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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. Florida has one of the highest employment levels for this occupation (bls.gov). 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. Prerequisite: Certified EKG Technician, graduate of allied health program, graduate of EMT program, 2nd semester nursing students, or 6 months’ telemetry technician experience. Textbook required: Cardiac Monitor Technician: Theory and Hands On Approach ISBN: 978-1-944471-89-7.

Summer:
Saturdays, June 9 & 16, 8 am – 5 pm and June 23, 8 am – 12 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 208
CRN: 95186 | Course: XHE 0103 | Fee: $355

Fall:
Sat, Sept 22 & 29, 8 am –5 pm & Oct 6, 8 am-12 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 208
CRN: 98121 | Course: XHE 0103 | Fee: $355

Required Prerequisites at this link:
CRAT Prerequisites


Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists | Online, Didactic, Lab & Clinical Externship 
Register!
This course is specifically designed for Dental Hygienists to obtain certification to administer local anesthesia in the State of Florida. Satisfies Florida Statute 466.017 (SB 1040). Common oral local anesthesia injection techniques and are addressed. This course also covers neurophysiology, armamentarium, basic injection techniques, complications, contraindications, and legal considerations of administering local anesthetics to dental patients. A dentist contributes to both course content and delivery. (60 hours includes 15 hours online, 15 hours didactic, 15 hours lab and 15 hours clinical externship). Approved 30 hours | DH.

Fri & Sat, Sept 21, 22 & Oct 5, 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 142
CRN: 98122 | Course: XHE 0036 | Fee: $995

Required Prerequisites at this link: 
Local Anesthesia DH Applicant Packet


Phlebotomy Technician Program  Register! 
Prepare for a career as a Phlebotomist in this 90-hour course.  You will prepare for a national certification exam and learn how to collect blood specimens from patients and blood donors for laboratory analysis.  In addition, participants will study infection control techniques and how to interact with others. The 25% growth rate for employment of phlebotomists is greater than other healthcare supported occupations. Important qualities: compassion, detail oriented, dexterity, hand–eye coordination, and physical stamina. (bls.gov) Textbook and supplies included.  

Tues & Thur, Sept 18 - Nov 29, 2018 |  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  (No class on Thanksgiving)
And Saturdays,  Oct 6, 20, and Nov 3, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Student Union West, Room 302
CRN: 98061 | Course: XHE 0038 | Fee: $1599

Online Healthcare Certification Courses

Career Step + Gulf Coast State College = Academic Partners

The Gulf Coast State College - Corporate College has partnered with Career Step, which is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. Corporate College is committed to providing the best online education experience to its students by affiliating with companies that incorporate 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.  Additional resources of videos and demos

For assistance with these classes contact Sherrie Lock, Program Developer, Health & Environmental CE
Email: slock@gulfcoast.edu      Phone: (850) 872-3819
 or call the Corporate College office at (850) 872-3823

EKG Technician | Online   Register!
Trains you to perform assessment tests by using technology to record the electrical activity of the heart so you can work in a variety of healthcare settings in a field expected to experience 24 percent job growth by 2024.

Inpatient Auditing | Online   Register!
Prepares you to build on several years of inpatient acute care coding experience by transitioning to inpatient auditing. You will develop both the technical and soft skills required to be a good inpatient auditor, which is a career field that is expected to grow exponentially through 2020.

Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship | Online   Register!
Provides you with the knowledge and training to work as a medical assistant, one of the top 20 healthcare support jobs in the U.S., in both clinical and administrative settings. The clinical externship will give you the experience and confidence you need to be successful. Students who complete the program will be given a voucher to take the CCMA certification exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association.

Health Information Technology | Online   Register!
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.

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR | Online   Register!
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.

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS | Online    Register!
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.

Medical Office Manager | Online   Register!
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.

Medical Transcription Editor | Online   Register!
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.

Veterinary Assisting and Medical Office Administration | Online   Register!
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.

Microsoft Office 2010 | Online    Register!
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.

 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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