Allied Health

Click here for more information on the AHIMA-approved Medical Coding Program and CAHIIM/AHIMA-accredited Health Information Technology Program.

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Medical Office Administrator

This 300-hour hands-on instructor-led program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Coding Technician, or Medical Records Technician in a physician's office, medical clinic or hospital setting. Students will develop strong administrative skills along with the medical framework necessary to succeed in an automated medical environment.

Students will learn:
″ Medical Terminology
″ Medical Billing – Medisoft
″ Ethical Responsibilities
″ CPT & ICD-9 Medical Coding

• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Patient Care Management • Scheduling
• Scheduling
Customer Service

• Insurance Claim Processing using the Healthcare Finance Administration 1500


Certifications
Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (NHA)
• Certified Medical Assistant (NHA)
• Certifications by National Health Career Association (NHA)

Hours: 300 30 CEU’s
Course #: CE.CST 050
Total Cost: $3,999
(Tuition $ 1625, Lab Fees $2,174, Materials $200 - Certification tests are not included)

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Certificate Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Camden County College is pleased to offer the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. The State of New Jersey has established this professional certification program, which is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of nursing care and philosophy. The program follows a series of modules designed to build skill and confidence within the nursing assistant student. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) may practice in long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and home health care environments.

Both the classroom theory and practicum components incorporate such topics as health and disease processes, therapeutic and technical procedures, vital signs, physical hygiene and grooming care, nutrition and hydration, infection control, restorative care, data collection and reporting, psychosocial care skills, and ethical behavior.

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.
• Students should maintain their own health insurance and maintain total responsibility and financing for their medical care while enrolled in the program.
• Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating that they have been examined and are in good health. The PPD must consist of the following: students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return a few days later to have it read by the doctor. A week or two later, you must return to the doctor for a second injection and then return to have it read once again. After the two injections are completed, your doctor must prepare written documentation for us showing the dates the injections were administered, the dates they were read, and the final results of each. This must be presented to us when you register. We cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago.
• Students must come into the Continuing Education Office to pick up a packet of forms on fingerprinting and a criminal background check that must be completed and passed before registration. Students must pass all criminal background checks and be free of all criminal charges with a clean, free record to be eligible for this program.


Students are required to attend every class and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who
violate this requirement. Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and purchase a uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the first class meeting. In addition to class time, clinicals are pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinicals may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement. Students are expected to be professional while at the clinical site and are required to conduct themselves as such. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the clinical site and the program without refund. A final skills exam will be administered to students after completion of the class. Dates will be announced.

Blackwood Location, CIM 106
Cost: Credit Tuition Rates Apply
ALH 122
Wednesday classroom hrs. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clinical hrs. to be announced in class
The packet of forms to register is available in the Continuing Education Division.


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Multi-Skilled Technician (MST)

The Multi-Skilled Technician Program is designed to prepare students to train for one of the fastest growing professions in the health care industry today. The program focuses on building a complete and solid foundation for students in both classroom theory and hands-on clinical components. Students will build skills in basic and complex key concepts of anatomy and physiology; cardiac function; EKG; growth and development; phlebotomy; nursing care; nutrition; therapeutic communication; psychology; and critical thinking. Individuals prepared through the multi-skilled technician program may seek employment in acute care hospitals, sub acute care facilities, long term care, outpatient laboratories, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and various other medical providers.

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.
• Students should maintain their own health insurance and maintain total responsibility and financing for their medical care while enrolled in the program.
• Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating that they are in good health. The PPD must consist of the following: students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return a few days later to have it read by the doctor. A week or two later, you must return to the doctor for a second injection and then return to have it read once again. After the two injections are completed, your doctor must prepare written documentation for us showing the dates the injections were administered, the dates they were read, and the final results of each. This must be presented to us when you register. We cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago.
• Students must sign a release form with us stating you are giving permission to submit to a criminal background check. Students must be able to pass such checks to be eligible for the program. Once
the class begins, full refunds will not be given to those who cannot pass the checks. Students who conceal any criminal charges will not be eligible for a tuition refund. Students who withdraw before class begins will still be charged the $20 background check fee.


Students are required to attend every class and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement. Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and purchase a uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the first class meeting.

In addition to class time, clinicals are pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinicals may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement. Students are expected to be professional while at the clinical site and are required to conduct themselves as such. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the clinical site and the program without refund. 18.3 CEU

Blackwood Location, CIM 106
CE.ALH 056-01

Registration for this program is conducted in the Continuing Education Division

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Medical Terminology for Allied Health Careers
This is an introductory course to familiarize students with every day anatomy and physiology terminology used in medical areas such as physicians offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance and pharmaceutical firms. The course is structured to provide students with the entry level knowledge needed to advance into various careers in the medical field. The class will stress word analysis, word structure, and pronunciation of terms. Terms relating to diseases, disorders, diagnostic and surgical procedures of the organ systems of the body will be covered. Specific medical words and word parts will be reviewed as they pertain to the musculoskeletal, immune, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems. Students do not require a medical background prior to enrolling. 1.5 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 029-51

 

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Spanish for Health Care Professionals
This course will provide medical personnel with the basic concepts required to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. No previous knowledge of the Spanish language is required. Participants willlearn basic communication skills that will prove helpful in the patient care setting. Gain a working knowledge of Spanish medical terminology; the parts of the body, numbers, and key phrases to help enhance your communication skills. 1.2 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 014-51

 

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Certificate Program in Medical Billing and Coding


If your goal is to attend a AHIMA-accredited program and become certified, please click here.


This 80 hour course is structured for individuals who want to enter the field of medical billing and coding or those working in the allied health field who wish to acquire skills in the billing area. Billing topics will include daily transaction entries, completing medical submissions, billed claim follow-up, itemized statements, and billing management. In addition, students will learn the basics of CPT and ICD-9.


Coding and medical terms and identifying codes necessary for billing medical services and procedures. Understanding codes and their relationship to medical diagnoses is essential to anyone working in the billing/coding area. The course will also include a discussion of computerized billing/coding software commonly found in the field.

Current textbooks and manuals in the field of billing and coding are included in the cost of the course. With additional coding experience, students may sit for specialized coding certified credentials. This program
is not supported by AHIMA accreditation. 8.0 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 008-51


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Administrative Medical Secretarial Program
This 60-hour certificate program is designed for students to prepare for employment as a medical receptionist, medical clerk, or a secretarial position within the medical field. Students will be provided with a basic foundation in the practices and procedures of working in a medical office environment. Areas of study will include basic medical terminology, effective communication skills, telephone techniques, office procedures, and customer service skills. 6.0 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 049-51


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Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review Course

This one day review preparation course is for those who have completed the Pharmacy Technician program or who have prior pharmacy work experience and are preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. The course will focus heavily on pharmacy math, brand/generic drug recognition, and practice exam testing. In addition, many commonly tested areas of general pharmacy knowledge will be reviewed. Students should bring a calculator to class.

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 070-01


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Pharmacy Technician
This comprehensive course is for those interested in entering the world of pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam as well as be in a competitive position to seek employment in the field. Course content will include pharmacy law, interpreting prescriptions and computer entry, defining drugs by brand and generic names, ethics, inventory control, routes of administration, and side effects of medications.

This course will also focus on mathematical calculations as they relate to dosage conversions and calculations and IV flow rates. It is suggested that individuals have a high school diploma or GED to enter the program due to the reading and math requirements of the course. Students are asked to bring a calculator to class. 6.0 CEU

Class Locations
Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 009-51 9/20 – 11/29

 

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