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 Medical Billing and Coding
Wednesday, November 6
6:00 pm
West Windsor Campus
The Conference Center
1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ

Phlebotomy and EKG
Tuesday, December 10
6:00 pm
Trenton Hall, Room 309 -JKC Campus
137 North Broad St, Trenton, NJ

 

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FOR ALL ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

 

  • If for some unforeseen reason you wish to withdraw from the course at least ten (10) days before the start of the program, you will receive a refund in the amount of the tuition minus $100 for administration fee. No refunds will be issued if you withdraw from the course less than ten (10) days before the start of the program.
  • Tuition support may be available for the unemployed. Call One-Stop at 609.989.6824 for more information.
  • All students must complete the application process prior to registering for this course. Class size is limited. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  • Please email Andrea Bash at basha@mccc.edu for an application packet or with any questions.

 


Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

 

Requirements:

  • A clear understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Scrubs, student liability insurance, 2-step PPD, and state examination are all required and have additional costs. 
  • A money order of $76 must be presented at the time of the skills test.
  • In order to complete this program, participants must pass a background check.
  • The high-demand occupation of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) involves caring for patients in long-term care facilities, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, pediatric care, and hospitals. This 90-hour course is approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and consists of 50 classroom hours and 40 hours of clinical instruction.

You will be prepared to take the NJ State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Licensed CNAs are eligible to take an additional ten-hour course to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Textbook is required and is available in the college bookstore.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive one academic credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at Mercer County Community College.

Please bring lunch -- cafeteria is closed.

 

JKC-Trenton Campus

9.0 CEU

Tuition Cost: $1,400

NCHCP-CS031-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 14

Dec 16

19

M

Sa

Evenings

Days

Robin Jones

19 mandatory sessions   

Skills Test date: Jan 4, 2020

Make-up dates are: Oct 1, 8; Nov 19; Dec 3, 17. (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed and scheduled with instructor in order to continue in the program.)

Schedule will be provided at time of registration.

Classroom sessions begin at 9:00am on Saturdays and 4:00pm on Mondays. Sessions are held at James Kerny Campus, 100 N. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Clinical sessions begin at 4:00pm and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

WEST WINDSOR Campus

9.0 CEU

Tuition Cost: $1,400

NCHCP-CS031-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 14

Nov 9

16

Sa, Su

Various

Estella Brown

Sharon Macik

16 mandatory sessions   

Skills Test date: November 23, 2019

Make-up dates are: Sep 22, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 10. (In case one of the mandatory sessions is not attended, a make-up date must be completed and scheduled with instructor in order to continue in the program.)

Schedule will be provided at the time of registration.

Classroom sessions begin at 8:00am on and are held at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Clinical sessions begin at 8:00am and are held at Hamilton Continuing Care, 1059 Old Trenton Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690


Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Required:

Students MUST be currently certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services as a Certified Nurse Aide. Proof of licensure must be provided to register.

This ten-hour program is designed for the CNA who wants to become a Certified Home Health Aide (private care). Students will process the application to become a CHHA with the NJ Board of Nursing. There will be a licensing fee of $80 paid by money order only.

CEU 1.0

Cost: $153

NCHCP-CS032-01

 

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 9

Nov 16

2 Sa 9:00am-2:30pm Marilyn Wargo

½ hour lunch


Phlebotomy Technician Program

 

Phlebotomy I (Lecture/Classroom)

 

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. 

    

This 90-hour lecture course provides the first step to preparing for a career as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The program begins with the healthcare delivery system, collection of materials and equipment, venipuncture and capillary techniques, and medical, legal, and ethical implications of blood collection. Upon successful completion of the didactic portion of this course, students will be sent to a local healthcare facility to complete an externship. During this externship, students will perform 40 venipunctures. Thereafter, students will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam given by NHA or the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification tests. (The certification test cost is the student’s responsibility) Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

9.0 CEU

Cost: $1,396

NCHCP-CS029-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Nov 23

22

Tu, Th

Sa**

5:00-9:00pm (Tu, Th)

9:00am-2:00pm (Sa)

Fern Harhay

Saturday Class - Nov 23

No Class Oct 31

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 309



Phlebotomy II Externship (40 hours)

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Phlebotomy I and instructor recommendation are required to register for the Phlebotomy II Externship
  • Scrubs are mandatory
  • Background checks are completed prior to externship. **State mandated**
  • 2-step PPD/immunizations and a physical examination are required
  • Phlebotomy Liability Insurance required ($40)

Students will complete Phlebotomy II with 40 hours of documentation, performing a minimum of 40 venipunctures. This externship is performed at a local healthcare facility under direct supervision. Schedules will vary and will be assigned by the Phlebotomy I instructor. Students must adhere to their schedule and complete the hours assigned.

Note: Students have 6 months after completing Phlebotomy I to complete externship.

 

4.0 CEU

Cost: $360

NCHCP-CS091-01     

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Dec 1 - Apr 30


EKG Cardiac Technician General Course and Test Preparation

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

The comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $1,120

NCHCP-CS028-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16

Nov 11

17 M, W

5:30-8:30pm

Tracey Pinkney

Nov 11 class is 5:30-7:30pm

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608, Trenton Hall Room 308


Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; strong mathematical skills.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Prep Program prepares students with knowledge and skills to confidently take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam. This program offers both retail and hospital settings as part of its hands-on externship. Who should attend? Those seeking nationwide employment opportunities within the field of pharmacy. Total program consists of 250 hours. Total cost of all four modules is $2,877.00. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

Module I

Students will learn introduction to pharmacy, pharmaceutical dosage forms, and Pharmacy Practice I.

