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Academy of Medical Professions: Clinical Medical Assistant

$3,000

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2019

There are few industries that offer as much opportunity ad stability as the healthcare industry.  If you are considering a career in healthcare, becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant may be perfect for you.   A career in Medical Assisting could provide you with everything you’re looking for:  A short training period, excellent job opportunities, a good salary, and a professional working environment.

 

 

What is a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)?  A Clinical Medical Assistant is a medical support professional that performs a variety of tasks to assist physicians in providing patient care, while ensuring that clinics and hospitals run smoothly and efficiently.  While CMAs working in smaller practices may be required to perform some administrative tasks, those working in larger medical facilities focus mainly on providing support services directly related to patient care.  Here at the Academy we offer both Clinical and Administrative programs that can be combined.

 

 

Clinical Medical Assistants are more often found at the physician’s side working in close contact with patients.  Typically Medical Assistants prep rooms and prepare patients for examinations, while helping manage medical supply inventories.  CMAs may also assist nurses and physicians providing direct patient care by taking medical histories, charting vitals, and assisting in examinations and procedures.  Some even perform more advanced tasks under the supervision of a physician such as cleaning and dressing wounds, removing sutures, collecting blood and other specimens as well as administering medication.

 

 

Characteristics of a successful Clinical Medical Assistant:  Excellent communicator, ability to multitask, organized, ability to handle stress and think clearly on the fly.  One must be compassionate while still maintaining a professional distance.  This job often involves working with people who are sometimes frustrated, anxious, tired, sick and possibly even dying.

 

 

All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the students own pace and time.

Academy of Medical Professions: Dental Assisting

$2,400

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 25, 2019

This is an 10-week course designed to enable you to be job-ready in a career in Dental Assisting.  According to the Labor Department, there should be more than 91,000 openings for dental assistants up to the year 2020.  That amounts to more than 30% employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions.  The need for so many more dental assistants is easy to cipher:  A large aging population intensifies the demand for quality healthcare and qualified practitioners.

 

 

Our program is designed to teach all the aspects of obtaining employment in the field, helping you to prepare to take national dental exams, perfecting your resume and learning how to find employment in Dental Assisting.

 

 

After completing our program, you will be provided the opportunity to sit for The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB®), Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®).   Should a student decide to intern in the field, we will work with the student to obtain those internships.

Academy of Medical Professions: Group and Personal Fitness (Online Anytime)

$3,000

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 14, 2019

This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you national certifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).  This program is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis.  We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love.

 

As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program.  This program, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will need order to start your new career.  You can work in any type of fitness facility including:  Assisted living and colleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports.  Some types of group fitness include:  Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more.  As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at a fitness facility where they provide you the clientele.  If you are looking to change one life at a time and work closely with a client, this is a great career.   Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do a little bit of both to supplement their income.

 

Some of the skills you will need include:  Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutrition and fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours.  This is a career that is constantly changing, so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources, health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books.  You will be required to keep up with credits towards your certifications every year.

 

This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications, preparing your resume, and finding work.   Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, or both.

 

If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references.  Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

Academy of Medical Professions: Medical Coding

$3,500

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 28, 2019

As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies.  You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary.  You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time.  If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies.

 

Basic computer knowledge is a must.  Many offices use the Internet and are willing to provide you with their billing programs to install on your home computer allowing you to work from home.

 

Medical Billers and Coders are in high demand.  Most offices and hospitals find it very difficult to find Medical Billers and Coders and when they do, are willing to provide great pay and benefits.  If you chose to work in the office or hospital, flexible schedules are also possible and they tend to be very accommodating.

 

As well as working in physician’s offices and hospitals, you can choose to work for Medical Billing Companies, Ambulance Companies and Nursing Homes.

 

 

All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the students own pace and time.

Academy of Medical Professions: Medical Office Specialist

$3,000

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Jun 26, 2019

A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional.  The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office.  Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others.  In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.

 

 

Opportunities for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants are growing because of the constant change within the medical profession and the surge of cross-training, which means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties.

 

 

Certified Medical Administrative Assistants greet patients as they arrive, obtain basic registration information, assemble patient’s medical records, office accounting, filing, handle all correspondence and scheduling of outpatient procedures, consultations and appointments.  In addition, they must have a basic knowledge of procedure and diagnostic coding, the ability to complete insurance forms and to determine insurance coverage and limitations for the patient.

 

 

This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field.  This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant.  You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices.  In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) through the National Health career Association.

 

Academy of Medical Professions: Pharmacy Technician (Online Anytime)

$1,850

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 14, 2019

This 14-week program prepares you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion through the Academy of Medical Professions.   This program is active for ONE YEAR from date the of the Student’s activation, this allows our Students the time to successfully complete the program and to review up until the day they sit for the National Certification Exam.

 

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more.  You are an assistant to the pharmacist.

 

Talk about job security!! This is a growing field with high demand and great salaries.  You can work for places such as:  Pharmacies at Hospitals, Independent Pharmacies, and retail chains like Rite Aid and Wal-Mart and Walgreens.  There are so many possibilities.

 

Excellent communication skills and customer service are essential in this field.  You must have the ability to learn and retain procedural processes and apply them quickly and accurately.  Most places do require flexibility of hours some might ask for:  nights, weekends, or holidays depending on where you work and for whom you work.

 

You will be working one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician instructor as you go through your weekly assignments.  She is always available and is in constant contact with you as you progress through the program.

Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers 2/4

$195

with UGotClass, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 , runs for 4 weeks

Explore the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and get practical techniques to increase effectiveness.  Understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making.

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ACCOUNTING I - PART II
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ACCOUNTING I - PART II

$35

with Jonathan Doody, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks
This is a continuation of the Accounting I - Part I class. We will continue with the text and working papers, covering chapters 13 through 24. Topics covered will include payroll, accounts receivable, processing, adjusting entries, trial balance preparation, financial statements, closing entries, acquiring capital, depreciation, accruals, and more. Prerequisite: Accounting I, Part I. There is a text fee with this class.




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