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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

191PHLC0056A

Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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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.

191PHLC5726A

Start date: 08/20/18

End date: 11/14/18

Fee: $1,799.00

26 sessions.

Location : Multiple Location : 
  KSU Center
  Off-site.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  207. 
  207/236. 
  Offsite.



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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 30 hour 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. Learning Outcomes: Describe the scope of practice for the Health Coach Apply effective communication strategies for health coaching, including building rapport and connecting with clients Gather important behavioral, health, and lifestyle assessment data from clients Explain basic nutrition and digestion and the application of nutrition for weight management Describe weight management program design and implementation while staying within the scope of practice Recall appropriate lifestyle modification program strategies Describe the physiology of obesity Recognize considerations for specialized population groups and appropriate exercise modifications Describe the legal, professional, and ethical responsibilities of a Health Coach 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

191JHRC1335A

Start date: 09/10/18

End date: 11/12/18

Fee: $1,099.00

10 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  182. 
  182/236.



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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

192PHLC5800A

Start date: 10/08/18

End date: 12/06/19

Fee: $7,999.00

157 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  No Room



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Now includes ICD-10 instruction.   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.

184OHLC5520S

Start date: 04/01/18

End date: 06/30/18

Fee: $2,195.00

Location : Online



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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

191PHLC0055A

Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 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. Learning Outcomes: Effectively explain various key medical roots, suffixes and prefixes. Describe the operations of a medical practice and a career as a coder. Explain and interpret ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions to assign codes accurately. Interpret inpatient diagnosis and procedure coding and reporting guidelines. Explain differences among: acute care inpatient settings, outpatient, and physician office health care settings. Explain and assign HCPCS level II procedure and services codes for outpatient care. Explain and interpret CPT guidelines, coding notes, and modifiers to assign codes accurately for all sections and subsections. Identify examples of third-party payers and define each health care reimbursement system. 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.   

191PHLC5550A

Start date: 08/29/18

End date: 12/03/18

Fee: $1,999.00

25 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  244

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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. View the webpage page for the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program. For more information, email languages@kennesaw.edu.  

191QHLC0058A

Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  203



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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 40 hour 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. Learning Outcomes: Describe the responsibilities of a medical interpreter Define the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) code of ethics and standards of practice Identify the anatomy of the body in both English and Spanish Translate medical forms from English to Spanish Recite medical terminology in both Spanish and English through role play and literal translation Conduct a health related interview using appropriate medical vocabulary Recognize the unique traits of Hispanic culture through discussion and assignments Recognize the boundaries of professional practice by demonstrating the ability to abstain from personal involvement Accurately interpret and translate all spoken messages, medical forms, procedures, and symptoms in a healthcare environment Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. Complete Written and Oral Skills Assessment 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.

191QHLC5680A

Start date: 09/08/18

End date: 11/10/18

Fee: $1,499.00

10 sessions

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  203. 
  204.

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

191PHLC0054A

Start date: 08/02/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $0.00

1 session

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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