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Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT)  Register! 
This 30-hour course prepares participants for national certification, work with cardiologists, and career in hospital cardiovascular telemetry unit. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to define and recognize unique characteristics of cardiac system; normal waveforms, ECG complexes, arrhythmias, and cardiac monitoring devices. 30 hours include 20 hours didactic and 10 hours clinical externship. National Certification exam is coordinated for students, but is not included in the class fee. Prerequisite: EKG Technician or Allied Health graduate. Textbook required. Link to order textbook Cardiac Monitor Technician: Theory and Hands On Approach 

Sat, December 2 & 9, 2017 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
and Thur, December 14, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 208
CRN: 98250 | Course: XHE 0103 | Fee: $355

Phlebotomy Technician Program  Register! 
This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program will prepare you to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The class fee is due in full upon registration.  Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program. Textbooks included. No classes held during GCSC Spring Break: March 18-24.

Tues & Thur, March 6 - May 22, 2018 |  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
And Saturdays,  April 7, 21, and May 5, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Student Union West, Room 302
CRN: 91140 | Course: XHE 0038 | Fee: $1599

Online Healthcare Certification Courses

Career Step + Gulf Coast State College = Academic Partners

Career Step is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. The school is committed to providing the best online education experience, incorporating interactive learning tools such as hands-on practice, videos, games, forums, and chat rooms into its curriculum. Students also have one-on-one access to instructors who have years of experience actually working in the positions students are training for. After graduation, students have access to comprehensive graduate resources such as resume reviews, interview tips and tutorials, and new job opening notifications to help them successfully transition from education to employment. Please call 1-877-225-7151 or visit the Career Step website.

 Additional information, videos and demos:  http://legacy.careerstep.com/gulfcoast

Health Information Technology | Online
The Health Information Technology program prepares students for the rapidly growing healthcare IT sector. Students graduate ready to earn the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Students learn computer hardware/software, troubleshooting, technology security, and healthcare documentation, among other topics, and also gain hands-on experience with government-certified ezEMRx electronic health records software. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks, exam study guides, a computer repair toolkit, a power supply tester, and four certification exam vouchers.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR | Online
Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, the Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR program prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Students learn Microsoft Office basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, and medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures. The interactive online curriculum also includes over 20 hours of training on the government-certified ezEMRx EHR software. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ebooks and vouchers for the CMAA and CHERS exams.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Professional Medical Coding and Billing | Online
The AHIMA-approved Professional Medical Coding and Billing program helps students prepare for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Topics studied include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and current code sets. Students practice their coding skills in an extensive practical section to gain valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ebooks, industry codebooks, access to an online reference library, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS | Online
The AHIMA-approved Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Topics studied include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and current code sets, including an in-depth look at ICD-10-PCS. Students practice their coding skills in an extensive practical section to gain valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors during training and access to personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks, industry codebooks, access to online references, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Medical Office Manager | Online
This program prepares students to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials after graduation. Students learn Microsoft Office basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, medical coding basics, patient billing and collections, and medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures. The interactive online curriculum also includes over 20 hours of training on government-certified ezEMRx EHR software and special considerations like ICD-10 and X12 5010. In addition to personalized instructor and graduate support, students receive ebooks, two certification exam vouchers, and a one-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Medical Transcription Editor | Online
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, Enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Veterinary Assisting and Medical Office Administration | Online
The Veterinary Assisting and Medical Office Administration program (VAMOA) helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a veterinary assistant or medical office assistant in any type of medical facility. Topics studied include office and exam room procedures; communication and client relations; small and large animal nursing; managing the day-to-day operations of a medical facility; and laboratory, surgical, radiology, and ultrasound assisting. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course, access to personalized graduate support after graduation, and ebooks, students will also receive a voucher to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

 For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Microsoft Office 2010 | Online
The Microsoft Office 2010 training course prepares students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification by training them on the Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access applications. Students learn beginning and advanced concepts and complete a variety of hands-on exercises, allowing them to apply and practice the skills learned throughout the curriculum. The course's online format provides students the flexibility to study on the schedule and at the pace that fits their needs. In addition to one-on-one access to experienced instructors and technical support team throughout the course, students receive ebooks and five quick reference cards.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

If you need additional assistance, contact:
Sherrie Lock, Program Developer, Health & Environmental CE
Email: slock@gulfcoast.edu
Phone: (850) 872-3819
Fax: (850) 747-3258

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