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21st Century Workforce Initiative Youth Program

Free

with William Laney, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 3 pm

The 21st Century Workforce Initiative is a 10-week, paid work experience program being offered through the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Lawrence and Skowhegan Adult Education Programs and the Skowhegan Career Center. Successful candidates will work 20 hours per week with a local employer at $11 per hour, after participating in a no-cost, individualized education and/or mentoring class. Participants will be matched with local employers based on individual career interest assessment results.

This is a paid work experience program. Participants will be paid $11 per hour for 20 hours per week for all 10 weeks, if eligible.

Pre-register for Information and Assessment day at 453-4200, ext. 3114 (Fairfield) or 474-7553 (Skowhegan).

3 Part Google for Beginners and Professionals: Part 1

Free

with Michael Lamoureux, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm

Google has many great tools you can use for free! If you want to use Google for personal use, or you use it at work, we will explore the amazing tools provided. Learn to present information, share with colleagues, collaboratively edit, and use other time-saving tools. (If you do not have a current google account, we will create one in the first class.) Bring a laptop or we will have computers available. The beauty of Google is that you can access it!

Part 1: Focus on Google Mail Learn to organize, save, create, archive, and attach items to email.

3 Part Google for Beginners and Professionals: Part 2

Free

with Michael Lamoureux, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 2, 2019 at 6 pm

Google has many great tools you can use for free! If you want to use Google for personal use, or you use it at work, we will explore the amazing tools provided. Learn to present information, share with colleagues, collaboratively edit, and use other time-saving tools. (If you do not have a current google account, we will create one in the first class.) Bring a laptop or we will have computers available. The beauty of Google is that you can access it!

Part 2: Focus on Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides) Learn to create documents, spreadsheets, graphs/charts, and Powerpoint-type presentations.

3 Part Google for Beginners and Professionals: Part 3

Free

with Michael Lamoureux, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 9, 2019 at 6 pm

Google has many great tools you can use for free! If you want to use Google for personal use, or you use it at work, we will explore the amazing tools provided. Learn to present information, share with colleagues, collaboratively edit, and use other time-saving tools. (If you do not have a current google account, we will create one in the first class.) Bring a laptop or we will have computers available. The beauty of Google is that you can access it!

Part 3: Focus on Google Forms and other Google Tools. Learn to create surveys, quizzes, and many other organizational tools.

Academy of Medical Professions: Medical Transcription

$2,400

with Academy of Medical Professions, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2019

Medical Transcription is the process of turning dictated medical information into typed records through the use of various types of equipment, such as micro-cassette recorders, Wav files, telephone systems and C-phones.

 

As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect.  This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms)

 

Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of commonly used word processing programs.  Most doctors or transcription companies ask for a minimum of 60 WPM.  Also, many companies now use the Internet, which gives you the opportunity to work out of your home without having to drop off and pick up tapes.

 

Our program now offers you the opportunity to learn how to use the internet and transcribe files through voice files, using FTP and Byte scribe/Express Scribe and foot pedals that connect to your computer.  Our objective is to make sure you understand all the types of equipment that are out there for transcribing across the country.  Our course is State Licensed, Insured and bonded and all instructors are at-home medical transcriptionists that will be sure to show you all the tricks of the trade that we personally use.  We provide you with a list of job openings while going through the course and will keep in contact after graduation to make sure you are following through with the directions that were given in class regarding finding jobs and where to send your resume.  Our website has a message board and job openings will be posted for your convenience, as well as a convenient way to ask questions as you are going through the program.

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.

 

Accounting II

$103

with Shelli Pride, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Accounting II

Knowledge of Basic Accounting is essential in today's world. Make yourself more valuable and versatile to your employer. In this class you will learn double entry accounting system as it pertains to a corporation: assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, debits and credits, journal entries, ledger accounts, posting, balancing accounts, depreciation of assets, preparing financials and payroll. Same text as Accounting I. OSCP Course. No class on 2/21 and 4/18.

 

Instructor: Shelli Pride

Thursdays, 1/24 – 5/9, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for 14 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 125

Fee: $69, $34 workbook fee, $20 text book rental, if needed

 

Shelli Pride is the College Transitions Coordinator and possesses over 22 years of adult education teaching experience. She is also the owner of Pride's Business Services for the past 22 years, which offers bookkeeping and tax preparation services.





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