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Are you interested in the healthcare field? Join us for an information session led by our Instructors where you will learn more about the Certified Nursing Assistant program. This session will go into detail on the course prerequisites, required books, course fees, and the course syllabus. Bring your questions, because you will have an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session with the Instructors. Even if you are unsure of your career path or simply looking for more details, you will leave our information session with the tools you need to make an informed decision about your future!   Visit the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Program webpage for a complete course description. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

181PHLC0056A

Start date: 08/03/17

End date: 08/03/17

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  207



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Certified Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to gather vital signs, patient data, and provide care for basic physical and emotional needs of patients. Certified Nursing Assistants are an important asset in nursing homes, assisted living centers, long term care facilities, independent living facilities, adult day care centers, home health agencies, hospice agencies, and clinics. The Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate includes theory, hands-on instruction, and 30 hours of clinical training during the three-month program. Students will learn body systems, disease and infection control, legal and ethical issues, nutrition, and personal care skills. Students will also learn how to assist with admissions, transfers, discharges, assessments and care planning, mental health and sub-acute care, and resident safety. Hands-on training in basic nursing skills, wound care, restorative care, body mechanics, and measuring vital signs are also performed. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nursing or physician assistant school applicants, prospective patient care technicians, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. This certificate program will assist students in preparing for the State of Georgia Nurse Aide Competency Examination conducted by the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services (NACES). Exam is included in tuition. Tuition also includes American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver® First Aid training. Textbook is required at the first class meeting and is available at the KSU Center Bookstore. Equipment Required: Stethoscope, BP Kit, and blue scrubs must be purchased by the student and are required for clinical training. Equipment specifications provided during the first class meeting. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application Packet. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. Additional course requirements: Pass a national online background check and drug test. Cost not included in program fee. Skills Assessment & Program Application Packet are located online. Click here for the Skills Assessment. Click here for the Application Packet. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu Those interested in obtaining a Patient Care Technician (CPCT) national certification may be eligible to take the national exam upon successful completion of the following certificate programs offered by KSU: Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician. Experience may be substituted in lieu of a KSU Certificate and will be evaluated by the testing organization on an individual basis as criteria for meeting the exam eligibility requirements.

181PHLC5726A

Start date: 08/17/17

End date: 11/09/17

Fee: $2,199.00

38 sessions.

Location : Multiple Location : 
  KSU Center
  Off-site.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  207. 
  225. 
  204/207. 
  Not Assigned. 
  Offsite.



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EKG Technicians perform electrocardiograms and are one of the first people to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. EKG Technicians are a critical member of the patient care team found in physician offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based cardiology clinics across the country. EKGs are also performed before and after operations, during physical examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains, and when the doctor deems it necessary. The EKG Technician Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction during the seven-week program. Students will learn anatomy of the cardiovascular system, electrophysiology, lead placement, types of rhythms, AV blocks, and myocardial infarction. Students will also learn the basics of HIPAA security and privacy as it relates to the profession. Hands-on training in 12-lead EKG placement, heart rate calculation, and rhythm strip interpretation are also performed. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nursing or physician assistant school applicants, prospective patient care technicians, current nurses, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. This certificate program will assist students in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam. Exam fee and textbook are additional. Textbook is required at the first class meeting and is available at the KSU Center Bookstore. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click for instructions. You will be directed to the program application after completing the Skills Assessment. View the Frequently Asked Questions page for the EKG Technician Certificate Program. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu New programs begin in April and October. Those interested in obtaining a Patient Care Technician (CPCT) national certification may be eligible to take the national exam upon successful completion of the following certificate programs offered by KSU: Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician. Experience may be substituted in lieu of a KSU Certificate and will be evaluated by the testing organization on an individual basis as criteria for meeting the exam eligibility requirements.

182PHLC5724A

Start date: 10/19/17

End date: 12/12/17

Fee: $1,299.00

21 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  210. 
  213.

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Perform clinical and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, chiropractors, and other health practitioners while taking patient medical histories, checking vital signs, performing laboratory tests, and administering injections. This program includes lecture, hands-on training, and a clinical externship where you will learn human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, medical office procedures, pharmacology, medical ethics, and clinical procedures. Hands-on training is performed in capturing vital signs and measurements, venipuncture, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and assisting with examinations and procedures.   The Medical Assisting Certificate Program covers a wide variety of topics, giving you the most comprehensive learning experience in the classroom. Anatomy & Medical Terminology – Covered by body system, you will learn anatomical organization and direction, cells and tissues, suffixes and prefixes, and the organization of the body. Medical Office Procedures – You will learn theory and practical applications of medical assisting in the office environment, patient reception and scheduling, as well as insurance coding, billing, and collecting. Clinical Procedures – You will learn how to take patient history and assessments, obtain vital signs, and assist with examinations. Pharmacology – You will learn how to calculate adult and child dosages, forms of drugs, the medication order, and the essentials of medication administration, as well as administration of medications. Medical Ethics & Law – You will learn about state and federal regulations, professional liability, HIPAA, and reimbursement and collection practices. Clinical Externship – You will participate in a 180 hour offsite clinical externship to reinforce skills learned in the course. This certificate program will assist you in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. Exam fee and textbooks are additional. Textbooks are required and are available at the KSU Center Bookstore. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application Packet. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. Skills Assessment & Program Application Packet are located online. Click here for the Skills Assessment. Click here for the Application Packet. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

