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Health Certificate Programs



Certified Billing and Coding Orientation
Learn more about the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist program at an upcoming mandatory orientation. This is the first step is in the enrollment process. The orientation will be conducted by the Certified Billing and Coding instructor and will cover the program requirements.

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Ford 12/1 - 12/1 Tu 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 25
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20FHO829-14
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Ford 12/14 - 12/14 Mo 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM $0.00 View 25
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21SHO829-01
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Ford 1/6 - 1/6 We 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $0.00 View 25

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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20FHO826-02
Zoom
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16 - &up Ford 9/22 - 12/17 Tu Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $1,149.00 View 11
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21SHO826-01
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C CL Upper
Ford 1/12 - 4/13 Tu Th 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $1,149.00 View 15
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21SHO826-02
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C CL Upper
Ford 1/12 - 4/13 Tu Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $1,149.00 View 15

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

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

Today can be the day you begin your new career as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS). In as little as 13 weeks, the St. Charles CEHRS Program will prepare you to perform crucial tasks in doctor’s offices, laboratories, urgent care centers, nursing home facilities, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.

The security, completeness, and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require certification. The CEHRS is a nationally-recognized credential that can set you apart.

This comprehensive course consists of 78 hours of virtual classroom instruction.

As a student, you’ll learn:

Content of the electronic health record
Role of a healthcare professional using the electronic record
How to collect and record information
Finding codes in the database
Privacy, confidentiality, and security
Running and executing reports
Recognizing insurance forms
Understanding key terms, medical terminology, and 
insurance
Medical office procedures

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to take the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 
 
After passing the CEHRS exam, many exciting new career opportunities will be available, including Electronic Health Records Specialist, EMR/EHR Assistant, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Patient Services Representative and more!



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21SHO832-01
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Phillips 2/2 - 4/29 Tu Th 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $935.00 View 20

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA ) - Orientation

Learn more about the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) program at an upcoming mandatory orientation. This is the first step in the enrollment process. The orientation will be conducted by the CMAA instructor and will cover the program requirements.




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20FHO833-04
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Phillips 12/1 - 12/1 Tu 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM $0.00 View 18
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20FHO833-06
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Phillips 12/17 - 12/17 Th 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM $0.00 View 19
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21SHO833-01
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Phillips 1/12 - 1/12 Tu 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM $0.00 View 20

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

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

 

Today is the perfect time to start your new career as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). The St. Charles CMAA Certification Program is designed to provide you with information and training to help you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Obtaining a CMAA Certification demonstrates your expertise in performing typical administrative tasks that keep physicians’ offices, healthcare clinics, and hospitals running efficiently. 

This 11-week comprehensive course consists of 66 hours of virtual classroom instruction.  As a student, you’ll enjoy learning a variety of medical administration policies and procedures and you will be able to:

  • Define the importance of personal and professional ethics
  • Demonstrate telephone etiquette, schedule appointments, and greet patients
  • Evaluate a medical office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services
  • Perform and demonstrate the safety of patient information and confidentiality
  • Correctly file medical records and perform basic financial and other general office procedures
  • Understand medical terminology, and verify insurance coverage
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS regulations

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).After passing the CMAA exam, you will find a variety of positions available to you, including patient services representative, medical office administration/assistant/specialist, medical secretary, medical receptionist, medical billing specialists, and more.

Don’t wait a moment longer to change your life — start your path to becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant! Register today and open the door to a rewarding career path.   



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21SHO831-02
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Phillips 1/26 - 4/8 Tu Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $845.00 View 20

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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20FHO830-01
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 4
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20FHO830-02
Lewis & Clark Career Center
L&C Room 103
18 - &up Ford 11/9 - 12/18 Mo We Fr 06:00 PM - 09:00 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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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 7