5.0 CEU

Cost $575

NCHCP-CS052-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 10

Oct 10

12

Tu, Th

Sa

5:30-9:30pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Yamaris Rivera

Saturday class dates: Sep 14, 28

Class meets at JKC Trenton 137 North Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Annex Hall Room 308


Module II 

Prerequisite: Module I

This module provides pharmacy calculations, sterile products, and pharmacology I.

7.5 CEU

Cost $864

NCHCP-CS050-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 22

Dec 12

18

Tu, Th

Sa

5:30-9:30pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Yamaris Rivera

Saturday class dates: Nov 2, 16, 23; Dec 7

No class Oct 31, Nov 9

Class meets at JKC Trenton 137 North Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08608 Annex Hall Room 308

 


Medical Billing and Coding Certificates  

Accurate medical billing/coding is necessary to secure maximum reimbursement for the healthcare provider while ensuring legal compliance on claims. The Certificate in Medical Billing/Coding is designed to prepare participants for an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing industries. This administrative position assists medical research and reimbursement in medical offices, hospitals, or other healthcare settings. Prepare for a career change or advancement today.

 

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

 

Introduction to Medical Administration in Billing and Coding

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

All students must complete this course to take the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist, and/or Electronic Health Records Specialist courses. The topics for this 72-hour class include Medical Terminology, Introduction to Allied Health Clinical and Administration, Anatomy, and Clinical Pathology. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

7.2 CEU

Cost $1,008

NCHCP-CS068-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16

Nov 13

18

M, W

6:00-10:00pm

Fern Harhay


Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.

This 50-hour course instructs students on how to process insurance claims, perform bookkeeping procedures, and perform clerical functions. You will also learn personal attributes, job readiness, and workplace dynamics. Medical assisting administrative procedures and applications of medical terminology are reviewed. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to receive the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS073-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16
Nov 11

17 M, W

6:00-9:00pm

Kimberly Brown

Nov 11 6:00-8:00pm only               

Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CMAA exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 101:  Medical Ethics and Office Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant. Terms and conditions apply. Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.


Electronic Health Records Specialist Certificate (EHR)

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction and Medical Administrative Assistant

This 50-hour course prepares students to perform duties using the Simchart EHR software, an electronic chart used by medical office professionals, billers, and coders in a variety of medical specialties and can be specialized. Students must bring their own flash drive to class to save their work. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800  

NCHCP-CS070-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 17

Nov 14

17 Tu, Th

6:00-9:00pm

Kimberly Brown

Nov 14 6:00-8:00pm only

No class Oct 31


Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction.

Corequisite: Medical Coding Specialist

This 50-hour course focuses on the process of medical billing and the payment or reimbursement a medical office receives for medical procedures. The various types of billing claims, process, and collection of payments, and tracking routing slips are the focus of this course. Understand the differences between claims, billing, and reimbursements as they apply to commercial, government, and private health insurance. Receive an introduction to CPT. This certificate enables students to work for automobile and health insurance companies, government agencies, medical offices, and hospitals. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost: $800

NCHCP-CS072-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16

Nov 18

17 M, W

6:00-9:00pm

Jessica Schutte

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite: Medical Administration in Billing and Coding Introduction

Corequisite: Medical Billing Specialist.

The Medical Coding 50-hour course is a job-training program for those seeking employment in the Medical Administration Billing and Coding field. Students gain an understanding of the important link between the provisions of healthcare and reimbursement for services. The multi-step billing process and medical coding procedures are the foundation of the program. Learn healthcare law and ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and the various software programs commonly used in the medical arena. Prepare for employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, billing facilities, and other related businesses while learning the steps necessary to become a Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Biller (CPB), or a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Upon successful completion, you are eligible to receive a Billing, Coding, or Billing and Coding Certificate. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

5.0 CEU

Cost $800

NCHCP-CS071-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 17

Nov 19

17 Tu,Th

6:00-9:00pm

Carla Johnson

Nov 19 6:00-8:00pm only

No class Oct 31; Nov 14

Please note: Students who complete this course and pass the CPC exam may be eligible for credit for MOA 103:  Medical Billing and Coding Procedures, one of ten courses required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Assistant. Terms and conditions apply. Contact Coordinator, Medical Office Assistant for details and visit www.mccc.edu/moa.


Patient Care Technician

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent.

This 125-hour course prepares Patient Care Technicians via NHA National HealthCareer Association. The course provides instruction related to advanced fundamentals of patient care with phlebotomy and EKG practice to include but not limited to lectures, discussion, audiovisuals, demonstration of skills, and clinical skills validation. The course further expands content to include the key practice elements of the Patient Care Technician providing a conceptual framework of practice to include advanced nursing assistant, phlebotomy, EKG and monitor technician and unit secretary. “Patient Care Technician Practicum” is the final course where students are evaluated with their hands-on patient care tech skills. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore..

NHA certification is provided upon successful passing of the national test, completion of the course and the test fee is included in the tuition cost.

12.5 CEU

Cost: $1,975

NCHCP-CS090-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 16

Dec 11

25

M, W

9:00am-2:00pm

Kimberly Brown

No class Nov 26

Class meets at JKC (Trenton) 137 North Broad St., Trenton Hall  Rm 309 Trenton, NJ 08608