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Choose from several professional certificate courses designed to help you achieve success in one of the fastest-growing fields in the country.
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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.

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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.

173PHLC5724A

Start date: 03/30/17

End date: 05/23/17

Fee: $1,299.00

21 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  213. 
  236.

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Help make a difference in the way people live by expanding your expertise in the areas of exercise science, fitness, and behavior modification. This program includes topics to help change the eating habits and behaviors that keep individuals from losing weight, as well as how to incorporate physical activity to improve overall health. This program is a great fit if you are interested in a specialty certification to enhance your work in fitness, nutrition, wellness, human resources, and the allied health professions or if you just want the knowledge to help yourself, family, or friends in the ongoing quest to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. 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. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

181JHRC1335A

Start date: 09/11/17

End date: 11/13/17

Fee: $1,099.00

10 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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Our MCAT Exam Preparation course will help students develop learning and test-taking strategies, as well as assess and strengthen the main concept areas covered on the MCAT® exam. The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is typically required for entrance into medical school programs. The MCAT® exam assesses your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts. MCAT Topics Covered: Biological and biochemical foundations Chemical and physical foundations Psychological, social, and biological foundations Critical analysis and reasoning skills related to social sciences and humanities The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, 4th Edition is required for class and will be available at the KSU Center Bookstore. Students will need to register for the MCAT® exam separately. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency, completion of pre-medical school coursework. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

174PHLC5851A

Start date: 05/13/17

End date: 06/24/17

Fee: $699.00

6 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  182

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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

165 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  No Room



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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 Billing and Coding Specialist 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 Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate Program webpage for a complete course description. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

181PHLC0055A

Start date: 08/03/17

End date: 08/03/17

Fee: $0.00

0 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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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 :  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 :  Not Assigned



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Medical Interpreters bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking patients and medical personnel. As a critical member of the healthcare team, you will be trained to communicate and translate patient materials, informational brochures, and other items into an easily understood and culturally-sensitive format for patients. The Medical Interpreter Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction during the ten-week program. Students will learn and identify human anatomy in both languages, translate medical documents from English to Spanish, communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats, and understand the code of ethics and roles of a Medical Interpreter. Students will also focus on Hispanic cultural appreciation and participate in bilingual discussion, interviews, and presentations. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nurses or medical office staff, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The training will help prepare you for taking a National certification test. Textbooks are required at the first class meeting, available from the KSU Center Bookstore and various book retailers. Call for availability. This program requires students to be bilingual in Spanish and English. You must complete a Language Assessment and submit with your Application Package. Follow the links on the course page. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Heritage Spanish or Spanish Series Two courses OR complete Written and Oral Skills Assessment OR submit transcript from another language assessment (TOEFL iBT, CLEP, ACTFL/LTI) for evaluation and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required. View the Application & FAQs page for the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu New programs begin in spring and fall.

173QHLC5680A

Start date: 03/04/17

End date: 05/13/17

Fee: $1,499.00

10 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  225

Call 470-578-6765 to register


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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 Office 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 Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program webpage for a complete course description. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu

181PHLC0054A

Start date: 08/03/17

End date: 08/03/17

Fee: $0.00

0 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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