry, and employment is projected to grow 15% from now to 2024.  Medical billers and coders are responsible for coding a patient’s diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient’s insurance company.  The St. Charles Billing and Coding Specialist program will provide you with information and training you need to earn a CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) certification.

This 12-week comprehensive course consists of 72 hours of classroom instruction.  You will learn the foundations of medical terminology and the technical knowledge and skills to maintain aspects of the revenue cycle to prevent reimbursements from being denied, delayed, or incomplete. This course will prepare you on how to gather, review, and verify essential patient information and documentation, how to prevent fraud and abuse by auditing billing, how to assign numeric codes for diagnoses and procedures, and the ability to coach healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement when submitting claims.

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Ensuring that data is prompt and accurate is a core part of the behind-the-scenes work that keeps hospitals and clinics running and thriving. So by becoming a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, you’re saving lives too! Register today and open the door to a rewarding career path. 

 



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Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C CL Upper
16 - &up Ford 9/22 - 12/17 Tu Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $1,149.00 View 11

Phlebotomy - 5 Week Accelerated Program

PLEASE NOTE: You must attend an orientation before registering for this course or call the St. Charles Adult and Community Education office at 636-443-4043 for assistance.

The St. Charles Phlebotomy Training program provides students with the basic skills needed to become a phlebotomist in a variety of employment opportunities.  This 5-week comprehensive course consists of 48 hours of lecture, hands-on skills labs, and assessments.  Topics include anatomy & physiology, blood collection theory & handling, safety, and applicable laws & regulations governing phlebotomy. 


At the end of the course, students will be prepared for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) CPT Certification exam.  With a CPT certification, you’ll have the credentials you need to set yourself apart from other applicants as you embark on a rewarding healthcare career.  As more employers require phlebotomy certifications, a CPT will help improve your marketability in a growing and rewarding field.



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Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 11/9 - 12/18 Mo We Fr 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $749.00 View 7
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Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 11/9 - 12/18 Mo We Fr 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $749.00 View 10

Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

PLEASE NOTE: You must attend an orientation before registering for this course or call the St. Charles Adult and Community Education office at 636-443-4043 for assistance.

The St. Charles Phlebotomy Training program provides students with the basic skills needed to become a phlebotomist in a variety of employment opportunities.  This 8-week comprehensive course consists of 48 hours of lecture, hands-on skills labs, and assessments.  Topics include anatomy & physiology, blood collection theory & handling, safety, and applicable laws & regulations governing phlebotomy. 


At the end of the course, students will be prepared for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) CPT Certification exam.  With a CPT certification, you’ll have the credentials you need to set yourself apart from other applicants as you embark on a rewarding healthcare career.  As more employers require phlebotomy certifications, a CPT will help improve your marketability in a growing and rewarding field.



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20FHO779-01
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 9/9 - 11/4 Mo We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $749.00 View 4
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Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 9/9 - 11/4 Mo We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $749.00 View 6
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21SHO779-01
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 1/11 - 3/15 Mo We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $749.00 View 11
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21SHO779-02
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 1/11 - 3/15 Mo We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $749.00 View 10