182PHLC5800A

Start date: 10/09/17

End date: 12/07/18

Fee: $7,999.00

159 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  No Room



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Now includes ICD-10 instruction.   Note: As a result of the recent passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the implementation of ICD-10 codes has been delayed until October 1, 2015. The Medical Billing and Coding program will give you the skills you need to be competitive in the healthcare market, as well as the credentials through certification to prove your qualifications. Learn key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field. In Medical Terminology, you will learn important terminology and study the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system. Prerequisite: Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. While no healthcare work experience is required, it is recommended that students have knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to sit for national certification exams.   Learning Objectives: Adhere to legal concepts, such as advance directive, living will, power of attorney, and guardianship Explain the HIPAA Privacy Rule Safeguard and disclose protected health information (PHI) Recognize the implications of health insurance fraud and abuse Discover the five models of managed care organizations Assign accurate codes from the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding manuals Assign accurate codes from the ICD-10-CM Official Draft Code Set Develop an insurance claim Use the electronic data interchange (EDI) Recognize health insurances delivered by private companies and government-sponsored programs   Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam once all other exam eligibility requirements have been met. The registration fee for this exam is included with this program. This course includes study guide materials, access to practice exams, and the registration fees for the CBCS exam. Students must schedule their certification exam and select a testing location directly through NHA. Note: KSU serves as a testing location for the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist classroom-based certificate program only. Eligibility requirements can be found on the NHA website at www.nhanow.com. This course will also help students prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In addition, students will be trained on Pharmacology and In-Patient Coding, which gives students the training required to successfully pass the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by AHIMA. There is not currently an AHIMA voucher option for students, but they will be fully prepared to pursue the AHIMA certification on their own. Materials included: A Guide to Health Insurance Billing 2016 CPT Standard Edition 2016 HCPCS Level II ICD-10-CM Professional for Physicians 2017 ICD-10-PCS (2017) Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2016 Edition Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary Medical Terminology for Health Professions   View the course syllabus For our online course refund policy, click here. Requirements: You will need a computer with Internet connection and email, and MS Word or Wordperfect software. You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 12 months to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course. If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or online@kennesaw.edu.

181OHLC5520S

Start date: 07/01/17

End date: 09/30/17

Fee: $2,195.00

Location : Online



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Do you aspire to be an integral part of the healthcare field? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 20% increase in medical billing and coding opportunities through 2018 due to an increased use of electronic medical records. Our program has partnered with the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) to become a professional medical coding educational site – a gold standard organization – which will help distinguish you as a qualified candidate looking to enter this rapidly growing field. This program will train you to successfully serve as the communication liaison between physician offices, patients, and insurance companies while translating and assigning universally recognized codes to patient illnesses, injuries, and medical procedures. It also includes lecture and hands-on instruction teaching you ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding guidelines and conventions, outpatient and physician office, and HCPCS level II index coding. Additionally, you will learn CPT coding, with emphasis on evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory, and medicine coding. This certificate program will assist you in preparing for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. This program focuses solely on physician office coding and requires successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program or submission of assessment and résumé for evaluation. Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Medical Office Assistant Program OR 1-2 years recent experience working in a medical/dental office, complete Skills Assessment, submit Program Application, and submit current resume.  Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. 

181PHLC5550A

Start date: 08/30/17

End date: 12/04/17

Fee: $1,999.00

25 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  212. 
  244.

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Are you interested in the healthcare field? Join us for an information session led by our Instructors where you will learn more about the Medical Interpreter program. This session will go into detail on the course prerequisites, required books, course fees, and the course syllabus. Bring your questions, because you will have an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session with the Instructors. Even if you are unsure of your career path or simply looking for more details, you will leave our information session with the tools you need to make an informed decision about your future! Visit the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program webpage for a complete course description. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

181QHLC0058A

Start date: 08/03/17

End date: 08/03/17

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  460



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Medical Office Assistants are immersed in the daily front office operations of physician, dental, chiropractic, and veterinary offices, as well as medical centers, nursing homes, and clinics. Medical Office Assistants may handle responsibilities for patient scheduling, patient check in and out, practice communications, reimbursements, and records management. The Medical Office Assistant Certificate includes theory and hands-on computer instruction during the four-month program. Students will learn human anatomy and medical terminology by body system, patient reception and processing, office operations, electronic medical records, basic diagnostic and procedural coding, health insurance claims, and practice management. Students will also learn the basics of HIPAA security and privacy as it relates to the profession. Hands-on training in electronic medical records, medical practice management software, patient billing, and insurance claims are also performed. Individuals interested in a career in the medical field or those looking to develop healthcare related skills may benefit from this program. This certificate program will assist students in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Tuition includes American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED training. Exam fee and textbooks are additional. Textbooks are required at the first class meeting and are available at the KSU Center Bookstore. This program is the prerequisite for the classroom-based Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate program. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click for instructions. You will be directed to the program application after completing the Skills Assessment. View the Application & FAQs page for the Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu New programs begin in January and August.

181PHLC5673A

Start date: 08/28/17

End date: 12/04/17

Fee: $1,999.00

26 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  213. 
  226.



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